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Full On Father , The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Elevation: 8,779 ft
GPS: 45.923, -110.984 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: A. Ginger on Aug 18, 2017
Admins: grk10vq

Description

The most obvious blue buttress on the north side of the Frazier cirque. Mostly great rock and the fun experience and views of topping out on the Bridger ridge line make this chunk of stone a worth while adventure. Being that it has a south eastern aspect, this buttress does get sun for most of the day. This formation currently has two routes on it, only one is described here as the other one (besides the last pitch) seems to not be of great quality and I have no information on the line.

Getting There

To approach, take the same trail to access Frazier Basin from the parking lot but before you reach the crest of the ridge at the top of the meadow, stay to the left of the obvious strip of tress that sit in the middle of the saddle that forms the ridge of the basin. Walk over the crest and down the steep hill, I recommend heading for the obvious drainage about half way down on the left due to loose rock and lots of vegetation. Once at the bottom of the hill, spot the buttress and start making your way through the beautiful meadows and tree islands that are great for stashing bags (preferably near the bottom of the descent drainage). Once your bags are stashed follow the obvious drainage leading to the toe of the buttress through the scree field.

To descend, make your way climbers right off the top of the buttress and follow the ridge line to a beautiful summit. Continue following the ridge line until it is possible to drop down to othe obvious large saddle. Take a right down the large drainage from the saddle and make your way back to your bags.

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