Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 1060 ft, 6 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||31 March, 2003 Paul Ross, Layne Potter|
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|Shared By:||USBRIT Ross on Mar 30, 2003|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionThis route and the two that follow are situated on a section of the slabs we call Triple Slab Buttress. These climbs give one a good introduction to the type of climbing found on these slabs. Location ... From the I.70 access drive 6.1 miles on the main dirt road to a right turn (this next section requires good clearance). Drive 1.7 miles, then turn right for about 100yds and park. Directly in front will be the Triple Slab Buttress. Mellow Yellow climbs the right hand buttress.Quite a mellow route with only one or two 5.8 moves protected by a bolt.This route has been revised after a third ascent.
P1) Climb directly up dark slabs about 25' out left from the obvious left facing corner/crack. Keep more or less to the edge to double anchor bolts. Some cam pro. 200' 5.5R
P2) Climb the groove above the belay, and then the slab left of the big corner to anchors below a big ledge (20' below the large ledge on the edge of the slab) or Continue to the large ledge and natural belays). 80+' 5.5
P3) From the big ledge, climb the slabs up to the right to a exposed step down into a groove system in the center of the face. Follow to double anchors. 210' 5.5R
P4) Straight up the shallow groove above (pro bolt) the first 20' are tricky, then easier climbing to a bolt belay. 80 5.8
P5) Straight up groove above to bolt anchor. 200' 5.4
P6) 4th class up slabs to summit and register. 200'
Descend the route via rappel. Note. An other more direct rappel is over to the right (north) of the top of pitch 4 descend to a ledge at the top of a groove system. Two 200' raps to 4th class slabs that are scrambled to the right (South) and back to base of the climb.