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Routes in West Buttress aka Comedy Wall

Comedy Works S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Divine Wind T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Far Side, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Night Stalker T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Practical Joke T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
True Comedian S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Type: Trad, Sport, 70 ft
FA: Mark Rolofson, 2000
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Shared By: Ivan Rezucha on Jan 20, 2005
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

A decent, moderate, slabby route. Can be done all gear if you climb right of the last 2 bolts (or place gear up and right of the last 2 bolts, then step back down and climb to the anchors). If you're a beggining trad climber, try clipping every other bolt and place gear in between.

Start: From where the trail hits the base of Blob, hike left and up. Scramble up a slab. There is a large right facing corner (Divine Wind). Left of that is a roof with a couple of very hard bolted lines. Left of that is a large left facing corner (Night Stalker). At the left end of the next slabby area is Practical Joke. Just left of Practical Joke are a couple of very short hard bolted routes. This is the start of "Comedy Wall".

Climb past a bulge. At the third bolt, step right across a narrow slab (crux), then up easier low/angle ground. A couple more moves up the final slab leads to the anchors. You can make this harder by avoiding the various cracks left and right of the bolts.

Protection

8 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor with rings and/or gear. If doing this all trad, double aliens green to red, singles above that, 1 set nuts.

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