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Routes in Southwest Buttress

Black Tiger T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Jaguar T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Resistance, The T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Solution, The T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Trad, Sport, 80 ft
FA: Richard Rossiter and Pebby Johns, July 2006
Page Views: 548 total, 4/month
Shared By: Richard Rossiter on Jul 24, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Begin with a finger and hand crack, then pull up and left to a stance beneath the first bolt, which is shared with The Solution. From the first bolt climb up and slightly right over ever more resistant terrain (and 3 more bolts). The crux is in passing the last two bolts. The solution holes vanish, though more holes are visible just above to lend encouragement. When the angle eases, climb to a 2-ring anchor on the slab. Lower off 80 feet.

Crux Detour: It is reasonable to step right above the 2nd bolt and finish with the difficult finger cracks of Black Tiger (q.v.). Climb to the same 2-ring anchor and lower off 80 feet.

Location

Begin this super clean and challenging route from the middle tree on the Ledge With 3 Trees. This route is maybe 15 feet left of Black Tiger, but draws nearer on the way up.

Protection

Gear from 0.5 inch to 2 inches plus maybe 8 QDs. Lower off 80 feet from a 2-ring anchor at the top of the slab.

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Ivan Rezucha
Fort Collins, CO
  5.11a
Ivan Rezucha   Fort Collins, CO
  5.11a
Thought this was The Solution when I first started up it. Then moved left onto what looked like an easier unknown but was in fact The Solution. Luke started up this and was halfway up when I realized this was Resistance. Much nicer than The Solution and only a touch harder. Way easier than Black Tiger to the right which we flailed on on TR and couldn't get past the first move. Sep 24, 2006