Nine in Black
Avg: 2.3 from 15 votes
Routes in Trilogy Buttress
|Along Came a Strider S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Frodo Lives S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Gollum's Column S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Lord of the Slings S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|My Precious T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Nine in Black S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Ranger Walk T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13|
|Return of the King S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Shadow and Flame S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Shards of Narsil S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Unknown name S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Wizardly Way S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Type:||Sport, 100 ft|
|FA:||Jim and Christian Knight|
|Page Views:||1,231 total, 10/month|
|Shared By:||Perin Blanchard on Nov 3, 2007|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionFun climbing on fairly solid quartzite, with the occasional loose hold and plenty of loose, smaller rocks to keep your belayer paying attention.
Start up on positive edges, with a few small ledges on the way. Surmount a small roof (which looks harder from the ground than it turns out to be) and find yourself at a broken crack. The last bolt is to your right. Clip it and either climb up next to the crack or traverse right bit, climb over the bolt and up to the anchors.
This is a great first pitch for continuing up to the upper face of Trilogy Buttress, or this is a reasonable route in its own right.