Avg: 2.4 from 21 votes
|Type:||Trad, 310 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Forrest Gardner, Peter Henley - 1985 FFA: Mark Cartwright, Todd Wells - 1999|
|Page Views:||5,473 total · 36/month|
|Shared By:||Amy Denicke on Nov 25, 2007|
|Admins:||saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough|
P1: Scramble up on a small ledge, climb a right-facing flake, then step right and climb to an alcove beneath a bulge. Squirm throught a slot in the bulge, angle right to a vegetated ledge. Walk approximately 30 feet to the left on a very narrow ledge to a solid root on a cedar tree and belay (5.8) 140'.
P2: Move left from the belay and climb loose and crumbly rock for two or three moves, then move right below a huge right-arching corner on good rock. Angle right, pull an awkward overhang and belay on a solid tree (5.8+) 100'.
P3: Head up towards the large roof for a couple of moves then gingerly move left onto the face of the buttress on various sized blocks. Be careful as some of the blocks are loose. Climb left of the roof to a live tree on the top of the buttress (5.8-) 70'.
The Flying Squirrel Buttress can be seen about 1.1 miles up the canyon road at a large pull out on the right. Scramble down the hillside, cross the creek and make your way up to the buttress easiest way possible.