Type: Trad, 130 ft (39 m)
FA: Roy McClenahan and Helga Brown, March 1988
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Climb Poodle-oids from The Deep for 30' and then continue up the plated face above passing four bolts and some suspect holds. At the last bolt you have two choices - climb slightly left (5.10+) with long reaches between small edges or head right and climb the arete (5.9+), cutting back left higher up when possible. Continue up easy face and cracks to the shoulder of the formation and then top out onto the summit block.

There are some good moves on this climb but the poor rock quality at the start detracts slightly as does the hollow holds on some of the face moves; all in all a good adventure for those competent at the grade.

  • To descend make a short 30 foot rap from the summit block to the top of the Hemingway Buttress proper and either rap off from anchors atop The Importance of being Ernest or downclimb.


Located in the center of Hemingway Buttress about 30' right of Poodle in Shining Armor, just left of On the Nob and directly behind a large, healthy oak tree.


4 bolts (1/2" SS), gear to 2.5 inches, bolted anchor/rap (1/2" SS)