Avg: 2 from 1 vote
Routes in The Tan Buttresses
|Anniversary Route T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Astro Goat T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A0|
|Black and Tan Towers, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Damn it Feels Good to be a Hamsta T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Dog Fight T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Fallen Angel T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Gimp Route, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Goat Food T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Hard to Say T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Hoag-Fisher T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Lazy Sunday Route T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|MOAC Memorial Route T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Musafar's Home Cookin' T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Noth'N But a Good Time T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R|
|Pin Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Space Miser T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Work-Life Balance T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 600 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||S. Su, J. Copp, B. Collett, Sept. 2008|
|Page Views:||95 total, 1/month|
|Shared By:||Ben Collett on Sep 8, 2008|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is a fun route with a few really good pitches and a couple of tolerable ones. It gets the sun all day, so is a good option if it is too cold to climb elsewhere.
1. Climb into the wide crack from the right, and then climb up it until behind a little pinnacle. Continue straight up the wall for another 40 feet or so and belay on a small ledge. 5.9, 140ft.
2. From the small ledge, traverse left for about 10 feet and climb up a nice, weathered series of cracks until a grassy terrace is reached. 5.8, 90ft.
3. From the belay, head up and across the gully splitting the two towers and belay on a ledge below the obvious left-facing corner, about 30 feet from the edge of the wall. 5.8, 150ft
4. Climb the corner. It is surprisingly steep and continuous. Excellent climbing. At the top of the corner, step left and climb to the next ledge. 5.11-, 120ft.
5. Step slightly right and climb a short crack system 8 feet from the arete. This finishes on the ridge itself. Continue up the ridge past a little face climbing section. Belay where the ridge flattens out.
From this belay, a few hundred feet of easy scrambling will place you on the top.