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Alternate Reality T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Blood, Sweat, and Tears T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Cave Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Center Stage T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Champ's Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Consolation Prize S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cool-down route T,S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Cornsnake Crack T,S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Crackerjack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crushed Velvet T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Devil’s Cellar Chimney T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ellie Raynolds Memorial Buttress T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Excess Reality T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Field's Direct T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fresh Garbage T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hanging High T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Helmet Buttress T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Helmet Variation T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hidden Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hobble and Gobble T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Hobbling Hobbit T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Honeymoon, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
ICU T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Indecent exposure T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Irish Stout T,S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
Iron Maiden T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Jim Dandy T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Junior's Last Laugh T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Just Say Moo S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
K-Mart Special T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Lateral Inhibition T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
My Route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
North Ridge T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Peek-a-Boo T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Peterbuilt S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Refrain T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Rip Van Winkle T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Second Stanza T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sideshow T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Skip to My Lou T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Slippin' into Darkness T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Solar Plexus T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Tall Climb to Be Good On T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Tankslapper S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Trundler, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Two Pitch T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Warm Up Route T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Waste A Bit T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
What's Up Doc? T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
White Lightning T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wooly Aphid T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 250 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Mike Fischesser + partner (1991?)
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Shared By: Coz Teplitz on Jul 3, 2009
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Description

This line climbs the buttress that lies to the left of the well-known Cave Route. Most parties do only the crux first pitch; the second and third pitches have unfortunately been reclaimed by the lichen.

P1: Climb up sloping, occasionally awkward holds past five bolts, starting on a slab and eventually punching through a smallish steep section. Above, a section of more mellow climbing w/o bolts (gear is nice) leads to a 2-bolt anchor. (120 ft, 5.10-)

P2: Trend up and left following vague features, eventually gaining another two-bolt anchor. (5.8, 70 ft).

P3: Climb straight up mellower ground that leads to lunch ledge (80 ft., 5.7)

Location

This route is located on the East Face of Table Rock, just down and left of the well-known Cave Route. Look for the bolts on the face; Ellie Raynolds is the right-hand line of bolts.

Protection

Light rack is nice on P1 and necessary for P2 and P3.

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Steve Lineberry
Charlotte, NC
Steve Lineberry   Charlotte, NC  
I have fixed the name. Thanks. Sep 2, 2016
Actually spelled "Raynolds", although everything tries to autocorrect this these days. Sep 1, 2016
Noah.J
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.10b/c
Noah.J   Salt Lake City, UT
  5.10b/c
P1 isn't a full 120', more like 95, a 60m rope was perfect for descent. Nothing more than two or maybe three cams (0.75 and #1 C4s) are really helpful for the upper section of P1. Beautiful route with a fun, perfectly protected crux. Apr 21, 2013
Mike Holley
Boone, NC
 
Mike Holley   Boone, NC
 
Fantastic route! Only did the first pitch as the rest looked pretty untouched and dirty but the first pitch was awesome! The crux was moving from the under clinging roof to the face! Totally a must do! You can swing over left from the top of cave route to set up a top rope. Its a fantastic lead however and well protected! Sep 16, 2012
TomCaldwell
Clemson, S.C.
  5.10b/c
TomCaldwell   Clemson, S.C.
  5.10b/c
A really fun and interesting route. Most of the holds face awkward directions, so making use of them is often the challenge. Looking up at the climb it is easy to see all the down-sloping holds. Jun 6, 2011
Joseph Brown
Mt. Olive, NJ
Joseph Brown   Mt. Olive, NJ
I found some interesting FA history on this route authored by Ron Dawson in the Fall 1996 edition of Boulderdash!

"Back in '92 Mike Fischesser teamed up with Pete Luellen to climb a couple of proud lines just below The Cave Route. The first to fall to this industrious pair was Ellie Reynolds Memorial Buttress (.10b/c). Named for the wife of Jon Reynolds (president of Outward Bound's national office) and a friend of Fischesser. She died suddenly while traveling out of the country. The route that bears Ellie's name takes three pitches to Lunch Ledge. The first is the most popular, taking a steep wall through a roof. Ever the sandbagger, Mike assured me when I went up to try it that it was "solid 5.9+." Maybe I missed the 'secret undercling' but I was gobsmacked by the sequential, pumpy climbing at the crux and French clipped the fourth bolt." Oct 7, 2009