Avg: 3 from 5 votes
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, 330 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||Josh Wharton, Josh Thompson, August 2009|
|Page Views:||225 total, 2/month|
|Shared By:||J. Thompson on Aug 12, 2009|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionPitch 1: start off the ledge system. Start by liebacking up a short flake wedged in a crack. Reach up and place gear in another flake above. Then climb up and right onto a good ledge at the base of the corner proper. Climb the crack in the corner. The left hand wall is lined with an interesting calacite. Power up this corner using stemming and handjams. When the corner arches left, step out right on a large foot hold. Climb the 8 foot finger crack through perfect granite. You will then gain a rest in an alcove. Pass a roof either on the left or via a hand traverse above the roof. Climb the golden corner above passing 2 protection bolts. Belay at 2 bolts on a good ledge, 5.11d, 100 feet.
Pitch 2: the Arete crack. Step left and begin climbing the obvious crack just right of the edge of the buttress. A couple of steep finger locks will get you to the beautiful hand crack. Climb the Hand crack as it gets wider, passing a couple of solid flakes in the crack. When you reach the roof surmount it on the left. Belay at 2 good bolts on a very nice ledge, 5.9+, 75 feet.
Pitch 3: step right and climb the inside, left-facing corner. Stemming and unique body postions will get you up the pitch. Belay on a HUGE ledge from 2 bolts in the next section of cliff, 5.9, 80 feet.
Pitch 4: lieback up the obvious line left of the anchor. There are several key rests. Nearing the top of the crack, step left onto a stance. Climb the face above the stance, passing a bolt, up and right. Pull onto a ledge. One more short, bouldery move puts you on the final big ledge. Belay from 2 bolts, 5.10, 75 feet.
A 10 foot scramble leads to the summit.