All Locations > Washington > Northwest Region > San Juan, Fidal… > Mt Erie > Main Wall > (b) Snag Buttress
Sunshine on a Dark Day
5.7 YDS 5a French 15 Ewbanks V+ UIAA 13 ZA MVS 4b British
Avg: 2.5 from 56 votes
|Type:||Trad, 90 ft (27 m)|
|FA:||J. Brantley, D. Like 1971|
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|Shared By:||Jared VG on Aug 28, 2009 · Updates|
|Admins:||Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters|
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This is a decent crack climb, which takes gear well. Climb up the steep right facing corner to a bulge and step right to a small platform at about 30 feet. Step back left and follow a nice lower angle finger crack up the face to its top. From here one can either step left to climb another short right facing corner, or climb directly up the arête with 1 bolt, both keeping the route at the same grade. There is a bolted anchor at the top of the pitch on the face that you can belay or rap from, otherwise you can belay from one of the trees on top of Snag Buttress if you interested in accessing other routes from up there. The lower portion on this route is prone to vegetation, so be ready to potentially garden some placements on the way up.
This route is the farthest right on the snag buttress and begins in a right facing corner. To get there one can continue traversing the exposed ledges at the base of the snag buttress eastward, eventually making a fourth class hand traverse. Another option is to cross the grassy benches (eastward) below the belay ledges for the other snag buttress climbs. A trail on the other side of the benches picks up and can be followed uphill to the east portion of the main wall.