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Routes in Cloud Buttress

Cloud Drifter S,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Great Bear, The S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Shasta TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Soundtracker S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 63 ft
FA: Bill Newcomb
Page Views: 291 total, 3/month
Shared By: Scott Becker on Sep 29, 2009
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Description

Lose rock leads to solid climbing on fins, cracks and flakes. A ledge lets you rest up before taking on three bolts worth of overhanging crux on big holds.

Location

Just up hill from the start of Cloud Drifter on the east side of the Cloud Buttress.

Protection

Bolts. Rap hangers on top.

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PDub-Trad
Corvallis, Oregon
PDub-Trad   Corvallis, Oregon
The climb to start on at the Rattlesnake. If you visit this area - CLIMB THIS ROUTE!!!!!

5.10- moves leading to 5.10+/- moves to its crux at the very top - stellar climb. Even to take a few times through the 5.10c/d crux at the very top- 5.10- climbers should get on this climb. Where arabesque and split decision tended to be the "warm-up" climb for the Rattlesnake Crags for at least a decade- this climb should have been.

All of the difficulty of this climb lies in the top 10 moves while all of its fun and quality lies in the bottom portion of 5.10-. Aug 1, 2010