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Routes in Oakey Buttress

Cheap Drills T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Les Miserables T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Okie from Muskogee T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Summerset T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tres Bon T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 500 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II
FA: Harrington and Overholtz?
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Shared By: Larry DeAngelo on Feb 23, 2010
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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Description

This is probably the line that Harrington and Overholtz referred to as a "super-forgettable grovel," but it is really not so bad. Climb up the gradually steepening crack system and belay above a small overhang. The second pitch follows thin cracks through the white rock to a wide ledge with some large bushes. The third pitch goes up and right (with possible variations) to another ledge to the right of a big corner system. Easier climbing leads to the top.

Location

Approach as you would for the Blood Wall, but stop before reaching the gully/chimney at the start of Hypertension. There is a poorly defined sloping buttress to the left of a varnished expanse. Begin in the crack system immediately to the left of a right-facing, right-slanting corner.

Protection

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