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Routes in Westwind Buttress

Check the Technique T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Eastwind Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Empty Plate T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a A2- PG13
Expect No Mercy T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Fat Boy Slim T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Flippin' the Bird T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Grumpy Old Men T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Last of The Summer Wine T,S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sacrifice T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Separation Anxiety T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Sit and Spin T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Textbook Variation T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
True Grit (Var.) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Warhorse T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b R
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Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: T. Green, J. Thompson, 16 April, 2010
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Shared By: Todd Green on Apr 29, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

Description

Flippin' the Bird climbs up two very detached/hollow sounding flakes to a fun mantel on a large chicken head on the thinnest part of the upper flake. From there continue to go up chicken heads slinging them as you go. Transition left to the flaring flake and gain the right diagonal crack which will lead you to the sling anchor above.

The name comes from the obvious rock formation above and the three rather large birds circling overhead waiting to pick our carcasses should the detached flakes not held.

Location

Head left from Check the Technique and Separation Anxiety. See beta photo for for details.

Protection

Standard Wasatch rack plus slings for chicken heads

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