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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 5.11c 6c+ 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: Justin Thompson, Todd Green, 16 April, 2010
Page Views: 987 total · 10/month
Shared By: JThompson on Apr 30, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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


Sit and Spin, the obvious left-leaning handcrack bisecting the face of the Perseverance Wall, is a nice moderate in this newly developed area. Climb the sharp but good handcrack to the crux bulge and pod. Continue up and left through a wide groove to some thin gear and jugs, then more hands to the belay alcove and sling anchor atop Flippin’ the Bird.


Begins to the right of Flippin' the Bird and to the left of Separation Anxiety. The line can be easily seen from almost anywhere up-canyon.


Standard LCC rack to #3 Camalot; #4 Camalot may go in. Sling Anchor.


The FA of this route was served up to me by Shingo Ohkawa, the eyes, brains and heart of "FA Friday." Arigato, Sensei! Apr 30, 2010

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