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Routes in Dr. Ruth's Big Buttress

Arms Control T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Between Coming and Going T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Crystal Vision T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Diddler , The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dr. Ruth's Variation T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Grafenburg Crack, The T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Growing Hole, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Idiotsyncracies T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Recondite T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Technarete T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Titan's Dice S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Rick Thompson, Bob D'Antonio, Eric Horst, Brian Mullins 1989
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Shared By: Greg Sudlow on Jun 2, 2010
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath

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This sleepy little route sees surprisingly little action considering its quality and its excellent protection. If you like slabs, then give this one a try! Either lead it or TR after climbing Grafenberg Crack (5.9) or The Diddler (5.10a).

Climb steep slab past bolts and good placements to the crux at mid-height. Puzzle your way up the crux using the small pocket and high crimps then continue to top. One last interesting move puts you pass the final bolt where you move right to the DiddlerÂ’s anchors.


Locate bolts on slab twenty feet Left of the obvious the Grafenberg Crack.


Mixed: 3 bolts/1 pin. Easy TR from Diddler's anchors accessed via The Diddler or Grafenburg Crack.


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