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Routes in Black Line Buttress

Alto Ray T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Black Line T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Black Line - Directest Finish T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Diesel Driver T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fakir T,TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Fringe Benefits T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Just Effacin' the Crowd T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Kabooki Direct T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Lacy Panties T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mirror Image T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rambo T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Thintucky T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Trad, 75 ft
FA: Trevor Bowman, Ty Gittins, Ethan Edwards, Matt Johnson, and Kelsey Link 6/12/10
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Shared By: Trevor Bowman on Aug 3, 2010
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Description

Starts from the same ledge where If Pleides Could Dance and French Lace start from; this ledge is reached with a 40' 5.4ish scramble, either from the right or up the obvious dihedral on the left.

Begin just left of Pleides, and pull diagonally left off of the ledge on steep, solid orange rock (crux). Once the arete is met, follow the left side of it until the obvious horizontal crack, cut right onto the arete proper, and follow this into a thin crack to the upper ledge. Good climbing, but there is some hollow rock and lichen. Done on-sight, ground-up, so not much cleaning was done.

Location

Starts just left of If Pleides Could Dance, on the right side of the south face of Blackline Buttress.

Protection

Double set of stoppers and cams, cordalette or long slings for upper anchor. Small tree and marginal gear anchor on big upper ledge. Walk off to the east.

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