All Locations > International > North America > Canada > British Columbia > Sea to Sky Corridor > The Gorge > Galaxy Buttress
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|Type:||Sport, 400 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||prepped: Ron Goldstone 1994-1995. FA stolen by Kevin Mclane and Sig Isaac 1995|
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|Shared By:||Dru on Apr 17, 2011|
DescriptionThere are three to four pitches depending on how you split the route up. Generally done as a short pitch, long pitch and short pitch.
P1: 20m 5.7, 3 bolts. Start left of the toe of the arete, at a ledge above the high-water mark. Climb up and right to the crest of the arete and a belay ledge.
P2: 40m, 5.6, 8 bolts. Climb on and just left of the crest of the low-angle arete, past an intermediate station used mostly for single rope rappels with short ropes, to gain a big ledge with a number of chain stations.
P3: 25m, 5.8+/9-, 3 bolts. cross the ledge and climb a slab dihedral just right of a blank corner. The crux is immediately obvious past a short overlap and is done with a bolt at the waist; the rest of the pitch is 5.7. At the top, hook back left to the belay ledge and bolts in the trees.
A 5.10c variation to this last pitch climbs to the left, around the corner, to the same upper belay location.