Tales from the Crypt
Avg: 2.4 from 9 votes
Routes in g. The Great Buttress
|Dean's List S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Dean's List (arête variation) S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Open Book T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c|
|Tales from the Crypt T,S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R|
|Three Buttresses (first pitch) T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Three Buttresses (first pitch, variation 2) T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Type:||Trad, Sport, TR, 120 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Mel Hamel and Tom Stryker, Sep 1979.|
|Page Views:||1,349 total, 18/month|
|Shared By:||Justin Compton on Jul 27, 2011|
|Admins:||Justin Johnsen, Kyle Stapp|
DescriptionThe climb is on the Great Buttress, it's the obvious bolted line on the left. A little runout and pumpy at the top. BE KIND TO THE CACTI!!! Did the upper pitches once with 3 good friends and a couple cold beers in tow. Worth the effort of tricky gear and route finding through questionable rock. I only remember one bolt after the cactus ledge and then making a skecthy belay on the next large ledge. I ended up getting a couple pieces in and clearing a beautiful crack out of vegetation on the final slab to the top. Belay off the fence at the top and answer questions from non-climbers while bringing your partner(s) up.
P1: 5.10a PG. 60 feet, 3 bolts.
P2/3: 5.7? R. 60 feet?, 2 bolts?.