Flying Buttress, Good for the Soul
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|Flying Buttress, Good for the Soul T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 600 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Tom LoHuis & William Stanley, June 18 1993|
|Page Views:||181 total, 2/month|
|Shared By:||Chris Wenker on Oct 3, 2011|
DescriptionThe leftmost (western) buttress, when facing north from Taminah Lake, presents a fine short adventure climb. Described by Ortenburger and Jackson (1996), this route has good bang for the buck (and may be a tiny bit sandbagged at 5.7).
P1: Start ~30 feet west of a set of pine trees and climb blocky terrain to a gray ledge below the open book.
P2: Start up the left side of the open book, switch to the right when convenient, and then follow the notch through the left side of the roof at the top. 25 feet higher is a belay ledge.
P3: Switch to the next corner system to the left, pass an overhang, and climb to the flattened ridge crest.
P4: One short headwall, and easy terrain lies beyond.