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Routes in Astro Tower & Group Half Mt., Glacier Gorge, RMNP

The Secret Garden T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Trad, Alpine, 400 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: Pale Dale & Victoria, 2011
Page Views: 369 total, 5/month
Shared By: s.kimball on Mar 1, 2012
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

The 400 foot high, square topped buttress right of Astro Tower has been named Astro Slab; aka Chronic Buttress. Endure a long slog through the windtimber before roping up below the left side of the buttress below an obvious, white rock scar.

P1. Climb a 5.9 thin crack just right of the scar. This is a nice pitch to nice ledge.

P2. The crux pitch: a distinctive, fish hook, thin crack, reminds one of a Lumpy, Book crack.

P3. Finish on a steep and blocky 5.8 rib to the summit.

Location

This is on Chronic Buttress, Half Mt., RMNP.

Protection

Standard rack.

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