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Routes in Shadow Buttress

Absorption T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
All Around Routine S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Long Shadow S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A0
Made in the Shade S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Nose Shadow S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Shadow of Doubt T,S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Type: Trad, Sport, 240 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: FA: J. Garrett, 3-19-1995 FFA: K. Harvey, 4-1997
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Shared By: grk10vq on Apr 26, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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A steep and varied line that tackles face, crack, and slab climbing. A sustained route, Shadow of Doubt makes for a nice, solid outing. Wild, exposed, and out there!

P1: Climb a short, gear protected crack on the left side of the face to a ledge. Traverse right to a pin and fixed nut anchor. (5.9) 40 feet. An alternate start tackles the direct and surprisingly difficult crack directly off the base ledge. (5.10+ PG-13) 40 feet.

P2: A mixed pitch that ascends a technical and thin face past a handful of bolts to a stunning and widening crack. Aim right when the crack ends, build a belay on a suitable ledge. A powerful and sustained pitch. 5.11d (100 feet)

P3: A mixed pitch that climbs a blunt arete to a small rest, then breaks up and left to a bolt at an exposed, steep, corner. Traverse left around the corner and follow bolts on a thin, crimpy slab. Finish at a two bolt, chain anchor. Committing and intense. 5.10c (70 feet)

Descent: Make a two rope rappel directly down the face.


On the south, right-side face of the Shadow Buttress. Park for the bouldering area, hike up and left following a faint trail to the base. See photo for perspective.


Runners, draws, and cams up to 5 inches. A 60 meter rope.