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Routes in Westwind Buttress

Check the Technique T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Eastwind Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Empty Plate T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a A2- PG13
Expect No Mercy T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Fat Boy Slim T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Flippin' the Bird T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Grumpy Old Men T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Last of The Summer Wine T,S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sacrifice T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Separation Anxiety T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Sit and Spin T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Textbook Variation T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
True Grit (Var.) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Warhorse T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b R
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Type: Trad, Sport, 50 ft
FA: Andy Ross & Gene Vallee
Page Views: 315 total, 5/month
Shared By: apross on Jun 30, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details


Up the right leaning corner with growing difficulty to a good stance.
Finish up the slab with less difficulty.

Lower corner in shade by 11am. Total route shade by mid/late afternoon.


The route is located in the approach gully for the Perseverence Wall on the Westwind Buttress.




Yeah, onsighting is hard old fella. Glad you liked the route. Nov 23, 2013
TomA Adams  
Great Route! Like all LCC sport routes it is much easier when you know where the micro crimps are hidden. Nov 22, 2013
One of Andy's better newer lines. Steep, to vertical, to slab. Good rock and fun. Quit doing the same old things in the Green "A" and go do this one. Nov 17, 2013
Yeah Brad, did it last fall, anytime you want a catch let me know. People have been on it but not sure if its had a second ascent. You would be the man to put that to rest.
Had a very nice cuppa at yours the other day, the place looks great.

Clay, I think I used one of the holds you mentioned somewhere on the route. Jul 1, 2012
Psyched someone did this. Ian and I were looking at it years ago and never got back. Please tell me you get to go through the swirly-gig-hueco-pocket-chickenhead-thingy's! Jul 1, 2012
bheller   SL UT
"Bolted face!" Excited to try it. Glad to see you nabbed this one, I know lots of us had conceptualized this route before:) I like the name too...F.A. last summer? Jun 30, 2012