Type: Sport, 5 pitches, Grade II
FA: Arian Manchego, Eric Hirst et al. (1996)
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Shared By: armasanea on Jun 17, 2013 · Updates
Admins: applewood, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Zachary Winters

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*This route received a wonderful bolt and anchor refresh this Fall (2022) making a stellar route even more safe and fun.* Thank you Methow Valley Climbers WCC Chapter, Washington Anchor Replacement Project, and American Safe Climbing Association.

Approach by a trail 2.9 miles up from the Mazama Store, at the pullout with the Curvy Road and 45mph limit signs. The trail starts immediately behind this sign, and a wooden climbing register kiosk should be mostly visible from the road. Follow the trail up to the treeline, then the rock cairns throughout the scree/talus. As you get higher up, follow the right trending path into scree at a vague fork. The left, better marked trail continues to Sisyphus and Flyboys. The route starts at the toe of Buffalo Point Buttress near a prominent fir tree on a huge ledge at the bottom of the route. This route was established for climbers with a better lead head.

Raptors nest on the Diamond point buttress above. May-July. When you top Pitch-7 out please do not continue higher than the top anchor, talk, walk around, or attempt to walk off during Spring nesting season; leave as soon as possible. The biologist asks: "If the raptor notices you, and changes their behavior in any way, please start your descent"

Thanks! MVClimbers

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Mazama Goat wall

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14 quickdraws (as of the Sep. 2022 rebolt) and a few slings. 30m raps, some rappel stations are separate from belay stations.