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Routes in West Buttress

Ozark Backwoods T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ozark Prom Queen T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, Alpine, 600 ft, 4 pitches, Grade III
FA: unknown
Page Views: 416 total, 8/month
Shared By: Taylor-B. on Jul 7, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Located between the 1st Apron and 2nd Apron is the West Buttress. This route is to the climber's right of Ozark Prom Queen on the other side of the gully (a good mixed climb). The route has a fair bit of flora and fauna but makes for some nice adventure climbing.

Pitch 1: choose a path up low angle slabs, 5.5, 200 feet.

Pitch 2: stay on the buttress proper for the best climbing, and belay on a nice ledge below the big corner, 5.5, 100 feet.

Pitch 3: climb up the corner following good gear, and belay on a nice ledge, 5.7+, 150 feet.

Pitch 4: shoot up the short, 5.6 finger crack and cross over to the last pitch of Ozark Prom Queen.

Pitch 5: Climb the stellar, snaking arete to the top of the feature 5.6 R for the leader and follower or just avoid this by climbing low 5th class to the left or right.

Descend either by going to the summit or descend on the east side of the 1st Apron.

Protection

Single rack to a BD #3.

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