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Routes in The Buzzard Wall

Arbor Day T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Buffy the Buzzard Slayer T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Buzzard Bait S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Buzzard Breath T,S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Drop Zone S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
On the Wings of Buzzards T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Rip Cord S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Smooth as Silk T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Super Smooth T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tail Feathers T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Where Buzzards Dare T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Dennis Gasky
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Shared By: Mark O'Neal on Dec 21, 2013
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Rip Cord is the bolted line on the far left side of the Buzzard Wall . Start like you would for Buzzard Bait, but instead of going out on the slab face stay on the arete/left face. Continue left to an obvious crack weakness and then head up and out on to the face with Buzzard Bait. Finish on Buzzard Bait.

This line is the actual intention for the first two bolts that everyone clips for Buzzard Bait. The book lists it as 5.9 but I and several others think it is harder than that.


6 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor


Micah Rogers
Asheville, NC
Micah Rogers   Asheville, NC
Really fun move around the third bolt. Sharp rock, but an interesting and challenging route. Feb 10, 2014

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