All Locations > California > San Francisco B… > Wine Country > Mt St Helena > Far Side > Lower Buttress
Avg: 2.8 from 10 votes
|Type:||Sport, 60 ft|
|FA:||Eric Berghorn, Jerry Dodrill|
|Page Views:||1,065 total · 17/month|
|Shared By:||Eric Berghorn on Jul 10, 2014|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Access Issue: Details
This is a well protected face climb which ascends through a slight overhang before topping out on a slab. The climb was named after a scorpion (which I had not seen before at MSH) unveiled itself to my belayer at the base during an ascent earlier this year.
Scorpio Rising is located at the far western facing side of the "lower buttress". Continue Hiking out past Shutes/Mills 200 ft. on the lower trail passing Step to the Left. The trail here continues dropping down another 100 feet before traversing back toward the lower buttress base area. Scramble up left, beyond the belay of Continental Drift Whiplash, Boneless Chicken Ranch, and Seymour Frishberg. Continue across a narrow ledge for 30 feet, past the base of Lichen It, and Farthing, until you reach an obvious belay ledge beneath the route.