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Routes in The Indian Buttress Formation

East Indian Buttress T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Indian Buttress T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Indian Buttress Chimney T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, Alpine, 600 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: Frank Brentwood, Kelly Vaught and Friends.
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Shared By: Joshua Reinig on Jan 4, 2015
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This Spectacular and ever imposing line follows the Striking North Buttress of the formation, Via a perfect discontinuing, splitter hand crack. One of the best cracks yet to be discovered in this valley.


Obvious 600' varied hand crack splitting up the North Buttress, of the Indian Buttress Formation.


Doubles in camalots, bolted anchors, #1 fixed alien on pitch two.
Did this in two pitches. Fun tips section on P2. Bolted anchors are available but I didn't feel that they were needed.

We rapped twice down the gulley to the climbers right. There's a tree for rap 1 but with a 70m we had to downclimb a little to reach a bolted rap station for rap 2. There's another bolted rap station below that but you can easily down climb to the climbers left to the ground. Nov 6, 2016
Pitch 2 is really nice. The thin move over the roof seems more like 5.9 to me, but scarier until the feet clean up more. Wish the lower 1st pitch had less vegetation, but the 2nd pitch is so fun it's worth the trip up. Nice jams to be found all along the way. Aug 7, 2016