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Routes in Bitty Buttress

A's Jax T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bitty Buttress T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Buzz, The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Creeping Obscurity T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Electricity T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Holy Ascension T,TR 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c C1-2
Jagged Ascension aka The Hand is Quicker than the Eye T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Jaguary T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Jam Left T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Jitters, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Lorax, The S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Milk the Quartz for Pints T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Moby Dike S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Peach Monkey S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Peapod T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Return To Sender S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Reveille T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Right Crack or Last Crack (aka Mirage?) T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rise and Shine S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
South T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Spins, The T,S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Treetop Landing T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Voices Carry T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Welcome Home S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Type: Trad, 200 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: George Bracksieck on Feb 5, 2015
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

On the left side of The Annex, climb a shallow, left-facing, double dihedral past the rightmore of two tiny Douglas firs, about 30 feet up. Wander upward as necessary to find protection and avoid loose rock. Build a gear anchor before reaching the left-descending, grassy ramp. After my wife, Jeana, seconded the pitch, I lowered her to the ground, rather than subject her to the potentially sketchy scramble down the ramp. Date: 30 Nov. 2013.

About 20-30 feet right of our top-out, a relatively tall ponderosa pine stands on the edge of the cliff. I found two old slings wrapped around its base. I took the better sling and descended to the west, down the ramp, because two 70m ropes would be necessary to rap from that tree to the ground. I guess that the slings were left by previous Annex climbers, or (more likely) by climbers who summitted the Bitty Buttress and descended to the east, instead of west. Descending to the east, then down, into the west-descending ramp is easy and inviting —— until you reach the lower part of said ramp, which has loose downclimbing above deadly drop-offs.

Location

The Annex is the large, slabby face directly to the right (east) of The Amphitheater. As a whole, The Annex is more massive than BB and almost as tall. If it were in Connecticut, it would be the biggest and most popular rock. Creeping Obscurity lies on the left side of The Annex. Stoner Slab (Rossiter, 1999, p.83) lies hundreds of feet below The Annex.

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