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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, 430 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II
FA: Howard Ballou, Sean Mckelvey
Page Views: 295 total, 10/month
Shared By: Joshua Reinig on May 24, 2015
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

The Indian Buttress Chimney is the large obvious intimidating, why on earth would I climb into the belly of the beast chimney system, separating the main buttress from the rest of the formation. Super classic chimney route.
Pitch 1, Climb short chimney to splitter discontinuous crack system leading towards super clean mini left facing corner (5.7), to large ledge with giant pine tree for belay, 60+ meters. (WARNING) top of mini left facing corner is a large refrigerator sized block, way sketch but can be avoided!
Pitch 2, Climb into the belly of the beast and yes it protects well. 60 meters to another large pine tree just shy of the Indian Buttress Summit.

Location

Start 50' right of The Indian Buttress Route.
Descend Via same as Indian Buttress.

Protection

pro to 4"

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