East Indian Buttress
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|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 300 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Howard Hammerland, Hunter Hernandez, C. Norwood!!|
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|Shared By:||Joshua Reinig on May 24, 2015|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis is the striking obvious corner system, which runs up the entirety of the east buttress on The Indian Buttress Formation.
Pitch 1, starts out in a perfect left facing corner with a super clean hand crack for 80' to top of tower, belay in notch.
Pitch 2, follow splitter finger crack for 20' then trend left to large right facing corner follow this to the top.
-Alternate finish Variation B,
Instead of trending left after splitter finger crack on start of P2, continue straight up even larger thin right facing corner 5.10a R, pull roof and belay here for one more short 5.6 pitch to top!
-Alternate finish Variation C, (Most Recomended)
Instead of heading up thin R rated corner described in Var. B, jog right climbing an easy 5.6 finger crack from behind the bushy Pine tree for 25 feet, until it becomes possible to traverse easy broken 4th class ledge all the way right. This will bring you to the amazing splitter headwall double finger crack, up the very exposed arete making up the left side of The Eye of the Indian!! Climb this very intimidating and very expose, proud 5.10b crack, until it becomes possible to trend right above The Eye and belay at the last bolted anchor for the Indian Buttress route. Finish via last pitch of IB!
-Alternate finish Variation D,
Make the same fourth class traverse right as described in variation finish C, instead of charging up brilliant 5.10 double finger crack, continue traversing right for another 25 feet. It will then become possible to make a fun 5.6 step around move bringing you to a beautiful ledge looking up at the Eye of the Indian! (Belay Here)
From the beautiful bivi ledge climb wild splitter overlaps off the right side of ledge, trending up and left into the Eye of the Indian 5.10a!
Once you have arrived in The Eye climb excellent 5.7 right facing corner out right side of Eye and finish the same as variation C.