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Altar Buttress, The T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Paisley Buttress, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Type: Trad, Alpine, 1000 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III
FA: Chris Norwood , Jonathan Reinig, Hunter Reinig, & ME
Page Views: 680 total · 30/month
Shared By: Joshua Reinig on Jun 23, 2016
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This majestic and elegant line follows the large obvious protrusion jetting down the North Face of the Altar. The most natural line flowing up this false buttress streams up and right, following the right trending arch system to the large gully / ramp system, never quite gaining the ridge of The Altar. It will top out in the final notch just below the true summit and just after the false summit. I feel like it is a 1000' back country version of The Trough, with a super splitter 150' cutter crack pitch thrown in the mix!!!

Location

Start 100 yards right of the Altar Buttress route, just right of a large left trending chimney system which is the main feature separating the beginning of The Altar Buttress from The Paisley Buttress.
The first pitch of the route starts via a cool right facing flake and quickly turns into a finger crack that jogs left then, straight up again to a loose boulder struned ledge.

Protection

Pro to 4" most anchors are off of bomber trees.

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Alex Fletcher
Anaheim, CA
  5.5
Alex Fletcher   Anaheim, CA
  5.5
Fun route. Only 2 or 3 real pitches depending on how you look at it though. Tons and tons of 3rd and 4th class after the first few hundred feet. Dec 8, 2017

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