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Routes in Buena Vista Wall

No Glory T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
No Guts T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ridge with a View T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Viewmaster Arête T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Stan Cantrell, c. 1989
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Shared By: John Steiger on Jul 11, 2016
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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About 15 feet left of the skyline arête that divides Buena Vista Wall's east and northwest faces is an offwidth that ends after 25 or so feet. Climb the offwidth to its end then step right onto the slabby face and climb past a bolt to a ledge. Clip another bolt near the left side of the steeper face above and continue to the top of the buttress and arrange a belay. The second pitch traverses left along an obvious break for 15 feet to a nice looking thin crack. Climb the thin crack to the underside of an overhang that is actually a huge detached block. Traverse back right under this overhang to the arête and up to the top of the crag. Intersects with No Glory at the thin crack and Viewmaster Arête on the, uh, arête.

FA info from Tony Calderone's 2107 BCC guide, but line described here is as depicted in the Ruckmans' guide.


Look for the only offwidth on Buena Vista's east face.


Nuts and a single set of cams from micro to a No. 2 (red) Camalot, and several full-length runners, should do it.