Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, Aid, Alpine, 150 ft (45 m), 2 pitches|
|FA:||Rachel Saggau & Aaron Henriquez|
|Page Views:||797 total · 13/month|
|Shared By:||Al Pino on Jul 5, 2017|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
This is a more direct variation to the start pitch 3 of Southeast Buttress.
P1. From the base of the buttress, climb a left-angling crack to a ledge. Traverse left to base of finger crack, and build an anchor, 5.10 (likely goes free at .10/10+).
P2. Climb left-angling finger crack approximately 15 feet up to place gear, then traverse 15 feet left on face holds. Then climb up good holds, and begin to climb up and right towards the main crack. Use thin finger pocket to reach for top of crack (the crux) with little to no gear (a 5.9 R/X rated move). Top out, and finish the regular route of Southeast Buttress.
Note: this is still a very uncleaned line. Light choss and loose rock are still very prevalent. A bolt or two on pitch 2 would make the climb a lot more fun and much safer.