Avg: 4 from 5 votes
|Type:||Trad, 240 ft (73 m), 2 pitches|
|FA:||Jim Waugh, Leo Henson, Jay Anderson, 1987|
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|Shared By:||GabrielKoybz on Nov 7, 2017|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd|
Follows the obvious crack/right-trending seam up the center of the Flying Buttress on the face that is closest to the Front Porch.
P1: Start with a few moves of tree-stemming off of the Oak at the base of the route. Climb the crack (start of "Hotline") up to a no-hands stance at the large horizontal dike. Continue up, heading right to the shallow alcove/depression. Climb past the short wide crack to the right-trending seam and follow this to a belay where the seam meets the hand-crack. There’s a bolted anchor, but if continuing to the top there’s a better stance a bit higher and plenty of options for gear.
P2: Continue up the inviting hand-crack that narrows to fingers and then a seam. Lots of pin-scars. (mostly 5.9ish with a 5.10 sequence at the top). Quality pitch, and highly recommended.
Belay at the top of the buttress and walk to the Coke Bottle rappel on the [climber's] right-side of the buttress, or continue to the top via "High Exposure" or "Beaver Cleaver".
Aid climbers: PLEASE leave your hammer on the ground for this one - it’s been marred plenty already.
**Purchase Bill Cramer's fold-out topo-guide if you intend to spend time at Granite Mountain **