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South Buttress T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, Alpine, 400 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: RHechtel & JMostowski, Sept 1970 (5.4 A1); a free ascent has been made, SRuff & DCuster, July 2018
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Shared By: dave custer on Jul 31, 2018
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

A nice middle pitch, but don’t go out of your way to do this. Do feel free to add this to the list of contrived climbs to do on a Cathedral Range linkup…

P1 climb an initially low-angle very-open book, maybe 150 feet. P2 climb the markedly steeper corner above (crux) on good rock. P3 up and right on blocky ledges; weave up through blocks along the summit ridge to the top.

Descent: Downclimb/downlead back to a walkable ledge system that leads to hiking on the west side.  If you brought all your stuff with you, you won’t need to go back to the toe of the south buttress. (If you just want to bag the peak, climb up the down-climb from the south end of the ridegetop.)

Location

Start up and  right of the south toe of Columbia Finger.

Protection

standard rack to 3" or 4"

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