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Buttress of Cracks - Right Side

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L to R R to L Alpha
Blade Runner T 
East Buttress Gully T 
Low Pressure T 
Nawab T 
Plague, The T 
Shake Down T 
Spatula T 
Spatula - Direct Start T 
Warm Up T 

Buttress of Cracks - Right Side Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,000'
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Justin Johnsen, Salamanizer suchoski, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 11, 2011
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Description 

This portion of the Buttress of Cracks offers a few moderate cracks, Nawab (5.8), Shake Down (5.8) and Warm Up (5.9) and faces, Spatula (5.9+) and Spatula - Direct Start (5.11a), as well as the tricky arete of Blade Runner (5.12b).

Getting There 

The approach trail meets the rock very near the right side of the Buttress of Cracks. Climbs are found on the face directly in front of where the trail intersects and on the face around and right up the hillside towards the Weeping Wall.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Buttress of Cracks - Right Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Buttress of Cracks - Right Side:
Spatula - Direct Start   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Blade Runner   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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