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Cajun Buttress Left, Mountaineers Route 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 400', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Sam Macke, Nate Fuller, Nate Brown
New Route: Yes
Season: Summer
Page Views: 238
Submitted By: Nate Brown on Sep 15, 2014

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Nate Fuller lead-drilling

Permanently closed during ski season


Red buttress prow to lunch ledge to right side by-pass of huge roof.

P1: loose, ledgy, 5.8 with 4 or 5 lead bolts to a n anchor on a ledge: 2 drilled angles.
P2 5.9 arête and slab climbing past 3 or 4 bolts to the top of the tower/buttress: 1 bolt and 1 drilled angle anchor
Move belay to "lunch ledge"
P3 take the 5.9 arête or the 5.8 corner to the west edge of the huge roof, 5.7/8 stem box above here. No drilled hardware on pitch. Cams for anchor
Climb 4th above here to scree field above.


Plumb under the huge roof in the center of the cliff system. Route climbs the left arête of obvious red buttress. Route starts at left toe of red butt.


Single set cams should do.
3/8 x 3.5" zinc plated sleeve bolts and plated hangers used on lead and at anchor. Stepped drilling for good drilled angles at anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sam on pitch 3
Sam on pitch 3
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Red Buttress

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