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Cover My Buttress 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: littlemike on Mar 27, 2007

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Cover My Buttress, fun little trad route at Panty ...

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nice easy warm up route for beginners. easy to protect or walk up to far right to set TR. This can be in the shade


far right of panty wall, the only trad route at the top of the ramp


small cams and anchor at top for a TR

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Rock Climbing Photo: Enjoying the corner!
Enjoying the corner!
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing Cover My Buttress
Climbing Cover My Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: The route goes up the corner to the left. A 10a ta...
BETA PHOTO: The route goes up the corner to the left. A 10a ta...
Rock Climbing Photo: Me after the walk over from Cover My Buttress to s...
Me after the walk over from Cover My Buttress to s...
Rock Climbing Photo: panty wall with Cover My Buttress in the shadow
panty wall with Cover My Buttress in the shadow

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By George Wilson
From: Las Vegas
Oct 17, 2007

Short but sweet. Wasn't planning on climbing this one but due to the crowds on Panty Wall's sport ledge plans changed!!! Perfect for learning on...Bring Cams up to #2 and a set of nuts.
By Victor Negri
Oct 12, 2008

My first trad lead. Would suggest bringing small cams and not do it the way I did... with only a set of hexes. Easy route for beginners learning to lead or follow trad.
By Urty
Jan 5, 2010

Wish I woulda had my small set of nuts on my rack, but made do without them. I'm a new Trad leader so this was just up my alley. I used a big Cam C4 BD #4 near the top, but it's an easy scramble if your head's in the game. I still overprotect my leads, nothing wrong with that though on something this short! I used two of each: #1, #2, #3 and couple smaller ones. But again, there were some nice little seams a micro would've fit well into.
By liveit P
From: Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Apr 30, 2010

I loved this climb, fun moves, easy to protect (except maybe the top) Fun route to get away from all the crowds at Panty Wall main. 2 bolts on top without chains or rings, can easily walk off.
By Ben Sherwin
Mar 2, 2011
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

Loved this route. Like many others, it seems, this was my first Trad Lead. Easy to climb, nice protection that sort of ends at the top, but you gain a stemming option and a nice hueco or top seat to tie your shoes after 50mph wind-tunnel bursts untie them. Then regain your composure and cross over to the bolts...they are uneven which is kind of awkward and there was no rap ring or chain...i would have walked off if I were to do it again, I guess.
By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Dec 19, 2011
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Chossy and sandy. An ok lead to tick.
By rging
From: Salt Lake City, Ut
Apr 1, 2013

I belayed my son to the two bolts then realized they weren't rap anchors. I noticed a rap anchor 15 feet up (one rap anchor, one chain). I thought I could place a piece or two but could not find any gear placements above the two bolts. If you were to fall it would be very bad and I'd say there is a move or two that might go 5.7. Just walk off or leave webbing at the lower bolts.
By Bailey Miller
Feb 19, 2014
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

My buddy and I enjoyed this short climb and used the extra 15 foot "pitch" (unprotecable...) above the first two anchor bolts to practice swapping leads. The top is a bit harder but has rap rings.
By Ben Townsend
Nov 4, 2016

First bolts have one screwlink each.

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