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Indian Buttress Chimney 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 430', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Howard Ballou, Sean Mckelvey
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Joshua Reinig on May 24, 2015

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BETA PHOTO: Indian Buttress Chimney!!!

Description 

The Indian Buttress Chimney is the large obvious intimidating, why on earth would I climb into the belly of the beast chimney system, separating the main buttress from the rest of the formation. Super classic chimney route.
Pitch 1, Climb short chimney to splitter discontinuous crack system leading towards super clean mini left facing corner (5.7), to large ledge with giant pine tree for belay, 60+ meters. (WARNING) top of mini left facing corner is a large refrigerator sized block, way sketch but can be avoided!
Pitch 2, Climb into the belly of the beast and yes it protects well. 60 meters to another large pine tree just shy of the Indian Buttress Summit.

Location 

Start 50' right of The Indian Buttress Route.
Descend Via same as Indian Buttress.

Protection 

pro to 4"


Photos of Indian Buttress Chimney Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Belly of the Beast Chimney!!!
The Belly of the Beast Chimney!!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Howard selfie time at the crux of the chimney pitc...
Howard selfie time at the crux of the chimney pitc...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sean lie backing the Splitter 5.7 corner, Pitch 1!...
Sean lie backing the Splitter 5.7 corner, Pitch 1!...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mid way through pitch 1 Indian Butt Chimney!!
Mid way through pitch 1 Indian Butt Chimney!!

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