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YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Spencer Anderson on Jun 3, 2007

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Start off on the broken, overhanging section in the middle of the alcove face. Then transition to face climbing with large and small crimps. Almost all of the holds are good until the last move. This difficult crux slabby move is devious and insecure.


This alcove is around to the right and faces the opposite direction as the main face. To get there, hike as you would to the main face but continue up the scree and talus field instead of taking the trail right. Pass the very steep wall with 4 routes on it, right after take a sharp left in the alcove. Can’t miss it. This route is the second to the right (going left to right).


5 or 6 bolts and anchor chains. Shares anchors with route to the right. Helmet isn't a bad idea.

Photos of Inyerbuttkwa Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Below the jugs.
Below the jugs.
Rock Climbing Photo: Inyerbuttkwa and some of Ballet of the Bulge (righ...
Inyerbuttkwa and some of Ballet of the Bulge (righ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Reachy move to the second jug.
Reachy move to the second jug.
Rock Climbing Photo: Crappy picture of the alcove. Alcove 2 in Inyerbut...
Crappy picture of the alcove. Alcove 2 in Inyerbut...

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By Dylan Kuhn
From: Reno, NV
Jul 2, 2007

I think the start is the hard part of this route. I like the way the edges appear as you go. The top move looks intimidating, but felt solid when I finally made myself do it.
By Royce Simpson
Jul 13, 2008
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

This, the second line from left to right in the Alcove, is very entertaining. The start is a little nervy overhang. Then you get onto a sweet face with solid edges and a couple mono pockets before being confronted with the slabby arete crux.
By Jon Marek
From: Sioux Falls, SD
Sep 14, 2010

Really should have a stick clip for the start of this one.
By sasso
From: loveland
Jul 12, 2011

Stick clip is recomended for sure. Tough bouldery start, I only made it to the second bolt with some strangers. Had to bail and left a Freewire draw, so props to the person that claims it.
By NoRoCo Marsh
Aug 12, 2011

@ SASSO...I think I have your quickdraw. Send me an email to if you want it.
By Dylan Demyanek
From: Fort Collins, CO
Apr 28, 2012

This route was extremely fun to me - it had a little bit of everything. I would definitely suggest stick-clipping the first bolt! The start is an cruxy, overhanging section that leads into solid medium to small crimps on a vertical face. The final slopey arete move is probably the least "secure" but also the most interesting move on the route. I highly suggest it.
By Curt Nelson
From: Fort Collins, CO
Sep 1, 2013
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

I've done it twice now. The beginning, through the first bolt, is hard and bouldery - stick clip for sure. The second clip is exciting. The rest of it is just plain good stuff with a complete change of pace at the top crux.
By Mitchell Hodge
From: Lyons / Fort Collins CO
Apr 6, 2015

The clipping jug for the first bolt is primed to rip off. A huge heads up when climbing this route as you have to weight the hold pretty heavily with both hands and feet. It's a judgment call for sure, but this hold's probably not sticking around much longer.
By tkessel
From: Windsor,CO
May 2, 2017
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Such a good route, great rock and fun climbing. Fell couple times at the very top before figuring it out.

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