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East Face of Buzzard's Roost
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L to R R to L Alpha
Aquatic Anxiety T 
Fear of Flying T 
Little Feat T 
Little Hans (aka. Conspiracy a Go-Go) S 
Shrike T 
Snatch T,TR 
Texas Crude T 
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Little Feat 

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

Type:  Trad, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: John Sanders
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Submitted By: Joshua Merriam on Jun 28, 2007

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My friend's first 5.9 trad lead. All of the pro!

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A great crack, thin hands that widen as you ascend.


Upper east face of Buzzards roost. If approaching from below, go a few hundred feet up and around to the Right (facing uphill) of the imposing dihedral (Fear of flying).
If approaching from the top, follow the trail down and around to the right (facing downhill) a few hundred feet.


a few medium size cams should be all you need. There are two bolts off to the right up top which can be used for the anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Top roping Little Feet
Top roping Little Feet
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Seri starting Little Feat
Rock Climbing Photo: Little Feet in all it's glory.
BETA PHOTO: Little Feet in all it's glory.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sunrise ascent of Little Feat
Sunrise ascent of Little Feat

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By talkinrocks
From: Boulder, CO
May 24, 2009

Great route, albeit short. Good practice crack for the budding 5.9 hand jammer. If this crack went on for another 150 feet, it would be one of the sweetest pitches ever. Besides everything in Yosemite. Eats up #2 camalots.
By nickehman
From: Fresno, CA
May 24, 2012

pro is easy and always available. jamming is very straightforward and very fun. very fun for my first trad lead.
By Alex Quitiquit
From: Salt Lake City
Sep 28, 2012
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Short and sharp. Tape up.
By Ky Harkey
Mar 31, 2013

BD #.75-#4
By Ryan Levihn-Coon
From: Austin, Texas
Mar 17, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Can be top-roped easily if desired by using the bolts a bit to the right on Conspiracy and seeing a directional in the top of the crack. A number four works well for the directional.
By Greg Barbosa
From: Austin, TX
May 24, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Agree with Alex. Even with tape this climb isn't super comfortable.
By Maria Bisaga
From: Austin, TX
Jan 23, 2017

Great for those without large hands. Such a fun lead, wish it was longer! Definitely bring a #4 for the anchor.

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