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Little Sandy Buttress (aka Point 11,427)

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Little Sandy Buttress (aka Point 11,427) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 11,427'
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Submitted By: Ben Collett on Jul 21, 2014
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This is the southernmost buttress on the west side of the valley. It has rock more reminiscent of the Tetons than the Wind Rivers. Descent is made by the steep gully to the south of the buttress. Though the vertical relief of the buttress is well over 1000ft, there are large ledges in the middle of it.

Getting There 

Follow the trail from Little Sandy Lake north to the first lake. Here, leave the trail and follow the drainage leading to the base of the buttress.

Climbing Season

For the Wind River Range area.

Weather station 21.4 miles from here

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Pricker Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a WY : Wind River Range : ... : Little Sandy Buttress (aka ...
From the toe of the buttress, pick your way up to the easy ground in 2-3 pitches. This should not be any harder than 5.7. Once on the middle section, scramble up and right to the rightmost crack system on the face. From the base of the crack system, face climb left to the next crack system, follow a nice hand crack for 25 feet or so to a ledge that leads back to the right hand crack system. Follow this crack for a couple of pitches at 5.9 to the ridge. Right before the ridge, you will have to ne...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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