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Mountaineer Route 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 450'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c PG13 [details]
FA: C. Scales, A. Stevenson
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Submitted By: Grimpeur on May 12, 2016

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Description 

Climb up the large corner system on the south-facing wall of the buttress, just left of the main arete (Knife Blade Arete) the splits the two main walls of the buttress. The route was pretty chossy and low angle for the first couple pitches but gets a little cleaner and has better climbing where you're eventually forced into the main dihedral up high for the last pitch.

Location 

Find the line of least resistance into the main corner system on the south-facing wall of the Expedition Buttress. This is just climber's left of the Knife Blade Arete, the arete that splits the buttress in half.
Hike down and around into the boulderfield that comes out below the buttress and between it and the creek by the bridge.

Protection 

A standard rack, a helmet for sure on this one, maybe a brush if you can't handle a little lichen, but you should probably go back to First Buttress if that's the case....


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