REI Community
Squamish Buttress
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Pan Tease Lower T 
Squamish Butt Face, The T 
Squamish Buttress, The T 

Pan Tease Lower 

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

Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 500', Grade IV
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
Page Views: 121
Submitted By: harihari on May 14, 2012

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (2)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]


A much more interesting way to get to the Buttress crux pitch or Butt-Face than the crappy rambly standard approach. The final 10c pitch is stellar!

P1: 5.10b 35m Make easy moves up the v-slot past the bush onto a slab. Head up and left past a bolt, up and right through a small roof, then hard right to two bolts.

P2: 5.9 25m Step right, go up a groove, then hard right across a slab (pin + bolt) and up to two bolts by an overlap.

P3: 5.10b 25m Do a tough move over (or aid using bolts; sometimes wet) the overlap and head across the slab. You will eventually see a tree with old slings.

P4: 5.7 10m Go straight up to a bolt belay on a cedar.

(You can easily link P3 and P4 with judicious use of slings)

P5: 5.10c 40m The money pitch. Step left and up a short handcrack. (The awesome hanging flake rightward is 11+). Traverse left into another crack (easy), then stem, layback, mantle and jam up the looong beautiful varied corner to chains.

Walk to climber's right to a smorgasbord of cracks from 10c to 12a.

If you want to do Butt-Face (5.9) instead of the Buttress 5.10c crux pitch, scramble 10 fet down from the Buttress terrace, then rap 20m off a good tree and you will be at the base of Butt-Face.


Start about 25 feet to climber's right of where the standard Squamish Buttress 5.9 pitch starts. As you move right along the trail, look up, and you will see a V-block hanging in a small v-slot with a small tree just above the block. Scramble up ten feet to a comfy stance (2 trees) to belay.


2x Camalots from .3 to #1
1x Camalots #2 and #3
long slings

Comments on Pan Tease Lower Add Comment
Show which comments
By Johnny Y
From: California
Aug 19, 2014

maybe because of all the moss, I couldn't find the pin and bolt on the second pitch, definitely no fall zone on mossy slab

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About