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Ridge with a View 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Stan Cantrell, c. 1989
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Submitted By: John Steiger on Jul 12, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: The obvious arête is the second pitch of Viewmast...

Description 

About 15 feet left of the skyline arête that divides Buena Vista Wall's east and northwest faces is an offwidth that ends after 25 or so feet. Climb the offwidth to its end then step right onto the slabby face and climb past a bolt to a ledge. Clip another bolt near the left side of the steeper face above and continue to the top of the buttress and arrange a belay. The second pitch traverses left along an obvious break for 15 feet to a nice looking thin crack. Climb the thin crack to the underside of an overhang that is actually a huge detached block. Traverse back right under this overhang to the arête and up to the top of the crag. Intersects with No Glory at the thin crack and Viewmaster Arête on the, uh, arête.

FA info from Tony Calderone's 2107 BCC guide, but line described here is as depicted in the Ruckmans' guide.

Location 

Look for the only offwidth on Buena Vista's east face.

Protection 

Nuts and a single set of cams from micro to a No. 2 (red) Camalot, and several full-length runners, should do it.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Viewmaster Arête shown in Red.  Ridge with a View...
BETA PHOTO: Viewmaster Arête shown in Red. Ridge with a View...
Rock Climbing Photo: Kent high on the first pitch of Ridge with a View.
BETA PHOTO: Kent high on the first pitch of Ridge with a View.

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