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SE Buttress 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: 07/1973
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Submitted By: applewood on Jun 12, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Route Overlay SE Buttress.

Description 

SE Buttress 5.9 **** III (9-10 pitches)
A fine crack climb, following the ridge behind "The Monk" (semi-detatched feature on the lower right side of the South face). The 1st pitch crux (headwall) can be bypassed by using the crack on the left (5.8).

Location 

Begin to the left of The Monk and climb the ridge and buttress on right side of the South Face.

Descend by to the West by the walk-up route.

Protection 

A wide selection of nuts and cams (up to #3 Camalot).


Photos of SE Buttress Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 8.
BETA PHOTO: Pitch 8.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitches 6-7 follow 5.7 blocks and cracks to the ba...
BETA PHOTO: Pitches 6-7 follow 5.7 blocks and cracks to the ba...
Rock Climbing Photo: Chimney on the upper part of Pitch 5.
BETA PHOTO: Chimney on the upper part of Pitch 5.
Rock Climbing Photo: The ledge traverse to the base of Pitch 5.
BETA PHOTO: The ledge traverse to the base of Pitch 5.
Rock Climbing Photo: Cathedral Peak from Upper Cathedral Lake. SE Buttr...
BETA PHOTO: Cathedral Peak from Upper Cathedral Lake. SE Buttr...
Rock Climbing Photo: The easy scree descent back to Upper Cathedral Lak...
BETA PHOTO: The easy scree descent back to Upper Cathedral Lak...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 10.
BETA PHOTO: Pitch 10.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 3.
BETA PHOTO: Pitch 3.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 2.
BETA PHOTO: Pitch 2.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 1.
BETA PHOTO: Pitch 1.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 1.
BETA PHOTO: Pitch 1.
Rock Climbing Photo: The route starts ~150 feet up the Cathedral-Monk g...
BETA PHOTO: The route starts ~150 feet up the Cathedral-Monk g...
Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching Cathedral SE Buttress.
BETA PHOTO: Approaching Cathedral SE Buttress.
Rock Climbing Photo: Offwidth on Pitch 9. Most climbers bypass the offw...
BETA PHOTO: Offwidth on Pitch 9. Most climbers bypass the offw...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down Pitch 9. Climb the offwidth or finger...
BETA PHOTO: Looking down Pitch 9. Climb the offwidth or finger...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 4 starts somewhere in here.
BETA PHOTO: Pitch 4 starts somewhere in here.
Rock Climbing Photo: The section on the descent that you either jump ac...
BETA PHOTO: The section on the descent that you either jump ac...
Rock Climbing Photo: Quartz dike at the end of Pitch 4.
BETA PHOTO: Quartz dike at the end of Pitch 4.
Rock Climbing Photo: On the summit!
BETA PHOTO: On the summit!
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 5.
BETA PHOTO: Pitch 5.

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By Steph Abegg
From: Bellingham, WA
Aug 1, 2016

Awesome climb. One of the best moderate alpine climbs I've done in the Cascades.

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