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BETA PHOTO: The Beaver (5.6). Descend from Topside the Daisies...
This is on the Southwest Buttress of Foreign Territory (left-hand side of FT's little canyon area), directly above the Turtle Rock Trail.
After a scramble (easiest from the left) to the spacious belay ledge, begin slightly lower & sidle into the opening moves, placing small/medium gear as you wallow deeper, taking care not to break the delicate ribs beneath your feet. Move through the chimney-like gash to the crux finger crack. Surmount the chockstone to the final hand-crack finish (right side) onto a shelf. Gear belay.
Descent: one can maneuver to the Topside the Daisies anchor to the climber's right of the exit chimney, or discover a walk-off toward the North.
Likely this route has been climbed before.
Approach: park at the lower Central Area parking lot, and hike in from the West trailhead of the Turtle Rock trail. Continue 50 yards past Holy Saturday
, and the Southwest Buttress of Foreign Territory will be to your immediate right.
Trivia: named for an exclamation during an early foray. "Look
," said Squeak, pointing to the pond across the trail, "a beaver....
Standard Vedauwoo rack: a few smallish nuts and a wide assortment of tiny-ish to biggish cams.
SW Buttress of Foreign Territory from Turtle Rock ...
BETA PHOTO: Area overview from Route 700.