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Dean's List S 
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Open Book T 
Tales from the Crypt T,S,TR 
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Three Buttresses (first pitch, variation 2) T,TR 

Three Buttresses (first pitch, variation 2) 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: Justin Johnsen on Oct 20, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Three Buttress follows a left slanting crack/corne...


Climb to the open book about 8 feet above the trail, then follow it to below an overhang. Hand traverse right under the overhang (instead of mantling onto the lower ledge in the original version), and reach a cedar tree belay station.


Just left around the buttress from Tales From the Crypt is a little crack system that slants a bit left.


Protects easily with some small cams and medium nuts. With up to #1 camalot and you can back up the tree too. Webbing and rings are usually present on the tree.

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By Andrew Piotrowski
From: Warminster, Pennsylvania
Apr 10, 2017
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Onsight lead it on Sat 4/8/17. Nice climb but watch out for loose blocks early on. Takes gear well. Replaced a bunch of old baked/nasty slings at the tree with some new 7mm and a ring. Be nice to the tree its looking a little beat up.

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