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Dow WilliamsNorth Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2014

Dow Williams

With Peter S. Six pitches, about 3 hrs en-route. I combined the first two, pitches four-five up the cool splitter and chimney and the last two. Rock is pretty damn good for a north face, this line should be considered a solo option for those seeking it. The traverse offers the only exposure, but more like 5.8- then 5.9. I chose to lead up that off-width for the last pitch, then split off left in a diagonal splitter...by far the best pitch, to bad it was not included as part of the route. I am sure others have done it, too inviting to ignore, prob the reason I could combine those last two with a 70m rope. Anyone who thinks this is bad granite will be in for a shocker if they ever climb in the Bugs.
Posted Jul 20, 2014 2:10 pm

Vitaliy M.Cool route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

Vitaliy M.

Climbed with Amy as a day hike from South Lake. Did not have to walk even a minute with a headlamp. Started at sunrise, came back before sun set. North buttress was a nice route. Led the crux pitch which was awesome. Linked with 5.8 chimney.
Posted Sep 4, 2012 11:30 am

fossanagoode & bad  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2010


Striking formation in a spectacular location, but thought the route was chossy. Linked up 2 sets of pitches for a total of 7. Found a single set of nuts & cams to #3 Camalot to be more than sufficient. with Jascha
Posted Jun 28, 2010 10:30 pm

ChugachManFantastic Climb  Sucess!


Beautiful day of climbing with Stefan - got back a bit late, but thoroughly enjoyed it. Led the last bit as the sun set, and summitted as it got dark, making for a dramatic finish. Stefan finished under headlamp, for a fun top-out.
Posted Aug 7, 2009 8:50 pm

grampsBeautiful day out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2007


In a day, the walk out in the dark seemed impossibly longer than the walk in... Found a nice variation to the 2nd to last pitch. A shaprly zig zagging crack system that comes off a large ledge to the right of the regular route added a classy pitch of .9+.
Posted Oct 9, 2007 1:35 am

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