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South Buttress
Shirley on a flat slab ~50 feet below the summit. This is directly above that pretty but short OW crack on the South Buttress route. From the summit you downclimb (class 4) to where Shirley is and then the mental crux of the climb happens: rappel from the mystery set-up (slings hooked around God-knows what :). Alternatively, it's easy enough to downaid the short OW crack and rap from a slightly better set up on a ledge ~30 feet below Shirley. This is looking ~south. Liberty Bell Group (leftmost cirque) is the only thing I can pick out in the background. I will add more info. with credit if/when folks contribute... Directly below on the left and right are the two humps that look like the summit from the hiwghway (WA SR20) below (June 4, 2005).

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rpcSubmitted by rpc
on Jun 6, 2005 1:35 pm

Image ID: 108793
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Lat/Lon: 48.52890°N / 120.7042°W
Object Title: South Buttress

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing