EB First two pitches

Steve Scandore starting up the first pitch of the direct (5.8) start for Whitney's East Buttress Route. The route ascends towards the obvious left-facing dihedral high on the buttress. Below the dihedral the route goes wherever you find the climbing easiest and/or most pleasant. Then it follows the dihedral to the top of the tower. While it is possible to set up a belay in the lower dihedral, there is a much better belay ledge off to the right. The first ascent route started down and to climber's right of this start, worked up a corner, and then followed fourth class terrain around the back of the tower to its top.

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Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Sep 25, 2009 12:55 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Is this not....

Yes it is. It corresponds to the route description on the route page. Probably shoulda made it clearer in the caption.

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