Looking down on the third and fourth pitches

Looking down from the top of pitch four of Whitney's East Buttress. The prow of the buttress is the sun/shade line in the lower center of the picture. Above this we see the tops of two towers. The route ascends the left-hand one. The "poorly protected" third pitch climbs the brighly lit section just left of the shaded prow. The third pitch ends at the big sandy ledge in deep shadow. The fourth pitch ascends the corner leading up to where the photographer is standing. October 4, 2003.


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