NW Buttress Climber's Log

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haishan

haishan - Sep 7, 2008 6:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Solo NW Buttress  Sucess!

Having climbed the route roped a couple times before, enjoyed it even more solo. Climbed around the left corner towards the top, easy going but pretty hairy exposure! Met several other parties on the route...

Sienna

Sienna - Sep 5, 2008 6:46 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008

Loved it  Sucess!

I really enjoyed this climb, and especially the crack variation at the end.

bighornmonkey

bighornmonkey - Sep 2, 2008 2:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Easy Route  Sucess!

Supertopo says that this route is 14 pitches long...
We simulclimbed it in 1.5 hours, with a couple stops along the way to rerack.
Going down (to Tenaya Lake) from the summit was my least favorite part.
There was a party of 2 free soloing the route. they were on their way to Matthes Crest, then Cathedral Peak...all that in a day.

dpsiebert

dpsiebert - Aug 30, 2008 1:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007

NW Buttress  Sucess!

Really fun, but three on a rope can be slow.

desmo13

desmo13 - Aug 11, 2008 2:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

Great day  Sucess!

Great day, 1st time doing a 3 person rope team. Walked a lot of pitches, roped a few too. Found a way to make hard at the end :)

danman3156

danman3156 - Jul 31, 2008 1:18 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2008

Enjoyable  Sucess!

Solo on my way to Cathedral Peak. A great climb right next to the car. Hard to beat.

Bill Kish

Bill Kish - May 18, 2008 5:34 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2001

So nice  Sucess!

Roped up for a couple pitches near the top. Awesome route -- been back many times.

fossana

fossana - Sep 17, 2007 12:29 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2007

short climb w/ great views  Sucess!

Soloed w/ Miguel. Felt more true to the rating than the N & W Ridges of Conness.

Misha

Misha - Jun 18, 2007 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007

Nice to revisit  Sucess!

Etsuko and I took two of our beginner friends up the route. We solo'd a half of it, simul'd a few pitches and belayed for a few pitches. Good climbing on a gorgeous day.

mow10

mow10 - Apr 9, 2007 3:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2006

Great route  Sucess!

Could have left the rack in the car though. Perfect transition to mountaineering for your gym climber friends. In Boulder terms, its like climbing the First Flatiron after climbing the Third, ending with a view like Bear Pk....

MichaelJ

MichaelJ - Oct 20, 2006 5:03 am Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2006

15 pitches in 50 minutes  Sucess!

Supertopo says this is a 15-pitch, 5.5. climb. Hmmm? I racked up with a pair of climbing shoes and a nut tool in case I needed to scrape snow off of holds. Both stayed in my knapsack. It took me 90 minutes from car to summit, about half that time on easy, low to mid 5th class ground. Maybe I was off route, as I didn't look at the topo, just climbed whatever took my fancy. Amazing summit views in all directions. Highly recommended.

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