Southwest Buttress / Rib Climber's Log

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srajaram - Aug 2, 2017 1:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2017

SW Rib  Sucess!

Excellent climb on a great day.


Vinny - Jul 30, 2017 4:22 pm

super fun  Sucess!

good times with Seth and Abbot


gimpilator - Jun 10, 2013 3:22 am Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2013

5.8 var on 3rd  Sucess!

We were off route for the first pitch and had to make some awkward 5.9 moves. We combined several of the upper pitches and finished the climb in 5 rather than 7. Only two rappels while descending the South Arete.


Buckaroo - Nov 3, 2012 1:28 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010

SW Rib with 5.10 Roof  Sucess!

With Matt K. The 5.9 pitch after the roof was hard. Linked with the Boving route on N.E.W.


zoomloco - Sep 13, 2011 3:40 pm

good climb, 2*/4  Sucess!

Parties were turned away from the south arete, it was clogged this labor day weekend, but no other parties Sunday on sw buttress. Some memorable moves and more sustained climbing than the south arete


jojoclimber - Aug 22, 2011 10:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011

Goats!  Sucess!

The goats were a bit too close for comfort at the base of the climb. We hung our packs and shoes on the tree so that they wouldn't be tempted to munch on them.

Otherwise, super fun climb on a beautiful day. You definitely need a #5 Camalot or equivalent for crack on the 2nd pitch and the Bear Hug pitch. Also, no snow on the approach - no need to shlep the ice axe or crampons ;)

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alpine climber - Aug 7, 2011 10:35 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2011

twice  Sucess!

Made it up the SW rib twice this week. First time was the traverse in from the gully, second time with direct start on west face. Good overall route.


GrumpyJohn - Jul 21, 2011 9:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2011

Rain , rain, go away.  Sucess!

Rain + lichen + slab = WATCH ME! Thank goodness and Dave Kratsch I wasn't leading.


SteveMarr - Jul 29, 2010 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

Late Start  Sucess!

We climbed the SW Rib after climbing the arĂȘte. We started up at 3:30 and chose the couloir start to skip the first two pitches. It took us about 5 1/2 hours round trip and we walked out in the dark. The white flake, bear hug, and a couple of individual moves were great. Long but fun day.


jordansahls - Sep 21, 2009 11:18 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

Fun climb with a cool 5.10 var.  Sucess!

Lots of fun, the crux pitch was an awesome 5.10 lie back, highly recommended for those seeking something a little more interesting than the standard.

Also, looks like the alpine high season is coming to a close. We had snow, and it was really cold in the morning and in the shaded areas of the climb.


lukic - Jul 24, 2009 6:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2009

Great views  Sucess!

Beautiful area but the climbing was not as sustained as numerous trip reports make it out to be. Still a very fun outing in an outrageously gorgeous area.


ericandlucie - May 24, 2008 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2007

SW Rib, with 5.10b var.  Sucess!

A good day on SEWS. Three of the pitches are excellent. Easy descent. The .10b variation is really fun too. See our TR and pics here.


YetiBauer - Aug 21, 2007 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

SW Rib  Sucess!

I had the opportunity to share leads with the world renowned Haydar Kutuk. I love friction climbing and noticed slab pitch got spicy in a couple spots (with 20+ feet of rope out). I found so positive knubs down to the right to over come the crux.

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