Traveler Buttress Climber's Log

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Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Aug 24, 2015 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2015

Travelers Buttress  Sucess!

I am a desert off width climber and don't normally find 5.9's strenuous in the least, but this is a tricky and physical short section that is the crux of this route. The key I believe is a quick foot stack that sort of resolves the inability to get a heel toe that would help connect some jams. The first pitch was surprisingly stellar. I cannot imagine bypassing it for any reason. The 3rd pitch had cool exposure. We simuled to the top on the 3rd pitch, ground that many would not hesitate soloing. "hiking dikes" Good stuff. I had a 5, 4 and 3 which were fine. 2 4's would work as well.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Nov 13, 2013 5:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2013

Amazing  Sucess!

Such a great climb! I opted for the crack out left and found that alot better after spending about 20 mins stuck inside the ow. The last pitch was so much fun...incredible!


Kerstin - May 27, 2012 11:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1985

First ever climb at Lovers Leap  Sucess!

With Greg. I thrashed and flailed on the off-width.


fatdad - Mar 15, 2012 5:40 pm

Fun climb  Sucess!

Maybe not deserving of 50 Classics status but a great route nonetheless. The 5.9 ow was slippery and a wierd size but doable.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Aug 15, 2011 3:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2011

Great Day out  Sucess!

Thank god I followed that 2nd pitch OW crap. Makes me want to learn how to do OW properly. Guy in a group in front of us tried to lead it but couldnt get through the crux, his partner however made it look beautiful and easy. Very cool to watch someone do it right. Crack above the OW is AMAZING though, although I was pretty pumped from the OW to enjoy it. P1 does have an awkward move, pretty weird, looked good from bellow! Everything else is fun as well. Finished the day with a run up Pyramid peak c2c in about 3 hours 30 mins.


WML - Jun 16, 2011 12:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2011

Woohoo!  Sucess!

Followed all but final pitch w/SKI

Great climb on awesome rock. Definitely not your typical leap sequence of moves until the final pitch if climbing with a 70.

P1 is definitely a bit of an eye opener, the topo isn't kidding about "awkward" jams. If you lack height, and lack technique, the low crux zones is even more awkward.

P2 is awesome, glorious writhing up that thing. "This obstacle was overcome with the fine art of struggling" to quote Kor RE: a different climb. After that a hero handcrack, awesome!

P3 was cool, short but cool, the step over the arete is awesome with the wind and exposure, just unreal setting.

P4 dike hike (back to same 'ole leap climbing)


SKI - Jun 16, 2011 7:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2011

So nice!  Sucess!

First pitch was very heads-up.
Aided through the awefulwidth.
Spicey moves on that sweet arete!
Cool dike hike to the top out.

'Bout sums it up!
Lead pitches 1-3, followed final pitch with WML


kovarpa - May 18, 2009 1:27 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2009

A little bit everything  Sucess!

on a high quality rock. With Kris. I recommend removing helmet before getting into the offwidth.

Dave Dinnell

Dave Dinnell - Aug 1, 2008 2:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1984

Sweet Route

First attempt, came up late afternoon and skirted the 1st pitch. Just led the 2nd pitch. No cams, just nuts and hexes. Used a #11 Chouinard Hex to protect the OW-slotted it just above the inside hand hold at the cux. Later came back and led the whole deal. Fun.


MichaelJ - Sep 13, 2007 2:35 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2007

3 great pitches  Sucess!

Climbed with Liz; her second multi-pitch and she cruised the whole thing. Skipped the OW on P2 in favor of the finger crack to the left, which felt 5.10. We really enjoyed the first three pitches; the last two were endless dike hikes.

highice - Feb 3, 2007 4:39 pm

pretty cool  Sucess!

led all the P's and a little scetched out. we lived though.


Flex - Dec 20, 2006 6:05 am

Good Grunt Aug/03  Sucess!

A fun route with a stout, "in your face" crux. A lot of fun.

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