|Ashes of Stone Buttress
Awesome face climbing with a beautiful position high in the canyon. Clip the first bolt, move through the mini roof, and follow a couple more bolts on the rightish side of the rib, eventually climbing a short crack to a large ledge. Scramble up a bit higher on easy 5th rock to a bunch of bolts (apparently placed as a highline anchor). Don't be too surprised if they're not there- they've been chopped before.
River-facing prow on the Ashes of Stone buttress. Walk off to the climber's right and descend the trail used to approach the south face routes of Skyline Buttress.
Bolts, light rack with emphasis on the smaller stuff.
From: Stone Ridge, NY
Aug 24, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fantastic climbing, sustained excellence for almost 200'
|By Dana Prosser|
Aug 18, 2013
This pitch has tricky pro- Hard to get anything in before and after 1st bolt. Probably not the best climb for someone trying to break into 5.9.