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Becky's Buttress 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Geoff Archer, Dave Stoner & John Stone, December 1987
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Submitted By: Dave Cox on Feb 13, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Becky's Buttress (5.9) from the base

Description 

Starts around and right from Road Dogs on the right side of the buttress.

Fun face climbing past four bolts and a horizontal crack with a distinct crux/funk type thing over a bulge past the 3rd bolt.

After clipping the third bolt you can reach down and put a longer runner on the second bolt to help with the drag over the bulge. Between the fourth bolt and the top is the horizontal and then the top.

Protection 

4 bolts and pro to 2" for horizontal and anchor.


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By C Miller
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Feb 18, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

A 1" piece in the slanting crack will ease your mind before clipping the 1st bolt.