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Beer Barrel Buttress 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Dave Fields and company, 1994
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Sep 14, 2001

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Faking difficulty by the super high, first bolt.

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Description 

Immediately right of 'The Ground Doesn't Lie' is a bolted line that starts off a block at 12 feet or so. Scramble up to the first clip and negotiate another adhered block on its right side. You can make a clip before standing up to run the nice 5.10 face above. The last couple of bolts are a bit spacey, but the climbing is secure, edgy, and chock full of good ledges for the feet.

I thought there were two "cruxes" one was getting established above the second bolt and another arose somewhere in the chocolate face below the anchor. A worthy problem to play on for the foot work, however, it is not very strenuous.

Note, over the years, this route has become quite rounded in places.

Protection 

Quickdraws and a rope.


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At the crux, great route with few bolts.
At the crux, great route with few bolts.

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By percious
From: Bear Creek, CO
Jun 18, 2012
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Spacey indeed. I would only head up this one if you are solid in the 10s. The final crux puts you in ledge-fall potential. This one is a bit easier with a longer draw at the crux.
By Robots and Dinosaurs
Nov 9, 2013

If you heavier than your belayer and take a solid fall above the third clip, you might hit the pillar. So this might be best for people who are already good with the grade.