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The First Buttress doesn't have very much quality climbing on it; only a few routes have been done here.
Take the climber's access trail to the water pipe; go right to the first crag.
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Flash Dihedral (Knapp Version) 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
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Flash Dihedral (Knapp Version) 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : First Buttress
This is the route Flash Dihedral as shown in the topo in Knapp's guidebook. I am not sure if this is the line referred to as an "obvious dihedral" in Rossiter's guide. See the other entry for Flash Dihedral for what is likely the 5.8+ done by Ament et al.Regardless, I really enjoyed this pitch. I liked it better than some of the other "classic" moderates on the Elephant Buttresses. It has clean rock, good fingerlocks, and solid gear. It's a worthy route and deserves its...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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