|Buttress of Cracks - Left Side
This route follows the second crack system to the right of the Captain Hook chimney. There is a crux jam move near the start, a 5.9 move 40 feet up, and and easy chimney above. The quality of the climbing is so-so. To descend, walk right to a tree and rappel 160' to the ground.
BETA PHOTO: Climb the double cracks to start.
|By Ryan Huetter|
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mar 23, 2007
Actually, going against what the above route description says, this route is pretty damn fun. You get a little bit of everything from stemming to liebacking to face climbing. Stay left of the wide wormhole chimney- either run it out or lean back in to place gear intermittently.
And there is now a 3 bolt rap station for both this climb and for Pass Time to the left of it.
|By Bill Olszewski|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 25, 2007
The crux is stellar but I thought the chimney was awkward and strenuous. Decent climb overall.
Mar 25, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Just before entering the wide chimney I went left and laybacked the flake on the left, much easier I think but run-out a bit.
|By Keith Leaman|
Aug 7, 2014
FYI ~ It was Pat Callis, Lee (not Larry) Harrell who did the FA in 1968. Paul Gleason and I followed as two teams of two. See my comment under Pass Time.