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Ginger Buttress  

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This is the triangular buttress left of Cloud Tower. It does not really have a distictive summit but merges into the main wall above.

Getting There 

Follow the Approach most of the way to Cloud Tower. Before you get on the approach ramp that swings right, you will see the Ginger Buttress above you at the top of an alcove. Stay on the trail as long as possible to avoid nasty bushwhacking. At the last moment, cut left under the buttress and head up the drainage of the alcove to the base of Ginger Buttress.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.9 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Ginger Buttress:
Ginger Cracks   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 7 pitches, 900'   
Power Failure   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 450'   
Unimpeachable Groping   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 7 pitches, 760'   
All You Can Eat   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   
Cayenne corners   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Grade III   
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Avoiding the wide crack on the first pitch

Ginger Cracks 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NV : Red Rock : ... : Ginger Buttress
I enjoyed this route as much as Crimson Chrysalis - it is more crack oriented, less crowded, but has some less than stellar rock on a few pitches. In the past year or so, bolted belays were added which changed the character of the route a bit. Now it is possible to do the best pitches and rap off. Personally I think the addition of bolted belays is a good thing, otherwise some of the belay locations would be awkward. The crux pitch now has an extra bolt (see description). I do not know the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By Anthony Anagnostou
From: nyc
Nov 16, 2007
a few years ago i put some approach beta together. there are great guidebooks out now, but just in case you're bored:

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