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Quick Silver (variation on Muir Buttress) 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Bradley White, Mike C. Robinson 5/2013
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: bradley white on May 8, 2013

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Top of Muir Buttress.

Description 

2/5 is Mike's assessment of the climb up the right of Muir Buttress. Climbed
to the trees onto the classic outcrop of several giant stacked blocks. Intimidated I stayed in the left facing corner until it becomes a hard short pillar with its small square top. Very nice feature. Above's the severe crux up the short lichen covered wall. Excellent on sight lead of this, Mike. We did Muir's second pitch to the old belay. We hadn't been here before.
There's ten feet over from the old belay the bolted belay.
The first pitch to Muir's is gone. The start now is (5-8).
In 2013 I belayed Ryan as he climbed sixty feet higher above right of the top bolted belay on Muir. I refer to it as Muir direct. I couldn't get up onto the hard severe roof and Ryan rappelled down and we rappelled.

Location 

Right front of Muir Buttress. Rappel at top of Buttress or continue. now there is a bolt with two old pin and new rope sling for a safer rappel.

Protection 

#1 smallest cam and a regular light rack with #3 cam size have a few in that size range. Tri cams #1/2-3 are useful.


Photos of Quick Silver (variation on Muir Buttress) Slideshow Add Photo
Square top belay
Square top belay
Mike Robinson
Mike Robinson
Another ledge
Another ledge
Mike and the trees
Mike and the trees
Mike putting gear after the twelve foot very liche...
Mike putting gear after the twelve foot very liche...
Base of the rock outcrop
Base of the rock outcrop
Muir Route is the orange line and Quick Silver is ...
BETA PHOTO: Muir Route is the orange line and Quick Silver is ...

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By Mike C. Robinson
From: Rumney, NH
May 8, 2013

Good outing with Bradley, the first pitch is descent and exciting, mostly 5.6/5.7 climbing with a 5.9ish top out.
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