|g. The Great Buttress
Three Buttresses (first pitch, variation 2)
BETA PHOTO: Three Buttress follows a left slanting crack/corne...
Climb to the open book about 8 feet above the trail, then follow it to below an overhang. Hand traverse right under the overhang (instead of mantling onto the lower ledge in the original version), and reach a cedar tree belay station.
Just left around the buttress from Tales From the Crypt is a little crack system that slants a bit left.
Protects easily with some small cams and medium nuts. With up to #1 camalot and you can back up the tree too. Webbing and rings are usually present on the tree.
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