|g. The Great Buttress
Three Buttresses (first pitch)
|Type: ||Trad, 1 pitch, 60'|
|Consensus: || YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV British: VD 3c [details]|
|FA: ||Joe Walsh and party, late 1940s.|
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|Submitted By: ||Larry S on Sep 1, 2011|
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BETA PHOTO: Three Buttress follows a left slanting crack/corne...
A blocky start leads to a left slanting crack capped by a roof which is bypassed on the right up to a ledge with a tree. The ledge is part of the cactus ledge but is so covered in Poison Ivy and Brush that you can't get across it. There are 2 more pitches, though they are rarely done.
This is the standard route. It traverses right as soon as a ledge can be reached on that side, by learning across and mantling onto it (or stepping wide if you're stretchier than I am). This traverse happens several moves below the roof, which is referred to in some guidebooks as "variation 1."
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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BETA PHOTO: Frank on pitch 1 of Three Buttresses.
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|By Larry S|
Sep 1, 2011
The webbing/rap rings were replaced on in August 2011. The old webbing/rings were missing.