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Ascent Notes for: Bird Hunter Buttress - 5.9 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00/5

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2010-04-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Birdhunter Buttress

Good route with great partner, Michael D. from NY. Leisurely way up Rainbow really. You can combine the first three pitches with a 70m and a bit of easy simul climbing to a hidden anchor on the right wall of the chimney/off width. The 5th and 6th pitches were the only spicy ones really. Face climbing on moss covered weak edges. Well bolted where need be though. The 9th pitch was fantastic and the old bolts just need to be removed, no need for any bolts on this corner, tons of pro. The most enjoyable pitch in my opinion was the 10th-11th combo. Surprised more is not made of this pitch in the beta. Classic chimney, sweep out onto face. Loving that squeeze move. We did this whole route in six pitches. I ran the rope from the top of the 11th out left to the rap anchor on Brown Recluse. 10 raps with a 70m Very last (short) one is hidden, climbers left. Damn hard to find these raps in the dark if that would be your situation. Most anchors same color as the rock. We took eleven hrs car to car. 1.5 for the approach.

Added: 2010-04-04

Onsight Onsight ascent by: slhappy on 2004-05-10 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

excellent route. Not often traveled but worth it. recommended!!

Witnessed by: swiggum
Added: 2004-05-10

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