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NW Buttress -

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quick, convenient alternative to the standard west face route for more adventurous types. From Williamson bowl, aim for the northernmost major gully on the west face. Climb this to the ridge (NW buttress) and follow the ridge towards the summit. Climb or skirt a few gendarmes on the way, eventually reaching the top of the standard west face gully. Walk to the true summit.

Submitted by: cdog on 2006-02-09
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Route ID: 74203

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: cdog on 2002-06-29 (View Climbing Log)

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a route I found by accident. Thought perhaps a first ascent, but alas, was climbed by Galen Rowell decades earlier!
I solo'd the NW buttress in the morning and was on top after a couple hours.
Crux was negotiating one of the gendarmes (easy, exposed 5th).
Descent down the standard west face gully is convenient for camps at Williamson bowl.

Added: 2002-06-29