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Northeast Buttress - 5.9 popular

Average Rating = 4.62/5 Average Rating : 4.62 out of 5
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Rock
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Nuts and Cams to 4 inches.
900
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.69/5
  Rock Quality 4.62/5
  Scenery 4.77/5
  Fun Factor 4.54/5

Description:

Physical climbing on an exposed route make the NorthEast Buttress a classic adventure. Harder than the East Buttress of El Cap but much easier then Steck Salathe. Folks who don't appreciate a little wrassling on their route will not like this one. Wear Kneepads!

Submitted by: ontherocks on 2006-07-05
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Route ID: 20456

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stevecurtis on 2013-07-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars really clean but

A really physical route. Although I've done the crucifix a number of times, I'd never done this. A much easier route, but probably more physically demanding. Plus, we did the 5.10 variation and found it easier than some of the 5.8 or 9 sections. Typical for an old yosemite route. 7.5 hours in 95 degree heat.

Added: 2013-07-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2011-05-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Yeah

I got my azz handed to me on this one. You will not believe how sustained it is after the 1st traverse. Makes the E Butt of El Cap look like The Grack. A lot of nice crack climbing but it is steep and polished granite that requires that much more endurance.

Added: 2011-05-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: alpenweg on 2010-10-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars physical and radical climbing pg13 and R at times

one of the harder routes i have done here in the valley
i was glad i brought a number 5 for the upper few pitches

loose rock and run outs, way above the last pitches
make sure u are versed on wide flaring stuff

lots of roofs and unorthodox body positioning

lots of slings are needed, double length 7 and single 5
minimum amount to bring

make sure that each person has a small pack
no big ones for this thing

we used a tag line to haul the packs up

make sure u bring a head lamp
i led the last chimney in the dark

i give it a pg13 and a R rating, not 5.9 but a 5.10
this route is not fun rather dangerous and burrrliiiiiieeeee

Added: 2010-10-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: rhei on 2006-07-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Stellar

Long day (13 hours). Pity the second carrying the pack up through the chimneys.

Added: 2010-01-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: retro67 on 2009-07-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Northeast Buttress '09

Climbed with John P. Lots of wide stuff. Wear long pants.

Added: 2009-08-01

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