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Commissioner Buttress - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Standard Trad rack: Nuts and cams to 3".
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.50/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

This route starts a few hundred feet right of After 5, which is a few hundred feet right of The Nutcracker. This 400 ft. Buttress is situated on the S.E. side of Manure Pile Buttress (Ranger Rock). In the obvious corner of Commissioner Buttress, 100 ft. above the ground, sits a large pine tree. Scramble up talus to a point directly below the pine tree. Rope up and climb a chimney which pinches down to an overhanging dihedral. Climb jamcracks and easier face climbing to a belay ledge at the base of a flake system. Follow these flakes up and left to the pine tree. Jam your way up two beautiful 2 to 3 parallel cracks to a roof, move left around the roof, and follow a squeeze chimney to the top of the buttress. Move up and left around a corner, joining the last pitch of After 5, ending atop Manure Pile Buttress proper. This climb is Grade III, 5.9.

Submitted by: rcwallrat on 2005-04-23
Views: 928
Route ID: 65927

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: oberon92 on 2007-08-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2007-10-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: surfceo on 2007-10-20 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars OW

expect a lot of everything OW/finger locks/ hands and dress warm becase this thing is in the shade for most of the route. Worth doing compared to sitting in line on the nut cracker.

Added: 2007-10-20

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: rcwallrat on 1978-05-08 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Witnessed by: Don Fredrickson
Added: 1978-05-08