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Buzzard's Breath - 5.7

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
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Rock (Toprope)
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On ledge to left of "Pee Break", top-rope rigged from three new bolted anchors, allowing two directions of hang: left and middle ones will hang the main face.
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 2.50/5
  Fun Factor 3.50/5

Description:

Commonly mis-identified, or missed. None of the photos labeled "Buzzard's Breath" are of this route. The start is to the right and around a corner from "Pee Break", between two deep wide cracks. The left side of that slightly sloping face is the usual line. The base is layers of deep ledges, with a blank area midway up. There are positive holds all the way, but some are a stretch and take some hunting. The dark ledge about 12' off the ground is hard, then move left and up. Overhang and face at top are not 5.7, cheat left again. Straight up is 5.8 to the ledge; the central flake finish is 5.10, the overhang to the right is more 5.8.

Submitted by: griv on 2007-11-28
Last Modified: 2012-03-28
Views: 1557
Route ID: 46628

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: MikeSaint on 2007-11-23 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Warm up

Not so bad of a top rope.

Added: 2007-11-28

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: gravity_sucks on 2007-09-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Buzzard's Breath

Nice

Added: 2007-10-26

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: Rmsyll on 2007-10-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars the real Buzzard's Breath route

I had to try more than once, with a barely avoided fall, and had to use a left heel-hook for my first time to get it. Nice ledge up there, fortunately. Being scared makes any climb feel like an accomplishment. Second time was easier, but it still scares me.

Added: 2007-10-10

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: chouinard16 on 2007-08-26 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars fun

fun

Added: 2007-08-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: chouinard16 on 2007-05-08 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Buzzard's Breath

too many spiders

Added: 2007-07-03

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