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Northwest Buttress Direct - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.67/5 Average Rating : 3.67 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 6
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (9)
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R rated for lead. No pro from about 10' before the crux section which is sustained.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.33/5
  Rock Quality 3.33/5
  Scenery 3.33/5
  Fun Factor 3.67/5

Description:

Same start as Northwest Buttress (2' right of corner) A little more dicey at the crux than the standard route. Instead of going to the right over the chimney, go directly to the top though the slightly overhanging bulge. The arete is off, as is climbing too far right. Start 4' to the right of the corner for a variation with more difficulty at the beginning.

Submitted by: dredsovrn on 2004-09-12
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Route ID: 38969

9 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: Hotoven on 2010-07-30 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Great feeling

Super fun, feels like your getting pulled off at the bulge. Very fun.

Added: 2010-08-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: orangekyak on 2010-08-07 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars TR fun

Nice moves over the bulge

Added: 2010-08-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: Fire49EMT on 2008-09-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Very nice climb into the chimney

Very nice and smooth climbing the crack, up into the chimney, and then going left to the finisher.

Added: 2008-09-02

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: rokshoxbkr19 on 2004-09-12 (View Climbing Log)

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Witnessed by: dredsovrn
Added: 2004-09-12

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Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: joel_gibbel on 2004-08-03 (View Climbing Log)

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Added: 2004-08-03

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