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Buzzard Guts - 5.8

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 23
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Trad)
A standard trad rack beefed up with some extra long runners and a good imagination will suffice
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12d
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Starts at the base of Anonymous Flake and ends at the top of Three Amigos. Climb up to the first bolt of AF and then head left generally maintaining that height until you eventually traverse past the single bolt on the unamed route right of Three Amigos and finish with the TA traverse and up the twin cracks to the top. The climbing is mostly 5.6 of easier with several spots of "spice" along the way.

Descent Options:

Walk off

Submitted by: cl1mber on 2008-12-01
Last Modified: 2011-04-14
Views: 1586
Route ID: 97232

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.15d
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: keegan540 on 2012-03-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Speed record!

Went back to Buzzard Guts with the intention of beating our old time of 2:45. We destroyed it! The record from a car to car trip now stands at 1:46:50. If you think you have what it takes we definitely could have some friendly competition here. Not that it would matter, no one can beat the Factor 2 team.

Added: 2012-03-12

  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: keegan540 on 2009-06-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars most epic route in VA!!!

Did this climb with Alan. I led odds, he did the evens. We got the route done in 3 hours so we beat the afternoon sun. Well worth the adventure. Not really a defined route, seemed like we linked the crux moves of each route along the way. Easy pro with some runouts. I'll probably never do another 700 foot traverse, but this one was fun. FACTOR 2 for life!!!

Added: 2009-06-07