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E Buttress** III 3

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200m, 5 pitches. Start a little below the chock in Easter Gully, follow a rising shelf right for 30m until it finishes in a narrow gully. Climb the gully with an awkward start and then follow a rising ramp right. The route trends upwards to a through route behind a chock. Move right to a basin overlooking North Gully. Take the icy groove on the left of the basin, a good pitch, and follow this to the ridge. The summit is a short distance ahead. This route follows the line of the summer scramble until the basin, making use of the abundant turf. We decided to try the line because Evans' scrambling guidebook uses the word "grassy" eight times in describing it. We were surprised at the quality of the route and it deserves to get plenty of traffic, as it is climbable whenever the turf is frozen.
Ross McGibbon, David Bell 19/Dec/2010
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A quality buttress route, quite long.
crowberry gully - AltLd - 19/Dec/10 with Ross McGibbon

I was surprised at the quality of this route. Will go at any time the turf is properly frozen. Long and interesting - a nice discovery.
Ross McGibbon - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/10

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