|Observatory Buttress Direct Finish||V 5|
|180m. An excellent alternative finish to Observatory Buttress and other routes exiting onto the snow slope of the Girdle Traverse Ledge.
Start to L of the crest.
P1 - 60m. Trend leftwards up a series of grooves. Chamonix-style goulotte climbing.
P2 - 60m. Take the easiest line straight up, passing a series of tricky mixed rock steps until the angle falls back, and the snowy crest is gained.
P3 - 60m. Easy, but spectacularly positioned, climbing along the crest to the summit plateau. |
Photo: Lovely icy groove of Observatory Buttress Direct Finish. © stevef