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The Flying Buttress

A prominent buttress west of The Amphitheater with two excellent, moderate, multi-pitch lines.

Approach from the base of the steep gully into The Amphitheater, look on the right for a faint trail marked with a cairn.  Hike west on this trail following switchbacks uphill to the base of the buttress.  Scramble east over broken ledges to a pine tree.

Routes are north-facing.  Ten-minute approach.
37. Hanging Gardens (5.6)
Gear: Quickdraws, small to medium stoppers.
Descent: Two double-rope rappels or a 200-foot rappel from the upper anchors.

38. Supersonic (5.9-) Gear: Quickdraws and small wires.
Descent: Same as #37.



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