East Buttress 5.10c or 5.9 A0

 
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Middle Cathedral


Yosemite Valley, California USA


Trip Report
Climbing the East Buttress
Monday June 6, 2016 12:05pm
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jromma
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jromma is a climber from the bay area.

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fivethirty

Ice climber
CA
  Jun 6, 2016 - 02:11pm PT
Hey Joe didn't you climb the east buttress of el cap? I'm confused.

Nice TR/first post!

mike
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Jun 6, 2016 - 12:27pm PT
Excellent TR! I feel like I was back there. Thanks much.

John
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
  Jun 6, 2016 - 12:41pm PT
Nice! I need to go back and try the original way some time. I don't remember much of the route details, but I remember the walk-off more clearly. Cool spot, and I was glad to have hiking boots on that descent because a big rock rolled over my foot and hurt me but didn't break anything. Flip-flops or normal climbing shoes would have been ugly.
Ed H

Trad climber
Santa Rosa, CA
  Jun 6, 2016 - 12:51pm PT
Nice report - TFPU! Joe blasts on the ST scene with East Butt of Middle stoke! 10 hours car to car! Takes the 10a var!
jromma

Sport climber
CA
Author's Reply  Jun 6, 2016 - 03:15pm PT
Mike - I had a solid brain fart when I told you el cap earlier :D

Thanks for the stoke everyone! Happy to finally start contributing back some TRs - the TR section has been an endless source of inspiration for me for a long time :)
Larry Nelson

Social climber
  Jun 7, 2016 - 06:44am PT
Excellent TR at the link...good pics. TFPU
crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
  Jun 7, 2016 - 06:50am PT
Nice report and photos, Joe. Easy to get off route on any descent if you're not careful.
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
  Jun 7, 2016 - 11:48am PT
Love that route! Really nice TR with great, sweeping pics.
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Middle Cathedral - East Buttress 5.10c or 5.9 A0 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
East Buttress is one of the 50 Classic Climbs of North America
Photo: Chris McNamara
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