Flying Buttress

Type: 
Rock
Reference: 
FB
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11616mYes
 Flying Buttress was destroyed in the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake. A superlative route. Climb the slab (no pro), shove something big up under the roof (#4 cam, #11 hex), then take a deep breath and ccc-commit yourself to the R-wards undercling (crux). Once over in the crack, relax, then bridge and jam to the top. Sustained, but has several rests and good pro.
Grade: 
16
Quality: 
3
Gone: 
1
Length: 
16m
Natural pro: 
0
UUID: 
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