Boc No Buttress

2 Stars
 E5 6a

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An exciting climb with just enough protection. Climb The Asp to the good runners then make a difficult hand-traverse (easier for lanky types) to the arete, along a poor set of pockets. Continue boldly up the arete, past one good runner. The direct start, 6c, is an astounding leap with a high side runner.
FA. Steve Bancroft 1979. FA. (direct) John Allen 1990

USER COMMENTS

There is a crucial and very good pocket that cannot be seen from the ground. Knowing where this is makes a big difference!!!!
The rock 4 placement is far left of the arete ledge and has to be placed almost blind !!!
The top move is about 5c, but OK.
MarcOOOO - 08/Apr/03

That should read :

The rock placement is far RIGHT of the hand ledge.
MarcOOOO - 09/Apr/03

This is definatly 6b and maybe soft E5. You'd come close to the ground if you fluffed the arete move.

Great route though
Adam Lincoln - 10/Oct/04

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  • Route Grade Votings

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