Climbed the NE buttress of Kidd with Lyle and Sunny. As expected, it is quite a loose long rockies chose adventure. Yet another Select Alpine adventure climb that all of us are happy to tick off and not repeat.

A few things to add to Dougherty's description.

-The first pitch is quite loose and tricky to protect. We found the easiest line was just slightly left of ridge line and heading up a groove toward an obvious ledge/scoop below a steep wall. The wall is then circumvented around left via a loose chimney as described in the book.

-Overall the rock quality improves higher up, especially around the "white spot" but is never great.

-It would be a bitch to bail, so pick a good weather day.