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Mt. Kidd - NE Buttress: 9/5/2013

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  • Mt. Kidd - NE Buttress: 9/5/2013

    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.