Mosaic of various points along the Buttress Slide. This slide is on the western side of Dix' SW buttress.
Slide as seen from the trail to Hunters Pass.
Debris field and initial wall as seen from up close.
Rich McKenna attacks the first pitch to a shelf before the going gets tough.
Kevin partway up an adjacent line near the bottom of the wall.
Rich exploring the missing section of the roof. There's no clean way up without protection and it took Rich about 15 minutes to descend to safety.
Cleaning the crack.
Rich still exploring.
Rich from the side...gives you an idea of the slope.
Rich descending along the southern dihedral.
Kevin looking up from a left leaning ramp. Notice the roof at the top.
Looking south under the roof.
Atop the roof, this massive knoll was cleaned by the slide.
Kevin walking up the rather tame center portion. New rock falls on Nippletop can be seen behind.
Upper 2 pitches from the midsection.
Kevin climbing a fracture between the steep runs of cleaner stone.
Looking down from the top of the fracture, at least 100' of climbing to the runs below.
Rich climbing ledges of clean stone.
Kevin climbing the crux of the slide, a clean sustained crack along another dihedral. The ramp offers good holds near the crack.
Kevin nearing the top.
Kevin working left from the top of the crack.
View south from the runs of stone atop the crack.
An idea of the slope at the top.
Just to clarify, the top is steep.
Rico climbing the last pitch to the recessed slab under the upper ledge.
Bushwhack to the top of the buttress.
Bushwhack conditions SSW from the buttress to the North Fork Slide drainage...fun in rock climbing shoes.