The last pitch. Photo courtesy of Andrew Burr.
You wake up one morning, say this morning. It is going to be a fine, warm, Saturday in October as approaching storms threaten a major change. You want to climb somewhere away from the crowds that you feel may swarm the canyons today. Come to the Black Peeler
. From the top of my routes, I could see no less than 30 cars parked at the Gate. However, there were just my party and one other on the entire Peeler Buttress
The definitive Ruckman guide
divides the Peeler Buttress
into a South Face
and the southeast-facing Peeler Face
. This division is used here for convenience and familiarity.
Park approximately 1.85 miles up canyon at a white power plant (the Pentapitch Area
parking), cross the road, and hike west on the dirt road with a gate and "Absolutely No Trespassing" signs.
If this makes you nervous, skirt the signs by 50 feet and bushwhack up to the road.
Follow the dirt road to the point where it turns east at an eroded switchback and continue west on foot trails. These trails will get you to the routes in 15 minutes or so.
Weather station 3.5 miles from here
33 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
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Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Allen Sanderson
Jun 25, 2009
It should be noted that the Black Peeler Buttress and environs is on land owned by Perpetual Storage. The same respected for the property should be given by climbers as the adjacent private land (ie. the Gate Buttress and the LDS Church).