Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Buttermilk Crags

Select Area...
Backside Crags 
Dune 
Jabba's Party Barge 
Owl, The 
Rump Rock 
Skin Diver 
Slab, The 
South Mount Klieforth 
Surveyor Rock 
Wrangler Rock 
Y Boulder, The 

Buttermilk Crags Rock Climbing 


Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 10,289
Administrators: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, John Robinson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 22, 2006
Forecast:
Tonight

56°
Wednesday

84° | 52°
Thursday

83° | 51°
Friday

81° | 47°
Saturday

76° | 49°
Sunday

75° | 48°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!
Mitch Musci at the Windy Wall

Description 

These are the crags on the hill to the north of the main bouldering area. The 'Frontside Crags' are closest to the Frontside parking. Here you will find Wrangler Rock, The Dune, Skin Diver, Wall of 21 Cracks and Surveyor Rock.

'Picnic Valley' is to the north of the top of the hill. The Owl, South Mt. Klieforth and The Slab are in this area.

The Windy Wall and other crags lie to the west.

Getting There 

The Frontside Crags are easily approached by the trail from Frontside parking or the old jeep trail.
Windy Wall and Wavelength Wall are best approached from Backside parking.

Climbing Season

For the Buttermilk Country area.

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

49 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',1],['5.8',7],['5.9',8],['5.10',24],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Buttermilk Crags

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Buttermilk Crags:
Cayenne Pepper   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 30'   Backside Crags : Windy Wall
Scoot   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   Backside Crags : Windy Wall
Miles From Nowhere   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Backside Crags : Windy Wall
Clean Sweep   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 30'   Backside Crags : Windy Wall
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Buttermilk Crags

Featured Route For Buttermilk Crags
Rock Climbing Photo: Tony at the crux - photo by Scott Nomi.

Poot 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Windy Wall
A tricky little number.Balancy and tenuous to the first bolt. Step left, balancy and tenuous to the second bolt, crux step left to good holds and the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Buttermilk Crags Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Doug Robinson posing in the same place as Smoke wh...
Doug Robinson posing in the same place as Smoke wh...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sierras from the top of the crags. Photo by Blitzo...
Sierras from the top of the crags. Photo by Blitzo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Buttermilk Crags. Photo by Blitzo.
Buttermilk Crags. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: White Mountains from near The Buttermilk Crags. Du...
White Mountains from near The Buttermilk Crags. Du...
Rock Climbing Photo: South Mt. Klieforth. Photo by Blitzo.
South Mt. Klieforth. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Wavelength area. Photo by Blitzo.
Wavelength area. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: The buttermilks
The buttermilks
Rock Climbing Photo: Windy Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Windy Wall. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Skin Diver-early morning. Photo by Blitzo.
Skin Diver-early morning. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Owl-West and South faces. Photo by Blitzo.
The Owl-West and South faces. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Picnic Valley. Photo by Blitzo.
Picnic Valley. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Crags sunrise. Photo by Blitzo.
Crags sunrise. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Buttermilk Crags. Photo by Blitzo.
Buttermilk Crags. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Y Boulder. Photo by Blitzo
Y Boulder. Photo by Blitzo

Comments on Buttermilk Crags Add Comment
Show which comments
By jessenichols
Nov 1, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: the owl
the owl

What route is this up the owl?

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!