Buttress of Cracks - Left Side Rock Climbing
Tobin Sorenson cranking the crux of Insomnia, 1973...
The approach trail meets the rock very near the right side of the Buttress of Cracks. To access the left-hand portion walk left following a good trail along the base of the wall.
Weather station 1.8 miles from here
20 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Buttress of Cracks - Left Side
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Buttress of Cracks - Left Side:
The Hernia 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Frustration 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Arcy Farcy 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Insomnia 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Pirate 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
Featured Route For Buttress of Cracks - Left Side
The Pirate 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b CA
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This striking thin crack testpiece up a smooth 85 degree slab was originally done as an aid climb and just over a decade later freed, in 1978, by a 16 year old Tony Yaniro (wearing EB's) who went on to climb the Grand Illusion near Lake Tahoe the following year. The climb saw no repeats until sticky rubber-soled Fire's hit the U.S. market around 1982. Even in this era of big numbers this still is a challenging route that seldom sees a free ascent, especially on lead. Equinox at nearby Joshu...[more] Browse More Classics in CA