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Candlelight Buttress This is the smooth, dome-like buttress, seen on the south side of the canyon.
There are several black water streaks. There are two chimneys on the right side.
Most of the climbing is in the 5.10 range.

Getting There 

Follow the Meysan Lakes Trail for about one hundred yards, then follow a gully to the base.

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Candlelight Buttress:
Sheltering Sky   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 400'   
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The approximate first pitch of 'Sheltering Sky' in red and 'Gimme Shelter' in blue.

Sheltering Sky 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Candlelight Buttress
Fantastic four pitch face climb up a sea of sparkling white granite littered with Tuolumne-like knobs.Very well protected by most slab standards; even on 5.7, you only need to climb 15 feet or so between bolts. Great rock and great climbing throughout.Pitch one: traverse rightward for a handful of bolts until the bolt line heads up to the first anchor. At the second bolt, a variation called 'Gimme Shelter' goes straight up for 180 or so feet to the second anchor of Sheltering Sky. (60 ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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View looking south from halfway up the Candlelight Buttress.
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Candlelight Buttress. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
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Troy Mayr on the first pitch of "Sheltering Sky"
Troy Mayr on the first pitch of "Sheltering Sky"
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