Eagle Lake Buttress
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|Submitted By: ||Blitzo on Sep 18, 2006|
Eagle Lake Buttress. Photo by Blitzo.
This prominent buttress, towers at the south end of a long ridge about a mile west of Eagle Lake.
Good rock and excellent views make this a fine place to climb.
[Note: Some parties that summit with ample time and energy report enjoying the ridge traverse uphill from the top of Eagle Lake Buttress proper.]
To reach the buttress, cross the outlet at Eagle Lake and follow a ravine to a ridge that leads to the base.
The approach takes about 1.5 hours.
Weather station 8.0 miles from here
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This great route climbs a buttress to the left of "Orange Book".Start at a big juniper. Climb crack, chimney and gully to a belay.Climb a 5.9 crack up the right-side of an overhang. Climb left to a wide crack and past the lip of the overhang andfollow a thin crack. Move left to a small ledge on an arete.Low angle climbing leads to the "East Ridge"....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Latest Regional Forum Messages
The buttress sits way up there.
Jul 27, 2013
Climbed this via Eagle Route a few weeks ago. Really cool alpine adventure, despite the low climbing/hiking ratio. Reminded me of Cathedral in Tuolumne, though with a longer and harder hike and shorter climb. I left some green webbing slung around a block and a hanger (both brand new) for the rap off the summit to the slabby descent.
By Will Gilkison
From: Wheatland, CA
Aug 25, 2013
We used your gear to rap down after summiting via the East Ridge Route, it's still in good shape, although no longer green.