Eagle Lake Buttress Rock Climbing
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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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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.
Jun 3, 2015
The scramble in took a quite a bit more than an hour and a half. Granted this was my first time off trail in the back country. I would allow a bit more time and start early in the day if you are not experienced in back country hiking. The green sling and biners were gone, so I left one of my own for the rap down. Please leave for the good of the order!
Sep 15, 2015
give yourself 2 hours for the approach. The rocky/brushy gully is a much better approach than the slabs.
The walk off is easy. downclimb past the small pillar to the notch, climb up a 8 foot rock flake to a sloped top out. It is easy and there is no need to rap the mountaineer's route.