This large buttress of rock has a number of sport and trad routes on its north west face. The rock is generally good quality and with some time the climbs will clean up nicely.
From the parking lot hike up the hill for 100 yards. Trend rightwards and pass a camping spot and continue up the hill. You will soon pass by overhanging fins of rock. After these fins head rightwards between large boulders, and then continue heading up the hill. Soon the buttress will come into view. Hike directly towards the buttress. The bolted lines on the left should be fairly obvious.
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Domestic Bliss 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : First Wave Buttress
Start to the left of the hand crack.Climb up to the first bolt, and continue up the right facing groove until possible to move out left onto the slab. Continue up the slab with an interesting crux above the 5th bolt.Move left to reach the last bolt then directly up to the anchors. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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