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Unimpeachable Groping S 

Ginger Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Location: 36.11388, -115.49185 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: George Bell on Feb 18, 2004

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This is the triangular buttress left of Cloud Tower. It does not really have a distictive summit but merges into the main wall above.

Getting There 

Follow the Approach most of the way to Cloud Tower. Before you get on the approach ramp that swings right, you will see the Ginger Buttress above you at the top of an alcove. Stay on the trail as long as possible to avoid nasty bushwhacking. At the last moment, cut left under the buttress and head up the drainage of the alcove to the base of Ginger Buttress.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Ginger Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ginger Buttress:
Ginger Cracks   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 7 pitches, 900'   
Unimpeachable Groping   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 7 pitches, 760'   
Power Failure   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 450'   
Cayenne corners   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Grade III   
All You Can Eat   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Pat on an onsight of the Unimpeachable(pitch 4)

Unimpeachable Groping 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  NV : Red Rock : ... : Ginger Buttress
An absolutely fabulous route destined for "classic" status. Originally done in seven pitches of excellent steep 5.10 face climbing. The route was later continued a few pitches higher by the late Zack Martin. Zack passed on before I could get any information about his extension, so I will only include the first seven pitches in this description. And hope that somebody will fill in the rest.The route starts halfway between Ginger Cracks and Power Failure. Find the only big tree in sight and scurry...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By Anthony Anagnostou
From: nyc
Nov 16, 2007
a few years ago i put some approach beta together. there are great guidebooks out now, but just in case you're bored:

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