Loggerhead Buttress Rock Climbing
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Loggerhead Buttress is good year round. It receives winter sunshine in the morning and summer shade in the afternoon. It is a secluded area with little to no traffic. Expect little to no company while climbing here.
The quality of rock here is excellent. As with many areas of Yosemite expect old-school climbs mixed together with new sport routes. There is something for everyone at this buttress.
Tucker Tech didn't put many rappel chains in so bring extra slings to leave at the bolted anchors.
Park at the picnic area 1.6 miles west of Camp 4. (Same as Manure Pile) Hike west +/-75 yards until a small climbers trail is reached. Follow this broken trail uphill to the toe of the buttress. The offwidth of Orange Juice Avenue is the first climb at the bottom of the buttress. Trend uphill along the eastern side of the base for the other climbs.
Weather station 2.5 miles from here
18 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Loggerhead Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Loggerhead Buttress:
Simian Sex 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
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Sow Sow Sow 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Loggerhead Buttress
This is a nice varied crack climb near the right end of Loggerhead Buttress. The crack system is easily identified with an alcove with a broken oak tree near the bottom. From the alcove there are two variations. We took the right variation which I believe is named "Brown Eyed Girl" (5.9), and follows enjoyable hand jams and easy offwidthing up double cracks and a groove. The left variation begins with some difficult and poorly protected stemming moves getting out of the alcove and then ascends a...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
By Austin Archer
From: Bishop, Ca.
Sep 14, 2013
There are some really good crack climbs around the left toe of the buttress. Corner shop 10d, Cutting corners 10b, and a really nice bolted arete up high that was scrubbed down to the last speck of dirt. All climbs by Brian "Mr. way".