L to R R to L Alpha
Like all rocks in the Lover's Leap area, this rock is huge, and an awesome (mostly) trad rock containing over 25 multipitch routes. Climbing is, as usual, granite fun with excellent horizontal dikes everywhere.
Approach time: 5 - 10 minutes.
18 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lower Buttress:
Farce 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Surrealistic Pillar 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 270'
The Groove 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 475'
Surrealistic Pillar Direct 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Sinbad-Herbert 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 180'
Pillar of Society 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
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Surrealistic Pillar Direct 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Lower Buttress
This is a great starting pitch to Surrealistic Pillar. It can be easily TR'ed after leading the first 5.7 pitch to the right. Follow a right-facing dihedral with a large hand crack. A combination of stemming and jamming will lead to the crux. There are a couple fixed pins near the crux....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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