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Manure Pile Buttress (aka Ranger Rock)

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L to R R to L Alpha
After Seven T 
After Six T 
C.S. Concerto T 
Commissioner Buttress T 
Fecophilia T 
Haley's Comet T 
Jump for Joy T,TR 
Just Do-do It T 
Nutcracker T 
Nutcracker 5.9 Start Variation T 
Renus Wrinkle T 

Manure Pile Buttress (aka Ranger Rock)  


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Location: 37.7306, -119.619 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Manure Pile Buttress with all 6 pitches of After S...

Description 

Manure Pile Buttress (sort of an unfortunate name for a nice crag) is a fun 600 foot formation with some nice moderate routes. An easy approach and descent makes it quite popular with climbers and you'll likely have company if you climb here. The most popular route here is easily Nutcracker, a six-pitch fun-fest that starts on the center-right side.

Getting There 

Manure Pile is located just east of El Capitan, on the north side of the Valley. It has it's own parking lot and bear boxes now.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.3 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',4],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Manure Pile Buttress (aka Ranger Rock):
After Six   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   
Nutcracker   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   
After Seven   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   
C.S. Concerto   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Jump for Joy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Nutcracker 5.9 Start Variation   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Commissioner Buttress   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 450'   
Renus Wrinkle   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch   
Haley's Comet   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Just Do-do It   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Marc just after the crux.

Nutcracker 5.9 Start Variation 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R...
Twenty feet to the right of the standard start for Nutcracker is a beautiful finger crack that ascends the blank wall to a tree (110'). After the tree ascend another 80 feet to join the original route at the start of the fourth pitch.The start of the variation takes you up 15 feet of an unprotected slab. Then sink a couple small cams and climb up the smooth 5.9 face. After 20 feet the climbing eases....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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BETA PHOTO: Manure Pile Buttress
Ken Yager guiding on "After Six". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Ken Yager guiding on "After Six".
Photo by Blitzo.
After my final climb in Yosemite: A free solo up After Seven in Dress clothes.
After my final climb in Yosemite: A free solo up A...

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By Mike Willig
Aug 14, 2006
The mosquitoes are VICIOUS at the base of this wall... BRING THE BUG SPRAY!!