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Manure Pile Buttress (aka Ranger Rock)

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Manure Pile Buttress (aka Ranger Rock) 


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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.


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 S 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   
Nutcracker   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   
After Seven   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad   
C.S. Concerto   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Jump for Joy   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Nutcracker 5.9 Start Variation   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Commissioner Buttress   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 450'   
Renus Wrinkle   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch   
Haley's Comet   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Just Do-do It   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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"Nutcracker"-1st pitch. <br />Photo by Blitzo.

Nutcracker 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Manure Pile Buttress (aka R...
Nutcracker is one of the most popular routes in Yosemite. Rarely can one hike to the climb and not find a number of parties on the route. Having said that, it's an excellent route, with clean cracks, good protection and fine climbing!P1) There are two possible starts. The original, starts up a sort of gully-crack system, heading for a belay above. A 5.9 variation goes up the cool-looking (but seriously slippery!) finger crack that angles right, then up.P2) Head up a sort of low-angle chimney-cra...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Ken Yager guiding on "After Six". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Ken Yager guiding on "After Six".
Photo by Blitzo.
Manure Pile Buttress with all 6 pitches of After Six visible in the center of the pic.  (P1 and After Seven mostly obscurred by the trees)
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By Mike Willig
Aug 14, 2006

The mosquitoes are VICIOUS at the base of this wall... BRING THE BUG SPRAY!!