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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.
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.
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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 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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