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Manure Pile Buttress (aka Ranger Rock)

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Manure Pile Buttress (aka Ranger Rock) Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.7306, -119.619 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Jun 15, 2006
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.3 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',5],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in Manure Pile Buttress (aka Ranger Rock)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Manure Pile Buttress (aka Ranger Rock):
After Six   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   
After Seven   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Nutcracker   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   
C.S. Concerto   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Fecophilia   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Jump for Joy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Commissioner Buttress   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 450'   
Nutcracker 5.9 Start Variation   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Renus Wrinkle   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch   
Just Do-do It   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Haley's Comet   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
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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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Part of the Obama Father's Day helicopter para...
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Ken Yager guiding on "After Six". Photo ...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down upon the first pitch
Looking down upon the first pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: Manure Pile Buttress with all 6 pitches of After S...
BETA PHOTO: Manure Pile Buttress with all 6 pitches of After S...
Rock Climbing Photo: After my final climb in Yosemite: A free solo up A...
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!!

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