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BETA PHOTO: Whitney Portal, Premier Buttress
This is the large buttress seen to the north above the campground.
To approach this crag, park at a dirt road on the north side of the Whitney Portal Road, across from Whitney Portal Campground. This is just before the Whitney Portal Road makes a switch back.
Follow this road to a corral, continue up to the crag.
Weather station 14.5 miles from here
7 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Premier Route 5.10c or 5.8 A0 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Premier Buttress
The climbing only warrants two stars. Its all pretty easy, then out of nowhere is a single difficult slab move at the 5.10 bolted headwall. The single hard move can be French Freed at 5.8 A0. I give it an extra star for a combination of the FA team (Beckey deserves respect) and for the views you will encounter along the way.I was able to do this climb in three pitches with a 60-meter rope. The old topo shows it done in five, so any combination can be had. There are no fixed anchors until th...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: Premier Buttress, Whitney Portal Topo by Robs John...
From: Lyons, CO
Apr 8, 2007
The corral has been replaced by some kind of maintenance storage yard. There were some abandoned trash cans as well as some other various industrial refuse items strewn about; no corral however.