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Premier Buttress

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Premier Buttress  


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Location: 36.59138, -118.23394 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Dec 10, 2006
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Description 

This is the large buttress seen to the north above the campground.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 14.5 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',6],['5.11',1],['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 Premier Buttress:
Premier Route 5.10c or 5.8 A0   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 520'   
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This is what the start looks like.  You can see the 5.6 splitter between the trees.

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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Whitney Portal, Premier Buttress
BETA PHOTO: Whitney Portal, Premier Buttress
Premier Route 5.10c or 5.8 A0 - Pitches and Rappels Marked - The new bolts make the Rap line super sure.  It is a rope stretcher. Double 60's to get down.  Beware rope eating crack at the start of R3.
BETA PHOTO: Premier Route 5.10c or 5.8 A0 - Pitches and Rappel...

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By outdooreric
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.