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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.
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Premier Route 5.10c or 5.8 A0 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 520'
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Premier Route 5.10c or 5.8 A0 5.10 6b 20 VII- 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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