This is the wide-open, high-desert area, east of Mono Lake and north of the Glass Mountains. There are two areas found here that are not actually at the summit itself: Granite Basin and Dexter Canyon.
From 395, take Highway 120, east To these areas.
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Hair Raiser Buttress 5.9 R CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : South Face
This East Side classic was first climbed by Vern Clevenger and Tom Higgins in 1975. It was climbed in the traditional runout style. Alan Hirahara added bolts to this route, but it is rumored that they have been chopped.P1: From the base of the cliff, climb scary moves off some blocks and onto this beautiful slab. 115' leads to a two-bolt belay.P2: A 5.8 pitch continues to another two-bolt belay.P3: One more 5.9 pitch leads to another two-bolt anchor.To descend, either rappel or walk off to the l...[more] Browse More Classics in CA