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Whitney Portal Buttress

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Beckey-Callis T 
Gangway T 
Ghostrider T,S 
Mean Streak T 
Nimbus T 
No Country For Old Men T 
Tanager (aka "5.11 Crack") T 

Whitney Portal Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 9,000'
Location: 36.59094, -118.24089 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Dec 10, 2006
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Early morning light on Whitney Portal Buttress, Wh...

Description 

This is the big buttress seen to the north above Whitney Portal parking lot.

Getting There 

Follow the Mt. Whitney Trail (Muir Trail) until it heads west. Head directly for the base of the rock.

Climbing Season



Weather station 14.6 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',6],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['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 Whitney Portal Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Whitney Portal Buttress:
Tanager (aka "5.11 Crack")   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Nimbus   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
No Country For Old Men   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 900'   
Ghostrider   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 8 pitches, 800'   
Mean Streak   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b A1 R     Trad, Aid, 10 pitches   
Gangway   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Nick attempting the onsight of Tanager (5.10b), at...

Tanager (aka "5.11 Crack") 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Whitney Portal Buttress
This is the right-leaning crack that is labeled "5.11 crack" in the Ghostrider topo posted on the Ghostrider page. I am not sure what it is actually called or who were the first ascentionists. In anycase, this is an awesome pitch and is only 5.10b or so. Very sustained and pumpy. Jam and layback the crack to the bolts....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Nick attempting the onsight of Tanager (5.10b), at...
Nick attempting the onsight of Tanager (5.10b), at...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Whitney Portal Buttress. Photo by Blitzo.
Whitney Portal Buttress. Photo by Blitzo.

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