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This is the big buttress seen to the north above Whitney Portal parking lot.
Follow the Mt. Whitney Trail (Muir Trail) until it heads west. Head directly for the base of the rock.
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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'
Gangway 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
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Gangway 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Whitney Portal Buttress
Gangway is a new route on the buttress established by Peter Croft with some help from Marty Lewis. I haven't climbed the route but since Marty e-mailed me this beta I thought I would share it with every one.The first pitch is, according to Marty, the best start option for Ghostrider. 4 new bolts and a little bit of gear. Wandering face on good rock to a ledge with a belay.Not shown on the topo is the fourth pitch, which has bolts and gear to a two bolt anchor.* Also goes at 5.11a AO if not up ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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