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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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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'
Gangway 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
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Mean Streak 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b A1 R CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Whitney Portal Buttress
Mean Streak is a 10 pitch route up far the right margin of the buttress. Great rock and a variety of stellar cracks and thin face climbing make this a worthy adventure for the experienced climber. Begin to right of the highest pine at base of wall, up right from Clouds route. Look up and left for 1st bolt leading to small roofs, three more bolts lead to a ledge (a bit runout). The route is named for the second pitch; a long left leaning, left facing corner with a dark streak running do...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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