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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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Nick attempting the onsight of Tanager (5.10b), at...


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]

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: Mean Streak, Whitney Portal Buttress, Whitney Port...

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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Whitney Portal Buttress. Photo by Blitzo.
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