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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Ghostrider 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Whitney Portal Buttress
Great route -- well-protected face cruxes and some wild, varied trad climbing on pitches 1-3, transitioning abruptly to sport-bolted knob pulling for the next 5 pitches. You can leave your packs in the bowl atop P4 if you plan to rap the route, since you will pass by here on the way down and won't need the gear after this point.P1: tunnel through a bizarre chimney to a two-bolt belay, 5.9. P2: tightly bolted face climbing (5.10c) to a wide crack (5.10a).P3: wild, airy underclings protected with...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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