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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 
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Whitney Portal Buttress 


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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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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


7 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['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]

The Classics

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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Featured Route For Whitney Portal Buttress
Pitch 3 of Ghostrider (5.10a)

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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