Unknown climber on the East Bluff, April 18, 2009....
Brinton's Buttress could be considered the crown jewel of the East Rampart. The buttress contains many high-quality climbs and is perhaps the most heavily visited formation on the East Bluff. Rubberman (5.13b), arguably the hardest climb at the Lake is located at the eastern end of the buttress, Brinton's Crack (5.6) is found on its southern face, and Berkeley (5.6) sits amongst other great climbs on the west face.
To find Brinton's Buttress hike up the CCC trail, turn left at The Monster and climb up rock steps through the talus field until you reach Pedestal Buttress. To access the top of Brinton's Buttress turn right and hike around the east end of the East Rampart wall. Turn back to the west and hike along the top of the cliff for 250 feet. To access the bottom of Brinton's Buttress turn left at Pedestal Buttress and hike on the climber's Trail for about 150 feet until you reach Brinton's Buttress.
Weather station 3.7 miles from here
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Berkeley 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Chicago 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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