East Buttress Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThis is the smaller cliff located out right (east) of the main Ophir Wall. This is home to a few good single pitch routes. It is west-facing, so it is cooler early and sunnier later in the day.
Per perrotr Perrot: the Lower East Buttress is a series of cliffs located east of the Ophir main wall, directly behind the Ophir post office. It has the shortest approach of all the Ophir cliffs. The cliffs are mostly south- and southwest- facing, and they receive sun throughout the day except for late November through mid-January.
The routes at the base are a variety of sport, trad, and mixed routes. The upper tier (2nd pitch ledge) is the Jungle Gym, and it is home to a number of sport routes in the 5.11-5.13 range. Further up the screefield to the east is "The Bush" gully - home to a number of sport, trad, and mixed climbs. The Bush (5.7) is a recognizable crack system on the right hand side of a the gully.
Getting ThereFrom the Ophir Wall parking area, enter the boulderfields below the wall and traverse to the far right staying relatively low. It takes approximately 15 minutes.
Per perrotr Perrot: park for Cracked Canyon. Drive 200 yards past the post office, and park on the right (south) side of the road at a pulloff. Instead of hiking straight up the screefield to Cracked Canyon, walk back towards the post office for 50+ yards, and there is a faint trail through the woods up to the screefield.
Classic Climbing Routes at East Buttress
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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