(e) Maiden Buttress Rock Climbing
|GPS:||33.76, -116.684 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Roger Linfield on Feb 24, 2006|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Description [Suggest Change]
Maiden Buttress forms the left skyline, as seen from Lunch Rock. The longer routes finish on the gentle shoulder to the southwest of the summit. From here, the easiest way down is to scramble up to the summit, then (Class 2/3) southeast to the saddle, and then take the trail clockwise all the way around the rock. A quicker and shorter way is to descend the Friction Route. This starts just east of a large boulder at the upper end of the saddle, and goes down troughs and ledges until it reaches the ground. Its easy once you know the way, but be careful if you havent done it before some people have gotten off route and taken bad falls.
Getting There [Suggest Change]
Scramble left from Lunch Rock to get to the base.
Classic Climbing Routes at (e) Maiden Buttress
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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