Elevation: 7,000 ft
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
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Description

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. It’s easy once you know the way, but be careful if you haven’t done it before – some people have gotten off route and taken bad falls.

Getting There

Scramble left from Lunch Rock to get to the base.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Maiden Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
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White Maiden's Walkway
Trad 6 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 14
Fool's Rush
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
The Illegitimate
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Zeno's Paradox
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
White Maiden's Walkway
 243
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 6 pitches
Fool's Rush
 14
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 6 pitches
The Illegitimate
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Zeno's Paradox
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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