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Elevation: 4,335 ft
GPS: 37.73059, -119.619
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Manure Pile Buttress (sort of an unfortunate name for a nice crag) is a fun 600 foot formation with some nice moderate routes. An easy approach and descent makes it quite popular with climbers and you'll likely have company if you climb here. The most popular route here is easily Nutcracker, a six-pitch fun-fest that starts on the center-right side.

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Manure Pile is located just east of El Capitan, on the north side of the Valley. It has it's own parking lot and bear boxes now.

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Location: 5. Manure Pile Buttress (aka Ranger Rock) Change
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Classic Climbing Routes at Manure Pile Buttress (aka Ranger Rock)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1,002
After Six
Trad 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 1,507
The Nutcracker Suite (aka Nutcra…
Trad 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 671
After Seven
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 150
C.S. Concerto
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 395
Nutcracker 5.9 Start Variation
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 62
Jump for Joy
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Mouse King
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Round The Clock
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 54
Commissioner Buttress
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 92
Haley's Comet
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 104
Just Do-do It
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 12
Renus Wrinkle
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Out To Lunch
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
After Six
 1,002
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
The Nutcracker Suite (aka N…
 1,507
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
After Seven
 671
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
C.S. Concerto
 150
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Nutcracker 5.9 Start Variation
 395
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Jump for Joy
 62
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, TR
Mouse King
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Round The Clock
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Commissioner Buttress
 54
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Haley's Comet
 92
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Just Do-do It
 104
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Renus Wrinkle
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad
Out To Lunch
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
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