Elevation: 8,000 ft
GPS: 36.587, -118.241 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 141,723 total · 848/month
Shared By: Josh Janes on Oct 23, 2006 with improvements by Dale casler
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Portal Road Closure Details

Description

The Whitney Portal is home to many cragging routes as well as some longer, older Beckey routes. The sought-after climb is Bony Fingers, but there is supposedly quite a bit of development going on there in recent years. Unfortunately, comprehensive information is unavailable... I think.

Getting There

Take Whitney Portal Road west from the town of Lone Pine, past Alabama Hills, and up into the mountains until it dead ends at the trailhead for Mt. Whitney. Pretty simple.

104 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Whitney Portal

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A0
 5
Ummagumma
Trad, Aid
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 67
Beckey Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Tanager (aka "5.11 Crack")
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 18
Premier Route 5.10c or 5.8 A0
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 43
Ghostrider
Trad, Sport 8 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 13
Nimbus
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Sheltering Sky
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
No Country For Old Men
Trad 8 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
Mountaineers Route
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 47
Bony Fingers
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Crystal Voyage
Trad 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Gangway
Trad 4 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Schrodinger's Cat
Trad 3 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Riptide
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Green Gecko
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ummagumma Wrinkled Lady
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A0 Trad, Aid
Beckey Route El Segundo Buttress
 67
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Tanager (aka "5.11 Crack") Whitney Portal Buttress
 22
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Premier Route 5.10c or 5.8 A0 Premier Buttress
 18
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Ghostrider Whitney Portal Buttress
 43
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport 8 pitches
Nimbus Whitney Portal Buttress
 13
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Sheltering Sky Candlelight Buttress
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport 4 pitches
No Country For Old Men Whitney Portal Buttress
 22
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 8 pitches
Mountaineers Route Beach
 8
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Bony Fingers Whale
 47
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad 2 pitches
Crystal Voyage Beach, Right Side
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Gangway Whitney Portal Buttress
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
Schrodinger's Cat Beach, Right Side
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 3 pitches
Riptide Beach, Right Side
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Green Gecko Candlelight Wall
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
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