Elevation: 8,367 ft
GPS: 36.587, -118.241 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Oct 23, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

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
 74
Beckey Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Inknobvious Line
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
Tanager (aka "5.11 Crack")
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 21
Premier Route 5.10c or 5.8 A0
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 47
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
 25
No Country For Old Men
Trad 8 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 53
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
 74
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Inknobvious Line El Gaucho
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Tanager (aka "5.11 Crack") Whitney Portal Buttress
 23
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Premier Route 5.10c or 5.8 A0 Premier Buttress
 21
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Ghostrider Whitney Portal Buttress
 47
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
 25
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 8 pitches
Bony Fingers Whale
 53
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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