Elevation: 8,367 ft
GPS: 36.5865, -118.24074
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Oct 23, 2006 · Updates
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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.

118 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
 81
Beckey Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Tanager (aka "5.11 Crack")
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Premier Route 5.10c or 5.8 A0
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 50
Ghostrider
Trad, Sport 8 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 15
Nimbus
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 27
No Country For Old Men
Trad 8 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 54
Bony Fingers
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Crystal Voyage
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 3
Bony Buttress
Trad 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
Gangway
Trad 4 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Schrodinger's Cat
Trad 3 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Tree Line
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Riptide
Trad
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
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
 81
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Tanager (aka "5.11 Crack") Whitney Portal Buttress
 26
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Premier Route 5.10c or 5.8 A0 Premier Buttress
 22
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Ghostrider Whitney Portal Buttress
 50
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport 8 pitches
Nimbus Whitney Portal Buttress
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
No Country For Old Men Whitney Portal Buttress
 27
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 8 pitches
Bony Fingers Whale
 54
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
Bony Buttress Whale
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad 2 pitches
Gangway Whitney Portal Buttress
 12
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
Tree Line Beach
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Riptide Beach, Right Side
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Green Gecko Candlelight Wall > Amphitheater
 6
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
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