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Shared By: saxfiend on Dec 16, 2006
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Description Suggest change

The Cereal Buttress is possibly the most popular spot at Rumbling Bald. It has a plentiful variety of routes, some multi-pitch; most are crack climbs, from moderate on up.

This area got its name back in the mid-70s, when pioneer Jeep Gaskin was scouting out the rock on a rainy day. Back home, he reported finding a "surreal buttress" and someone jokingly asked what kind of "cereal" it was. The name stuck.

Getting There Suggest change

From the parking lot, follow the rutted old jeep road up right about three-fourths of a mile to where it peters into a trail. Follow the trail past a boulderfield; at an obvious split, go left for the left end of Cereal Buttress or the Comatose Area; go right for the main Cereal Buttress and Cereal Wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cereal Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 432
Fruit Loops
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 73
Unknown 5.8 (splitter hand crack)
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 12
Sea Wolf
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 254
Granola
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 267
Frosted Flake
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 47
Doug Reed Solo
TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 69
Born Again
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 82
Breakfast of Champions
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 71
Capt Crunch
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 103
Whisky For Breakfast
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 178
Shredded Wheat
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 13
Inner Peace
Trad, Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 14
Mennonite Surf Party
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 4
Petrified Frog
Trad
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
 4
Green Eggs and Ham
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fruit Loops
 432
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Unknown 5.8 (splitter hand…
 73
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Sea Wolf
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad
Granola
 254
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Frosted Flake
 267
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Doug Reed Solo
 47
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Born Again
 69
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Breakfast of Champions
 82
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Capt Crunch
 71
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Whisky For Breakfast
 103
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Shredded Wheat
 178
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Inner Peace
 13
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad, Sport
Mennonite Surf Party
 14
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Petrified Frog
 4
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Green Eggs and Ham
 4
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13 Sport
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