Elevation: 4,299 ft
GPS: 37.73, -119.623 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Osprey Overhang on Nov 27, 2009
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

Loggerhead Buttress is good year round. It receives winter sunshine in the morning and summer shade in the afternoon. It is a secluded area with little to no traffic. Expect little to no company while climbing here.

The quality of rock here is excellent. As with many areas of Yosemite expect old-school climbs mixed together with new sport routes. There is something for everyone at this buttress.

Tucker Tech didn't put many rappel chains in so bring extra slings to leave at the bolted anchors.

Getting There

Park at the picnic area 1.6 miles west of Camp 4. (Same as Manure Pile) Hike west +/-75 yards until a small climbers trail is reached. Follow this broken trail uphill to the toe of the buttress. The offwidth of Orange Juice Avenue is the first climb at the bottom of the buttress. Trend uphill along the eastern side of the base for the other climbs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Loggerhead Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Orange Juice Avenue
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Chow Chow Chow
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Simian Sex
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Orange Juice Avenue
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Chow Chow Chow
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Simian Sex
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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