Elevation: 7,400 ft
GPS: 37.376, -118.681 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 12,100 total · 95/month
Shared By: Rick Ziegler on May 12, 2011
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

Mixed gear and bolted climbing on great Pine Creek granite, 10 minutes from the car. Three Hour Arete is THE climb to do here, with an excellent variation/addition on the fourth pitch. StrikeSlip makes a good warm up/cool down.

Morning sun. Afternoon shade. Best in winter, spring fall or late summer evenings.

Getting There

Drive 9 miles north of Bishop on Highway 395. Turn left on Pine Creek Road past Rovana and into Pine Creek canyon.

Park 0.6 miles past PrattÂ’s Crack Gully on Pine Creek Road, to where small a creek crosses road. Walk on old mining road, to use trail. Short Class 3 to base of cliff.
10 minutes.

5 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Three Hour Buttress

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 3
Double Stop
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 34
StrikeSlip
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 74
Three Hour Arete
Trad 4 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 28
Hall Pass
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Double Stop
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 2 pitches
StrikeSlip
 34
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Three Hour Arete
 74
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Hall Pass
 28
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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