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Routes in Three Hour Buttress

Hall Pass S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
StrikeSlip T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Three Hour Arete T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Three Minute Man T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Elevation: 7,400 ft
GPS: 37.376, -118.681 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Rick Ziegler on May 12, 2011
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Three Hour Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
StrikeSlip
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 49
Three Hour Arete
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 18
Hall Pass
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
StrikeSlip
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Three Hour Arete
 49
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Hall Pass
 18
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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Jason Chinchen
Bend, Oregon
Jason Chinchen   Bend, Oregon
Checked it out the other day. Looking forward to getting on it! May 15, 2011
BAd
BAd  
Anyone know about the new two-pitch route just to the left at the base? Bolted slab to nice looking corner? Looking forward to checking it out. Oct 26, 2016
@BAd I think you are referring to "Three Minute Man." I've added it to this page now. It's worth doing! May 24, 2017

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