Elevation: 6,000 ft
GPS: 33.77, -116.694 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 40,954 total · 370/month
Shared By: C Miller on Jun 11, 2011
Admins: C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

This portion of the wall is stacked with moderate cracks, thin runout faces, desperate cracks and a wild arete. Highlights here include Captain Hook (5.7), The Hernia (5.8), Double Exposure (5.10b A1 or 5.12a R), Insomnia (5.11b), Winter Solstice (5.11c), Walk the Plank (5.12a) and The Pirate (5.12d).

Getting There

The approach trail meets the rock very near the right side of the Buttress of Cracks. To access the left-hand portion walk left following a good trail along the base of the wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Buttress of Cracks - Left Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 171
The Hernia
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 61
Captain Hook
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 34
Sword of Damocles
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Aqualung
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 59
Frustration
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 28
Hernia - Direct Finish
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b A1
 9
Double Exposure
Trad, Aid
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 41
Arcy Farcy
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 80
Insomnia
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
 50
Winter Solstice
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
 23
Bacon Bits (aka Razor Games)
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Walk the Plank
Trad
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 32
The Pirate
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Hernia
 171
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Captain Hook
 61
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Sword of Damocles
 34
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Aqualung
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Frustration
 59
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Hernia - Direct Finish
 28
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Double Exposure
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b A1 Trad, Aid
Arcy Farcy
 41
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Insomnia
 80
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Winter Solstice
 50
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R Trad
Bacon Bits (aka Razor Games)
 23
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R Trad
Walk the Plank
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
The Pirate
 32
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad 2 pitches
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