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Parisian Buttress

California > Sierra Eastside > Lone Pine Area > Whitney Portal
Access Issue: Portal Road Closure Details

Description

This newly climbed formation (May, 2011), is host to over 1,000 feet of quality adventure climbing. While the quality of the rock varies from poor to great, the climbing itself is excellent. Many new route potential on this formation.

Getting There

Follow the Meysan Lakes trail for a little over a mile and find the obvious tooth of rock to your right. Leave the trail and your pack at the toe of the buttress.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 4
Arc de Triomphe
Trad 9 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 1
Unknown Face Climb to Nowhere
Sport 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Arc de Triomphe
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad 9 pitches
Unknown Face Climb to Nowhere
 1
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 4 pitches

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View of Parisian Buttress from high up on the Meysen Lakes trail
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View of parisian buttress from the south
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View from Meysen Lakes trail of upper Arc
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Erik Anderson
Ventura, CA
[Hide Comment] Noted pitons and old bolts/hangers up hill of Arc de Triomphe when we explored the Parisian Butress back in 2007. Looked like 1970s era hardware. Anyone know the history of the other routes on this formation? May 24, 2014
Reed Harvey
Portland, OR
[Hide Comment] Yeah, I noticed those, too. One of my great regrets when leaving the Eastside was not removing some fixed lines I had uphill from Arc. Next time I'm down there I'll have to go take care of those. If anyone is interested in an insanely hard, perfectly splitter crack that goes for three pitches, it has anchors and is sweet. May 25, 2014