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Elevation: 5,300 ft 1,615 m
GPS: 34.3067, -117.2281
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Shared By: C Miller on Jan 26, 2013
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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The Lower Buttresses sits due south of the Upper Buttresses and is actually a large south-facing wall weathered and broken into a series of co-joined buttresses with free-standing summits. Numerous moderate routes exist in the area with most on high-quality rock. Recommended routes here include Branded (5.7), Popped the Cherry (5.8), Queen's Chase (5.9), Shakin' the Tree (5.10b) and Hidden Treasures (5.10b)

The individual pinnacles listed from left to right include:

A) The Mast
B) Redman Buttress
C) Rifleman Buttress
D) Rattlesnake Buttress
E) Virgin Buttress
F) Battlement Buttress
G) Donkey Dung Rocks
H) Hound Rock

Getting There Suggest change

Standard Rotten Rock Valley approach and then head south just past the Upper Buttresses. The approach takes 1-2 hours.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lower Buttresses

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Queen's Chase
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Hidden Treasures
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Queen's Chase
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Hidden Treasures
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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