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Elevation: 5,326 ft
GPS: 37.71073, -119.65013
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Fifi Buttress is the large formation directly to the west of the leaning tower. It is home to a multitude of free and aid routes from seven to ten pitches in lenght. There are even some one to two pitch free routes at the base.

In the late fall and winter time this area gets all day shade. For a good part of the year it gets afternoon sun around 1:30 or 2pm similar to the Leaning Tower

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Park in the Bridalveil Falls parking lot. Hike out from the south side of the lot. (To the right of the bathrooms). Head into the trees staying right/west of the talus feild. You should pick up a climber trail fairly quickly. Follow this as it gains elevation and eventually joins with a stream bed. Follow the stream bed until you see a large boulder on the left. Take the right side of the stream bed up a hill and then cut back across the drainage to the base of the wall. There is a large ramp, mostly 3rd class that cuts across the wall. This will lead to The Vortex, Romuland Freebird, Final Frontier and other routes.

Approach takes about 45 mintues.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Fifi Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 162
Center of the Universe
Trad 13 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 20
Bird of Prey
Trad 7 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 229
Voyager
Trad 7 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
More Burly than Girly
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 48
Romulan Warbird
Trad 9 pitches
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 12
Dream Team
Trad 10 pitches
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 12
The Final Frontier
Trad 9 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Center of the Universe
 162
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad 13 pitches
Bird of Prey
 20
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 7 pitches
Voyager
 229
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 7 pitches
More Burly than Girly
 12
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Romulan Warbird
 48
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad 9 pitches
Dream Team
 12
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad 10 pitches
The Final Frontier
 12
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Trad 9 pitches
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