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Routes in Fifi Buttress

Center of the Universe T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Final Frontier, The T 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Make It So T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A4
Romulan Warbird T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Voyager T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Description

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

Getting There

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
 47
Center of the Universe
Trad 13 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 69
Voyager
Trad 7 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 13
Romulan Warbird
Trad 9 pitches
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 3
The Final Frontier
Trad 9 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Center of the Universe
 47
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 13 pitches
Voyager
 69
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 7 pitches
Romulan Warbird
 13
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad 9 pitches
The Final Frontier
 3
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Trad 9 pitches
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Natalie Nicole
San Francisco, CA
Natalie Nicole   San Francisco, CA
9/15/2018 There was some notable rockfall in the area around Final Frontier and Romulan Warbird. It looked like only a tree was impacted. Sep 17, 2018 · Temporary Report

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