Elevation: 3,945 ft
GPS: 34.666, -116.988 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: drjman on Mar 9, 2016
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Bighorn Buttress is the dome shaped crag high on the ridge of TLTTF. Some excellent routes with great views of New Jack City. The longer approach is greatly rewarded.
East facing and shady in the afternoon.

Getting There

From the kiosk, follow the trail past Bedrock Wall as it hugs the formation on your left. Follow the trail as it opens up to the upper valley. Look for the cairn that starts the zig-zagging trail that goes up to Bighorn Buttress.
Trail is on Google Maps

10 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bighorn Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
The Inevitable
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 22
Poaching Bighorns
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 23
Catalina
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Warthog
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
All I Can Grab
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
The Snake
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Legion of Evil
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Inevitable
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Poaching Bighorns
 22
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Catalina
 23
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Warthog
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
All I Can Grab
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
The Snake
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Legion of Evil
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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Sun & Shade

Routes Mostly Face: West
Sunny Roughly 8am to 3pm during high season
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Photos

There is a dead rattlesnake in the most interesting place here.. Looks like he got halfway a crack just right of Catalina. Perhaps he got stuck and gave up... so sad. Hard as a rock in may 2016 May 29, 2016
drjman  
Grae,
That poor little guy is the namesake for this route: mountainproject.com/v/the-s… May 30, 2016
Jordan... That is hilarious! ...and makes so much sense.

BTW, I was up there yesterday trying more of the *new* stuff... I noticed that there is a 7th bolted line to the right of The Snake ( that is to say, there are 2 lines right of the Snake, one would be Toxic Box, the other is a few from it) Any ideas? Jun 17, 2016
drjman  
The one to the right is new. Sam just put it up a month ago or so. I don't have or can't remember the info. Jun 17, 2016
ACassebeer
Mojave, CA
ACassebeer   Mojave, CA
I climbed the route farthest right this past spring. There was still dust from the drilling operation. It felt 5.11d to me and is quite fun for the area. Aug 29, 2016
edward hart
Lee Vining
edward hart   Lee Vining
Anyone have any info on the two long routes in the gully on the left of the wall mentioned in the picture? I couldn't find any info on here about them, and the guidebook didn't seem to have any either. Feb 12, 2017
drjman  
Sam Owings put those up in the last few months. They are in the mid 10s and well protected. Feb 12, 2017
edward hart
Lee Vining
edward hart   Lee Vining
Thanks drjman! My buddy and I climbed the left one yesterday and thought it felt like a solid 10. Well protected and was a lot of fun! Feb 13, 2017
drjman  
Edward, The route you climbed was The Inevitable
Aaron, that 11d route is called Circling Vultures Apr 10, 2017