Description

Long single-pitch routes (mostly bolted) on quartzite rock. So far not more than ten (as of 2017), most in the 5.10-11 range.

Two sectors: Tiger Wall (left side S-facing, mostly 11s) and Smooth Buttress (right side E-facing).

More details + photos see the 2014 print guidebook, Mammoth Area Rock Climbs (4th edition), by Marty Lewis (www.MaximusPress.com).

Getting There

Parking around GPS latitude longitude (N37.7694 W119.0963) on dirt road just north of gate in fence - (or perhaps could try 300 ft farther north).

. . Note that the northeast entrance of the dirt road (from the NorthShore Rd) is fairly rough, so better to enter at its SW end from the main June Lake Loop road).

. . A bit confusing is that there are two intersections of the NorthShore Rd with the main June Lake Loop road (rt 158). Also there are two intersections of the June Lake Loop road with the main highway rt 395.

Driving starting from rt 395 at the southern June Lake junction (N37.8126 W119.0536), where there is gas station and convenience store. Turn SW onto rt 158 June Lake Loop road. About 0.7 mile reach the first intersection for the NorthShore Rd. Do not take this turn, instead continue straight SW on the main road 2.25 miles, passing along June Lake, then through the village of June Lake, to reach the second intersection with North Shore Rd (on right). Again continue straight SW, but only a short ways, 0.25 mile. Turn Right (N) onto dirt road, about 200 ft see gate in fence on left. Find parking a bit farther.

Hiking approach: Different for each sector - (see instructions for sector "Smooth Buttress").
Photos in 2014 print guidebook by Marty Lewis are helpful.
. . . (We did not visit sector "Tiger Wall").
Time typical range 12-20 minutes - (guess a bit longer for "Tiger Wall").

3 Total Climbs

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kenr  
We visited Smooth Buttress in the afternoon. Pleasant bucolic setting. Solid rock. Good equipment.
Approach straightforward, would be better with more traffic. Getting back down to Parking was easy. Aug 10, 2018