Elevation: 9,165 ft
GPS: 36.546, -118.209 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Derek Field on Mar 8, 2019
Admins: Chris Owen, Lurker -, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Certain Peaks: Access limited from May to October every year Details

Description

Directly across from the imposing South Face of Lone Pine Peak stands a modest (far less imposing) 1,500-foot slab. It faces directly north and thus bears a coating of brightly-colored lichen that gives the slab a brilliant green hue. Currently there are a handful of moderate routes that are worth doing.

There has been very little in the way of documentation of climbing activity on this peak, save for an internet article (link: summitpost.org/jim-s-buttre…) and the odd personal communication that I've had with those who have established routes on the formation. Some known routes are intentionally not mentioned here. Beyond this, I understand that there may still be unpublished routes on this formation. If you know of one, please send me a friendly email about it.

Trigger warning: Try to remember that my motivation for posting this area does not extend beyond the normal, routine, innocuous intention to publish one's own routes (i.e. routes that my partners and I worked hard to establish) on an internet resource (i.e. Mountain Project) where others can access the information and have a chance to repeat the lines themselves. Keep calm and carry on.

Getting There

Approach: approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. From the Tuttle Creek trailhead, hike the main trail about 30-40 minutes up to the Ashram (stone house). Continue past the Ashram up the North Fork of Tuttle Creek, following a faint trail (cairns) on the south side of the drainage. About 20 minutes past the Ashram is a small seasonal creek that may or may not provide your last water fill-up. About 1 to 1.5 hours past the Ashram, the cairned path gets very close to the base of the slab. Routes can be identified at this point. Leave the trail when it seems like a good place to do so, and scramble directly up to the base of the slab.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tuttle Slab

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Solstice Buttress
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Solstice Buttress
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
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