All Locations > California > Sierra Eastside > Lone Pine Area > Whitney Portal > Whitney Portal Buttress
Mean Streak [Suggest Change]
Avg: 4 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 10 pitches, Grade IV|
|FA:||Mark Uphus and Bill Cramer, July 1994|
|Page Views:||1,613 total · 12/month|
|Shared By:||BCramer on Feb 2, 2007|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Access Issue: Portal Road Closure Details
Due to rockfall, duration unknown
Description [Suggest Change]
Mean Streak is a 10 pitch route up far the right margin of the buttress. Great rock and a variety of stellar cracks and thin face climbing make this a worthy adventure for the experienced climber. Begin to right of the highest pine at base of wall, up right from Clouds route. Look up and left for 1st bolt leading to small roofs, three more bolts lead to a ledge (a bit runout). The route is named for the second pitch; a long left leaning, left facing corner with a dark streak running down through it (bolts on this pitch added by some wankers after we did the FA! The crack takes gear all the way). Route finding and a short aid pitch (hooks in holes) above this leads to a horizontal edge left to a steep, thin right facing crack. Traverse back right across a steep face (bolts)and and then up more cracks. At the top of the 7th pitch two options present themselves. The recommended route continues straight up the wall on steep looking cracks and face. The arete out right (look for bolt), while faster, is not much fun. Rap the route (two ropes) or walk off.
Protection [Suggest Change]
Decent standard rack should do. Draws, micro to large stoppers, smallest TCUs to #3 camalot, hooks for 5/16' holes.