All Locations > California > Sierra Eastside > Lone Pine Area > Whitney Portal > El Segundo Buttress
Avg: 3.4 from 43 votes
|Type:||Trad, 750 ft, 5 pitches|
|FA:||Fred Beckey and Mike Heath, March 1971, FFA Dean Hobbs, Will Crljenko, February 1977|
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|Shared By:||Bruce Willey on Jul 2, 2009|
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Portal Road Closure Details
Due to rockfall, duration unknown
DescriptionP-1 start at a left-leaning dihedral which gains a ledge. Negotiate some brush then head up a right-leaning layback, over a small roof (pretty stiff for .7) and to a tree belay stance, flake for anchor.
P-2 Climb up and right to an arete with nice jams and gear to a wild roof move (lieback) and another 20 or so feet to a belay.
P-3 Up and right to a stem/face. Crack comes and go and with it a little run-out. A welcome fixed piton and more moves leads to a bolted belay out right.
P-4 Follow fins up and right to a small bulge. (for some reason, someone put a bolt right where there's some good gear. Nice 3/4 placement) Follow up and right (more bolts?) to a belay at the bottom of a large flake. Fourth class leads to the summit.