All Locations > California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Pine Creek Canyon > Three Hour Buttress
Three Hour Arete
Avg: 3 from 42 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 300 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Austin Archer & Rick Ziegler|
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|Shared By:||rickziegler Ziegler on May 13, 2011|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionFour pitch climb with an easy approach. Pitch 1: left and below a bolt single bolt, then up a thin crack (5.9). Head up left to a 5.7 lieback corner. 30m pitch. 1 bolt + gear for belay (small + #2,#3) below small bush. Pitch 2: Start with 5.8 gear protected rightward traverse, then up a crack to a bolted bulge (5.9). 4 more bolts on the 5.8 arete lead to a bolted anchor. Pitch 3: 20m up the bolted arete (5.10a) to a bolted anchor. Pitch 4: Clip a bolt and commit to the crux mantle (5.10c), continue 30m up the bolted arete/face. (Alternately, continue left after the first bolt for the 5.10d, "Hall Pass" variation, leading to the same anchor)
LocationApproach: Park 0.6 miles past Pratts
0.6 miles past Pratt's Crack Gully on Pine Creek Road, to where small a creek crosses road.
Walk on old mining road, to use trail.
Short Class 3 to base of cliff.