All Locations > California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Pine Creek Canyon > Three Hour Buttress
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|Type:||Trad, Sport, 320 ft, 4 pitches|
|FA:||Rick Ziegler and Austin Archer|
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|Shared By:||rickziegler Ziegler on May 13, 2011|
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DescriptionStarts next to left facing corner, 15 feet right of The Three Hour Arete. Clean, bolt protected granite slab and edge climbing leads to a hand sized crack. Step left to a thin crack. Step left across an exposed slab, clip a bolt and pull devious 5.9 bulge to a bolted anchor.
P2 continues up a bolted slab, to finger crack. Continue up and right, to easy climbing in a blocky crack. Bolted belay left of the crack. (Can combine P1 and P2) A better variation clips the first two bolts on the slab, then heads up and slightly right to the bulge on Three Hour Arete. (5.8)
P3 starts up a lieback flake (gear). Step right, continue up to a bolted face crux series of moves to easier ground. Move left to a bolted belay (or continue up P4) 5.9
P4 From the sloping ledge, move up the steep, featured crack to a bolted anchor.
Gear: Doubles to #3 camalot. 5.8
Descent: 4 raps down the route with a single 70m OR 5 raps with a 60 m (first rap is a short rap to the top anchor of 3 Hour Arete)
LocationApproach: Park 0.6 miles past Pratts
0.6 miles up the road from 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.