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Bighorn Buttress

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Bighorn Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.66576, -116.98765 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: drjman on Mar 9, 2016
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BETA PHOTO: Bighorn Buttress. The gully to the left can be use...


Bighorn Buttress is the dome shaped crag high on the ridge of TLTTF. Some excellent routes with great views of New Jack City. The longer approach is greatly rewarded.
East facing and shady in the afternoon.

Getting There 

From the kiosk, follow the trail past Bedrock Wall as it hugs the formation on your left. Follow the trail as it opens up to the upper valley. Look for the cairn that starts the zig-zagging trail that goes up to Bighorn Buttress.
Trail is on Google Maps

Climbing Season

For the New Jack City area.

Weather station 16.3 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bighorn Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bighorn Buttress:
Poaching Bighorns   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Catalina   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Snake   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Legion of Evil   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Legion of Evil 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  California : High Desert : ... : Bighorn Buttress
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By G Halsne
May 29, 2016
There is a dead rattlesnake in the most interesting place here.. Looks like he got halfway a crack just right of Catalina. Perhaps he got stuck and gave up... so sad. Hard as a rock in may 2016
By drjman
May 30, 2016
That poor little guy is the namesake for this route:
By G Halsne
Jun 17, 2016
Jordan... That is hilarious! ...and makes so much sense.

BTW, I was up there yesterday trying more of the *new* stuff... I noticed that there is a 7th bolted line to the right of The Snake ( that is to say, there are 2 lines right of the Snake, one would be Toxic Box, the other is a few from it) Any ideas?
By drjman
Jun 17, 2016
The one to the right is new. Sam just put it up a month ago or so. I don't have or can't remember the info.
By ACassebeer
From: Mojave, CA
Aug 29, 2016
I climbed the route farthest right this past spring. There was still dust from the drilling operation. It felt 5.11d to me and is quite fun for the area.