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Crack of Noon Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 37.37442, -118.68139 View Map  Incorrect?
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Southeast facing crag in the upper reaches of Pine Creek Canyon. Excellent winter sun. Fun, short routes on good quality rock. Mix of trad and sport climbs.

See Crack of Noon Topo pic in the Photo section for a detailed overview.

Getting There 

Drive approx. a quarter mile past the Pratt's Crack turn-off on Pine Creek Rd. and park in a small dirt/gravel turn out on the Northwest side of the road. If you've reached the creek crossing (metal barriers), you've gone about a hundred yards too far. From the turn out follow a Southwest trending dirt road/path toward the sand dune ahead. Just before reaching the sand dune do a short scramble up and right toward a prominent, angular boulder with a slab behind it. Easy access, short approach (8-10 minutes).

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.4 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Crack of Noon Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Crack of Noon Buttress:
Rewritten   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 75'   
Stand Up and Deliver   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 110'   
Ripples Revisited   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 75'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The thin crux section of 'Rewritten'

Rewritten 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Crack of Noon Buttress
This is the prominent right facing dihedral in the center/right of the buttress. Climb up a slab past two bolts, then work up the dihedral past two more bolts to crack and lieback features. Finish just above a huge (somewhat precarious) block and mussy hook anchors.The crux is around the 4th bolt. It is possible to stem the dihedral or paste feet in the corner.Rumor has it that an old piton was found on the 'FA' thus 'Rewritten.'...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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