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First Wave Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,400'
Location: 37.5748, -118.5531 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, John Robinson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Jun 11, 2012
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Establishing the routes on the First Wave


This large buttress of rock has a number of sport and trad routes on its north west face. The rock is generally good quality and with some time the climbs will clean up nicely.

Typically the climbing is on well featured faces and slabs or in deep cracks at the sides of the faces.

Getting There 

From the parking lot hike up the hill for 100 yards. Trend rightwards and pass a camping spot and continue up the hill. You will soon pass by overhanging fins of rock. After these fins head rightwards between large boulders, and then continue heading up the hill. Soon the buttress will come into view. Hike directly towards the buttress. The bolted lines on the left should be fairly obvious.

Climbing Season

For the Mammoth Lakes Area area.

Weather station 17.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Getting established in the lieback crack after the...

Honeymoon's Over 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : First Wave Buttress
Start on the far left end of the buttress below the steep exfoliating face.With hands on a good small crimp make a hard sequence of moves up to a positive flake high on the right. With the flake at hand continue to the good hueco and the first bold.The opening moves are bouldery and the first bold fairly high so you may want to stick clip this bolt.Continue from the first bolt up the good lieback crack then up onto the hanging slab.Continue directly up the slab following the line of bolts all...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Enjoying a shakeout after the crux.
Enjoying a shakeout after the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bolting the new lines on the First Wave.
Bolting the new lines on the First Wave.
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown routes up to ring anchors on the First Wav...
BETA PHOTO: Unknown routes up to ring anchors on the First Wav...
Rock Climbing Photo: First Wave Buttress Left Topo
BETA PHOTO: First Wave Buttress Left Topo

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