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Lower Buttresses

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L to R R to L Alpha
Branded S 
Branded Approach T 
Cut the Crap, get Real Sweetheart S 
Hidden Treasures S 
Queen's Chase S 
Shakin' the Tree S 
Sun Your Buns  S 

Lower Buttresses Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 5,300'
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 26, 2013
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Description 

The Lower Buttresses sits due south of the Upper Buttresses and is actually a large south-facing wall weathered and broken into a series of co-joined buttresses with free-standing summits. Numerous moderate routes exist in the area with most on high-quality rock. Recommended routes here include Branded (5.7), Popped the Cherry (5.8), Queen's Chase (5.9), Shakin' the Tree (5.10b) and Hidden Treasures (5.10b)

The individual pinnacles listed from left to right include:

A) The Mast
B) Redman Buttress
C) Rifleman Buttress
D) Rattlesnake Buttress
E) Virgin Buttress
F) Battlement Buttress
G) Donkey Dung Rocks
H) Hound Rock

Getting There 

Standard Rotten Rock Valley approach and then head south just past the Upper Buttresses. The approach takes 1-2 hours.

Climbing Season

For the Lake Arrowhead Area area.

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Buttresses

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Buttresses:
Hidden Treasures   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Featured Route For Lower Buttresses

Branded 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  California : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Lower Buttresses
Fun climbing up the attractive vertical plated face starting from the ledge Shakin' the Tree ends at. An optional piece of gear (2-2.5") can be placed midroute. Can be combined with Shakin' the Tree for a single long pitch if mindful of rope drag.The name is a result of the "branding" one of the first ascent party members got from a hot drill bit! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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