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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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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

Shakin' the Tree 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  California : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Lower Buttresses
Starting from ground level and just left of a tree climb the thin and balancy vertical face to anchors on a ledge. Can be linked with Branded for one long pitch if mindful of rope drag....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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