Manure Pile Buttress (aka Ranger Rock) Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Yosemite Valley Overview - North - El Cap to Camp ...
Manure Pile Buttress (sort of an unfortunate name for a nice crag) is a fun 600 foot formation with some nice moderate routes. An easy approach and descent makes it quite popular with climbers and you'll likely have company if you climb here. The most popular route here is easily Nutcracker, a six-pitch fun-fest that starts on the center-right side.
Manure Pile is located just east of El Capitan, on the north side of the Valley. It has it's own parking lot and bear boxes now.
Weather station 2.3 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Manure Pile Buttress (aka Ranger Rock)
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Manure Pile Buttress (aka Ranger Rock):
After Six 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 5 pitches, 600'
Nutcracker 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 5 pitches, 500'
After Seven 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 115'
Jump for Joy 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
R Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Fecophilia 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
R Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Featured Route For Manure Pile Buttress (aka Ranger Rock)
Mouse King 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a California
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Less popular variation on Nutcracker, around 3rd pitch, great way to get past some crowds. This is more of a classic Yosemite sandbagged 5.9, much harder than the Nutcracker 5.9 Start Variation. Both variations can be linked on this climb. It's a great way for stronger climbers to avoid route congestion.Crux at the bolts on the first pitch. Need more traffic a little sandbagged slab moves but on par for a 1976 route....[more] Browse More Classics in California
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Looking down upon the first pitch
After my final climb in Yosemite: A free solo up A...
BETA PHOTO: Manure Pile Buttress with all 6 pitches of After S...
Ken Yager guiding on "After Six". Photo ...
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|Comments on Manure Pile Buttress (aka Ranger Rock)
By Mike Willig
Aug 14, 2006
The mosquitoes are VICIOUS at the base of this wall... BRING THE BUG SPRAY!!