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Pachyderm Buttress

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Junk On the Trunk S,TR 

Pachyderm Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,537'
Location: 40.77935, -122.00106 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Steve Weyand on Feb 2, 2015
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The Pachyderm Buttress is a south facing Butress that is right of The Pachyderm Wall AKA Sunshine Wall. It resembles a right side profile of an elephant. This Butress has much potential, but will require significant cleaning to establish any lines worth climbing.

Getting There 

Access The Pachyderm Buttress from the lower access trail off of Hwy 299. Once at the bottom of the Pachyderm Wall, follow the trail east toward the Butress.

Climbing Season

For the Burney Limestone (aka The Shredding) area.

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Pachyderm Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pachyderm Buttress:
Junk On the Trunk   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Pachyderm Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of Junk on the Trunk

Junk On the Trunk 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  California : Northeast California : ... : Pachyderm Buttress
This route begins at the base of what resembles an elephants trunk from the buttresses profile. Begin up some well protected initial slabby moves with good holds and plenty of friction and sharp limestone features. The crux is moving up and over a small roof by using a right side pull and and left foot high step and reaching blindly for a large right hand rail. There is a solid bolt under the roof and you can clip the bolt above the roof prior to making the move. Continue to move out right f...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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