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Parisian Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 10,000'
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Submitted By: Reed Harvey on Jul 12, 2011
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Description 

This newly climbed formation (May, 2011), is host to over 1,000 feet of quality adventure climbing. While the quality of the rock varies from poor to great, the climbing itself is excellent. Many new route potential on this formation.

Getting There 

Follow the Meysan Lakes trail for a little over a mile and find the obvious tooth of rock to your right. Leave the trail and your pack at the toe of the buttress.

Climbing Season

For the Whitney Portal area.

Weather station 14.9 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['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 Parisian Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Parisian Buttress:
Arc de Triomphe   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 9 pitches, 1200'   
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Featured Route For Parisian Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: view of first pitch belay

Arc de Triomphe 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Parisian Buttress
After two pitches of interesting dihedral climbing, start into the crux traverse pitch. From here, climb a squeeze chimney and continue to the top on beautiful knobs and cracks. The rock quality varies throughout the route, but is generally good but flakey....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Crack project
Crack project
Rock Climbing Photo: View of Parisian Buttress from high up on the Meys...
BETA PHOTO: View of Parisian Buttress from high up on the Meys...
Rock Climbing Photo: View of parisian buttress from the south
BETA PHOTO: View of parisian buttress from the south
Rock Climbing Photo: View from Meysen Lakes trail of upper Arc
BETA PHOTO: View from Meysen Lakes trail of upper Arc

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By Erik Anderson
From: Ventura, CA
May 24, 2014
Noted pitons and old bolts/hangers up hill of Arc de Triomphe when we explored the Parisian Butress back in 2007. Looked like 1970s era hardware. Anyone know the history of the other routes on this formation?
By Reed Harvey
May 25, 2014
Yeah, I noticed those, too. One of my great regrets when leaving the Eastside was not removing some fixed lines I had uphill from Arc. Next time I'm down there I'll have to go take care of those. If anyone is interested in an insanely hard, perfectly splitter crack that goes for three pitches, it has anchors and is sweet.

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