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BETA PHOTO: Whitney Portal, Premier Buttress

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This is the large buttress seen to the north above the campground.

Getting There 

To approach this crag, park at a dirt road on the north side of the Whitney Portal Road, across from Whitney Portal Campground. This is just before the Whitney Portal Road makes a switch back.
Follow this road to a corral, continue up to the crag.

Climbing Season

For the Whitney Portal area.

Weather station 14.5 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Premier Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Premier Buttress:
Premier Route 5.10c or 5.8 A0   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 520'   
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Phishing Opener 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Premier Buttress
Climb a left angling, left facing, arching dihedral to its end, then move up and right to the bolted anchor. The crux is in the vicinity of the protection bolt.It is possible to continue up and join "Climb Well and Live" if you want to get scared by clipping some small old bolts. Otherwise, rappel from here....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By outdooreric
From: Bishop, CA
Apr 8, 2007
The corral has been replaced by some kind of maintenance storage yard. There were some abandoned trash cans as well as some other various industrial refuse items strewn about; no corral however.

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