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South Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Gunkswest on Jul 4, 2012

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The southern buttress has a larger left-hand (southern) section and a smaller right-hand (northern) section. Routes will be described from left (toward Bridgeport) to right (north).

Getting There 

See the introduction page for driving directions to this crag. The approach from Highway 395 takes only a couple of minutes.

Climbing Season

For the Sierra Eastside area.

Weather station 13.9 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking northwest at the South Buttress. The arêt...

Walker Texas Ranger 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : South Buttress
The left (south) aspect of the South Buttress has a pretty loose base of scree. Wade about 30 feet up the left side of the buttress on the loose scree to reach a niche. Climb up and right (toward the road) out of the niche along a flake (small cams) to a stance. Climb up the arête above past two bolts to a communal anchor. Rappel with one rope....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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