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The Manta Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,087'
Location: 33.75805, -116.67999 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Joshua Reinig on Jun 23, 2016
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Jake Bingham on the summit of The Manta Buttress!!...

Description 

Named after the giant Manta Ray shaped roof, Perched high atop this majestic and very elaborate tower system of aretes, gullies and splitter cracks for days. 600+ feet in height, The Manta buttress is divided into two very distinct sectors, Manta Left & Manta Right. The overall seriousness of this formation has been intimidating to say the least and is ripe for adventure. Climb/pioneer at your own risk!!!
At the time of this posting Two major routes have been forged, (Rain Shadow) which is The giant right facing corner going up ML and (Meddle) which is the beautiful large pallet of discontinuous splitters running to the top of MR!!!

Getting There 

Next Giant Buttress/Tower system past Medicine Man as you wonder your way up along the base of the WOE.

Climbing Season

For the Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks area.

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Meddle 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  California : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : The Manta Buttress
Meddle is named after the Pink Floyd album in honor of it's longest song "ECHOS". Coined for the Manta Buttress's location on "The wall of Echoes". As of this posting, it may be the longest route on this formation. The rock quality is incredible, but as always in this area be mindful of rock fall. The first three pitches are 180'-200' each...Rope drag can be...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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