Array ( [0] => 105708955 [1] => 105708959 [2] => 105798288 [3] => 106064825 [4] => 105907296 [5] => 107135652 ) Rock Climbing Routes & Photos in Three Hour Buttress, Sierra Eastside
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Three Hour Buttress

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Three Hour Buttress Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,400'
Location: 37.3759, -118.681 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: rickziegler on May 13, 2011
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Third pitch of Three Hour Arete (5.10c)

Description 

Mixed gear and bolted climbing on great Pine Creek granite, 10 minutes from the car. Three Hour Arete is THE climb to do here, with an excellent variation/addition on the fourth pitch. StrikeSlip makes a good warm up/cool down.

Morning sun. Afternoon shade. Best in winter, spring fall or late summer evenings.

Getting There 

Drive 9 miles north of Bishop on Highway 395. Turn left on Pine Creek Road past Rovana and into Pine Creek canyon.

Park 0.6 miles past Pratt’s Crack Gully on Pine Creek Road, to where small a creek crosses road. Walk on old mining road, to use trail. Short Class 3 to base of cliff.
10 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the Pine Creek Canyon area.

Weather station 11.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Three Hour Buttress:
StrikeSlip   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 320'   
Three Hour Arete   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   
Hall Pass   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Scott on Hall Pass, this section is past the crux ...

Hall Pass 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Three Hour Buttress
This route is an alternative to the 4th pitch of The Three Hour Arete. Climb the first 3 pitches of Three Hour Arete, clip the first bolt of pitch 4, then continue traversing left to an exposed roof. Pull the crux (5.10d) and continue up fun sport granite sport climbing to the anchors of Three Hour Arete....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Three Hour Buttress Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Austin Archer drilling on lead, pitch 3 of Three H...
Austin Archer drilling on lead, pitch 3 of Three H...
Rock Climbing Photo: First time up the last pitch of Three Hour Arete.
First time up the last pitch of Three Hour Arete.
Rock Climbing Photo: Austin Archer on the crux move, pitch 4, Three Hou...
Austin Archer on the crux move, pitch 4, Three Hou...
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo
BETA PHOTO: Topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Map of Lamb Canyon area
BETA PHOTO: Map of Lamb Canyon area
Rock Climbing Photo: The 5.9 mixed start of Three Hour Buttress.  The 2...
The 5.9 mixed start of Three Hour Buttress. The 2...
Rock Climbing Photo: Traversing start to Hall Pass (5.10d).
Traversing start to Hall Pass (5.10d).

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By Jason Chinchen
From: Bend, Oregon
May 15, 2011
Checked it out the other day. Looking forward to getting on it!
By BAd
Oct 26, 2016
Anyone know about the new two-pitch route just to the left at the base? Bolted slab to nice looking corner? Looking forward to checking it out.
By rickziegler
May 24, 2017
@BAd I think you are referring to "Three Minute Man." I've added it to this page now. It's worth doing!

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