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Whitney Portal Buttress

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Beckey-Callis T 
Gangway T 
Ghostrider T,S 
Mean Streak T 
Nimbus T 
No Country For Old Men T 
Tanager (aka "5.11 Crack") T 
Trivial Pursuit T 

Whitney Portal Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,000'
Location: 36.59094, -118.24089 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Dec 10, 2006


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This is the big buttress seen to the north above Whitney Portal parking lot.

Getting There 

Follow the Mt. Whitney Trail (Muir Trail) until it heads west. Head directly for the base of the rock.

Climbing Season

Weather station 14.6 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Whitney Portal Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Whitney Portal Buttress:
Tanager (aka "5.11 Crack")   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Ghostrider   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 8 pitches, 800'   
No Country For Old Men   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 900'   
Nimbus   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Gangway   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Gangway (5.12a or 5.11A A0)

Gangway 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Whitney Portal Buttress
Gangway is a new route on the buttress established by Peter Croft with some help from Marty Lewis. I haven't climbed the route but since Marty e-mailed me this beta I thought I would share it with every one.The first pitch is, according to Marty, the best start option for Ghostrider. 4 new bolts and a little bit of gear. Wandering face on good rock to a ledge with a belay.Not shown on the topo is the fourth pitch, which has bolts and gear to a two bolt anchor.* Also goes at 5.11a AO if not up ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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