Wild Rose Buttress Rock Climbing
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Over & Out at Wild Rose Buttress.
Nice white granite crag shortly before the South Lake dam. Cracks and a few new face routes above a small aspen forest on the southeast facing slope opposite the road.
See the Marty Lewis guide or the old '88 eastside guide.
Climbing Season For the Bishop Area area.
Weather station 1.2 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Wild Rose 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CA
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This is the best climb on the cliff. It is sustained and varied with excellent rock and movement. Extend some pieces to avoid rope drag.Start at a giant flake thing that is protruding from the wall. I climbed the right side of it, but it might also be possible to start on the left. Climb the crack through a series of bulges to reach the final arching splitter. This section has great position as the cliff drops away just a few feet below you. Don't get tunnel vision here and look around for other...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: Overview of the Wild Rose Buttress as seen from So...
BETA PHOTO: Overview of the Wild Rose Buttress as viewed from ...
BETA PHOTO: Wild Rose Buttress near South Lake, above Bishop. ...
By Bryan G
Aug 27, 2011
It should be mentioned that this is called Wild Rose Buttress because of the many wild (and thorny!) rose bushes that guard the base. They are mostly on the left side of the formation, which is also where most of the climbs are. It looked like they were at one point trimmed back, but have since regrown.
I suppose making your rappel into a thicket of rose bushes lends a certain amount of 'character' to the place.