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Billboard Buttress

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Blow T 
Crack Alley 
Driving Limitations T 
Gait of Power T 
Gait of Power Traverse 
Knaug and Hyde T 
Red Beckey (aka The Rabbi) T 
Reverend, The T 
Sheet Bends T 
Slip Silly (aka Forgotten Crack) T 
Squat Rockets T 
We Dive At Dawn T 

Billboard Buttress  

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Elevation: 3,200'
Location: 34.0935, -116.1561 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 21, 2002


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Comfy belay spot for billboard buttress. makes up...


Billboard Buttress is the formation due south of Pixie Rock and is a popular meeting spot due to it's central location, message board and trash/recycling bins. Routes here have zero approach and run the gamut from easy cracks to runout face with something for everyone - except that parking spot you just missed.

Getting There 

Billboard Buttress is the obvious formation the road curves around as you first enter Indian Cove proper. The message board and trash/recycling bins are also a giveaway that you've arrived.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Billboard Buttress:
Crack Alley   V1-2 5     Boulder, 15'   
The Reverend   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Red Beckey (aka The Rabbi)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Blow   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad   
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By M.Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Oct 26, 2003
There's a new bolted line (3 bolts and a pin) about 30' left of We Dive at Dawn. Anyone know what it is? Todd?
By C Miller
Oct 26, 2003
The new route is called Blow (5.10+)
By M.Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Oct 26, 2003
Yes, that's it.
By Dave Daly
From: Del Mar, CA
Dec 3, 2007
What line is it that has a bolt that protects face moves before getting to a left leaning crack, just right of 'We Dive At Dawn'. 5.10+ moves??
By M.Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Dec 3, 2007
?Gait of Power? (5.10a/b).
By Dave Daly
From: Del Mar, CA
Dec 5, 2007
Thanks Mike!

Duh! It was right there on the topo.
By Bryan Davenport
From: 29palms
Mar 6, 2011
What is the line that sends through on the left corner of sheet bends? Also, I topped out on the short crack at the top. A fun one move wonder. Is it part of anything?
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