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Buttermilk Stem Area  


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Elevation: 6,400'
Location: 37.32894, -118.57678 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, John Robinson, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: AWinters on Mar 29, 2008
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Vicken Hillis on an unnamed v0 on the Buttermilk S...

Description 

A handful of boulders located in the center of the Buttermilks Main hillside.

For a creative challenge try the unique classic Buttermilk Stem v1, and the funky sit-start at v4. If you feel like your footwork could use some honing, stroll downhill to Rowell Rock and get your slab on some good highballs. Or for a good pump hop on and run some laps on the Pothole Traverse v1 on the next boulder to the east.

Getting There 

Between the Cave Area and the Tut Boulder. (west of the Cave Area, east of the Tut Boulder)

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.5 miles from here

15 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',7],['V4-5',3],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Buttermilk Stem Area:
Buttermilk Gem   V1 5 R     Boulder, 28'   Rowell Rock
Buttermilk Stem   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Buttermilk Stem Boulder
Buttermilk Stem SDS   V4- 6B     Boulder, 15'   Buttermilk Stem Boulder
Black Dot   V5 6C     Boulder   Buttermilk Stem Boulder
Junior's Achievement   V8 7B     Boulder, 18'   Rowell Rock
Brian's Project   V8 7B     Boulder, 18'   Buttermilk Stem Boulder
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Brian's Project

Brian's Project V8 7B  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Buttermilk Stem Boulder
Sit/squat start far right on an ok left hand crimp and a miserable right hand incut. Paste your left foot on a good hold and work up the hanging arete via slopers and heel hooks. Once you get the good left hand pinch reset your feet and make a big move to the good sloper directly above your head. Top out from here on slopers to easy slab. Doing just the finishing moves of this problem deserves a V4 I think....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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