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This prominent buttress, towers at the south end of a long ridge about a mile west of Eagle Lake.
To reach the buttress, cross the outlet at Eagle Lake and follow a ravine to a ridge that leads to the base.
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Eagle Route 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a Trad
East Ridge Route 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad
Orange Book 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad
Orange Sunshine 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 260'
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Wind Tree 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Eagle Lake Buttress
High on the buttress stands a lone, wind-blown juniper. This is the Wind Tree. This route climbs an obvious left-leaning crack system to the tree.Third class up to a ledge, 40' off the ground.Climb to a small ledge where two cracks form a prominent "V". Take the left to a belay ledge.Climb a steep section, then follow an arch until a vegetated dihedral is almost reached. Move right on knobs to a crack. At it's top climb up and right to the tree. Traverse right and head up cracks to the summit....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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