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This newly climbed formation (May, 2011), is host to over 1,000 feet of quality adventure climbing. While the quality of the rock varies from poor to great, the climbing itself is excellent. Many new route potential on this formation.

Getting There 

Follow the Meysan Lakes trail for a little over a mile and find the obvious tooth of rock to your right. Leave the trail and your pack at the toe of the buttress.

Climbing Season

Weather station 14.9 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Parisian Buttress:
Arc de Triomphe   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 9 pitches, 1200'   
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Arc de Triomphe 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Parisian Buttress
After two pitches of interesting dihedral climbing, start into the crux traverse pitch. From here, climb a squeeze chimney and continue to the top on beautiful knobs and cracks. The rock quality varies throughout the route, but is generally good but flakey....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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View of Parisian Buttress from high up on the Meys...
BETA PHOTO: View of Parisian Buttress from high up on the Meys...
View from Meysen Lakes trail of upper Arc
BETA PHOTO: View from Meysen Lakes trail of upper Arc
View of parisian buttress from the south
BETA PHOTO: View of parisian buttress from the south
Crack project
Crack project

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By Erik Anderson
From: Ventura, CA
May 24, 2014
Noted pitons and old bolts/hangers up hill of Arc de Triomphe when we explored the Parisian Butress back in 2007. Looked like 1970s era hardware. Anyone know the history of the other routes on this formation?
By Reed Harvey
May 25, 2014
Yeah, I noticed those, too. One of my great regrets when leaving the Eastside was not removing some fixed lines I had uphill from Arc. Next time I'm down there I'll have to go take care of those. If anyone is interested in an insanely hard, perfectly splitter crack that goes for three pitches, it has anchors and is sweet.