This is the big buttress seen to the north above Whitney Portal parking lot.
Follow the Mt. Whitney Trail (Muir Trail) until it heads west. Head directly for the base of the rock.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Whitney Portal Buttress:
Tanager (aka "5.11 Crack") 5.10b Trad, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Nimbus 5.10c PG13 Trad, 3 pitches, 400 feet, Grade II
Ghostrider 5.10c Trad, Sport, 8 pitches, 800 feet, Grade IV
No Country For Old Men 5.10c Trad, 8 pitches, 900 feet, Grade III
Gangway 5.12a Trad, 4 pitches, 500 feet, Grade II
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Gangway 5.12a CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Whitney Portal Buttress
Gangway is a new route on the buttress established by Peter Croft with some help from Marty Lewis. I haven't climbed the route but since Marty e-mailed me this beta I thought I would share it with every one.The first pitch is, according to Marty, the best start option for Ghostrider. 4 new bolts and a little bit of gear. Wandering face on good rock to a ledge with a belay.Not shown on the topo is the fourth pitch, which has bolts and gear to a two bolt anchor.* Also goes at 5.11a AO if not up ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA