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Whitney Portal Buttress

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Nick attempting the onsight of Tanager (5.10b), at...


This is the big buttress seen to the north above Whitney Portal parking lot.

Getting There 

Follow the Mt. Whitney Trail (Muir Trail) until it heads west. Head directly for the base of the rock.

6 Total Routes

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

The Classics

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 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Nimbus   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
No Country For Old Men   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 900'   
Ghostrider   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 8 pitches, 800'   
Gangway   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
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Nick attempting the onsight of Tanager (5.10b), at the base of Ghostrider.

Tanager (aka "5.11 Crack") 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Whitney Portal Buttress
This is the right-leaning crack that is labeled "5.11 crack" in the Ghostrider topo posted on the Ghostrider page. I am not sure what it is actually called or who were the first ascentionists. In anycase, this is an awesome pitch and is only 5.10b or so. Very sustained and pumpy. Jam and layback the crack to the bolts....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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