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Description 

Nice white granite crag shortly before the South Lake dam. Cracks and a few new face routes above a small aspen forest on the southeast facing slope opposite the road.

Getting There 

See the Marty Lewis guide or the old '88 eastside guide.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.2 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['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 Wild Rose Buttress:
Blackwater   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Wild Rose Buttress
Darshan near the end of the second pitch.

Wild Rose 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Wild Rose Buttress
This is the best climb on the cliff. It is sustained and varied with excellent rock and movement. Extend some pieces to avoid rope drag.Start at a giant flake thing that is protruding from the wall. I climbed the right side of it, but it might also be possible to start on the left. Climb the crack through a series of bulges to reach the final arching splitter. This section has great position as the cliff drops away just a few feet below you. Don't get tunnel vision here and look around for other...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Over & Out at Wild Rose Buttress.
Over & Out at Wild Rose Buttress.
Wild Rose Buttress near South Lake, above Bishop. ...
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Overview of the Wild Rose Buttress as viewed from ...
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By Bryan G
From: San Jose
Aug 27, 2011
It should be mentioned that this is called Wild Rose Buttress because of the many wild (and thorny!) rose bushes that guard the base. They are mostly on the left side of the formation, which is also where most of the climbs are. It looked like they were at one point trimmed back, but have since regrown.

I suppose making your rappel into a thicket of rose bushes lends a certain amount of 'character' to the place.