Bouldering In The Buttermilks

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Added by George Bruce Wilson

Some of the best bouldering in the Eastern Sierras. Easily accessible camping. Scenic mountain views.

The Buttermilks is a historical climbing area that is home to some of the worlds most famous rock climbs. It is located at the base of the Eastern Sierras near Bishop, CA. In this region there are 3 main bouldering areas: The Happies, The Sads, and The Buttermilks.

The Buttermilks are massive granite boulders ranging up to 45' plus. This spot is like a proving ground for climbers. All of the greats have and continue to come here to climb the classics that have been put up and to add their own. This is a must visit for any rock climber! Please use Leave No Trace practices.

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Rock Climbing
Chillin
Camping
Photography
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
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Scenic
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One of my favorite places.

ahhhh

heaven?

rock climbing heaven

get yourself out of the gym and head over to this place. the boulders are endless! grippy rock, great friends, beautiful scenery. you can bring your furry friend with you too! we used to camp right next to the Get Carter boulder, but now you're supposed to only camp at the pit or stay in town at Hostel Ca. (highly recommend staying there during colder weather) Buy the guide book. You'll have a lot of projects :) Buttermilk classics that I have fun on: Iron Man Traverse (V4), Pope's Prow (V6), Birthday Direct (V3), Buttermilk Stem (V1)

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Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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