Bouldering In The Buttermilks

Yosemite The Buttermilks

Added by George Bruce Wilson

Some of the best bouldering in the Eastern SierrasEasily accessible campingScenic 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.

Pack List

  • Camping Gear
  • Climbing Gear (bouldering)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Lots of Water
  • Friends
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Activities:

Camping, Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Rock Climbing

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Autumn, Winter

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Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Scenic
Wildlife

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9 months ago

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)

9 months ago

Added by George Bruce Wilson

I am a professional photographer/Film-maker based out of the beautiful state of Utah. I have always loved being able to create. From luxury furniture to adventure films. Creation is a huge passion of mine as well as the outdoors. Anytime I can't mix those two together, I am thrilled! You can find my work at ThreePeakFilms.com and in social media @threepeakfilms

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