Buttermilks

Climbs 500 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 1964m a.s.l – Faces all

Crag features
World-class bouldering venue with something for everyone. The quartz-monzonite rock is hard on the fingertips.

Access notes
No problems - see the Bishop Bouldering Guide for more info re wild camping etc

Guidebooks
Bishop Bouldering Guide (2010)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
 ---BUTTERMILKS MAIN---  
 BIRTHDAY BOULDERS  
3Birthday MantelV0 **14
4The Way DownV0 6
5Birthday Boulders #10 - UnnamedV3 1
6The Prow sit startV2 *22
7The Prow standing startV1 6
8Birthday LeftV0 ***30
9Birthday Left SDS into Birthday DirectV3 *1
10Birthday DirectV3 ***25
11Birthday SkylineV3 ***6
12Birthday Boulder #? - Birthday Boulder SDSVB 2
 THE LOAF  
14The Loaf #19 - UnnamedV0 2
15The RisingV4 **6
16Naan BreadV4 *4
17YeastV3 **1
18SheepherderV2 ***13
19Dough BoyV3 *2
 STAINED GLASS BOULDER  
21Stained GlassV10 ***1
 FIVE AND DIME BOULDERS  
23Five and Dime RightV0 *2
24Five and DimeV1 **6
25Five and Dime LeftV0 3
 BUN BOULDER  
27Bun Boulder #1 - UnnamedV0 1
28Bun Boulder #2 - UnnamedV0 1
 BIG WALL BOULDER  
30Big WallV1 * 
31Big MantelV4 * 
 FLY BOY BOULDER  
33The Fall GuyV9 *** 
34Haroun and the Sea of StoriesV12 *** 
35Fly Boy AreteV5 **6
36Fly BoyV6 **3
37Fly Boy Sit-startV8 ***4
38Fly Boy Boulder #22V0 *1
39Fly Boy Boulder #23V3 *2
 SCOOP BOULDER  
41ScoopV2 * 
42ErosionV1 * 
 NORTH BOULDER  
44East Side StoryV3 ** 
45Larger than LifeV3 ** 
 POPE'S HAT BOULDER  
47Pope's RoofV6 * 
48Pope's Problem a.k.a. No GirlfriendV4 * 
 BOY AND GIRL ROCKS  
50Boy and Girl Rocks #12V0 2
51Boy and Girl Rocks #13V1 5
52Boy and Girl Rocks #15V4 *5
53Boy and Girl Rocks #16V1 *8
54PatinaV0 *10
55Patina Right FinishV1 3
 RANGER ROCK  
57Ranger Rock #2V5 *1
58Rail ProblemV5 **1
59Ranger Rock #6V2 **4
60Ranger Rock #7V0 *4
61Ranger Rock #8V6 1
62Ranger Rock #9V2 5
63Ranger Rock #10V1 3
64Ranger Rock #11V0 3
65Ranger Rock #12V0 5
66Ranger Rock #13V2 6
 THE HERO ROOF BOULDER  
68Easy GritV5 **1
69Rib Direct Sit StartV7 *1
70Rib, No RibV1 *4
71Rib, No Rib, SitV6 *3
72Hero RoofV0 ***31
73Unamed SlabV0- *11
 IRON MAN BOULDER  
75Iron ManV4 ***44
76Iron FlyV9 ***1
 THE HAGAR BOULDER  
78Hager Boulder #1V0 2
79Hager AreteV0 **4
80Hager FaceV4  
81Unnamed AreteV0 2
82Hager Boulder #5VB **2
 GOLDEN BOULDER  
84Glass SlabV0 **1
 THE GROVEL ROOF  
86Grovel RoofV3 * 
 THE TWINS  
88The Twins #16 - UnnamedVB **3
89The Twins #17 - UnnamedV0 *2
90The Twins #20 - UnnamedV0 2
 THE BOWLING PIN  
92Original LineV3 **2
93Bowling PinV4 ***11
94Bowling Pin Sit StartV6 ***4
95Ten Pin TrialV8 **1
 TUT BOULDER  
97Tut Boulder #13 - UnnamedV1 4
98Tut Boulder #14 - UnnamedV0 3
99Tut Boulder #15 - UnnamedV0 3
100Milk the MilksV6 **6
101Egypt (no crack)V3 *3
102Egypt (crack)V0 2
103King TutV3 ***25
104Funky TutV3 ***24
105AyV1 **6
106Howard CarterV0 *6
107Tut Crack LeftV5 *1
108Tut CrackV3 *2
109LululatorV4 **1
110Tut Boulder #30 - UnnamedV2 *4
 CORNER BOULDER  
112Corner Boulders #4V0- *1
113Corner Boulders #5V0 *6
114Corner Boulders #6V1 2
115Corner Boulders #? - UnnamedV0 1
 LEARY/BARD BOULDER  
117Hobbs' ProblemV2 **7
118Leary/Bard AreteV5 ***14
 BUTTERMILK STEM BOULDER  
120Buttermilk Stem Boulder #7 - UnnamedV2 1
121Buttermilk StemV1 ***26
122Buttermilk Stem SitV4 ***6
 ROWELL BOULDER  
124Buttermilk GemV1 * 
125Junior's AreteV1 ** 
126Junior's AchievementV7 **1
127MoonedV9 ** 
128Rowell FaceV1 ** 
 POTHOLE BOULDER  
130Pothole TraverseV1  
131Pothole DirectV0  
 UPPER CAVE BOULDER  
133Upper Cave Boulder #1 - UnnamedV2  
 CAVE BOULDER  
135Pain Grain Sit StartV7 **3
136Cave RouteV6 11
137Shelter from the StormV5 7
138Inner SanctumV2 7
139Gleaming the Cube (high start)V6 4
 FIT HOMELESS BOULDER  
141Fit Homeless Boulder #4 - unnamedV0- **1
142Fit Homeless Boulder #4 - unnamed (sit start)V1 2
143Fit Homeless Boulder #5 - unnamedV0 **2
144Fit Homeless Boulder #6 - unnamedV0- **2
145Fit Homeless Boulder #7 - unnamedV0 **2
 SOUL SLINGER BOULDERS  
147Soul SlingerV9 ***4
 ROBINSON'S RUBBER-TESTER SLAB  
149Robinson's Rubber TesterV0 **5
 XENOLITH BOULDER  
151Heavy GritV7 * 
 ROADSIDE BOULDER  
153Roadside HighballV3 ***2
154Roadside Boulder #8V4 2
155The Rail ProblemV3 **10
156Roadside Boulder #10V0 *6
157Roadside Boulder #13V1 *3
158Roadside Boulder #16V1 1
 EYES BOULDER  
160Eyes Boulder #19 - UnnamedV0-  
 GRANDPA PEABODY  
162Cave ProblemV4 **8
163Lucid DreamingV15  
164EvilutionV12 *** 
165Evilution DirectV11 *** 
166Evilution To The LipV10 ** 
 PEEWEE  
168Peewee #20 - UnnamedV3  
 GRANDMA PEABODY  
170BaburreV12 ** 
171Essential PeabodyV0 ***12
172SlipstreamV4 *3
173North Face DirectV2 **3
174Center DirectV10 ** 
175DirectionV13 ** 
176Magnetic NorthV8 ***1
177Go Granny GoV5 **18
178Go Granny Go RightV5 **4
179West CornerV4 *4
180The Southwest Arete5.9 10
 SUNSHINE BOULDER  
182Sunshine Boulder #1V0- **2
183Sunshine Boulder #2V0- 1
184Sunshine Boulder #3V0 **5
185Good Morning SunshineV1 ***5
186Sunshine Boulder #6V1 *2
 GREEN WALL BOULDER  
188Green Wall Boulder #10V5 3
189South Face of the Green WallV5 **1
190Green Wall AreteV1 **16
191Green Wall EssentialV2 ***35
192Green Wall CenterV6 ***13
193Green Wall Boulder #23 - UnnamedV0 6
194Green Wall Boulder #24 - UnnamedV0- 6
 THE HUNK  
196The HunkV2 ***10
 DRIFTER (A.K.A. SMOKING) BOULDER  
198Change of HeartV6 ***5
199High Plains DrifterV7 ***15
200Plain High DynoV10 ** 
 LOWER SMOKING BOULDER  
202Lower Smoking Boulder #22 - UnnamedV7 *2
203The CosmonautV6 *2
204Croft ProblemV8 *2
 BACHAR BOULDER  
206Bachar Boulder #27 - UnnamedV4 *1
207Bachar Problem LeftV5 **4
208Bachar Problem Right/Golden BoyV5 **5
 PINCH BOULDER  
210Pinch Boulder #32 - UnnamedV8 * 
211Pinch Boulder #33 - UnnamedV7 ** 
 WOMB BOULDER  
213A Birthing ExperienceV1 *11
 MANDALA BOULDER  
215The MandalaV12 *** 
216Pope's ProwV6 ***6
217DevotedV8 **1
218Devoted TraverseV6 *1
 SMOOTH SHRIMP/BUTTOCKS BOULDER  
220The FlakeV1 **4
221Smooth Shrimp/Buttocks Boulder #4V1 2
222Smooth ShrimpV6 *4
223Perfectly ChickenV5 **8
224Bubba GumpV9 **1
 SAIGON BOULDER  
226SaigonV6 ***9
227Monkey DihedralV2 ***10
228Saigon Boulder #8 - UnnamedV0 **1
229Saigon Boulder #10 - UnnamedV0 1
 PORCELAIN BOULDER  
231Raggedy AnnV3 * 
232Doll FaceV4 ** 
 SHARMA TRAVERSE BOULDER  
234The Sharma TraverseV10 ** 
235Backside MantelV7 * 
 ---BUTTERMILKS OUTLYING---  
 THE PAWN  
 HIGH AND MIGHTY BOULDER  
 GREEN SLAB BOULDER  
 THE KNIGHT BOULDER  
 CHESS BOULDER  
 EDGE OF REASON BOULDER  
243Edge of ReasonV3 **1
 THE CHECKERBOARD  
245The CheckerboardV8 ***6
246The Checkerboard (stand start)V7 ***2
 ---THE PAINTED CAVE AREA---  
 PAINTED CAVE BOULDER  
249Slashface of the ButtermilksV6 *1
250Painted Cave Sit StartV6 **2
 CHARLIE BROWN BOULDERS  
252Evening SnowV7 *1
 XEN BOULDER  
 GRAIN TOWER  
 BIG WAVE BOULDER  
 ---THE BONEYARD---  
 BONE BOULDER  
 SOLITAIRE BOULDER  
259SolitaireV8 ***2
 GET CARTER BOULDER  
261Sunshine NakedV0 3
262Roadside CrackV1 3
263Seven Spanish Angels (aka: The Ruckus)V6 ***16
264To Kill Ya CornerV3 **2
265Michael CaineV9 **1
266Get CarterV7 **2
267Holy SlabVB 1
268Backside CrackVB 4
 ---SECRETS OF THE BEEHIVE AREA---  
 NECTAR BOULDER  
271Queen Sweet NectarV9 **1
272Queen Sweet Nectar leftV9 ***1
 SECRETS/TITAN BOULDER  
 UNNAMED BOULDER  
 BROWN WALL BOULDER (A.K.A. TITAN)  
 FORM DESTROYER ROOF BOULDER  
 ---THE POLLEN GRAINS/LIDJA BOULDERS---  
 POLLEN GRAIN/LIDJA BOULDER  
279Suspended in SilenceV5 ***4
280Drone MiltiaV6 ***2
281Lidija's MouthV3 ***6
282Hunting DogV2 *4
283WanderlustV2 *2
284Snake OilV6 *1
285TraverseV1 *2
286Moon Grey BlueV2 1
287A Smile at the Foot of the LadderV0 1
 UNNAMED BOULDER  
 HONEY BOULDER  
290Christine KeelerV5 2
291Cindy SwankV7 **4
292Charlotte RamplingV2 1
293HeidiV0 1
294Cover Me With FlowersV2 ***4
 JEDI BOULDER  
296Jedi Mind TricksV4 ***7
297Out of FocusV1 1
298OutV0 *1
299Flake DescentVB 1
300Loud Dark EyeV1 *1
 SPECTRE BOULDER  
302SidewinderV10 ** 
 BEEKEEPER BOULDER  
304Beekeeping for Profit and Pleasure (low finish)V3 3
305Follow the Pollen Path (low finish)V4 2
306The Beekeeper's ApprenticeV5 3
 MEAD BOULDER  
 APIARY BOULDER  
 HONEY BEAR BONG BOULDER  
310Honey Bear BongV7 **2
 APIS  
 THE HONEYCOMB  
 THE HIVE  
 BOULDER 1  
 CRACKED COBBLE BOULDER  
316CrackerV1 **2
317CaveV5 **2
 BOULDER 3  
 SMALL COBBLE BOULDER  
 BIG COBBLE BOULDER  
 SMALL CAVE BOULDER  
 WHITE SLAB BOULDER  
 BIG ARETE BOULDER  
 THE VISOR  
 THE NINTH  
326The NinthV7 *** 
 ---DALE'S CAMP---  
 SMALL FRUIT AREA  
329Fear of a Black PlanetVB **3
330Unnamed #1V2 *2
331Unnamed #2V2 *2
332Tricky GrainV0 1
333Small FruitV3 **3
334Scoopy-DooV0 1
335Unnamed #10VB *2
 HUECO WALL AREA  
337Hueco WallV9 *** 
338GastoniaV8 **1
339Xaviers roofV11 ***1
 THE NOTCH  
341Free Your AssV1 *2
342Unnamed #11V3 2
343Don QuixoteV0 **1
 LED ZEPPELIN AREA  
345The Legend of Rosa MayV5 **1
 HEART PROW AREA  
347Pet the KittyV6 **1
348Emotional RescueV2 1
349The Heart ProwV1 *3
350Xenolith SlabVB **1
 ---DALE'S WEST---  
352The FlakeV7 **1
353Zen FluteV10 ***2
354Go Granny Ho *V7 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
If you want world class bouldering with the finest weather imaginable, GET YOURSELF HERE!!! The best times to go are March-Early May or Late Sept-November if you want to climb in Shorts/T-shirt. Winter months can be very cold and alot of the mountain roads are closed due to snow. The Buttermilks are at 6500ft but rarely get much snow. Take warm gear for the night times though, it gets really cold! Bishop is the place to stay but not much in the way of nightlife. Whiskey Creek Bar is about as good as it gets but happy hour food is a bargain (5-7pm) and very very good! North Western Airlines is probably the cheapest way to travel, only cost 165 each return. You have to transfer at Miniapolis and fly into LAX then a 270 mile drive to Bishop. A hire car is essential as there is no public transport in the area. The roads to the crags (happy/sad boulders and Buttermilks) are all dirt tracks but can easily be used by a normal car. If you don't have a bouldering mat or are considering buying another, BUY IT IN BISHOP! Wilsons Eastside Sports has a very good climbing dept and everything is less than half the price of the uk. You can pick up Metolius Cheap Bastard mats for less than 50! Rock shoes and everything else are a bargain too. Food is what you would expect from the states, massive portions and very cheap! Hope this info is useful. This place is so good I'm buying a house here! Nuff said. Steve
TheNorthernOne - 25/Dec/06