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Buttermilks

CA Sierra Eastside, USA

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 nameGradex
 ---BUTTERMILKS MAIN---  
 BIRTHDAY BOULDERS  
3Birthday MantelV0 **8
4The Way DownV0 4
5Birthday Boulders #10 - UnnamedV3 1
6The Prow sit startV2 *17
7The Prow standing startV1 4
8Birthday LeftV0 ***21
9Birthday Left SDS into Birthday DirectV3 *1
10Birthday DirectV3 ***17
11Birthday SkylineV3 ***3
12Birthday Boulder #? - Birthday Boulder SDSVB 2
 THE LOAF  
14The Loaf #19 - UnnamedV0 1
15The RisingV4 **3
16Naan BreadV3 *3
17SheepherderV2 ***11
18Dough BoyV3 *2
 STAINED GLASS BOULDER  
20Stained GlassV10 ***1
 FIVE AND DIME BOULDERS  
22Five and Dime RightV0 *2
23Five and DimeV1 **4
24Five and Dime LeftV0 2
 BUN BOULDER  
26Bun Boulder #1 - UnnamedV0 1
27Bun Boulder #2 - UnnamedV0 1
 BIG WALL BOULDER  
29Big WallV1 * 
30Big MantelV4 * 
 FLY BOY BOULDER  
32The Fall GuyV9 *** 
33Haroun and the Sea of StoriesV12 *** 
34Fly Boy AreteV5 **2
35Fly BoyV6 **1
36Fly Boy Sit-startV8 ***2
37Fly Boy Boulder #22V0 *1
38Fly Boy Boulder #23V3 *2
 SCOOP BOULDER  
40ScoopV2 * 
41ErosionV1 * 
 NORTH BOULDER  
43East Side StoryV3 ** 
44Larger than LifeV3 ** 
 POPE'S HAT BOULDER  
46Pope's RoofV6 * 
47Pope's Problem a.k.a. No GirlfriendV4 * 
 BOY AND GIRL ROCKS  
49Boy and Girl Rocks #12V0 1
50Boy and Girl Rocks #13V1 4
51Boy and Girl Rocks #15V4 *4
52Boy and Girl Rocks #16V1 *6
53PatinaV0 *6
54Patina Right FinishV1 1
 RANGER ROCK  
56Ranger Rock #2V5 *1
57Rail ProblemV5 **1
58Ranger Rock #6V2 **4
59Ranger Rock #7V0 *4
60Ranger Rock #8V6 1
61Ranger Rock #9V2 4
62Ranger Rock #10V1 2
63Ranger Rock #11V0 2
64Ranger Rock #12V0 4
65Ranger Rock #13V2 6
 THE HERO ROOF BOULDER  
67Easy GritV5 **1
68Rib Direct Sit StartV7 *1
69Rib, No RibV1 *2
70Rib, No Rib, SitV6 *3
71Hero RoofV0 ***24
72Unamed SlabV0- *7
 IRON MAN BOULDER  
74Iron ManV4 ***35
75Iron FlyV9 ***1
 THE HAGAR BOULDER  
77Hager Boulder #1V0 2
78Hager AreteV0 **3
79Hager FaceV4  
80Unnamed AreteV0 2
81Hager Boulder #5VB **1
 GOLDEN BOULDER  
83Glass SlabV0 ** 
 THE GROVEL ROOF  
85Grovel RoofV3 * 
 THE TWINS  
87The Twins #16 - UnnamedVB **1
88The Twins #17 - UnnamedV0 *1
89The Twins #20 - UnnamedV0 1
 THE BOWLING PIN  
91Original LineV3 **2
92Bowling PinV4 ***9
93Bowling Pin Sit StartV6 ***1
94Ten Pin TrialV8 **1
 TUT BOULDER  
96Tut Boulder #13 - UnnamedV1 3
97Tut Boulder #14 - UnnamedV0 2
98Tut Boulder #15 - UnnamedV0 2
99Milk the MilksV6 **4
100Egypt (no crack)V3 *3
101Egypt (crack)V0 2
102King TutV3 ***19
103Funky TutV3 ***18
104AyV1 **5
105Howard CarterV0 *6
106Tut Crack LeftV5 *1
107Tut CrackV3 *2
108LululatorV4 **1
109Tut Boulder #30 - UnnamedV2 *3
 CORNER BOULDER  
111Corner Boulders #4V0- *1
112Corner Boulders #5V0 *6
113Corner Boulders #6V1 2
114Corner Boulders #? - UnnamedV0 1
 LEARY/BARD BOULDER  
116Hobbs' ProblemV2 **7
117Leary/Bard AreteV5 ***12
 BUTTERMILK STEM BOULDER  
119Buttermilk Stem Boulder #7 - UnnamedV2 1
120Buttermilk StemV1 ***23
121Buttermilk Stem SitV4 ***4
 ROWELL BOULDER  
123Buttermilk GemV1 * 
124Junior's AreteV1 ** 
125Junior's AchievementV7 **1
126MoonedV9 ** 
127Rowell FaceV1 ** 
 POTHOLE BOULDER  
129Pothole TraverseV1  
130Pothole DirectV0  
 UPPER CAVE BOULDER  
132Upper Cave Boulder #1 - UnnamedV2  
 CAVE BOULDER  
134Pain Grain Sit StartV7 **2
135Cave RouteV6 11
136Shelter from the StormV5 6
137Inner SanctumV2 5
138Gleaming the Cube (high start)V6 3
 FIT HOMELESS BOULDER  
140Fit Homeless Boulder #4 - unnamedV0- **1
141Fit Homeless Boulder #4 - unnamed (sit start)V1 1
142Fit Homeless Boulder #5 - unnamedV0 **1
143Fit Homeless Boulder #6 - unnamedV0- **1
144Fit Homeless Boulder #7 - unnamedV0 **1
 SOUL SLINGER BOULDERS  
146Soul SlingerV9 ***3
 ROBINSON'S RUBBER-TESTER SLAB  
148Robinson's Rubber TesterV0 **5
 XENOLITH BOULDER  
150Heavy GritV7 * 
 ROADSIDE BOULDER  
152Roadside HighballV3 ***2
153Roadside Boulder #8V4 2
154The Rail ProblemV3 **7
155Roadside Boulder #10V0 *5
156Roadside Boulder #13V1 *2
157Roadside Boulder #16V1 1
 EYES BOULDER  
159Eyes Boulder #19 - UnnamedV0-  
 GRANDPA PEABODY  
161Cave ProblemV4 **7
162Lucid DreamingV15  
163EvilutionV12 *** 
164Evilution DirectV11 *** 
165Evilution To The LipV10 ** 
 PEEWEE  
167Peewee #20 - UnnamedV3  
 GRANDMA PEABODY  
169BaburreV12 ** 
170Essential PeabodyV0 ***10
171SlipstreamV4 *3
172North Face DirectV2 **2
173Center DirectV10 ** 
174DirectionV13 ** 
175Magnetic NorthV8 ***1
 Climb nameGradex
176Go Granny GoV5 **13
177Go Granny Go RightV5 **1
178West CornerV4 *4
179The Southwest Arete5.9 8
 SUNSHINE BOULDER  
181Sunshine Boulder #1V0- **2
182Sunshine Boulder #2V0- 1
183Sunshine Boulder #3V0 **5
184Good Morning SunshineV1 ***5
185Sunshine Boulder #6V1 *2
 GREEN WALL BOULDER  
187Green Wall Boulder #10V5 3
188South Face of the Green WallV5 **1
189Green Wall AreteV1 **14
190Green Wall EssentialV2 ***30
191Green Wall CenterV6 ***10
192Green Wall Boulder #23 - UnnamedV0 5
193Green Wall Boulder #24 - UnnamedV0- 5
 THE HUNK  
195The HunkV2 ***10
 DRIFTER (A.K.A. SMOKING) BOULDER  
197Change of HeartV6 ***2
198High Plains DrifterV7 ***10
199Plain High DynoV10 ** 
 LOWER SMOKING BOULDER  
201Lower Smoking Boulder #22 - UnnamedV7 *2
202The CosmonautV6 *2
203Croft ProblemV8 *2
 BACHAR BOULDER  
205Bachar Boulder #27 - UnnamedV4 *1
206Bachar Problem LeftV5 **3
207Bachar Problem Right/Golden BoyV5 **4
 PINCH BOULDER  
209Pinch Boulder #32 - UnnamedV8 * 
210Pinch Boulder #33 - UnnamedV7 ** 
 WOMB BOULDER  
212A Birthing ExperienceV1 *10
 MANDALA BOULDER  
214The MandalaV12 *** 
215Pope's ProwV6 ***5
216DevotedV9 *1
 SMOOTH SHRIMP/BUTTOCKS BOULDER  
218The FlakeV1 **4
219Smooth Shrimp/Buttocks Boulder #4V1 2
220Smooth ShrimpV6 *2
221Perfectly ChickenV5 **8
222Bubba GumpV9 **1
 SAIGON BOULDER  
224SaigonV6 ***7
225Monkey DihedralV2 ***10
226Saigon Boulder #8 - UnnamedV0 **1
227Saigon Boulder #10 - UnnamedV0 1
 PORCELAIN BOULDER  
229Raggedy AnnV3 * 
230Doll FaceV4 ** 
 SHARMA TRAVERSE BOULDER  
232The Sharma TraverseV10 ** 
233Backside MantelV7 * 
 ---BUTTERMILKS OUTLYING---  
 THE PAWN  
 HIGH AND MIGHTY BOULDER  
 GREEN SLAB BOULDER  
 THE KNIGHT BOULDER  
 CHESS BOULDER  
 EDGE OF REASON BOULDER  
241Edge of ReasonV3 **1
 THE CHECKERBOARD  
243The CheckerboardV8 ***3
 ---THE PAINTED CAVE AREA---  
 PAINTED CAVE BOULDER  
246Slashface of the ButtermilksV6 *1
247Painted Cave Sit StartV6 **2
 CHARLIE BROWN BOULDERS  
249Evening SnowV7 *1
 XEN BOULDER  
 GRAIN TOWER  
 BIG WAVE BOULDER  
 ---THE BONEYARD---  
 BONE BOULDER  
 SOLITAIRE BOULDER  
256SolitaireV8 ***2
 GET CARTER BOULDER  
258Sunshine NakedV0 2
259Roadside CrackV1 2
260Seven Spanish Angels (aka: The Ruckus)V6 ***12
261To Kill Ya CornerV3 **1
262Michael CaineV9 **1
263Get CarterV7 **2
264Holy SlabVB 1
265Backside CrackVB 2
 ---SECRETS OF THE BEEHIVE AREA---  
 NECTAR BOULDER  
268Queen Sweet NectarV9 **1
269Queen 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  
276Suspended in SilenceV5 ***3
277Lidija's MouthV3 ***4
278Hunting DogV2 *2
279Snake OilV6 *1
280TraverseV1 *2
281Moon Grey BlueV2 1
282A Smile at the Foot of the LadderV0 1
 UNNAMED BOULDER  
 HONEY BOULDER  
285Christine KeelerV5 2
286Cindy SwankV7 **3
287Charlotte RamplingV2 1
288HeidiV0 1
289Cover Me With FlowersV2 ***4
 JEDI BOULDER  
291Jedi Mind TricksV4 ***7
292Out of FocusV1 1
293OutV0 *1
294Flake DescentVB 1
295Loud Dark EyeV1 *1
 SPECTRE BOULDER  
297SidewinderV10 ** 
 BEEKEEPER BOULDER  
299Beekeeping for Profit and Pleasure (low finish)V3 3
300Follow the Pollen Path (low finish)V4 2
301The Beekeeper's ApprenticeV5 3
 MEAD BOULDER  
 APIARY BOULDER  
 HONEY BEAR BONG BOULDER  
305Honey Bear BongV7 **2
 APIS  
 THE HONEYCOMB  
 THE HIVE  
 BOULDER 1  
 CRACKED COBBLE BOULDER  
311CrackerV1 **2
312CaveV5 **2
 BOULDER 3  
 SMALL COBBLE BOULDER  
 BIG COBBLE BOULDER  
 SMALL CAVE BOULDER  
 WHITE SLAB BOULDER  
 BIG ARETE BOULDER  
 THE VISOR  
 THE NINTH  
321The NinthV7 *** 
 ---DALE'S CAMP---  
 SMALL FRUIT AREA  
324Fear of a Black PlanetVB **3
325Unnamed #1V2 *2
326Unnamed #2V2 *2
327Tricky GrainV0 1
328Small FruitV3 **3
329Scoopy-DooV0 1
330Unnamed #10VB *2
 HUECO WALL AREA  
332Hueco WallV9 *** 
333GastoniaV8 **1
334Xaviers roofV11 ***1
 THE NOTCH  
336Free Your AssV1 *2
337Unnamed #11V3 2
338Don QuixoteV0 **1
 LED ZEPPELIN AREA  
340The Legend of Rosa MayV5 **1
 HEART PROW AREA  
342Pet the KittyV6 **1
343Emotional RescueV2 1
344The Heart ProwV1 *3
345Xenolith SlabVB **1
 ---DALE'S WEST---  
347The FlakeV7 **1
348Zen FluteV10 ***2
349Gasperini *V11 **1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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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