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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.

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 ***34
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 ***8
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 ***11
 BUTTERMILK STEM BOULDER  
119Buttermilk StemV1 ***23
120Buttermilk Stem SitV4 ***4
 ROWELL BOULDER  
122Buttermilk GemV1 * 
123Junior's AreteV1 ** 
124Junior's AchievementV7 **1
125MoonedV9 ** 
126Rowell FaceV1 ** 
 POTHOLE BOULDER  
128Pothole TraverseV1  
129Pothole DirectV0  
 UPPER CAVE BOULDER  
131Upper Cave Boulder #1 - UnnamedV2  
 CAVE BOULDER  
133Pain Grain Sit StartV7 **2
134Cave RouteV6 11
135Shelter from the StormV5 6
136Inner SanctumV2 5
137Gleaming the Cube (high start)V6 3
 FIT HOMELESS BOULDER  
139Fit Homeless Boulder #4 - unnamedV0- **1
140Fit Homeless Boulder #4 - unnamed (sit start)V1 1
141Fit Homeless Boulder #5 - unnamedV0 **1
142Fit Homeless Boulder #6 - unnamedV0- **1
143Fit Homeless Boulder #7 - unnamedV0 **1
 SOUL SLINGER BOULDERS  
145Soul SlingerV9 ***3
 ROBINSON'S RUBBER-TESTER SLAB  
147Robinson's Rubber TesterV0 **5
 XENOLITH BOULDER  
149Heavy GritV7 * 
 ROADSIDE BOULDER  
151Roadside HighballV3 ***2
152Roadside Boulder #8V4 2
153The Rail ProblemV3 **7
154Roadside Boulder #10V0 *5
155Roadside Boulder #13V1 *2
156Roadside Boulder #16V1 1
 EYES BOULDER  
158Eyes Boulder #19 - UnnamedV0-  
 GRANDPA PEABODY  
160Cave ProblemV4 **7
161Lucid DreamingV15  
162EvilutionV12 *** 
163Evilution DirectV11 *** 
164Evilution To The LipV10 ** 
 PEEWEE  
166Peewee #20 - UnnamedV3  
 GRANDMA PEABODY  
168BaburreV12 ** 
169Essential PeabodyV0 ***10
170North Face DirectV2 **2
171Center DirectV10 ** 
172DirectionV13 ** 
173SlipstreamV4 *3
174Go Granny GoV5 **13
 Climb nameGradex
175Go Granny Go RightV5 **1
176West CornerV4 *4
177The Southwest Arete5.9 8
 SUNSHINE BOULDER  
179Sunshine Boulder #1V0- **2
180Sunshine Boulder #2V0- 1
181Sunshine Boulder #3V0 **5
182Good Morning SunshineV1 ***5
183Sunshine Boulder #6V1 *2
 GREEN WALL BOULDER  
185Green Wall Boulder #10V5 3
186South Face of the Green WallV5 **1
187Green Wall AreteV1 **14
188Green Wall EssentialV2 ***30
189Green Wall CenterV6 ***9
190Green Wall Boulder #23 - UnnamedV0 5
191Green Wall Boulder #24 - UnnamedV0- 5
 THE HUNK  
193The HunkV2 ***10
 DRIFTER (A.K.A. SMOKING) BOULDER  
195Change of HeartV6 ***2
196High Plains DrifterV7 ***10
197Plain High DynoV10 ** 
 LOWER SMOKING BOULDER  
199Lower Smoking Boulder #22 - UnnamedV7 *2
200The CosmonautV6 *2
201Croft ProblemV8 *2
 BACHAR BOULDER  
203Bachar Boulder #27 - UnnamedV4 *1
204Bachar Problem LeftV5 **3
205Bachar Problem Right/Golden BoyV5 **4
 PINCH BOULDER  
207Pinch Boulder #32 - UnnamedV8 * 
208Pinch Boulder #33 - UnnamedV7 ** 
 WOMB BOULDER  
210A Birthing ExperienceV1 *10
 MANDALA BOULDER  
212The MandalaV12 *** 
213Pope's ProwV6 ***4
214DevotedV9 *1
 SMOOTH SHRIMP/BUTTOCKS BOULDER  
216The FlakeV1 **4
217Smooth Shrimp/Buttocks Boulder #4V1 2
218Smooth ShrimpV6 *2
219Perfectly ChickenV5 **8
220Bubba GumpV9 **1
 SAIGON BOULDER  
222SaigonV6 ***6
223Monkey DihedralV2 ***10
224Saigon Boulder #8 - UnnamedV0 **1
225Saigon Boulder #10 - UnnamedV0 1
 PORCELAIN BOULDER  
227Raggedy AnnV3 * 
228Doll FaceV4 ** 
 SHARMA TRAVERSE BOULDER  
230The Sharma TraverseV10 ** 
231Backside MantelV7 * 
 ---BUTTERMILKS OUTLYING---  
 THE PAWN  
 HIGH AND MIGHTY BOULDER  
 GREEN SLAB BOULDER  
 THE KNIGHT BOULDER  
 CHESS BOULDER  
 EDGE OF REASON BOULDER  
239Edge of ReasonV3 **1
 THE CHECKERBOARD  
241The CheckerboardV8 ***2
 ---THE PAINTED CAVE AREA---  
 PAINTED CAVE BOULDER  
244Painted Cave Sit StartV6 **2
 CHARLIE BROWN BOULDERS  
 XEN BOULDER  
 GRAIN TOWER  
 BIG WAVE BOULDER  
 ---THE BONEYARD---  
 BONE BOULDER  
 SOLITAIRE BOULDER  
252SolitaireV8 ***2
 GET CARTER BOULDER  
254Sunshine NakedV0 2
255Roadside CrackV1 2
256Seven Spanish Angels (aka: The Ruckus)V6 ***11
257To Kill Ya CornerV3 **1
258Get CarterV7 **2
259Holy SlabVB 1
260Backside CrackVB 2
 ---SECRETS OF THE BEEHIVE AREA---  
 NECTAR BOULDER  
263Queen Sweet NectarV9 **1
264Queen 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  
271Suspended in SilenceV5 ***3
272Lidija's MouthV3 ***4
273Hunting DogV2 *2
274Snake OilV6 *1
275TraverseV1 *2
276Moon Grey BlueV2 1
277A Smile at the Foot of the LadderV0 1
 UNNAMED BOULDER  
 HONEY BOULDER  
280Christine KeelerV5 2
281Cindy SwankV7 **3
282Charlotte RamplingV2 1
283HeidiV0 1
284Cover Me With FlowersV2 ***4
 JEDI BOULDER  
286Jedi Mind TricksV4 ***7
287Out of FocusV1 1
288OutV0 *1
289Flake DescentVB 1
290Loud Dark EyeV1 *1
 SPECTRE BOULDER  
292SidewinderV10 ** 
 BEEKEEPER BOULDER  
294Beekeeping for Profit and Pleasure (low finish)V3 3
295Follow the Pollen Path (low finish)V4 2
296The Beekeeper's ApprenticeV5 3
 MEAD BOULDER  
 APIARY BOULDER  
 HONEY BEAR BONG BOULDER  
300Honey Bear BongV7 **2
 APIS  
 THE HONEYCOMB  
 THE HIVE  
 BOULDER 1  
 CRACKED COBBLE BOULDER  
306CrackerV1 **2
307CaveV5 **2
 BOULDER 3  
 SMALL COBBLE BOULDER  
 BIG COBBLE BOULDER  
 SMALL CAVE BOULDER  
 WHITE SLAB BOULDER  
 BIG ARETE BOULDER  
 THE VISOR  
 THE NINTH  
316The NinthV7 *** 
 ---DALE'S CAMP---  
 SMALL FRUIT AREA  
319Fear of a Black PlanetVB **3
320Unnamed #1V2 *2
321Unnamed #2V2 *2
322Tricky GrainV0 1
323Small FruitV3 **3
324Scoopy-DooV0 1
325Unnamed #10VB *2
 HUECO WALL AREA  
327Hueco WallV9 *** 
328GastoniaV8 **1
329Xaviers roofV11 ***1
 THE NOTCH  
331Free Your AssV1 *2
332Unnamed #11V3 2
333Don QuixoteV0 **1
 LED ZEPPELIN AREA  
335The Legend of Rosa MayV5 **1
 HEART PROW AREA  
337The Heart ProwV1 *3
338Xenolith SlabVB **1
 ---DALE'S WEST---  
340The FlakeV7 **1
341Zen FluteV10 ***2
342Michael Caine *V9 **1
343Magnetic North *V8+ ***1
344Unnamed *V2 1
345Emotional rescue *V2 1
346Slashface of the Buttermilks *V6 *1
347Evening Snow *V7 *1
348Pet the Kitty *V6 **1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
Access notes
No problems - see the Bishop Bouldering Guide for more info re wild camping etc

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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