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

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
 ---BUTTERMILKS MAIN--- 
 BIRTHDAY BOULDERS 
3Birthday MantelV0 **
4The Way DownV0
5Birthday Boulders #10 - UnnamedV3
6The Prow sit startV2 *
7The Prow standing startV1
8Birthday LeftV0 ***
9Birthday Left SDS into Birthday DirectV3 *
10Birthday DirectV3 ***
11Birthday SkylineV3 ***
12Birthday Boulder #? - Birthday Boulder SDSVB
 THE LOAF 
14The Loaf #19 - UnnamedV0
15The RisingV4 **
16Naan BreadV4 *
17YeastV3 **
18SheepherderV2 ***
19Dough BoyV3 *
 STAINED GLASS BOULDER 
21Stained GlassV10 ***
 FIVE AND DIME BOULDERS 
23Five and Dime RightV0 *
24Five and DimeV1 **
25Five and Dime LeftV0
 BUN BOULDER 
27Bun Boulder #1 - UnnamedV0
28Bun Boulder #2 - UnnamedV0
 BIG WALL BOULDER 
30Big WallV1 *
31Big MantelV4 *
 FLY BOY BOULDER 
33The Fall GuyV9 ***
34Haroun and the Sea of StoriesV12 ***
35Fly Boy AreteV5 **
36Fly BoyV6 **
37Fly Boy Sit-startV8 ***
38Fly Boy Boulder #22V0 *
39Fly Boy Boulder #23V3 *
 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
51Boy and Girl Rocks #13V1
52Boy and Girl Rocks #15V4 *
53Boy and Girl Rocks #16V1 *
54PatinaV0 *
55Patina Right FinishV1
 RANGER ROCK 
57Ranger Rock #2V5 *
58Rail ProblemV5 **
59Ranger Rock #6V2 **
60Ranger Rock #7V0 *
61Ranger Rock #8V6
62Ranger Rock #9V2
63Ranger Rock #10V1
64Ranger Rock #11V0
65Ranger Rock #12V0
66Ranger Rock #13V2
 THE HERO ROOF BOULDER 
68Easy GritV5 **
69Rib Direct Sit StartV7 *
70Rib, No RibV1 *
71Rib, No Rib, SitV6 *
72Hero RoofV0 ***
73Unamed SlabV0- *
 IRON MAN BOULDER 
75Iron ManV4 ***
76Iron FlyV9 ***
 THE HAGAR BOULDER 
78Hager Boulder #1V0
79Hager AreteV0 **
80Hager FaceV4
81Unnamed AreteV0
82Hager Boulder #5VB **
 GOLDEN BOULDER 
84Glass SlabV0 **
 THE GROVEL ROOF 
86Grovel RoofV3 *
 THE TWINS 
88The Twins #16 - UnnamedVB **
89The Twins #17 - UnnamedV0 *
90The Twins #20 - UnnamedV0
 THE BOWLING PIN 
92Original LineV3 **
93Bowling PinV4 ***
94Bowling Pin Sit StartV6 ***
95Ten Pin TrialV8 **
 TUT BOULDER 
97Tut Boulder #13 - UnnamedV1
98Tut Boulder #14 - UnnamedV0
99Tut Boulder #15 - UnnamedV0
100Milk the MilksV6 **
101Egypt (no crack)V3 *
102Egypt (crack)V0
103King TutV3 ***
104Funky TutV3 ***
105AyV1 **
106Howard CarterV0 *
107Tut Crack LeftV5 *
108Tut CrackV3 *
109LululatorV4 **
110Tut Boulder #30 - UnnamedV2 *
 CORNER BOULDER 
112Corner Boulders #4V0- *
113Corner Boulders #5V0 *
114Corner Boulders #6V1
115Corner Boulders #? - UnnamedV0
 LEARY/BARD BOULDER 
117Hobbs' ProblemV2 **
118Leary/Bard AreteV5 ***
 BUTTERMILK STEM BOULDER 
120Buttermilk Stem Boulder #7 - UnnamedV2
121Buttermilk StemV1 ***
122Buttermilk Stem SitV4 ***
 ROWELL BOULDER 
124Buttermilk GemV1 *
125Junior's AreteV1 **
126Junior's AchievementV7 **
127MoonedV9 **
128Rowell FaceV1 **
 POTHOLE BOULDER 
130Pothole TraverseV1
131Pothole DirectV0
 UPPER CAVE BOULDER 
133Upper Cave Boulder #1 - UnnamedV2
 CAVE BOULDER 
135Pain Grain Sit StartV7 **
136Cave RouteV6
137Shelter from the StormV5
138Inner SanctumV2
139Gleaming the Cube (high start)V6
 FIT HOMELESS BOULDER 
141Fit Homeless Boulder #4 - unnamedV0- **
142Fit Homeless Boulder #4 - unnamed (sit start)V1
143Fit Homeless Boulder #5 - unnamedV0 **
144Fit Homeless Boulder #6 - unnamedV0- **
145Fit Homeless Boulder #7 - unnamedV0 **
 SOUL SLINGER BOULDERS 
147Soul SlingerV9 ***
 ROBINSON'S RUBBER-TESTER SLAB 
149Robinson's Rubber TesterV0 **
 XENOLITH BOULDER 
151Heavy GritV7 *
 ROADSIDE BOULDER 
153Roadside HighballV3 ***
154Roadside Boulder #8V4
155The Rail ProblemV3 **
156Roadside Boulder #10V0 *
157Roadside Boulder #13V1 *
158Roadside Boulder #16V1
 EYES BOULDER 
160Eyes Boulder #19 - UnnamedV0-
 GRANDPA PEABODY 
162Cave ProblemV4 **
163Lucid DreamingV15
164EvilutionV12 ***
165Evilution DirectV11 ***
166Evilution To The LipV10 **
 PEEWEE 
168Peewee #20 - UnnamedV3
 GRANDMA PEABODY 
170BaburreV12 **
171Essential PeabodyV0 ***
172SlipstreamV4 *
173North Face DirectV2 **
174Center DirectV10 **
175DirectionV13 **
176Magnetic NorthV8 ***
177Go Granny GoV5 **
178Go Granny Go RightV5 **
179West CornerV4 *
180The Southwest Arete5.9
 SUNSHINE BOULDER 
182Sunshine Boulder #1V0- **
183Sunshine Boulder #2V0-
184Sunshine Boulder #3V0 **
185Good Morning SunshineV1 ***
186Sunshine Boulder #6V1 *
 GREEN WALL BOULDER 
188Green Wall Boulder #10V5
189South Face of the Green WallV5 **
190Green Wall AreteV1 **
191Green Wall EssentialV2 ***
192Green Wall CenterV6 ***
193Green Wall Boulder #23 - UnnamedV0
194Green Wall Boulder #24 - UnnamedV0-
 THE HUNK 
196The HunkV2 ***
 DRIFTER (A.K.A. SMOKING) BOULDER 
198Change of HeartV6 ***
199High Plains DrifterV7 ***
200Plain High DynoV10 **
 LOWER SMOKING BOULDER 
202Lower Smoking Boulder #22 - UnnamedV7 *
203The CosmonautV6 *
204Croft ProblemV8 *
 BACHAR BOULDER 
206Bachar Boulder #27 - UnnamedV4 *
207Bachar Problem LeftV5 **
208Bachar Problem Right/Golden BoyV5 **
 PINCH BOULDER 
210Pinch Boulder #32 - UnnamedV8 *
211Pinch Boulder #33 - UnnamedV7 **
 WOMB BOULDER 
213A Birthing ExperienceV1 *
 MANDALA BOULDER 
215The MandalaV12 ***
216Pope's ProwV6 ***
217DevotedV8 **
218Devoted TraverseV6 *
 SMOOTH SHRIMP/BUTTOCKS BOULDER 
220The FlakeV1 **
221Smooth Shrimp/Buttocks Boulder #4V1
222Smooth ShrimpV6 *
223Perfectly ChickenV5 **
224Bubba GumpV9 **
 SAIGON BOULDER 
226SaigonV6 ***
227Monkey DihedralV2 ***
228Saigon Boulder #8 - UnnamedV0 **
229Saigon Boulder #10 - UnnamedV0
 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 **
 THE CHECKERBOARD 
245The CheckerboardV8 ***
246The Checkerboard (stand start)V7 ***
 ---THE PAINTED CAVE AREA--- 
 PAINTED CAVE BOULDER 
249Slashface of the ButtermilksV6 *
250Painted Cave Sit StartV6 **
 CHARLIE BROWN BOULDERS 
252Evening SnowV7 *
 XEN BOULDER 
 GRAIN TOWER 
 BIG WAVE BOULDER 
 ---THE BONEYARD--- 
 BONE BOULDER 
 SOLITAIRE BOULDER 
259SolitaireV8 ***
 GET CARTER BOULDER 
261Sunshine NakedV0
262Roadside CrackV1
263Seven Spanish Angels (aka: The Ruckus)V6 ***
264To Kill Ya CornerV3 **
265Michael CaineV9 **
266Get CarterV7 **
267Holy SlabVB
268Backside CrackVB
 ---SECRETS OF THE BEEHIVE AREA--- 
 NECTAR BOULDER 
271Queen Sweet NectarV9 **
272Queen Sweet Nectar leftV9 ***
 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 ***
280Drone MiltiaV6 ***
281Lidija's MouthV3 ***
282Hunting DogV2 *
283WanderlustV2 *
284Snake OilV6 *
285TraverseV1 *
286Moon Grey BlueV2
287A Smile at the Foot of the LadderV0
 UNNAMED BOULDER 
 HONEY BOULDER 
290Christine KeelerV5
291Cindy SwankV7 **
292Charlotte RamplingV2
293HeidiV0
294Cover Me With FlowersV2 ***
 JEDI BOULDER 
296Jedi Mind TricksV4 ***
297Out of FocusV1
298OutV0 *
299Flake DescentVB
300Loud Dark EyeV1 *
 SPECTRE BOULDER 
302SidewinderV10 **
 BEEKEEPER BOULDER 
304Beekeeping for Profit and Pleasure (low finish)V3
305Follow the Pollen Path (low finish)V4
306The Beekeeper's ApprenticeV5
 MEAD BOULDER 
 APIARY BOULDER 
 HONEY BEAR BONG BOULDER 
310Honey Bear BongV7 **
 APIS 
 THE HONEYCOMB 
 THE HIVE 
 BOULDER 1 
 CRACKED COBBLE BOULDER 
316CrackerV1 **
317CaveV5 **
 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 **
330Unnamed #1V2 *
331Unnamed #2V2 *
332Tricky GrainV0
333Small FruitV3 **
334Scoopy-DooV0
335Unnamed #10VB *
 HUECO WALL AREA 
337Hueco WallV9 ***
338GastoniaV8 **
339Xaviers roofV11 ***
 THE NOTCH 
341Free Your AssV1 *
342Unnamed #11V3
343Don QuixoteV0 **
 LED ZEPPELIN AREA 
345The Legend of Rosa MayV5 **
 HEART PROW AREA 
347Pet the KittyV6 **
348Emotional RescueV2
349The Heart ProwV1 *
350Xenolith SlabVB **
 ---DALE'S WEST--- 
352The FlakeV7 **
353Zen FluteV10 ***
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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