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About Buttermilks:

Bouldering playground, over 60 roped routes, and scrumbling too. Some boulders are huge, so shade at those spots in the peak of summer. maps, campgrounds and town info at climb quality rated as no star or one star as in the Mick Ryan guide
Nearest town or city: Bishop
Directions: on Eastern Sierra, 20 mins west of Bishop. off of the 395 going through Bishop, turn west onto West Line Street (Highway 168) and head out of town for 7.7 miles. right turn onto unpaved Buttermilk Road and continue west for about 3.5 miles. park roadside along big boulders on the right, or go past cattle fence line and take an immediate right into the Birthday Boulders parking area. porta-potty along uphill trail before the Peabodys
Latitude, Longitude: 37.32745, -118.57572
Access Issues:
Camping: Yes
When to Climb: Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Year


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
Average Rating = 5.00/5 High Plains Drifter V7 4
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Luminance V11 0

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With Replies buttermilks with a baby climbellaclimb 13 Feb 18 2013, 10:28 PM
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With Replies Bishop conditions over President's Day sidepull 5 Feb 12 2004, 7:33 PM
With Replies Sacramento to Bishop crackboy 3 Feb 06 2004, 9:32 AM
With Replies Bishop and the buttermilks layed_back 5 Jan 03 2003, 9:47 PM
With Replies bishop temps????? mr--duck 1 Nov 07 2002, 6:27 PM