Whitney Portal Buttress Rock Climbing Eastern Sierra


Trad // Elevation: 9,000' // Trip Length Single Day

Some of the best multi pitch granite you can find and just a stones throw away from the largest peak in the continental US, Mount Whitney! Whitney Portal plays host to a multitude of splitter cracks and countless feet of immaculate granite slab. Test your skills on classic traditional routes like Bony Fingers (5.11b R) over at The Whale or opt for a more casual outing and climb the beautiful Beckey Route (5.9), 5 pitches, 750 feet, over at El Segundo Buttress. Whitney Portal is a beautiful area with spectacular views and has great camping options but make sure to book in advance as many sites fill up due to the Mount Whitney trailhead just up the road. Whitney Portal caters to intermediate and advanced climbers and can be climbed spring through fall. Temps can heat up quickly during summer months so if a booking is desired anywhere from July through August plan on an earlier start!