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scottmitchtenaya  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2009


climbed with apachedino
Posted Sep 26, 2009 6:52 pm

Katy YStopped short
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

Katy Y

of the peak, but found Mildred Lake while en route. September is a perfect time to be in Yosemite.
Posted Sep 20, 2009 10:06 am

granjeroNW Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009


Superb route. Wonderful solo.
Posted Sep 8, 2009 6:18 pm

WMLSweet solo on NW Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009


NW Buttress - This peak made a great solo...be sure to stay on route if you do solo it though!
Posted Aug 30, 2009 4:18 am

scotthsuNW buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2006


simul-climbed all but the final pitch. I remember the descent being kinda hellish.
Posted Aug 24, 2009 6:34 pm

bearbnzNW Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2009


Simul-climbed the first 8 "pitches", then pitched it out on a direct variation that brought us out right at the summit block. Took the variation to avoid a party in front of us, and it ended up being quicker as it was much more direct.
Posted Aug 22, 2009 1:43 am

ylamurtoNW Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009


We simul climbed it except one pitch when we had to leave the route to avoid the crowds.
Posted Aug 13, 2009 10:46 pm

JonWNW Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2009


SuperTopo says this is a 14 pitch 5.5. Don't let it fool you. We did it in about 5 and climbing is rather boring. The best way to do this is simul climbing the whole thing.
Posted Aug 4, 2009 3:29 pm

DigglerFinally!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009


Ever since I swam for the first time in Tenaya Lake on the way to meet my friend Zathan to climb Whitney (my first High Sierra peak!), I was impressed by this peak & looked foreward to climbing it...

When I found out about the NW buttress, the idea of an ascent became even more appealing...

As a result, savored the actual climb as much as could be expected, & was thrilled! Excellent rock, sustained 4th-easy 5th, great views, & had the route to myself! The 5.7 hand crack at the top was a perfect finish- hardest part of the climb, & one tops out on the summit ridge about 1 min from the true summit!

Hummingbird gave me its blessing before start of climb, & a marmot scrambled up the initial 4th class friction, showing me the start of the route. I knew at that point that it was going to be a good climb & day!

Left car 10.01, reached base of climb at 10.31. Started the route at 11.00. Summited 12.30, hung out there for awhile. Left 13.05, & got back to car at 14.30.

Post-climb swim & hanging out at Tenaya Lake was icing on the cake!

I would highly recommend this climb.

8.29.'10 After other plans fell through, decided to do the buttress again. As much fun as the first time- wonderful climb! This go-round, I would call the final 'exit' crack no harder than 5.6, but whatever. From the base of the route to the summit :53, round trip (including hanging out at summit for ~:30) ~3 hours. Great climb!
Posted Jul 27, 2009 2:08 pm

Tom FralichNW Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009

Tom Fralich

Mary and I did this one on a 2-day trip to Tuolumne. We simul-climbed the whole route in about 2.5 hrs. Really fun climbing on nice rock with a great summit view over Tenaya Lake. The whole thing took about 6 hr car to car.
Posted Jul 17, 2009 10:36 pm

oluskydiverGreat Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2009


Great hike/scramble up the Tenaya Peak! Well worth the moderate effort.
Posted Jun 23, 2009 12:05 am

gomez13NW Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2008


Nice long easy climb with great views.What along walk off!!
Posted Apr 11, 2009 7:58 pm

mountainmattSunrise Party  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2004


Hit up Tenaya on the way to one of the Sunrise fiestas in '04. Nice view as always.....
Posted Nov 25, 2008 7:07 pm

NoonduelerBusted at Tenaya Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 1996


by a hungry Yos Park ranger with a sharp nose for funny flowers. A 275$ ticket! Good job baby!
Posted Nov 6, 2008 3:48 pm

SiennaFun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008


Great time
Posted Sep 5, 2008 6:41 pm

desmo13route: NW Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008


Fun, but long day on a 3 person rope team. walked some pitches, roped some, walked some, roped some. Was up the with the AAC Toulumne get-together.
Posted Aug 11, 2008 12:53 pm

AdamusFrom East  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2008
Dayhike with Tressider and Columbia Finger. An excellent view it would be, even better than Hoffman IMHO, were it not for the smoke.
Posted Jul 13, 2008 7:26 pm

danman3156NW Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2007


Solo with my brother, a great day in the sierra topped off with a dip in tenaya lake!
Posted Oct 22, 2007 6:47 pm

tombcroninNW Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007


3rd time and it keeps getting better!
Posted Oct 12, 2007 2:14 pm

ChuckONW Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2007


With GregS - thanks Bro. A wonderful way to finish off a multi-day trip, and the summer climbing season. Way easy climbing - except that icey patch on the upper friction slab!!
Posted Oct 5, 2007 3:02 pm

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