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Mount Whitney — East Buttress

Mount Whitney's East Buttress, California

It may not have the Fresh Air Traverse, but Whitney's East Buttress nonetheless consistently ranks among the very best rock climbs in California. Just right of the east buttress is John Muir's Mountaineer's Route—also known as Whitney's east couloir. Mount Whitney, California.

— June 24, 2007

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