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Houser Buttress, on the southwest side of the Real Hidden Valley clump, is a prominent eighty foot buttress which is home to the popular Loose Lady as well as a number of other quality routes. Getting to the base of the formation does involve a bit of scrambling.
Walk west several hundred yards from the Real Hidden Valley parking area following a marked trail that skirts the south side of a rocky hillside. Houser Buttress is the obvious tall, south-facing narrow formation with a smooth-looking face. Tunneling upwards through blocks to reach a ledge system leading right will access the base of the formation.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Houser Buttress :
Dummy's Delight 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Loose Lady 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Ladyfingers 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Puss N' Boots 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Hidden Arch 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
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Loose Lady 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Houser Buttress
Seven bolts protect steep edges/smears up this exposed and fun route with the crux coming early on. Well protected, but not quite a sport route. A bolted anchor/rap is on top (90'). Take care if using a 50 meter rope and rap down the center of the formation, not down the route, as it's more than 80' down the route.A standout climb with a short approach, exciting friction and great position make this a very popular route, so plan accordingly. loooooooose lady... photo by Eric Horst ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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