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Houser Buttress

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Houser Buttress  


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.01051, -116.17118 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 21, 2009
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Randy Leavitt, 1981 or so

Description 

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.

Notable climbs here include Dummy's Delight (5.9), Loose Lady (5.10a), Ladyfingers (5.10b) and Hidden Arch (5.11d).


Getting There 

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.


8 Total Routes


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The Classics

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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Featured Route For Houser Buttress
Me getting started up Loose Lady.

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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Leading up Loose Lady
Leading up Loose Lady
loooooooose lady... photo by Eric Horst
loooooooose lady... photo by Eric Horst
rappelling from the top of The Houser Buttress
rappelling from the top of The Houser Buttress
Climbing Loose Lady
Climbing Loose Lady
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