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Break Out T 
Bunny Slope T 
Cat's Cave Inn T 
Cats Meow T 
Decapitation T 
Graham Crackers T 
Greasy Kid Stuff T 
Guillotine, The T 
Harm's Way T 
Hillside Strangler T 
Innominate II T 
Little Murders T 
Obscured by Clouds T 
Peer Pressure T 
Shine On T 
Superfluous Bolt T 
Tabby Treat T 
Thin Man, The T 
Unnamed Slab T 
Yours T 

North Face  


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Julie on the 1st pitch of Break Out, 5.5.

Description 

The north face is located just past the Northeast Buttress and is the furthest right portion of Suicide Rock; it offers a decent selection of one and two pitch routes including many moderates. Do be aware that local guide services often utilize the shorter climbs on the far right for classes. An easy walk-off descent can be made from any of the routes that top out by following a trail down along the margin of the rock.

Getting There 

Follow the trail which runs along the base of the rock past the Northeast Buttress until you reach the north face which is the very last portion of the rock before it tapers off into dirt.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',1],['5.10',7],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Face:
Tabby Treat   5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
Little Murders   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Graham Crackers   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
Yours   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
The Guillotine   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Cats Meow   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Superfluous Bolt   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Peer Pressure   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Obscured by Clouds   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
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Featured Route For North Face
Nearing the first bolt on Superfluous Bolt.  The climb then follows the left facing flake in the very upper left corner of the photo.

Superfluous Bolt 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : North Face
My strongest memory of this climb is its serious runout (and I was following)! Down low, it's tricky but well protected. Then you head up a long, thin left-facing flake system with no gear. The crux move at the top of the flake can be protected (sort of) with a small wired nut. Pitch 2 is short and easy. Walk off right to descend....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Chris Owen
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From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Jun 3, 2013
It's very common for rocks, stones and other articles (belay plates, etc.) to come bounding the the buttress at the Graham Crackers area. A helmet is a good idea, even when kicking back at the bottom.