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Break Out T 
Bunny Slope T 
Cat's Cave Inn T 
Cats Meow 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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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


19 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',1],['5.10',7],['5.11',2],['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
Little Murders (5.3)

Little Murders 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a  CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : North Face
This route climb the huge, right-facing corner system at the far end of the crag and is the last major feature on the wall before it peters out into the hillside. Lieback up the corner and at the top either finish straight up or undercling out right via a large, somewhat dubious flake (5.5). Easy descent by walking right from the top and downclimbing an easy flake/ramp system below a large pine tree. ...[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.