Julie on the 1st pitch of Break Out, 5.5.
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.
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.
Weather station 1.8 miles from here
20 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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The Guillotine 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA
: Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks
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Some fun, easy liebacking on large, sharp flakes (including the guillotine flake) takes you up a right-facing corner. Climb up into a short, well-protected squeeze chimney (crux) and struggle up to a comfortable belay. Runout but easy (5.5) friction moves take you to the top of the rock. Walk off to the right. Some people have avoided the squeeze chimney by a committing, very runout lieback. Done this way, the climb deserves an "R."...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Chris Owen
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.