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Etude T 
Flake Out T 
Flakes of Rad T 
Flakes of Wrath T 
Flower of High Rank T 
Johnny Quest T 
Rock Hudson T 
Spooky Spike T 
Wet Dreams T 

Northeast Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Location: 33.77158, -116.69558 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Andy Laakmann on Jan 20, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Left side of the NE Buttress (Johnny Quest to Vici...


A handful of classic cracks are the highlight of this wall including Jonny Quest (10b), Etude (11a), and everybody's favorite Flower of High Rank (5.9)

Getting There 

When the approach trail hits the Weeping Wall, follow the trail along the base to the right for about 5 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Northeast Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Northeast Buttress:
Spooky Spike   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Flower of High Rank   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
Johnny Quest   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Flakes of Wrath   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Etude   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
Wet Dreams   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For Northeast Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Marc Chrysanthou (Owl and the Cragrat) visits from...

Etude 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Northeast Buttress
This is a fun, clean crack route that requires more finesse than strength. The delicate crux section, with side pulls and shallow, flared foot jams, is well-protected with fixed pins. An easier finger and hand crack above leads to the belay. There is a second pitch, but most people rappel after pitch 1. This route is located just left of Flower of High Rank....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Northeast Buttress Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: TODD SMITH
Rock Climbing Photo: Hey Dude (5.12a), Etude (5.11a) and Flower of High...
BETA PHOTO: Hey Dude (5.12a), Etude (5.11a) and Flower of High...
Rock Climbing Photo: Heard this route is named "Yours" a 5.7 ...
BETA PHOTO: Heard this route is named "Yours" a 5.7 ...

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