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Northeast Buttress

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Northeast Buttress 

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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.

8 Total Routes

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

The Classics

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

Etude 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 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

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Hey Dude (5.12a), Etude (5.11a) and Flower of High Rank (5.9) <br />
BETA PHOTO: Hey Dude (5.12a), Etude (5.11a) and Flower of High...
Heard this route is named "Yours" a 5.7 pitch that is just right of Flower of high rank and which ends at ledge/P1 anchor for Graham Crackers.  Can top rope with a 70 meter rope
BETA PHOTO: Heard this route is named "Yours" a 5.7 pitch that...
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