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This seldom visited portion of Tahquitz is located on the far left side of the rock and is fairly slabby with the exception of the Y Crack Buttress. Routes here range in length from 1-2 pitches in length.
The best approach/descent is via the North Fork trail, but it's possible to traverse left along the base from any point on the rock if already up there.
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The Y Crack 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Y Crack Buttress
This is an excellent one-pitch hand crack, with sustained difficulty and great protection on good rock. I climbed it via the left start (recommended by others). The crux section (just above the junction of the two starts) has mostly good jams – a slight overhang to the wall and an awkward right lean to the crack make it difficult. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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