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The North Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Location: 33.76052, -116.68342 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Feb 24, 2006

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This buttress has the longest routes at Tahquitz, as they go from the lowest point on the rock to the summit.

Getting There 

The base of the buttress is quite rounded, and may not be obvious. If you are hiking from Lunch Rock, you will go along the Northwest Recess, then turn left and drop down quite a ways. As soon as you can start hiking across again, you are at the North Buttress. Past here, the trail along the base of the rock is level or a bit uphill, and the angle of the rock above is noticeably lower. From the top of the rock, scramble (Class 2/3) southeast to the saddle, and then take the trail clockwise all the way around the rock.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The North Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The North Buttress:
The Uneventful   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 7 pitches, 900'   
Lip Up Fatty   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 7 pitches, 900'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Right before the little "cave".  The hig...

Lip Up Fatty 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : The North Buttress
Starts on the bottom left edge of the N. Buttress. look for a "wing" shaped flake with a nice crack running through the middle of it. Work your way up more or less in a direct line up to a nice obvious corner with three roofs. After this pitch work up and right to the right of two obvious long cracks. You know you are in the right crack if you have to pass a crazy flake jutting out of the crack. Pass a roof on the left (really cool and exposed) The pitches are long...bring a 60 m at least. Each ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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