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The Upper Bulge of Tahquitz, a large tooth-shaped section of rock starting midway up the rock, appears from afar as smooth and mostly featureless, and while not entirely true it's home to some of the more difficult, sustained and classic routes on Tahquitz. While routes on the Upper Bulge are shorter in nature, averaging 3 to 4 pitches in length, the exposed nature of the climbing gives an exposed feeling not found on many of the other routes at Tahquitz.
Routes on the Upper Bulge can be approached by any of several different methods:
See the individual route descriptions for more detailed approach information.
8 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Bulge Routes:
The Step 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 600'
Super Pooper 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
The Price of Fear 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Vampire 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
The Flakes 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
The Crucifix 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch
Field of Dreams 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
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The Price of Fear 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Upper Bulge Routes
An airy, spectacular, and dramatic conclusion to either Super Pooper 5.10b or The Flakes 5.11c. Thin, technical slab climbing along the lip of a massive dihedral high on the Upper West Face Bulge.From the top of P2 on Super Pooper, traverse out right along a thin crack to gain a vertical crack that varies from fingers to hands. Above the crack, 3 closely spaced bolts protect difficult slab climbing with big exposure.A must do! ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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