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Submitted By: Sean Denny on Aug 20, 2010
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Description 

Nice place to explore if the Main Wall is busy. Has A few nice routes in the 5.11-5.12 range. Generally good rock quality, though I'm sure if you looked, you could find some stuff easily pulled off.

Getting There 

From the base of Holy Crap on the Main Wall head up and left on a climber's trail that has gotten much nicer in the past year or two. After about two minutes you'll be at the base of a nice wall that, chances are, you would have ignored if you looked at it from Tick main.

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2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Buttress:
Axis of Evil   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 40'   
Unusual Suspects   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 40'   
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Unusual Suspects 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Upper Buttress
As I recall, the crux comes at a little above midway, where you have to negotiate a slight bulge with really crappy holds. Of course, I haven't been on this in a few years, so maybe those holds aren't as bad as I'm currently imagining. Regardless, this was really fun to tinker on, but I don't remember this being as good as its 5.11 neighbor to the left. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Sean Denny
From: Portland
Aug 20, 2010
All I know about the history of this place is that a dude named Jeff developed it and my first impression of him was him chain smoking cigarettes while hanging out 15 feet off the ground on a 5.12 in his approach shoes, beating a beehive with a 6 foot copper pole. Apparently, the bees had hijacked his route, and that was just not cool.
Hopefully that image makes climbing here just a little bit more entertaining.
Have fun, and beware of those damn bees!
By C Miller
Administrator
Aug 21, 2010
Sounds like The Medusa.
By Ryan Kelly
From: work.
Sep 7, 2010
Those weren't cigs.