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Upper Northeast Buttress

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Birdman T,TR 
Last Grapes T 
Last Grapes / Pink Drainpipe Exit T 
Like'n to Lichen/Bitchin' Lichen  T 
My Pink Half of the Drainpipe T 
North East Rib T 

Upper Northeast Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Feb 24, 2006
Thanksgiving Day

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This wall is just past the far left end of the North Face.

Getting There 

The shortest approach is the North Face trail. If you aren’t familiar with the area, the best strategy may be to take the main approach trail up to Lunch Rock, then hike left along the base of the rock. From the base of the North Face, hike left. Just after you pass the last route (Northeast Farce), scramble left up a gully.

Climbing Season

For the Tahquitz Rock area.

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Northeast Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Northeast Buttress:
Last Grapes   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 3 of this route.  Aim for the dead tree in t...

Last Grapes / Pink Drainpipe Exit 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a  CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Upper Northeast Buttress
Why rappel back down from these routes when you can exit to the top? From the tree atop Last Grapes / Pink Drainpipe head up gully 40 feet and then traverse left under a roof and then up. After too much rope drag belay. Head straight up easy ground aiming for a large dead tree, shared with El Whampo finish.From here you have already begun the North Gully Descent. Probably does not take too much more time than rapelling back to your packs and although mellow it is quite enjoyable....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By mschlocker
From: San Diego, CA
Jun 26, 2010
The scramble up is on the climbers' right of the routes. It goes up a blocky gulley. We roped up for the last little section where it gets more difficult.

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