Upper Northeast Buttress Rock Climbing
Upper NE Buttress
This wall is just past the far left end of the North Face.
The shortest approach is the North Face trail. If you arent 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
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Northeast Buttress:
Featured Route For Upper Northeast Buttress
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
Latest Regional Forum Messages
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.