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Buttress of Cracks - Left Side

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Aqualung T 
Arcy Farcy T 
Bacon Bits (aka Razor Games) T 
Bluebeard T 
Bocomaru T 
Buccaneer, The T 
Captain Hook T 
Double Exposure T 
Double Exposure Direct T 
Frustration T 
Ham Sandwich T 
Hernia - Direct Finish T 
Hernia, The T 
Insomnia T 
Pass Time T 
Pirate, The T 
Swashbuckler T 
Sword of Damocles T 
Walk the Plank T 
Winter Solstice T 

Buttress of Cracks - Left Side Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 33.76989, -116.69427 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 11, 2011

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This portion of the wall is stacked with moderate cracks, thin runout faces, desperate cracks and a wild arete. Highlights here include Captain Hook (5.7), The Hernia (5.8), Double Exposure (5.10b A1 or 5.12a R), Insomnia (5.11b), Winter Solstice (5.11c), Walk the Plank (5.12a) and The Pirate (5.12d).

Getting There 

The approach trail meets the rock very near the right side of the Buttress of Cracks. To access the left-hand portion walk left following a good trail along the base of the wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Buttress of Cracks - Left Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Buttress of Cracks - Left Side:
The Hernia   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Captain Hook   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Hernia - Direct Finish   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Frustration   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Double Exposure   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b A1     Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 150'   
Arcy Farcy   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Insomnia   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Bacon Bits (aka Razor Games)   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Winter Solstice   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Walk the Plank   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Pirate   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Darshan climbs Insomnia

Insomnia 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Buttress of Cracks - Left S...
Climb 25' up Buttress Chimney, the wide crack between the Sunshine Face & Buttress Of Cracks, and then enter a flared chimney (5.9) below a striking crack. Wiggle up the chimney and then launch directly into the crux, which can be jammed straight-on or lie-backed depending upon your hand size or preference. Higher the crack makes a jog left via a steep hand crack (5.10+) and finishes with some easy moves to a ledge with a bolted anchors. Rappel (if slings are in place) or make an easy downclimb ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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