Houser Buttress Rock Climbing
Randy Leavitt, 1981 or so
Houser Buttress, on the southwest side of the Real Hidden Valley clump, is a prominent eighty foot buttress which is home to the popular Loose Lady
as well as a number of other quality routes. Getting to the base of the formation does involve a bit of scrambling.
Notable climbs here include Dummy's Delight
(5.9), Loose Lady
(5.10b) and Hidden Arch
Walk west several hundred yards from the Real Hidden Valley parking area following a marked trail that skirts the south side of a rocky hillside. Houser Buttress is the obvious tall, south-facing narrow formation with a smooth-looking face. Tunneling upwards through blocks to reach a ledge system leading right will access the base of the formation.
Climbing Season For the Houser Buttress Area area.
Weather station 10.6 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Houser Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Houser Buttress :
Loose Lady 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Ladyfingers 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Hidden Arch 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For Houser Buttress
Hidden Arch 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Houser Buttress
Face climbing past two bolts (5.10) leads to the base of the arch where a fixed pin will be found (small cam placement too). From here insecure chimney/stem moves lead up the flared corner until it widens higher and starts to curve left finally opening up to accept jams. At the crux it is possible to exit the corner and climb the outside face of the arch to bypass some moves-the disadvantage is if you fall you will slam back into the corner. Belay at top from bolted anchor. Rap or down-climb off...[more] Browse More Classics in CA