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Formations included here include the namesake Houser Buttress , the smaller Dodo Buttress just to the right, the seldom visited Houser Gully and just to the west the small Houser Block.
A well-marked trail starting from the Real Hidden Valley parking lot leads west along the southern edge of the rocky hillside directly to the Houser Buttress Area. Plan on about 5 minutes for the walk plus a bit more time to reach the base of your chosen route.
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Loose Lady 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Houser Buttress
Seven bolts protect steep edges/smears up this exposed and fun route with the crux coming early on. Well protected, but not quite a sport route. A bolted anchor/rap is on top (90'). Take care if using a 50 meter rope and rap down the center of the formation, not down the route, as it's more than 80' down the route.A standout climb with a short approach, exciting friction and great position make this a very popular route, so plan accordingly. loooooooose lady... photo by Eric Horst ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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