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Bunny Slope 
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Cats Meow 
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Greasy Kid Stuff 
Guillotine, The 
Harm's Way 
Hillside Strangler 
Innominate II 
Little Murders 
Obscured by Clouds 
Peer Pressure 
Shine On 
Superfluous Bolt 
Tabby Treat 
Thin Man, The 
Unnamed Slab 
Yours 

North Face 


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Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 11, 2011
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Julie on the 1st pitch of Break Out, 5.5.
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Description 

The north face is located just past the Northeast Buttress and is the furthest right portion of Suicide Rock; it offers a decent selection of one and two pitch routes including many moderates. Do be aware that local guide services often utilize the shorter climbs on the far right for classes. An easy walk-off descent can be made from any of the routes that top out by following a trail down along the margin of the rock.


Getting There 

Follow the trail which runs along the base of the rock past the Northeast Buttress until you reach the north face which is the very last portion of the rock before it tapers off into dirt.


19 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',1],['5.10',7],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Face:
Tabby Treat   5.1 2 6 II MD 2a     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
Little Murders   5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Yours   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
The Guillotine   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Cats Meow   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Superfluous Bolt   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Peer Pressure   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Obscured by Clouds   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
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Featured Route For North Face
Julie on the 1st pitch of Break Out, 5.5.

Break Out 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b  CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : North Face
This route has two pitches of crack climbing, very near the right end of the rock. Pitch 1 (5.6) has two well-protected crux sections: a short hand crack and a fingertip lieback. Pitch 2 is easy (4th class). This climb is almost always in the shade....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Chris Owen
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From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Jun 3, 2013

It's very common for rocks, stones and other articles (belay plates, etc.) to come bounding the the buttress at the Graham Crackers area. A helmet is a good idea, even when kicking back at the bottom.