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Y Crack Buttress 

Northeast Buttress Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 11, 2008
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This seldom visited portion of Tahquitz is located on the far left side of the rock and is fairly slabby with the exception of the Y Crack Buttress. Routes here range in length from 1-2 pitches in length.

Routes to do here include Last Grapes (5.9), The Y Crack (5.10b), My Pink Half of the Drainpipe (5.10b), Birdman (5.11b) and The Green Rosetta (5.11c).

Getting There 

The best approach/descent is via the North Fork trail, but it's possible to traverse left along the base from any point on the rock if already up there.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Northeast Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Northeast Buttress:
Last Grapes   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Upper Northeast Buttress
The Y Crack   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Y Crack Buttress
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Featured Route For Northeast Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown but friendly climbers on The Y Crack, Tahq...

The Y Crack 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Y Crack Buttress
This is an excellent one-pitch hand crack, with sustained difficulty and great protection on good rock. I climbed it via the left start (recommended by others). The crux section (just above the junction of the two starts) has mostly good jams – a slight overhang to the wall and an awkward right lean to the crack make it difficult. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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