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(d) Northwest Recess

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Consolation Direct, The T 
Consolation, The T 
Constellation T 
Edgehogs T 
Error, The T 
Farewell Horizontal T,S 
Gulp, The T 
Incision, The T 
Long Climb, The T 
Magical Mystery Tour T 
Sahara Terror T 
Snakes on Everything T 
Souvenir, The T 
Special K S,TR 
Swallow, The T 
Whodunit T 
Wong Climb T 

(d) Northwest Recess Rock Climbing 


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Location: 33.76079, -116.68392 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Northwast Recess is located between the Maiden Buttress on the right and the North Buttress to the left. It can be seen from the parking area of Humbler park. The right-facing corner/dihedral that extends almost to the top is Whodunit (5.9).

Descent: Is either down the Friction Route or the North Gully.

Getting There 

Take the Climber Trail to Lunch Rock. From Lunch Rock head straight left for awhile then slightly down to get around the Maiden Buttress. After around the Maiden Buttress angle up and left. Looks up for the Whodunit Dihedral, it is not hard to miss.


Climbing Season



Weather station 1.9 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',6],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in (d) Northwest Recess

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (d) Northwest Recess:
The Error   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 800'   
Sahara Terror   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   
Wong Climb   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
The Long Climb   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   
The Swallow   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches, 800'   
The Consolation   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 800'   
Whodunit   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   
Snakes on Everything   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
The Consolation Direct   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 7 pitches   
Farewell Horizontal   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Edgehogs   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   
The Souvenir   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R     Trad, 7 pitches, 1000'   
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Whodunit 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : (d) Northwest Recess
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By Roger Linfield
Feb 24, 2006
An alternative descent (and the easiest one) is to scramble southeast to a saddle and then take a trail clockwise around the rock.

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