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Submitted By: Sean Denny on Aug 20, 2010


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Nice place to explore if the Main Wall is busy. Has A few nice routes in the 5.11-5.12 range. Generally good rock quality, though I'm sure if you looked, you could find some stuff easily pulled off.

Getting There 

From the base of Holy Crap on the Main Wall head up and left on a climber's trail that has gotten much nicer in the past year or two. After about two minutes you'll be at the base of a nice wall that, chances are, you would have ignored if you looked at it from Tick main.

Climbing Season

For the Tick Rock area.

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Upper Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper Buttress:
Axis of Evil   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   
Unusual Suspects   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 40'   
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Featured Route For Upper Buttress
Rock Climbing Photo: Jordan Otto on Axis Of Evil 5.10+ Tick Rock Pacifi...

Axis of Evil 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Upper Buttress
The best route on the wall, follow long pulls on large through various weaknesses in roughly a straight line to a crux, thought provoking, top-out traverse. Going straight up from the last bolt looks possible, but much harder than 5.11. It is also way way way better to do the traverse and end up on a summit ramp that is not more than three feet wide. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Sean Denny
From: Irvine
Aug 20, 2010
All I know about the history of this place is that a dude named Jeff developed it and my first impression of him was him chain smoking cigarettes while hanging out 15 feet off the ground on a 5.12 in his approach shoes, beating a beehive with a 6 foot copper pole. Apparently, the bees had hijacked his route, and that was just not cool.
Hopefully that image makes climbing here just a little bit more entertaining.
Have fun, and beware of those damn bees!
By C Miller
Aug 21, 2010
Sounds like The Medusa.
By Ryan Kelly
From: work.
Sep 7, 2010
Those weren't cigs.

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