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Description 

The West Face Bulge is a Bulging Headwall on the west face of Tahquitz. This area of Tahquitz has several classic route like The Step (5.10a), Super Pooper (5.10a) and The Vampire (5.11a). The rock is steep on the left side and is bordered on the right by a large break in the rock (The Trough).


Getting There 

Take the climber trail to Lunch Rock. Go around Lunch Rock to the left and up then traverse left along the base to The Trough. To get to the Step and Super Pooper take the larger ledge (FBT ledge) (5.6) located above and to the left of The Trough.

The descent from the top is down the Friction Route. You can also rap Happy Hooker just left of the Vampire.


13 Total Routes


['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',5],['5.12',3],['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 West Face Bulge Routes:
Standup Flake   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 165'   Lower Bulge Buttress
The Step   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 600'   Upper Bulge Routes
Super Pooper   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   Upper Bulge Routes
The Price of Fear   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Upper Bulge Routes
The Vampire   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Upper Bulge Routes
The Flakes   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   Upper Bulge Routes
The Crucifix   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch   Upper Bulge Routes
Field of Dreams   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Upper Bulge Routes
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The beginning of The Flakes

The Flakes 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Upper Bulge Routes
This is one of my favorite Tahquitz routes, although it does have a few dubious aspects. What I like about it is the exposed position and the neat features it links up. What may detract slightly from its stature is that the pitches are short and its cruxes are very sequency and height dependent.P1: 5.11a. Climb the very thin crack up to the roof. The gear is good but a little technical, mostly thin stopper placements with a small TCU or two. Just under the roof, make a tricky stem right. T...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Racking up for a great day on some Bulge Routes.  Standup Flake, to The Flakes, to The Price of Fear.  Great day!!! The best day up here is when a little snow is on the ground.  That is when you will have everything from Fingertrip to  Y Crack all to yourselves.
Racking up for a great day on some Bulge Routes. ...
Tahquitz Rock overview.
BETA PHOTO: Tahquitz Rock overview.
West Face Bulge from below.  Great views of Standup Flake, Super Pooper, and The Step.
West Face Bulge from below. Great views of Standu...
West Face Bulge, Tahquitz Rock
West Face Bulge, Tahquitz Rock
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