West Face Bulge Routes Rock Climbing
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).
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.
Weather station 1.8 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Field of Dreams 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CA
: Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks
: ... : Upper Bulge Routes
This amazingly blank and exposed section of rock heads roughly straight up from the anchor where Crucifix and The Bat finish. Climb roughly 50-60' of some intensely tenuous friction to easier ground above. The improbable climbing is very well protected except one move near the 2nd to the last bolt. A couple of the bolts are older, or have bizarre hangers, but will probably do the job. This route was originally graded 11b in the Tahquitz guidebook, but I've heard rumor others think it's harde...[more] Browse More Classics in CA