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 Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Super Pooper 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b CA
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A distinct line the forms the left margin of the West face Bulge. From the FBT ledge, climbing up and to the right up easy ledges to establish a belay (4th class). Or Take the Vampire and move up and left to establish a belay (5.7). The first pitch is long and the Crux. Pull a 2 little bulge/roof (10b) to a good ledge. the 2nd is a thin finger crack on the left wall to a small stance (5.8). The 3rd a long pitch lieback the corner and around a small overhang, then move up and right to turn ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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