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Routes in (d) Northwest Recess

Consolation Direct, The T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Consolation, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Constellation T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Edgehogs T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Error, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Farewell Horizontal T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Gulp, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Incision, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Long Climb, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Magical Mystery Tour T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
Sahara Terror T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Snakes on Everything T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Souvenir, The T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Special K T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Swallow, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Whodunit T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wong Climb T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at (d) Northwest Recess

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 12
The Error
Trad 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 78
Sahara Terror
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 192
The Long Climb
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 108
Wong Climb
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 281
Whodunit
Trad 8 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 24
The Swallow
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 93
The Consolation
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
The Gulp
Trad 6 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 13
Snakes on Everything
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 21
The Consolation Direct
Trad 7 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Farewell Horizontal
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 27
Edgehogs
Trad 7 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 8
The Souvenir
Trad 7 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Error
 12
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 6 pitches
Sahara Terror
 78
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
The Long Climb
 192
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Wong Climb
 108
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Whodunit
 281
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 8 pitches
The Swallow
 24
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 6 pitches
The Consolation
 93
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 6 pitches
The Gulp
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 6 pitches
Snakes on Everything
 13
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
The Consolation Direct
 21
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 7 pitches
Farewell Horizontal
 15
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Edgehogs
 27
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 7 pitches
The Souvenir
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad 7 pitches
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An alternative descent (and the easiest one) is to scramble southeast to a saddle and then take a trail clockwise around the rock. Feb 24, 2006

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