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Elevation: 7,460 ft 2,274 m
GPS: 33.76079, -116.68392
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Description Suggest change

The Northwest 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 Humber park. The right-facing corner/dihedral that extends almost to the top is Whodunit (5.9).

Warning: The is a fair amount of loose rock at the top of this side of Tahquitz.

Descent: Is either down the Friction Route or the North Gully.

Getting There Suggest change

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 Northwest Recess

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 23
The Error
Trad 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 108
Sahara Terror
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 337
The Long Climb
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 174
Wong Climb
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 485
Whodunit
Trad 8 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 151
The Consolation
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
The Gulp
Trad 6 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 60
The Swallow
Trad 6 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
Snakes on Everything
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 50
The Consolation Direct
Trad 7 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 34
Farewell Horizontal
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 10
The Souvenir
Trad 7 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 4
Special K
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 40
Edgehogs
Trad 7 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
 4
Magical Mystery Tour
Trad 7 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Error
 23
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 6 pitches
Sahara Terror
 108
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
The Long Climb
 337
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Wong Climb
 174
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Whodunit
 485
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 8 pitches
The Consolation
 151
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 6 pitches
The Gulp
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 6 pitches
The Swallow
 60
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Snakes on Everything
 22
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
The Consolation Direct
 50
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 7 pitches
Farewell Horizontal
 34
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Souvenir
 10
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad 7 pitches
Special K
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad
Edgehogs
 40
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 7 pitches
Magical Mystery Tour
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R Trad 7 pitches
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