Elevation: 7,460 ft
GPS: 33.76079, -116.68392
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Shared By: Dpurf on Feb 3, 2006 · Updates
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

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

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
 21
The Error
Trad 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 102
Sahara Terror
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 315
The Long Climb
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 165
Wong Climb
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 459
Whodunit
Trad 8 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 144
The Consolation
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
The Gulp
Trad 6 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 52
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
 45
The Consolation Direct
Trad 7 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 30
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
 36
Edgehogs
Trad 7 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
The Incision
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Error
 21
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 6 pitches
Sahara Terror
 102
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
The Long Climb
 315
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Wong Climb
 165
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Whodunit
 459
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 8 pitches
The Consolation
 144
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 6 pitches
The Gulp
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 6 pitches
The Swallow
 52
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
 45
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 7 pitches
Farewell Horizontal
 30
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
 36
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 7 pitches
The Incision
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
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