Elevation: 7,460 ft
GPS: 33.761, -116.684 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Dpurf on Feb 3, 2006 with improvements by Cassidy Anderson
Admins: C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, 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).

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
 19
The Error
Trad 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 94
Sahara Terror
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 272
The Long Climb
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 151
Wong Climb
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 384
Whodunit
Trad 8 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 114
The Consolation
Trad 6 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
The Gulp
Trad 6 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 36
The Swallow
Trad 6 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
Snakes on Everything
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 30
The Consolation Direct
Trad 7 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Farewell Horizontal
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 33
Edgehogs
Trad 7 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 9
The Souvenir
Trad 7 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 3
Special K
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
The Incision
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Error
 19
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 6 pitches
Sahara Terror
 94
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 6 pitches
The Long Climb
 272
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Wong Climb
 151
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Whodunit
 384
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 8 pitches
The Consolation
 114
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
The Swallow
 36
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Snakes on Everything
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
The Consolation Direct
 30
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 7 pitches
Farewell Horizontal
 24
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Edgehogs
 33
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 7 pitches
The Souvenir
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad 7 pitches
Special K
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad
The Incision
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
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