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Description

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).

Getting There

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Face Bulge Routes

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 43
Standup Flake
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 36
The Step
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 138
Super Pooper
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 62
The Price of Fear
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 145
The Vampire
Trad 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 4
The Bat
Trad 4 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 34
The Flakes
Trad 4 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 8
The Crucifix
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 6
Field of Dreams
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Le Toit
Trad 3 pitches
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 8
Stairway to Heaven
Trad 4 pitches
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 3
The Pharaoh
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Standup Flake Lower Bulge Buttress
 43
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Step Upper Bulge Routes
 36
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Super Pooper Upper Bulge Routes
 138
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
The Price of Fear Upper Bulge Routes
 62
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Vampire Upper Bulge Routes
 145
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
The Bat Upper Bulge Routes
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad 4 pitches
The Flakes Upper Bulge Routes
 34
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 4 pitches
The Crucifix Upper Bulge Routes
 8
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Field of Dreams Upper Bulge Routes
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Le Toit Upper Bulge Routes
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 3 pitches
Stairway to Heaven Upper Bulge Routes
 8
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
The Pharaoh Upper Bulge Routes
 3
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad
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