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Routes in Upper Buttress

Axis of Evil S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mystery Death Block S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a PG13
Unusual Suspects S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Elevation: 596 ft
GPS: 34.066, -118.56 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Sean Denny on Aug 20, 2010
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

Nice place to explore if the Main Wall is busy. Has A few nice routes in the 5.11-5.12 range. Generally good rock quality, though I'm sure if you looked, you could find some stuff easily pulled off.

Getting There

From the base of Holy Crap on the Main Wall head up and left on a climber's trail that has gotten much nicer in the past year or two. After about two minutes you'll be at the base of a nice wall that, chances are, you would have ignored if you looked at it from Tick main.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Axis of Evil
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Unusual Suspects
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Axis of Evil
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Unusual Suspects
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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Ryan Kelly
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Ryan Kelly   work.
Those weren't cigs. Sep 7, 2010
C Miller   CA  
Sounds like The Medusa. Aug 21, 2010
Sean Denny
Irvine
Sean Denny   Irvine
All I know about the history of this place is that a dude named Jeff developed it and my first impression of him was him chain smoking cigarettes while hanging out 15 feet off the ground on a 5.12 in his approach shoes, beating a beehive with a 6 foot copper pole. Apparently, the bees had hijacked his route, and that was just not cool.
Hopefully that image makes climbing here just a little bit more entertaining.
Have fun, and beware of those damn bees! Aug 20, 2010

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