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Routes in (v) North Face

Break Out T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Bunny Slope T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cat's Cave Inn T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cats Meow T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Decapitation T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Graham Crackers T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Greasy Kid Stuff T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Guillotine, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Harm's Way T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Hillside Strangler T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Innominate II T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
June Gloom variation T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Kitty Litter Variation T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Little Murders T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Obscured by Clouds T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Obscured by Time T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Peer Pressure T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Shine On T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
Superfluous Bolt T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Tabby Treat T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Tangled Up in Blue T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Thin Man, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unnamed Slab T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Yours T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Description

The north face is located just past the (u) Northeast Buttress and is the furthest right portion of Suicide Rock; it offers a decent selection of one and two pitch routes including many moderates. Do be aware that local guide services often utilize the shorter climbs on the far right for classes. An easy walk-off descent can be made from any of the routes that top out by following a trail down along the margin of the rock.

Getting There

Follow the trail which runs along the base of the rock past the (u) Northeast Buttress until you reach the north face which is the very last portion of the rock before it tapers off into dirt.

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Classic Climbing Routes at North Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 45
Little Murders
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 134
Graham Crackers
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 67
Yours
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 47
The Guillotine
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 24
Cats Meow
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 15
Superfluous Bolt
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 65
Peer Pressure
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 18
Hillside Strangler
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 9
Obscured by Clouds
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Little Murders
 45
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
Graham Crackers
 134
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Yours
 67
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
The Guillotine
 47
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Cats Meow
 24
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Superfluous Bolt
 15
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad 2 pitches
Peer Pressure
 65
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Hillside Strangler
 18
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Obscured by Clouds
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad 2 pitches
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Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
It's very common for rocks, stones and other articles (belay plates, etc.) to come bounding the the buttress at the Graham Crackers area. A helmet is a good idea, even when kicking back at the bottom. Jun 3, 2013
Sean Maher
Santa Barbara, CA
Sean Maher   Santa Barbara, CA
I wouldn't recommend this crag to anyone on account of the loose rock. The face is composed of detached and nearly detached exfoliating slabs balanced on top of each other. Many tragedies are waiting to happen here. Jul 20, 2016
Seriously Sean? This isn't a sport crag, there are death blocks all over Tahquitz and Suicide. Learn to climb amongst loose stuff or don't climb anything around Idyllwild or anything in the mountains for that matter. It's your choice. Jul 21, 2016

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