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Altar Buttress, The T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Paisley Buttress, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Description

This Intimidating yet tame cuzin of Tahquitz, is rightfully named after the Indian Prince Algoot.
Algoot according to Native American legend, vanquished the Tahquitz Demon to this alpine mountainside cirquet in the sky.
Like any back country alpine setting, rock can be loose. An abundance of unimaginable lines can be found by the few bold and adventurouse enough to search out this beast!

Getting There

Take Devils slide trail to Saddle Junction. Head south on PCT to South Ridge Trail Junction. Follow Southridge trail to Tahquitz peak fire look out station. Drop down north slope from station to access crag or approach via Indian Buttress and go even further!!!

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pigsflyinsd
San Diego, CA
pigsflyinsd   San Diego, CA
Take the use-trail that veers off from trail to the North face and gully of Tahquitz. It's not bad at all. If you head up Devil's Slide or the South Ridge Trails and drop down any of those gulls you'll hate yourself. I can't imagine anyone wanting to hike +2,000 ft and +4 miles up Devil's Slide only to drop down into that terrible manzanita when the use-trail to the base of the climb is so relatively short.

I thought the rock quality was similar to the routes on the North Face of Tahquitz. Aug 27, 2017

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