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Anyone done Altar of Algoot : the Altar Buttress at Tahquitz?

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kevin deweese · · Oakland, Ca · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 350

Hello all. I'm planning on heading down to Tahquitz this weekend to climb the Altar buttress on the Altar of Algoot (

I'm trying to figure out how much of the route is technical climbing and how much is ridgehopping and traversing on 3rd-4th class. The photos on the route page look as if much of it is blocky gully climbing which isn't really what I'm looking for. 

Weather looks to be a bit hot this weekend so I'd rather not do the 4 mile hike out to it if it's primarily a peak bagging experience rather than a technical climb. 

Thanks in advance to any that respond. 

Forever Outside · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 230

looks amazing

kevin deweese · · Oakland, Ca · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 350

Decided against it. Maybe another time. 

Mike Flanagan · · Redlands, CA · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 55

I climbed the trough> the summit ridge to the fire tower at tahquitz peak   yesterday morning and scoped the altar route's ridge. Seemed to be pretty broken and scrambling-heavy from what I could see. I'll try to post a side profile pic soon.

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