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Buttress of Cracks - Right Side

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L to R R to L Alpha
Blade Runner T 
East Buttress Gully T 
Low Pressure T 
Nawab T 
Plague, The T 
Shake Down T 
Spatula T 
Spatula - Direct Start T 
Warm Up T 

Buttress of Cracks - Right Side Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,000'
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Adam Stackhouse, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 11, 2011


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This portion of the Buttress of Cracks offers a few moderate cracks, Nawab (5.8), Shake Down (5.8) and Warm Up (5.9) and faces, Spatula (5.9+) and Spatula - Direct Start (5.11a), as well as the tricky arete of Blade Runner (5.12b).

Getting There 

The approach trail meets the rock very near the right side of the Buttress of Cracks. Climbs are found on the face directly in front of where the trail intersects and on the face around and right up the hillside towards the Weeping Wall.

Climbing Season

For the (l) Buttress of Cracks area.

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Buttress of Cracks - Right Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Buttress of Cracks - Right Side:
Spatula - Direct Start   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Blade Runner   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Buttress of Cracks - Right Side
Rock Climbing Photo: Bob Gaines on the first ascent, 1986.

Blade Runner 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Buttress of Cracks - Right ...
Climb Warm Up for about 10' or so and then cut right to the amazing arete. Subtle yet taxing moves up the arete lead to a technical crux just before the last bolt, after which it's a cruise to the top. This is a great climb that requires good footwork and balance...cooler temps don't hurt either. It's possible to climb the arete on either side, but I found it easier to move to the right side after the first bolt and then cut back onto the left side just below the last bolt. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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