Houser Buttress Area Rock Climbing
A well-marked trail starting from the Real Hidden Valley parking lot leads west along the southern edge of the rocky hillside directly to the Houser Buttress Area. Plan on about 5 minutes for the walk plus a bit more time to reach the base of your chosen route.
Weather station 10.7 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Houser Buttress Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Houser Buttress Area:
Featured Route For Houser Buttress Area
Hidden Arch 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a California
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Houser Buttress
Face climbing past two bolts (5.10) leads to the base of the arch where a fixed pin will be found (small cam placement too). From here insecure chimney/stem moves lead up the flared corner until it widens higher and starts to curve left finally opening up to accept jams. At the crux it is possible to exit the corner and climb the outside face of the arch to bypass some moves-the disadvantage is if you fall you will slam back into the corner. Belay at top from bolted anchor. Rap or down-climb off...[more] Browse More Classics in California
Houser Buttress. Photo by Blitzo.
Houser buttress area. Photo by Blitzo.
By Adam Stackhouse
Apr 23, 2007
As an alternate to the Lost Horse Road, hiking past this area can take one out to the Arid Piles.