(v) North Face Rock Climbing
Chris Morgan works her way up the start
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.
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.
Weather station 1.9 miles from here
21 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in (v) North Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (v) North Face:
Yours 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Cats Meow 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For (v) North Face
Graham Crackers 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b CA
: Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks
: ... : (v) North Face
This climb provides a good introduction to multi-pitch routes. It is well-protected, has a variety of moves, and is not sustained. A fifteen foot section of face climbing near the top is the crux. It starts in an obvious notch, a ways to the right of the Cat's Cave Inn dihedral. Walk off from the top. This climb is in the shade most of the day....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Jun 3, 2013
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.
By Sean Maher
From: Bristol, England
Jul 20, 2016
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 21, 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.