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(d) Northwest Recess

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Consolation Direct, The T 
Consolation, The T 
Constellation T 
Edgehogs T 
Error, The T 
Farewell Horizontal T,S 
Gulp, The T 
Incision, The T 
Long Climb, The T 
Magical Mystery Tour T 
Sahara Terror T 
Snakes on Everything T 
Souvenir, The T 
Special K S,TR 
Swallow, The T 
Whodunit T 
Wong Climb T 

(d) Northwest Recess Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The Northwast Recess is located between the Maiden Buttress on the right and the North Buttress to the left. It can be seen from the parking area of Humbler park. The right-facing corner/dihedral that extends almost to the top is Whodunit (5.9).

Descent: Is either down the Friction Route or the North Gully.

Getting There 

Take the Climber Trail to Lunch Rock. From Lunch Rock head straight left for awhile then slightly down to get around the Maiden Buttress. After around the Maiden Buttress angle up and left. Looks up for the Whodunit Dihedral, it is not hard to miss.


Climbing Season



Weather station 1.9 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',6],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in (d) Northwest Recess

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (d) Northwest Recess:
The Error   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 800'   
Sahara Terror   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   
The Long Climb   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   
Wong Climb   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
The Swallow   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches, 800'   
Whodunit   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   
The Consolation   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 800'   
Snakes on Everything   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
The Consolation Direct   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   
Farewell Horizontal   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Edgehogs   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   
The Souvenir   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R     Trad, 7 pitches, 1000'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The last pitch of The Long Climb.

The Long Climb 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  California : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : (d) Northwest Recess
The far right side of the Northwest Recess are two parallel cracks that merge about 200 ft up. The climb start with the right of the 2 cracks. But 99% of the climbers take the left crack which is the Wong Climb. This is a better crack. Pitch 1 - take the wider right crack to a nice ledge with a 2 bolt anchor. Pitch 2 - move to the left crack (The Mummy Crack) to a wide sloping ledge. Pitch 3 - up and right over a small roof to a Mohagany. Belay here. Pitch 4 - friction up and left across ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Roger Linfield
Feb 24, 2006
An alternative descent (and the easiest one) is to scramble southeast to a saddle and then take a trail clockwise around the rock.

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