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The Indian Buttress Formation Rock Climbing 


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BETA PHOTO: Detailed Topo Of the Indian Buttress formation!

Description 

The Indian Buttress formation is one of the premier Crags hidden among the others. Located deep in the back country of The Others Cirque, this 600' dome is well worth the Death approach. Splitter Tahquitz Granite with an abundance of Virgin lines!!!

Getting There 

Follow North Talus approach to North face/North Gully Descent of Tahquitz. Now hike four times that distance further. Formation will be found just beyond the Hinterland Cirque.

Climbing Season

For the Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks area.

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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 The Indian Buttress Formation

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Indian Buttress Formation:
Indian Buttress   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 600'   
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Featured Route For The Indian Buttress Formation
Rock Climbing Photo: Howard entering the perfect hand crack Pitch 1, Ea...

East Indian Buttress 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  California : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : The Indian Buttress Formati...
This is the striking obvious corner system, which runs up the entirety of the east buttress on The Indian Buttress Formation. Pitch 1, starts out in a perfect left facing corner with a super clean hand crack for 80' to top of tower, belay in notch.Pitch 2, follow splitter finger crack for 20' then trend left to large right facing corner follow this to the top.-Alternate finish Variation B,Instead of trending left after splitter finger crack on start of P2,...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: John Muir and the Indian Buttress! 
 Circa 1890.
John Muir and the Indian Buttress! Circa 1890.
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown climber high on Andinista!!! Photo courtes...
Unknown climber high on Andinista!!! Photo courtes...
Rock Climbing Photo: INDIAN BUTTRESS!!!!
INDIAN BUTTRESS!!!!
Rock Climbing Photo: High on the IB!!!!
High on the IB!!!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Indian Buttess Mega Corner!!!
Indian Buttess Mega Corner!!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Profile of IB!!!
Profile of IB!!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Summit of The Indian Butress after a late spring S...
Summit of The Indian Butress after a late spring S...
Rock Climbing Photo: Howard Ballou, P2 during the FA of the Indian Butt...
Howard Ballou, P2 during the FA of the Indian Butt...
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Norwood at the start of The Indian Buttress!
Chris Norwood at the start of The Indian Buttress!
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at TIB from the base!
Looking up at TIB from the base!
Rock Climbing Photo: Indian Buttresssss!!!!!
Indian Buttresssss!!!!!
Rock Climbing Photo: The Indian Buttress Formation as seen from approac...
BETA PHOTO: The Indian Buttress Formation as seen from approac...

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