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Tahquitz Rock

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About Tahquitz Rock:

Tahquitz is the tall, imposing formation sitting above the town of Idyllwild that offers mostly traditional climbing up to seven pitches in length. Most routes follow crack/flake systems and rely very little upon fixed gear, although exceptions do exist. Established climbs tend to be clean and free of debris although the north side is notorious for loose rock. Despite it's relatively easy access and numerous climbs with low grades this is not an area to be taken lightly as far to many epics have occured here that would have been preventable with the proper training and attitude. Typical descent is off the backside via a tricky series of ledges which then lead to a hiker's trail.
Nearest town or city: Idyllwild
Directions: Exit I-10 in the town of Banning onto Highway 243. Follow this 24 miles (30-45 minutes) to the town of Idyllwild. Turn left onto N. Circle Dr. and follow to a stop sign (The Creek House on RHS at intersection), make a right and then the first left. Follow the signs to Humber Park. Park at or near the sharp left turn pullout area after the Adventure Pass sign. The trailhead is just below the start of the Devil's Slide hiking trail and goes down a short hill to a creek then wraps around a hillside to a level area where a sign-in box will be found. The trail climbs the steep hillside above to the base of Tahquitz; 45 minutes or more is typical of the approach time.
Latitude, Longitude: 33.74718, -116.71360
Access Issues: none
Camping: Yes
When to Climb: Summer
Quantity of Climbs: Year


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0 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Angels Fright (1) 5.5 3

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Forum Discussions (See all 55 posts )

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
With Replies NOOBIE BETA? Darebear 1 Feb 21 2013, 7:50 PM
No Replies Found C3 Tahquitx 6/3 roperunner 0 Jun 05 2012, 1:56 PM
With Replies Rockfall at Tahquitz (The Trough) Sat May 12 2012 gregory_huey 3 May 14 2012, 12:44 PM
No Replies Climbing Pack Found-Tahquitz 10/7 justthemaid 0 Oct 08 2011, 3:49 PM
No Replies Left Helmet at top of Sahara Terror everbrad 0 Sep 18 2011, 5:27 AM
With Replies Tahquitz for the week fluffystuff 5 May 14 2011, 4:27 PM
No Replies climbing partner climbingchin 0 May 10 2011, 4:08 PM
No Replies Ice Conditions on the North Face ascanio 0 Feb 24 2011, 11:27 PM
With Replies Tahquitz lost and found Sandy37 1 Oct 17 2010, 12:51 AM
With Replies Lost: #2 Gold Link Cam at the base of Human Fright andrea37 3 Jul 13 2010, 7:09 PM
No Replies Booty on Whodunit (#1 C4) 32ovy32 0 Jun 26 2010, 5:45 PM
With Replies Direct finish to El Camino Real ? "Pigs in Bondage" ? gregory_huey 1 Jul 31 2009, 8:58 PM
No Replies LOST CAMERA on Hard Lark Mem. Day Wknd tim_b 0 May 29 2009, 9:55 PM
With Replies Lost/stolen Gear by Lunch Rock ascanio 4 May 17 2009, 3:34 AM
With Replies Lunch Rock Trail work lucke 4 Jun 16 2009, 8:31 PM