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Areas = 15
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Elephant Man Arete

V0+ 4+ (4)

Boulder, 15'

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Elephant Man Boulder

Nov 3, 2011

Elephant Man Corridor V2/3

V2-3 5+ (3)

Boulder, 15'

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Elephant Man Boulder

Nov 3, 2011

Elephant Man Corridor V1

V1 5 (4)

Boulder, 15'

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Elephant Man Boulder

Nov 3, 2011

Contributed Areas

Name Location Date

Elephant Man Boulder

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : South Ridge Boulders

Nov 3, 2011

South Ridge Boulders

CA : San Jacinto Mountains

Nov 3, 2011

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
Rock Climbing Photo: Mantle right before the first bolt.

Mantle right before the first bolt.

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Mickey Mantle (5.8 R)

Dec 9, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at the second and third pitches. I bega...

Looking up at the second and third pitches. I began the pitch just right, then moved up and left to a lieback flake with a fixed pin and hex. Then I moved back right and up. I moved over the big roof

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : El Grandote (5.9)

Oct 18, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: The big dihedral and roof that form the first pitc...

The big dihedral and roof that form the first pitch.

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : El Grandote (5.9)

Oct 18, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Looking at P2 from Bye Gully. From this perspectiv...

Looking at P2 from Bye Gully. From this perspective, it seems pretty obvious that I joined Continuation after moving left half-way up the pitch.

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Commencement (5.9 R)

Oct 18, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: I went left at this mini-roof. It seemed like the ...

I went left at this mini-roof. It seemed like the logical way to go at the time. Looking back, I think Commencement continues straight up, but I'm not really sure.

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Commencement (5.9 R)

Oct 18, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from partway up the second pitch. I w...

Looking down from partway up the second pitch. I went right from the belay, then up for 30' then back left, following the easiest path. About 5.7/5.8 in here.

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Commencement (5.9 R)

Oct 18, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: Adam leading the first pitch. There is one rusty b...

Adam leading the first pitch. There is one rusty bolt half way up and other small pro options. Not really "R" if you're used to easy Weeping Wall slab.

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Commencement (5.9 R)

Oct 18, 2015

Rock Climbing Photo: John Tyler

John Tyler

Forums : Climbing Gear Discussion : ... : Post

Aug 22, 2014

Rock Climbing Photo: Elephant Man Corridor V1 and V2/3

Elephant Man Corridor V1 and V2/3

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Elephant Man Corridor V2/3 (V2-3)

Nov 3, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Elephant Man Corridor V1 and V2/3

Elephant Man Corridor V1 and V2/3

CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Elephant Man Corridor V1 (V1)

Nov 3, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Almost done! Easy to sew it up once you're on the ...

Almost done! Easy to sew it up once you're on the main crack.

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Leaping Leaner (5.7)

Nov 13, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: About half way up Ranger JD

About half way up Ranger JD

CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Ranger J.D. (5.6)

Nov 13, 2010

Rock Climbing Photo: First half of pitch 1.

First half of pitch 1.

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Yours (5.7)

Oct 30, 2010

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Buttress of Cracks : Buttress of Cracks - Left S... : Sword of Damocles (5.9)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Apr 28, 2016

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Comments: Never a line for this climb. I think this was my first 5.9 lead. I've done it twice and think it's a pretty interesting route. It also gives you easy access to the super-anchor on top of Captain Hook, Passtime, and Frustration.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Buttress of Cracks : Buttress of Cracks - Left S... : The Hernia (5.8)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Apr 28, 2016

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Comments: When this route was originally done, it was only 5.6. Since then a block fell off the climb, forming the crux roof. The block that fell is still at the base of the route; you can see old pin scars on it!


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Sunshine Face : Sunshine Face - Right Side : Buttress Chimney (5.7)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Apr 28, 2016

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Comments: The first 20 feet of this route put you on Insomnia or give you access to Hesitation. You could do the bottom as a squeeze, but it's easier and faster to stem the corner. You could try to place an offset brass to protect the moves, but it'll probably fall out when you climb past it. Better to just not mess up the moves and have a large, soft belayer to land on if you do slip.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Left Side : Upper Royal's Arch (5.8)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Apr 23, 2016

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Comments: I think this route has the best top out moves of any route on Tahquitz. Go do it and see what you think! While no one move is all that difficult, the position makes the route feel challenging for the grade.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Northeast Buttress : Rock Hudson (5.12c)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Apr 21, 2016

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Comments: How many times has this thing been led?


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Northeast Buttress : Flakes of Wrath (5.10c R)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Apr 21, 2016

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Comments: The pin is still there and is an essential piece of pro. A couple years ago, I went up to it with a hammer to test it a bit, to make sure it was still good. In short, that pin is welded and bomber. I didn't want to beat on it or break it, but the pin didn't move at all. It'll be a sad day if that pin ever breaks or cracks. I think if the pin were removed it might take a nice offset alien, but it's hard to say. I don't want to be the guy who breaks the head off the pin trying to find out if it'll... more >>


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Suicide Rock : Northeast Buttress : Flower of High Rank (5.9)
By: Ryan Strickland When: Apr 14, 2016

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Comments: Regarding the alleged rattlesnake:

Does it make sense for a cold blooded reptile to hang out 60 feet up in a cold crack that almost never sees sunlight? What is it eating up there? How does it digest that food in such a cold place?

I climbed the route a couple of weeks ago and there was definitely something hissing in the crack. Not a rattler though, a bat. I can see how it could be confused for a snake. Once, while downclimbing the Trough, I accidentally touched a bat in a crack. Scared the s... more >>


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