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South Face - Left Side

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Chauvinist, The T 
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Innominate, The T 
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South Face - Left Side  


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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 33.75941, -116.68496 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 11, 2008
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Description 

Right of the Open Book Area is an area of featured rock with crack and face climbing up to 4 pitches in length. A number of high quality lines are found here with Left Ski Track (5.6), The Chauvinist (5.8), Right Ski Track (5.9), The Unchaste (5.11a), Chingadera (5.11a) and The Heathen (5.11b) coming highly recommended.

Getting There 

Head right from Lunch Rock and continue uphill as the trail wraps around the rock. See the individual route descriptions for more detailed approach information.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

7 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South Face - Left Side:
Left Ski Track   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Right Ski Track   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
The Chauvinist   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
The Innominate   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Chingadera   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Left Ski Track 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : South Face - Left Side
Left Ski Track is location 200 right and around for Open Book. 2 paralle right curving cracks in the middle of the South Face. It has a series of variation from 5.6 to 5.9.P1 - From the tree there is a sloping platform, walk out on to it next to the large block. I fyou keep going that will take you to the Chauvinist. Move up and over (can be hard to protect)then move left to a crack leading to the face between the "ski tracks". Move up and stay to the left on great jugs to a 2 bolt belay.P2...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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