These 1 – 1.5 pitch routes start on the south face of the summit block, and finish at the very top. From the end of these climbs, scramble (Class 2/3) southeast to the saddle, and then take the trail back down.
It’s a long hike up to the base if you just want to do one of these climbs. More often, they are done after climbing one of the longer routes up to the summit area.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Summit Block:
Red Rock Route 5.1 Trad, 2 pitches, 170 feet
Upside Down Cake 5.10b Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Big Daddy 5.10c Trad, 2 pitches, 150 feet
Featured Route For Summit Block
Red Rock Route 5.1 CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Summit Block
This is a steep route with face climbing on large holds, plus some chimneying. A short 4th class second pitch takes you to the top. Approach the base of the climb from the left, using either the Friction Route or some scrambling on the slabs below the summit block. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA