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Submitted By: Tradoholic on May 24, 2014






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These crags have some fine climbing. New guide has...


Besides Tahquitz and Suicide Rocks there's a large abundance of rock in the valley. I would imagine that most has been explored and climbed but there's got to be a hidden gem here and there.
"The Others" is a general name for all those other rocks you see but just never get the gumption to go to.

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Weather station 2.3 miles from here

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['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Starting up pitch 3!!! The Ultimate Splitter Finge...

The Dark Angel 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : The Dark Angel Buttress
The Dark Angel AKA The Dark Angel Buttress Direct, is the obvious striking splitter system running up the entirety of the Dark Angel Buttress. Holy Shit Wow what a line, is all I have to say about this one!!!Begin with 60m 4th class scramble up toe of buttress, shooting for large tree on climbers right just before climbing steepens and real first pitch begins.P1. Climb (The Chute) steep 5.6 50m varied pitch, will lead you to a large sloping terrace/ledge with fixed red webbing around the large m...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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1970s climbs at "The Others" with Dave M...
1970s climbs at "The Others" with Dave M...
Huy Nguyen on the first ascent of the  Murder Horn...
Huy Nguyen on the first ascent of the Murder Horn...
Devils Staircase with Pillars of Creation and Clou...
Devils Staircase with Pillars of Creation and Clou...
Chris Norwood during a 24hr link up day amongst Th...
Chris Norwood during a 24hr link up day amongst Th...
Jonathan Reinig high on the Devils Staircase!
Jonathan Reinig high on the Devils Staircase!
What what what whhaaaat!!!!!!!!! Endless rock with...
What what what whhaaaat!!!!!!!!! Endless rock with...
Look close. The Others are crowded...
Look close. The Others are crowded...
Soooo much rock!!! Mucho Alpineering!!!!! :)
Soooo much rock!!! Mucho Alpineering!!!!! :)
Oh yeah! No lines here...
Oh yeah! No lines here...

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By C Miller
Jun 19, 2014
Mark Bowling and others did routes in this area as far back as the early 1980's.
By Keith Leaman
Apr 16, 2015
Dave Mahr, Paul Gleason and I did some routes on the "Staircase" and "Hinterland Buttress" in the mid-1970s. Great to see these images!
By Joshua Reinig
Apr 18, 2015
Keith Leaman, C Miller, Tradoholic and all other MP Users!!
Supa stoked to see your old pics Keith and find out of other climbers that have shared the adventure and beauty of this amazing alpine cirque in the sky!!!
I was first told about most of these formations over 6 years ago. My Cuzin (who's name I will not say), knowing the love affair I had developed with Tahquitz Rock, started dropping some serious hints. I had always known that he and some of his closest climbing partners, Todd Gordon, the Vaught brothers, Frank Brentwood, Bob Gaines just to name a few, had all been plucking off little hidden Gems in this cirque as early as the mid 80's. He urged me a few times that I had to check it out and there was still a ton of potential for the area, even sending me a whole bunch of hand drawn topos. I always shrugged it off thinking but Tahquitz is right here, how good can it really be.
So about three years ago me and at least 7 partners later have all made the death march deeper and deeper into the depths of this radical, elaborate, system of heavenly splitters and knobs for days!!!! And when I say days that refers to the amount of rock not how much time I have spent up there. As of last season we have repeated (sometimes first repeats) of most of the existing lines. My favorite and probably the story that goes with it was the Indian Buttress, which I've done 4 times now that's how freakin good that one is. My partners and I have managed to pluck off over 100 climbs, most of which we have felt were probably as virgin as can be. Last season alone I put in over 50 days up there! Believe me when I say there will be hundreds more to come. Most rival even the most splitter routes at neighboring Tahquitz and Suicide.
As with sharing any areas on MP, I do struggle long and hard with the notion of going about sharing such a beautiful place with the masses. The conclusion I have always drawn, with the help of all my loved ones, is that if my intentions are good, sincere and honest, then it is worthy of sharing the love and relationship I have developed for such areas!!!
It is also the main purpose of such a great website!!!
Hope everyone has a chance to experience what myself and others before me have discoverd when you do go just beyond that next hill!!!
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