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Torture Machine Area 


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Elevation: 1,000'
Location: 34.01758, -117.4157 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, Euan Cameron, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Feb 12, 2012
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Description 

The Torture Machine Area is located between Right of the Roof and the Slander Sector at the top of the climber's trail that ascends the massive rubble pile at the base and is easily identified by a prominent orange streak (Tangerine Dream). Routes here range from 5.9 to 5.13a in difficulty and the large number of moderate and shorter climbs makes this a popular area.

Some of the more popular routes here include Minimizer (5.10a), Whammy (5.10a), Wonderstuff (5.10c), Tangerine Dream (5.10d), Conundrum (5.11a), Double Whammy (5.11b), Maximizer (5.11d), Technicolor Tango (5.12c), Vertigo (5.13a).


Getting There 

In the center of the quarry, above the huge mound of rubble at the base of the face and the top of the main trail.


15 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Torture Machine Area:
Whammy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Minimizer   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Wonderstuff   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Tangerine Dream   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Conundrum   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Double Whammy   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Maximizer   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
House of Pain   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Torture Machine   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Adrenaline   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Technicolor Tango   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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By Colin Parker
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From: Idyllwild, CA
Nov 25, 2013

Can we rename this the Tangerine Dream area? It's far more remarkable (at least visually) than Torture Machine, which relatively few people get on.