Elevation: 7,304 ft
GPS: 33.76, -116.686 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Jan 19, 2006 · Updates
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Description

Tahquitz Rock is the larger of the two crags above the town of Idyllwild and offers primarily traditional climbing from one to seven pitches in length.

Please note this is a traditional crag and although sport routes do exist they are the exception. It's important to keep in mind that even fully bolted routes requiring nothing more than quickdraws tend to be runout and somewhat serious leads.

The Legend of Tahquitz

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Getting There

See the overview directions on how to reach Humber Park. Once at Humber Park locate the start of the Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail, which starts just past the Adventure Pass sign at a sharp left-hand turn. Follow the trail as it descends a small hill, makes a horseshoe bend and crosses a seasonal stream before leveling out and heading south. A few hundred yards down the trail the climber's trail splits off and ascends the steep hillside to the base of Tahquitz. Plan on 30-60 minutes for the approach depending upon your degree of fitness and which portion of the rock you're aiming for.

Adventure Pass

An Adventure Pass is required to legally park at Humber Park.

202 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tahquitz Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 308
White Maiden's Walkway
Trad 6 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 324
Left Ski Track
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 545
Fingertrip
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 289
The Long Climb
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 154
Wong Climb
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 377
Traitor Horn
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 108
Upper Royal's Arch
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 308
Coffin Nail
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 465
Open Book
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 421
Whodunit
Trad 8 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 244
Dave's Deviation
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 253
El Camino Real
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 182
Super Pooper
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 93
The Price of Fear
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 203
The Vampire
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
White Maiden's Walkway (e) Maiden Buttress
 308
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 6 pitches
Left Ski Track (i) S Face > S Face - Left Side
 324
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Fingertrip (g) W Face > W Face - Right Side
 545
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 4 pitches
The Long Climb (d) Northwest Recess
 289
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Wong Climb (d) Northwest Recess
 154
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Traitor Horn (g) W Face > W Face - Right Side
 377
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Upper Royal's Arch (g) W Face > W Face - Left Side
 108
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Coffin Nail (g) W Face > W Face - Right Side
 308
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Open Book (h) Open Book Area
 465
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Whodunit (d) Northwest Recess
 421
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 8 pitches
Dave's Deviation (g) W Face > W Face - Left Side
 244
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
El Camino Real (g) W Face > W Face - Right Side
 253
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Super Pooper (f) W Face Bulg… > Upper Bulge Routes
 182
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
The Price of Fear (f) W Face Bulg… > Upper Bulge Routes
 93
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Vampire (f) W Face Bulg… > Upper Bulge Routes
 203
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
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