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Elevation: 7,714 ft
GPS: 33.76025, -116.68322
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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 Suggest change

Getting There

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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

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

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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
 356
White Maiden's Walkway
Trad 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 628
Fingertrip
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 327
The Long Climb
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 438
Traitor Horn
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 138
Upper Royal's Arch
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 353
Coffin Nail
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 526
Open Book
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 479
Whodunit
Trad 8 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 289
Dave's Deviation
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 289
El Camino Real
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 211
Super Pooper
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 116
The Price of Fear
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 54
Fred
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 231
The Vampire
Trad 4 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 26
Green Arch
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
White Maiden's Walkway (e) Maiden Buttress
 356
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 6 pitches
Fingertrip (g) W Face > W Face - Right Side
 628
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 4 pitches
The Long Climb (d) Northwest Recess
 327
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Traitor Horn (g) W Face > W Face - Right Side
 438
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Upper Royal's Arch (g) W Face > W Face - Left Side
 138
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Coffin Nail (g) W Face > W Face - Right Side
 353
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Open Book (h) Open Book Area
 526
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Whodunit (d) Northwest Recess
 479
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 8 pitches
Dave's Deviation (g) W Face > W Face - Left Side
 289
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
El Camino Real (g) W Face > W Face - Right Side
 289
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Super Pooper (f) W Face Bulg… > Upper Bulge Routes
 211
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
The Price of Fear (f) W Face Bulg… > Upper Bulge Routes
 116
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Fred (g) W Face > W Face - Center (Flin…
 54
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
The Vampire (f) W Face Bulg… > Upper Bulge Routes
 231
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Green Arch (h) Open Book Area
 26
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
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