Suicide Rock Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||C Miller on Jan 19, 2006|
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Suicide Rock, the smaller of the two rocks above the town of Idyllwild, is primarily a traditional crag and features routes from one to three pitches in length accessed by a relatively casual 30 minute hike from the parking area.
The area is well known for it's quality, albeit runout, slab and face climbing and is home to numerous routes from 5.6 to 5.13 with most being in the 5.11 and under range.
Cracks are also in abundance here and although some of the easier ones are a bit grungy there are some fantastic cracks here ranging from 5.1 to 5.12+ with the majority in the 5.11 and under range.
- 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 climber's trail to Suicide Rock starts across from some large water tanks located just past Forest Drive (where the main road start to bend right).
Follow the trail downhill, cross a seasonal stream, and then make a right onto Foresthaven Drive (paved).
Walk the paved road to it's end and then make a left onto a trail where you'll see a climber sign-in box.
After about a 1/4 mile the trail is unmaintained and becomes much steeper and rocky. The trail will deposit you close to the right end of the (l) Buttress of Cracks and a little bit below the (m) The Weeping Wall.
- The approach to the base takes about 20-30 minutes depending upon your degree of fitness - plan on another 15-30 minutes or so to reach the Northeast Wall (Flower of High Rank) or the South Face respectively.
Classic Climbing Routes at Suicide Rock
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