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(m) The Weeping Wall

California > Tahquitz & Suic… > Suicide Rock

Description

The Weeping Wall is a popular 300' high smooth slab of rock with routes up to three pitches in length. Due to the slabby nature of the wall all of the climbs here are moderate and range from 5.8 to 5.10c. Some standout climbs here include Surprise (5.8), Serpentine (5.9), Revelation (5.10a) and Ten Karat Gold (5.10a R).

To descend walk over until looking straight down on Paisano Pinnacle and then locate a 2 bolt anchor which requires a bit of scrambling/downclimbing to reach. From the anchors rap 80' to Paisano Ledge and then rappel another 80' from a bolted anchor down Bye Gully, the large break on the left side of the wall. After the last rappel a bit of easy downclimbing reaches the base of the Bye Gully. Those not wishing to downclimb can rappel 165' directly to the bottom of the Bye Gully. As an alternative one can walk along the summit to the north face area and come down just right of where the rock ends which requires nothing more than a long walk.

Getting There

Follow the trail from the car and once you reach the base of the rock look up through the trees where you'll see this large slab.

Routes from Left to Right

5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 9
Bye Gully
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Green Monster
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 5
Commencement
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 14
Clam Chowder
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 53
Surprise
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 15
Surprise Direct
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 12
Duck Soup
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 37
Revelation
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X
 1
Dire Straits
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 119
Serpentine
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 1
White Line Fever
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 38
Ten Karat Gold
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Sampson
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 1
Bathsheba
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 4
Change in the Weather
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bye Gully
 9
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Green Monster
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Commencement
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad 2 pitches
Clam Chowder
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad 3 pitches
Surprise
 53
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad 3 pitches
Surprise Direct
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad 3 pitches
Duck Soup
 12
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Revelation
 37
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Dire Straits
 1
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X Trad
Serpentine
 119
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
White Line Fever
 1
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Ten Karat Gold
 38
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad 2 pitches
Sampson
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Bathsheba
 1
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Change in the Weather
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad

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Korean Climbing club on the Weeping Wall. 6-15-13
[Hide Photo] Korean Climbing club on the Weeping Wall. 6-15-13
Looking up The Weeping Wall
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The 300ft Weeping Wall (from above Rebolting Development)
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