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Elevation: 7,394 ft 2,254 m
GPS: 33.76108, -116.68221
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Shared By: Roger Linfield on Feb 24, 2006
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description Suggest change

This is the lowest angle face of Tahquitz Rock and offers a mix of routes up to about six pitches in length. There are easy routes that follow long crack systems, and are mostly quite well protected. Some newer routes follow the slabs between crack systems.

 The rock on the lower part of this face is fairly good, but the upper part is rather loose. It's best to avoid climbing below another party on this face

The longer routes finish on the Northeast shoulder of the rock. Climb up from there on third class rock until you reach hiking terrain at a saddle southeast of the summit. From here, the shortest way back to the base of the face is the North Gully (3rd class). 

You can also take the trail from the saddle, going clockwise to Lunch Rock, and then continuing along the base of the rock to the North Face.

  • During the summer, this face gets sun much of the day. In the Spring and Summer, it gets a lot of shade.

Getting There Suggest change

Take the North Face trail to the base, or take the main trail to Lunch Rock and traverse left along the base of the rock.

16 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at North Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 60
West Lark
Trad 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 268
El Whampo
Trad 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 68
Northeast Face West
Trad 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 31
Hard Lark
Trad 5 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
Northeast Face East
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 4
Too Biased
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 30
El Grandote
Trad 5 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 8
El Monte
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 11
Grace Slick
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Coup de Grace
Trad 4 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Elegant Arch
Trad 11 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
West Lark
 60
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 6 pitches
El Whampo
 268
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
Northeast Face West
 68
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
Hard Lark
 31
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
Northeast Face East
 24
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
Too Biased
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad 3 pitches
El Grandote
 30
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
El Monte
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad 4 pitches
Grace Slick
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Coup de Grace
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Elegant Arch
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 11 pitches
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