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South Face - Left Side

California > Tahquitz & Suic… > Tahquitz Rock > (i) S Face

Description

Right of the (h) Open Book Area is an area of featured rock with crack and face climbing up to 4 pitches in length. A number of high quality lines are found here with Left Ski Track (5.6), The Chauvinist (5.8), Right Ski Track (5.9), The Unchaste (5.11a), Chingadera (5.11a) and The Heathen (5.11b) coming highly recommended.

Getting There

Head right from Lunch Rock and continue uphill as the trail wraps around the rock. See the individual route descriptions for more detailed approach information.

Routes from Left to Right

5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
 2
Mavericks
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
The Chauvinist
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 2
Sling Swing Traverse
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
The Offshoot
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 1
Powell Variation
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
The Unchaste
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
The Heathen
Trad 3 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 1
The Feminist
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 273
Left Ski Track
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Right Ski Track
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 1
South Face
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 24
Chingadera
Trad
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 1
Black Harlots Layaway
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 1
The Reach
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
The Innominate
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mavericks
 2
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad
The Chauvinist
 19
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Sling Swing Traverse
 2
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Offshoot
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Powell Variation
 1
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Unchaste
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
The Heathen
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
The Feminist
 1
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad 2 pitches
Left Ski Track
 273
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Right Ski Track
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
South Face
 1
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad
Chingadera
 24
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Black Harlots Layaway
 1
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad
The Reach
 1
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad 2 pitches
The Innominate
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches

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South Face, climbers are at P1 belay of Left Ski Track
[Hide Photo] South Face, climbers are at P1 belay of Left Ski Track
Ski Tracks area of Tahquitz Rock
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