Elevation: 1,000 ft
GPS: 34.018, -117.416 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Benjamin Chapman on Feb 12, 2012
Admins: C Miller, Euan Cameron, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Open, with restrictions: Park on the street Details

Description

The Torture Machine Area is located between (e) Right of the Roof and the (g) Slander Sector at the top of the climber's trail that ascends the massive rubble pile at the base and is easily identified by a prominent orange streak (Tangerine Dream). Routes here range from 5.9 to 5.13a in difficulty and the large number of moderate and shorter climbs makes this a popular area.

Some of the more popular routes here include Minimizer (5.10a), Whammy (5.10a), Wonderstuff (5.10c), Tangerine Dream (5.10d), Conundrum (5.11a), Double Whammy (5.11b), Maximizer (5.11d), Technicolor Tango (5.12c), Vertigo (5.13a).

Getting There

In the center of the quarry, above the huge mound of rubble at the base of the face and the top of the main trail.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Torture Machine Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 150
Whammy
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 53
Minimizer
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 98
Wonderstuff
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 199
Tangerine Dream
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 42
Conundrum
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 69
Double Whammy
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Full Conundrum
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 16
Maximizer
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 19
House of Pain
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Adrenaline
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Torture Machine
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 8
Technicolor Tango
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Whammy
 150
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Minimizer
 53
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Wonderstuff
 98
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Tangerine Dream
 199
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Conundrum
 42
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Double Whammy
 69
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Full Conundrum
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Maximizer
 16
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
House of Pain
 19
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Adrenaline
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Torture Machine
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Technicolor Tango
 8
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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Colin Parker
Idyllwild, CA
Colin Parker   Idyllwild, CA  
Can we rename this the Tangerine Dream area? It's far more remarkable (at least visually) than Torture Machine, which relatively few people get on. Nov 25, 2013
Jan Tarculas
Riverside, Ca
Jan Tarculas   Riverside, Ca
I 2nd Colin's comment Feb 25, 2015
C Miller   CA  
The name mirrors that of the most recent guidebook but agreed that a better name is the "Tangerine Dream Area" and will change it to such. Feb 27, 2015