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Elevation: 1,000 ft
GPS: 34.01758, -117.4157
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Shared By: Benjamin Chapman on Feb 12, 2012
Admins: C Miller, Euan Cameron, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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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 (CLOSED) (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).

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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.

16 Total Climbs

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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
 161
Whammy (CLOSED)
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 55
Minimizer
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 101
Wonderstuff
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 227
Tangerine Dream
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 48
Conundrum
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 77
Double Whammy
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Full Conundrum
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 16
Maximizer
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 22
House of Pain
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 8
Adrenaline
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
Torture Machine
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 9
Technicolor Tango
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Whammy (CLOSED)
 161
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Minimizer
 55
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Wonderstuff
 101
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Tangerine Dream
 227
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Conundrum
 48
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Double Whammy
 77
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Full Conundrum
 8
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Maximizer
 16
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
House of Pain
 22
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Adrenaline
 8
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Torture Machine
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Technicolor Tango
 9
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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