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Break Out

5.6, Trad, 200 ft, 2 pitches,  Avg: 1.7 from 36 votes
FA: Larry Reynolds and H. Aprin, October 1970
California > Tahquitz & Suic… > Suicide Rock > (v) N Face


This route has two pitches of crack climbing, very near the right end of the rock. Pitch 1 (5.6) has two well-protected crux sections: a short hand crack and a fingertip lieback. Pitch 2 is easy (4th class). This climb is almost always in the shade.


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Julie on the 1st pitch of Break Out, 5.5.
[Hide Photo] Julie on the 1st pitch of Break Out, 5.5.

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Euan Cameron
Mammoth Lakes
[Hide Comment] The first pitch has a very short crux sequence up the shallow right facing corner. The 2nd pitch has no cracks until the 4th class finish. Jul 1, 2007
[Hide Comment] The first 30' or so are fun but it probably becomes 5.3 for next 60', and 4th/easy 5th. A good route for a new leader or someone new to climbing but otherwise not very interesting. You can make it to the top with a 70m rope. Jul 22, 2007
Jim Dover
Idyllwild, CA
  5.6 PG13
[Hide Comment] The crux crack required a pinky finger lock for me to feel secure. Once I figured that out the rest was easy. A very fun climb for someone only climbing for a few months (me). Sep 7, 2010
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
[Hide Comment] Hmmm - Not what I usually expect for a 5.6 (i.e. not a romp, so don't be a first time 5.6 leader). Jun 3, 2013