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Africa Flake T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Boogaloo Direct T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cheap Thrills T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Crater Maker (aka Dark Side of the Moon) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Dark Angel (aka The Ghost) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Drain Pipe S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Edger Sanction T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
English Hanging Gardens T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Frontal Lobotomy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Giant Step S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hard Trough, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Headwall T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Kwanku Dai T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Left Flake T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Let It Bleed S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mad Dogs T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mind Bender T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Northwest Passage T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Pudnurtle T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Puppy Chow T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Puppy Dog T,S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Raging Slab S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Rat Crack T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Rat Crack Variation T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Raw Deal T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Right Flake T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Roof, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Slabbergasted TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Slabtacular TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Toprope Problem T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Trough, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Upper Crack T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Variation to Boogaloo T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Virgin, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wedunett T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Type: Trad, 180 ft, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Adam Stackhouse on Feb 21, 2006
Admins: C Miller, Euan Cameron, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

At the center of the larger portion of the Big Rock face, lies a water streak. The Trough runs straight up this, via several bolts. Picnic tables for the area sit directly underneath. Crux comes after the first bolt, with the balance of the route having copious amounts of hand and feet holds. Generous bolts protect this fun climb.

Protection

8 bolts. Can be done in one stretch pitch with a long rope, or done in two with a 165' rope. Belay anchors are found midway, 3/4 the way, and at the top just left.
Ron Thompson
Idlewild, CA
Ron Thompson   Idlewild, CA
I remember my fist time climbing the Trough in the 70's and watching Lynn Hill climbing next to me as her sister belayed her. I have climb for years at Big Rocks and still miss climbing the Trough and all the other routes at Big Rocks. A stepping stone for Tahquitz. Yes to be young again ! May 11, 2014
Matt Michael
Oceanside, CA
 
Matt Michael   Oceanside, CA
 
Some of those holds are like trying to wrastle with a greased pig Aug 15, 2013
Jovel C.  
 
Fun climb. It's easier if you stay away from the dark area since it's slippery. I suggest climbing to the right for more grippy holds. You'll also be climbing right under the bolts. May 12, 2013
Rob Donnelly
Riverside, CA
  5.6
Rob Donnelly   Riverside, CA
  5.6
A couple of fun mantles. Forgettable except for the greasiness. I stayed in middle of the stain. May be easier and more enjoyable on the edges. Apr 12, 2012
Rob Selter
running springs Ca
 
Rob Selter   running springs Ca
 
This was my first sport lead and I still enjoy it altough it is really greasy. And by the way, there is know way this thing is more than a 5.5 Apr 6, 2012
Chris D
the couch
Chris D   the couch
If you can lead 5.5, you can lead this route. This route is easy. Don't believe all the nonsense here up-rating this fun beginner route. Dec 18, 2011
Are the anchors at the bucket the 3/4 or top anchors? Sep 26, 2011
Patrick Kaufer
Laguna Hills, CA
Patrick Kaufer   Laguna Hills, CA
I did it two days ago and really liked it! It was my first lead as well. Mar 13, 2011
Matt Marino
Georgetown, MA
Matt Marino   Georgetown, MA
The chains are still intact at the midway anchor but one of the rap rings is missing. You can safely thread a 10.5mm rope through the one rap ring but if anyone wants to replace the second ring it would be appreciated considering this is one of most heavily used routes at Big Rock, especially among those with little experience. May 10, 2010
I soloed this on a day that I thought I was a real bad man...yeah...I'm dumb. Easy, but I scared myself up high. A perfect first lead for someone who has some experience already. Jun 1, 2009
Brian Hench
Costa Mesa, CA
Brian Hench   Costa Mesa, CA
I was unimpressed. The rock is very slick, indeed. Jun 2, 2008
Josh Hibbard
Los Angeles Area, CA
Josh Hibbard   Los Angeles Area, CA
Very slipery, especially in the morning before the sun dries it off...
There is usually a top-rope hanging from the bolt/rap station as this is a favorite with groups... Mar 26, 2007
Jordan K
Ohio
  5.6
Jordan K   Ohio
  5.6
this is a bolted sport climb, not trad Oct 8, 2006
Adam Stackhouse    
 
I was there yesterday (2.21.06), and the midway anchor is there, and quite fresh I might add. Feb 22, 2006
C Miller
CA
  5.6
C Miller   CA  
  5.6
The midway anchor is gone, but the climb is easily done to the top in one pitch. This route seems to have gotten more slippery over the years and now seem harder than the nearby Africa Flake route. Feb 22, 2006