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The Offshoot

5.9, Trad, 100 ft,  Avg: 1.3 from 3 votes
FA: Mark Powell, T. Rygg, and R. Coats, January 1964
California > Tahquitz & Suic… > Tahquitz Rock > (i) South Face > South Face - Left Side


This is a one pitch face climb, starting half way up the rock. Climb pitch 1 (easy) of Left Ski Track. From there, move up and left on exposed, thin face climbing, past two bolts (left of The Chauvinist) and on to the top.


two bolts plus gear for belays

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Offshoot, from the Left Ski Track anchors
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Ryan Kelly
[Hide Comment] If starting from the Left Ski Track anchors you'll want three draws, as you pass a set of double anchors. You may want a a medium piece or two as well for the chimney at the end.

After the doubles head up and left (bolt directly left is for Sling Swing Traverse) to the first bolt of The Heathen (5.11b). From there continue trending left as the bolt above you is for The Heathen. Aug 26, 2008
[Hide Comment] From the Left Ski Track anchors this would clip the 2 bolt anchor of P2 of The Heathen and clip the first bolt of P3 of The Heathen, then shoot out left for one more bolt to the gully, so three clips in total. The gully is easy but you might want to put in a piece or two. Sep 9, 2017