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(i) South Face Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 33.75941, -116.6846 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Dpurf on Feb 24, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: overview of Open Book area


This area is around the right side of Tahquitz which includes the Open Book area. This area offers some short climbs and is warm on cool day but heats up during the summer. It starts with the Open book Dihedral and keeps moving right and up. This area offers a variety of climbing, from good moderates to stout to even aid climbing.

The usual descent is the Friction Route, but there is also a rappel route starting on the 2 bolt anchor atop the Open book to a 2 bolt anchor for Green Arch and then down to the ground (you will need 2 ropes for this rappel).

Getting There 

From Lunch Rock head up and right to the base. Then follow the base around and right until you see the Open Book Dihedral. This is the start of the area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in (i) South Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (i) South Face:
Orange Peel   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   South Face - Right Side
Left Ski Track   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   South Face - Left Side
Right Ski Track   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   South Face - Left Side
The Chauvinist   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   South Face - Left Side
The Innominate   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   South Face - Left Side
Chingadera   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   South Face - Left Side
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Rock Climbing Photo: Midway through the traverse on The Heathen

The Heathen 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  California : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : South Face - Left Side
Damn near a sport route this is an excellent climb, I can't believe it has been posted yet. Start in the short corner directly under Left Ski Track, top that out and move left to the first bolt. Perfect incut holds through four bolts and then start traversing left and up at the fourth bolt. Four more bolts on the traverse, some no hands moves included, brings you to a nice ledge and a two bolt anchor (the two bolt anchor for The Unchaste would be 15ft below you)P2 Short punchy pitch, from th...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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