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Supernova Pillar Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,000'
Location: 33.76025, -116.6735 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nicolai Fitzpatrick on Jul 22, 2016
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The supernova Pillar is high quality featured granite with a variety of cracks and face climbs. The temps in this area are generally relatively cooler than the south face of Suicide or Tahquitz. A great place to go after descending off the Dark Angel Buttress to cool off in the late afternoon with south facing single pitch climbs.

Getting There 

Hike up the North-side Tahquitz climbers trail towards the north gully descent on Lily rock, but veer left towards the Cloud Ripper towers on talus fields. Stay just below the Cloud ripper towers and head uphill from the furthest left bottom corner of CRT towards the Hallway of the Gods. Walk along the base of the Creation Pillars until you see stacks of pillars near the center bottom of the formation.

Climbing Season

For the Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks area.

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: My first First Ascent. Allegedly.

Supernova 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  California : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Supernova Pillar
Easy face climbing leads to a Off-width crack with hidden holds inside. Exit the top of the offwidth and trend left to the center of the pillar climbing small cracks and face holds to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Hunter approaching Das Super Novas!!
Hunter approaching Das Super Novas!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitted so pitted!!! :D
Pitted so pitted!!! :D

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By x15x15
Nov 13, 2016
I mind... i'd prefer a limit on bolts in the idyllwild backcountry. been on many of the rocks over the years and most summits can be top-roped/ descended without convenience bolts, but this is a whole'nuther discussion.

AND, I really do mind poorly placed bolts... and "gnar gnar holes"
By Joshua Reinig
Nov 20, 2016
This is my route Brajjj!!!!! ;(

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