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The Pillar of Destiny Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,483'
Location: 33.76056, -116.67287 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Joshua Reinig on Sep 17, 2016
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Senior Norwood @ da base of The Pillar of Destiny ...


The Pillar of Destiny is the largest formation and houses the longest route out of all The Creation Pillars. If one were to believe in destiny then one would have already been destined to climb the wildest tower in all this area. Cycle existence would dictate that if you were to be destined to climb the wildest formation among the Pillars of Creation then you have already climbed its premier route (BLACK DEATH) infinite life times over!!

Getting There 

Large, morbid, un-climbable looking black and white marble swirled tower, that starts just behind the right hand shoulder of The Sun Dial.

Climbing Season

For the Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks area.

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: C. Norwood on the crux second pitch of Black Death...

Black Death 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13  California : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : The Pillar of Destiny
The Black Death is by far and away one of the most insane and intense lines we have been able to piece together in the Tahquitz back country to date. After multiple sessions on the route and having to place 8 protection bolts on lead. The finished product is that of a completely different and amazing climb that ascends features in such a way that it is extremely different then almost anything found on all of San- J.Follow the super wild white swirling dike the entire way from start to finish up ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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