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North Gulley Ascent/Descent

North Gulley Ascent/Descent

North Gulley Ascent/Descent

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 33.76030°N / 116.6823°W

Object Title: North Gulley Ascent/Descent

Route Type: Hiking, Mountaineering

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Time Required: Less than two hours

Rock Difficulty: Class 3

Difficulty: intermediate

Route Quality: 
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Created/Edited: Mar 1, 2004 / Aug 29, 2007

Object ID: 160184

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Starting from Humber Park, take the North Face Trail which runs parallel to the small run-off stream from Strawberry Creek. Turning left away from the Ernie Maxwell trail, stay on the left of the stream and continue upwards on obvious trail and cross the stream after about 300'. The direct trail to the North Face of Tahquitz Rock is moderately steep through the pines and remains rolling as you traverse along the base of the rock to your left.

Route Description

An obvious deep gulley will appear at the onsight of Far East, a 200' wall face to the east (left) of North Gulley. Continue up the gulley, easy Class 3 scrambling for approximately 500' to Summit Blocks which will appear on your right. Up and over the Summit Blocks will put you on the summit of Tahquitz Rock at 8000' for an awesome view of the Inland Empire.

Essential Gear

Summertime gear required can be as simple as approach shoes and comfortable clothing. Bring water as it does get quite warm in the afternoon.
Wintertime gear strongly suggested are crampons, general mountaineering axe, and warm, waterproof clothing.


North face of Tahquitz Rock....Dead But Defiant