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asmrzIn Winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2010

asmrz

Miguel Carmona and I scrambled up the very snowed in, but only lightly iced up North Rib of Tahquitz Rock (we were roped but no crampons were needed) to Tahquitz Notch on Dec 22, 2010 and from there tried to avoid the hardest line up the ridge. Staying to the right of the ridge at times is easier, staying on the ridge all the way would be a great (and pretty involved)rock climb. This combination is a wonderful alpine trip, about grade III, mid 5th class at places. Just below the summit of Tahquitz Peak, we traversed its deeply snowed in North Face (there is a summer trail there)to the Saddle and went down via Devil's Slide to Humber Park. Try this in the winter, it's a great outing.
Posted Jan 19, 2011 11:14 am

PrestonRheaThe Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2009

PrestonRhea

My partner and I made a run for the peak hoping for some snow shoeing practice. We got the peak, but without any snow shoes. The snow made it fun and interesting, the rock made it varried. All in all, a good route.
Posted Mar 8, 2009 12:29 am

southswellGood not so clean fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

southswell

Did this little traverse with The Ass over the weekend. The tech sections were great fun (reminded me a little of the Sierra Nevadas). Traversing around the big blocks below the summit was not. We climbed far too high and ran into a wall and a cliff. Had to backtrack a few hundred yards to find passage on the right side. Would be fun to bring gear and try a true traverse of the ridge! Thanks for the Beta Deb.

PS found some SMITH cop style sunglasses on the route, any claimers?
Posted Jun 3, 2008 1:42 pm

Sam Page2x  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009

Sam Page

Took four hours from Humber Park to the summit of Tahquitz Peak. Much slower than I expected. I spent a lot of time traversing below the crest on the right. On 2 or 3 occasions, I scrambled up toward the crest for over 100 feet on 3rd (and perhaps 4th) class rock only to get cliffed out and have to retreat all the way down again. The first half of the ridge is much more precipitous than the second half. I was solo and wished I had someone else along to share the reconnoitering.
Posted Apr 20, 2008 12:26 pm

Dave DalyMore Adventures With Deb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2007

Dave Daly

How else would I spend Mother's Day? Been wanting to do this for quite some time with Deb. Even with a hangover, things went pretty smoothly as we encountered some 5th class soloing. Best of all.....a beautiful adventuress accompanied me to make an awesome day.
Posted May 16, 2007 1:47 pm

theronmoonAlmost
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006

theronmoon

Was trying to do the standard hikers route up to Lily and then make the traverse to the LO. Ending up way high in the canyon and came out on the ridge at about 8400, pretty much half way between the two peaks. Pretty beat from the brush and decided to cut the difference and scramble down to Lily. Really liked this route, , lots of exposure, want to comeback and complete it.
Posted May 15, 2007 7:58 pm

DebThe Traverse!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2007

Deb

It shouldn't have taken us 4 hours to reach the lookout on Tahquitz Peak summit, but hmmmm too much wine the night before..? Good fun, exposed 5th class sections were the highlights of this trek; red ants and bushwacking definitely the low points. Nice exploration!
Posted May 15, 2007 7:42 pm

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