North Gulley Ascent/Descent

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California, United States, North America
Route Type:
Hiking, Mountaineering
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Time Required:
Less than two hours
Rock Difficulty:
Class 3

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North Gulley Ascent/Descent
Created On: Mar 1, 2004
Last Edited On: Aug 29, 2007


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.