Suicide Rock Climber's Log

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ChuckO - Aug 6, 2007 11:34 pm

Suicide climbs ...

Jul07 Graham Crackers - fun, easy lead on a beautiful mid-week day.


tdoughty - May 29, 2007 10:36 am

Since '74  Sucess!

So many routes, so many years......

highice - Feb 8, 2007 3:40 pm

some 5.9 climb  Sucess!

few years ago now, but enjoyed climbing here until, on the last route, I fell down some 5.9 chimney and tore my shoulder muscles (no guide at the time so not sure what route this was). tried climbing in J tree after this, but didn't go well. did find that I could ice climb so we salvaged the road trip by staying in lee vining and climbing !


theronmoon - Feb 7, 2007 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2007

refuge  Sucess!

Took climbers trail to the top. Great views and the air was crisp, a nice break from the valleys.


jsakai - Jan 24, 2007 9:09 am Date Climbed: Jan 6, 2007

Suicide Rock(Deer creek Trail)  Sucess!

Nice hike up Deer Creek trail......


dcurless - Jul 6, 2006 8:10 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2006

Suicide - various routes  Sucess!

Been climbing here for a few years. Good stuff.


Kerstin - Jun 19, 2006 2:27 am


I went to high school in Idyllwild from the fall of 1983 until May of 1985. I chose rock climbing for my Phys Ed class. When there wasn't snow we were up there climbing. My first climb ever was Surprise 5.8. First lead, Graham Crackers 5.6, which was no problem. I then led Surprise, which was scary because of the runout. My favorite routes were Flower of High Rank (of course!), Serpentine, The Fiend, Ten Karat Gold, and Cheap Day Return. I climbed there frequently until 1988. I've gone back a few times to see how big the tree in the crack of Flower of High Rank is getting!


asmrz - May 17, 2006 5:56 pm

How interesting

I just read Steve Larson's description of his first climb on Suicide with D.Lauria on Root Canal. Bob Lindgren took me and Bill Bragg on the same route in the mid 70s. It was my first time on Suicide as well and his intent was very similar. Have one of us get stuck in it. Bill did and Bob loved every minute of it. This must have been something that the 60s climbers enjoyed. I was not discouraged either, I kind of liked the route.Since that time, I have climbed many routes and visited countless times. Lately, Penelope and I visit about once a week since the approach is less than 10 minutes from our house.


LOWERme - Feb 1, 2006 1:22 am

Route Climbed: A lot of em' Date Climbed: back in the day  Sucess!

Only fond memories of this wonderful old crag. Favorites: The Flower / Wet Dreams Exit, Etude, Hair Lip, Seasons End, Rebolting, Ten Karat Gold, Insomnia, New Generation, Valhalla, Sundance, and others.


Rileywyna - Dec 19, 2005 11:35 am

Route Climbed: many one of the best being Surprise Date Climbed: 1998 forward  Sucess!

Great day of cimbing and great route done with my friend Thomas. Also climbed a wet Delila on this day which turned into a bit of an epic.


graham - Nov 25, 2005 4:06 pm

Route Climbed: Many routes Date Climbed: ~1972-1982  Sucess!

Climbed many routes at Suicide back in my good'ol climbing days

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Jun 3, 2005 12:32 pm

Route Climbed: various Date Climbed: 1977...  Sucess!

The evil Don Lauria lead his newbie wards up Root Canal and chuckled as they thrashed on the exit moves. I wasn't discouraged, though.

My all-time favorite at Suicide is Serpentine (5.9).

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Jul 24, 2004 10:15 pm

Route Climbed: 'Decapitation' (.11a), 'Peer Pressure' (.10a) Date Climbed: 24 July 2004  Sucess!

There's a first time for everything! In this case, it was my first climbing session at Suicide. Aside from the heat and annoying bugs, I had a wonderful and memorable time with my beautiful partner Deb. TR'd 'Decapitation' and climbed 'Peer Pressure' in honor of The Lord Mayor Of Partytown. More adventures to continue on The Deb And Dave Show.....


Rob - Jul 8, 2004 10:34 am

Route Climbed: Various Date Climbed: 1989....  Sucess!


MelbaToast - Jul 7, 2004 1:33 am

Route Climbed: Flake Out Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!

Climbed a few routes on this face (5.7 - 5.9) but didn't have a book so I'm not sure of the names.


forjan - Feb 13, 2004 7:35 pm

Route Climbed: Graham Crackers (5.6) Date Climbed: April 21, 2002  Sucess!

We climbed the 2-pitch Graham Crackers route as a team of 3. We started late and hence we topped out a few minutes before sunset. Some pictures here.

Craig Peer

Craig Peer - Jan 28, 2004 11:50 am

Route Climbed: Forest Lawn Date Climbed: 1981  Sucess!

Forest Lawn was a fun overhanging A2!

Climbed ( in 1981 ) -

Surprise 5.8, and 5.9 variation

Revelation 5.10, and 5.10+ variation another time

Serpentine 5.9 ( twice )

Goliath 5.7 ( sucks )

The Escalator 5.6

Flake Out 5.7

Also climbed ( in 1982 ) -

The Fiend 5.9

Mickey Mantle 5.8

Craig Peer

Craig Peer - Jan 28, 2004 11:41 am

Route Climbed: The Breeze Date Climbed: 1977  Sucess!

The Breeze was a nice 5.7.

Also did -

Graham Crackers ( 1978 - with students and friends )

Tabby Treat 5.1 ( with climbing class students from Backpacker Exchange - Glendale )

Craig Peer

Craig Peer - Jan 28, 2004 11:33 am

Route Climbed: Insomnia Date Climbed: 1980  Sucess!

Led Insomnia when it was still an A3 aid climb.

I've also climbed -

Short Story 5.6

Spring Cleaning 5.6 ( 6 times )

Miscalculation 5.10

Minor 5.1 ( 3rd class ), taught climbing classes on it for Backpacker Exchange, Glendale.

The Drain Pipe 5.7, A1, with the A3 variation

The First Pitch 5.7+

The Pirate ( when it was 5.8 A2 )

Captain Hook 5.7

The Hernia 5.7

The Plague 5.7

The Shadow 5.7

Etude ( twice, when it was 5.5 A2 )

Yours 5.7


Rockopotamus - Jan 28, 2004 2:03 am

Route Climbed: Graham Crackers Date Climbed: Septmeber 2003  Sucess!

This was my first Trad lead under the watchful eye of my First Sergeant buddy...Thanks Deb!

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