Tahquitz Peak Climber's Log

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MtnTroll - Jan 5, 2006 12:23 am

Route Climbed: Devils slide trail Date Climbed: 1973 -->  Sucess!

First mountain I climbed at 5 years of age. I grew up in PineCove, and ran around like a wild monkey in these mountains for 13 years.


Guyzo - Dec 12, 2005 12:46 pm

Route Climbed: South ridge trail Date Climbed: December, 11 2005  Sucess!

A nice cool day in December. Started at 10:20am. Hit the top at 12:30. The leg was weak but it made it. Very clear day (this would be a fab place to watch a sunrise) You can clearly see Josh, esp Ryan Mt. The Sultan Sea, the peaks east of San Diego. To the west you can see the Ocean, The LA downtown, Mt Wilson and way way out by my house, Santa Paula Peak. That is more than 100 miles! This is a pretty good hike.

Matt K

Matt K - Nov 28, 2005 5:11 pm

Route Climbed: Devil's Slide Date Climbed: November 26, 2005

Took a hike with my wife and some friends. Not even a hint of snow (I heard that the trail was covered a year ago).


greekclimber - Nov 11, 2005 3:22 pm

Route Climbed: Devils Slide Trail Date Climbed: October 21, 2005  Sucess!

Started at the trailhead around 8;30, and was back at the bottom by 1:30. The views from the top were great, but the majority of this hike was pretty boring, especially along the first 2 miles of the trail. The brush gets too high in places and your views are obscured.


tdoughty - Oct 17, 2005 5:17 pm

Route Climbed: s. ridge & Devil's Slide Date Climbed: many  Sucess!

good day hike


Duffer - Oct 4, 2005 1:48 pm

Route Climbed: Jensens Jaunt Date Climbed: 27 Septeber 2001  Sucess!

Beautiful rock.


pmlupi - Sep 15, 2005 3:05 pm

Route Climbed: Devils Slide / PCT Date Climbed: October 1999  Sucess!

Easy Day Hike


stoneloan - Aug 29, 2005 12:41 pm

Route Climbed: various Date Climbed: 1997-2005  Sucess!

Have climbed: left ski track, open book, traitor horn, coffin nail, jensens jaunt, fingertrip, the blank, human fright, el camino real, the step, super pooper, sahara terror, whodunnit, swallow, gulp, consolation, long climb, illegitimate, el whampo, the larks, edgehogs.

jkowalski - Aug 2, 2005 1:28 pm

Route Climbed: North Face Decent route to ridge to summit Date Climbed: 2000 or 2001  Sucess!

Very fun hike/scramble up north face decent route to the ridge. I attempted to stay strictly on the ridge all the way to the summit but hit some 5th class sections so I skirted them to the right and continued up to the fire lookout tower. Fun hike up, but came down the South Ridge/Ernie Maxwell trail that got hot and boring so I cut cross country about half way down and headed in the direction of Lily Rock and shortened my trip back to the parking lot. Next time I'll retrace my way back down along the ridge and down the NF decent route.


thomascanty - Jul 19, 2005 4:56 am

Route Climbed: Devil's Slide Date Climbed: July 14, 2005  Sucess!

This was my fourth time here, so to make things a little different I decided to take the Devil's Slide Trail instead of the South Ridge Trail like I had on my previous three ascents. There were a few dark clouds in the sky this day, but no rain.

Freddys27 - Mar 3, 2005 12:52 pm

Route Climbed: Devils Slide Date Climbed: Many times  Sucess!

I really like the final aproach above the rock. The exposure is fun there.


WRGruener - Jan 14, 2005 4:56 pm

Route Climbed: Devils Slide Date Climbed: The Early 80's  Sucess!

Dayhike on a cold day in the fall. We saw a pair of hawks mating, awesome sight, clasping talons together spiraling straight down thousands of feet and parting just over the trees only to rise and do it again!

Matt K

Matt K - Aug 29, 2004 7:58 pm

Route Climbed: Devil's Slide Date Climbed: March 2004

Headed up the trail on a whim while a friend I was visiting was at work. Was turned back by a couple feet of snow at saddle junction. Contemplated post-holing to the summit, but that didn't last long.


kk6yb - Jun 1, 2004 7:20 pm

Route Climbed: Devil's Slide, PCT, S. Ridge Tr. Date Climbed: 30 May 2004  Sucess!

Nice view from the lookout tower. We were alone at first but as we left about 15 people arrived from various directions. Camped in Tahquitz Valley for a couple days. Most streams have good water flow, but a few were dry. Photos here


lidijagrazulis - Feb 19, 2004 1:34 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge Trail Date Climbed: Many times  Sucess!

One of my favorite trails in SoCal! Also climbed via Devil's Slide several times.

Scott M.

Scott M. - Feb 18, 2004 7:43 pm

Route Climbed: South ridge Date Climbed: October 24, 1990  Sucess!

Had a bit of light snow on the trail as my wife and I made our way up. An early morning trip and we had the top all to ourselves.


Katwomen - Feb 1, 2004 1:16 am

Route Climbed: Ernie Maxwell Trail Date Climbed: December 2003

I took my pet human and her friends out for a stroll along the Ernie Maxwell trail...There was a bit too much snow and ice on the Devil Slide trail and even though I have great four wheel drive capabilities the humans were ill equipped to keep up.


crag - Jan 23, 2004 2:57 pm

Route Climbed: S Ridge Date Climbed: many  Sucess!

This is one of my favorite training peaks in Southern CA. I especially enjoy it in the winter with lots of snow and ice.

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Dec 27, 2003 11:44 pm

Route Climbed: Devil Slide / Tahquitz Peak Date Climbed: 26 December 2003  Sucess!

The snow on all the trees and rocks made for some interesting pictures. Above 8000 feet, I was inside a cloud, and at the summit, visibility was about 100 feet. I'll have to go back some time when the sky is clear, so that I can see the view from the top.


Deb - Dec 27, 2003 7:47 pm

Route Climbed: Devil's Slide Date Climbed: 27 December 2003  Sucess!

Crispy clear day with the mountain nearly to myself. Bone drilling 25 degrees at trailhead but I was stripping off clothes on the way up. Lots of ice (who says instep crampons suck?) and rock hard snow; must've rained then froze last night.

No epics if you don't count stepping through the ice over a creek and getting lost off trail for over an hour........typical stuff for me!

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