Tahquitz Rock (Lily Rock) Climber's Log

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TripoliRick - Jul 1, 2008 11:47 pm

For Fun and Search & Rescue  Sucess!

Many years and many routes and now-a-days for SAR work with RMRU.
We are always looking for experienced volunteers to join our team.


Blackmouth - Jun 14, 2008 8:16 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

My first multi-pitch  Sucess!

Climbed Traitor Horn with Forjan on my first multi-pitch. I could not have asked for a better day to climb.


jonmeek16 - May 31, 2008 6:36 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

beautifl climbing  Sucess!

couldn't believe I was still in So. Cal. Felt like the Sierras. Awesome place.


asmrz - Nov 27, 2007 12:51 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2007

Monday after Thanksgiving

Another late fall day on Tahquitz. Climbed Jam Crack to Piton Pooper to Upper Royal Arch with Penelope May. A bit windy and cold, but we had fun, as always. Nobody else on the rock.


mybackyard - Nov 25, 2007 11:19 am Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2007

I saved a turkey's life today.  Sucess!

My first time at tahquitz. Perfect weather and freakishly devoid of other climbers. Climbed fingertrip w/fossana. Fun short route. Wanted to solo the trough before descending but realized that our beta did'nt have an approach section. What's with the vagisil in the summit register?


MtnLdr - Nov 13, 2007 2:41 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2007

The Trough  Sucess!

Finally got up there to climb the Trough. A little cold, a little windy, but otherwise a perfect day!

Augie Medina

Augie Medina - Jul 22, 2007 11:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007

An East/West Gully off Maxwell Trail  Sucess!

Beautiful day. Gawked at all the peaks and routes I haven't done in this area.


NavySeabee - Sep 4, 2006 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2006

From South Ridge Trail

After summiting Tahquitz Peak wanted to add Lily Rock. Started on wrong (lower) switchback and just continued to get lower and lower until the task was becoming more than I was in the mood for. Ran out of time, plus darker clouds were starting to loom overhead. Frustrating day, but will try again in the future...


SamG - Sep 2, 2006 3:34 am

Awesome!  Sucess!

sweet climb first multipitch


forjan - Aug 20, 2006 6:53 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Traitor Horn, Fingergrip  Sucess!

Partner up with Gibran. We climbed Traitor Horn in the morning and then we did Fingergrip in the afternoon. Ran into Dave Daly and Deb (who were coming up via Coffin Nail) at the top of 2nd pitch belay of Jensen's Jaunt. Nice, mellow day.

tim_b - Aug 18, 2006 1:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

The Error 5.6, The Uneventful 5.5  Sucess!

I'll NEVER forget this day ! I was the lead. At the top of P5, where The Error and The Uneventful merges, we got nailed by a thunderstorm. I was at the tree ledges and my partner was mid-pitch below, and the sky unloaded buckets. All the little cracks instantly turned into vertical rivers, the wind picked up, the temperature dropped, and by the time my partner finished the pitch, we were both soaked. I had rain gear (which I donned immediately), and he did not. He was shivering hard. We pulled out the V&G book (which I luckily had with me), and looked for the easiest/quickest way out (with a single rope, we were too high to rap out). The book showed a 5.0 pitch above the L-shaped pine, but looking at it, it was straight vertical with a good-sized roof (5.0 my a$$ !) so we thought this COULDN'T be the route, so I tried the route to the left of it, and got shut down (I should have known since I passed 2 sets of rap slings, never a good sign) by a roof-corner dead end thingy. Since I was soaked to the bone, with wet hands, soaked shoes (FiveTen Spires), and basically wet underwear), I carefully downclimbed that 90ft section. With a freezing partner, it was time to get going, so I headed up the crack leading to the roof above the L-pine (with the obligatory plea to my partner "Don't you dare take your eyes offa me !"). I have never climbed wet before, so I was a little sketched. On a side note, however, the water coming down the cracks was WARM, warmed from the sun and rock. As I got close to the roof, I was all-too-stoked to see a piton (meaning I'm on-route), and let's just say it was a VERY happy clip for me. Up thru the roof, there's a nice ridge-horn to grab, and once you get your foot there, you're home free over the roof, then around the corner to a well-protected (from the weather) belay. By the time my partner got to me, the sun was out, and it was WARM AGAIN ! We finished up the remaining 2 pitches, ran down the North Gully and went over the frightening details of this day over a double cheeseburger, a mountain of fries and gallons of good ole-fashioned Coke. I'm renaming this THE EVENTFUL ! (When dry, this route would probably be a whole lot more fun)


dcurless - Jul 6, 2006 8:06 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

Tahquitz Rock - various routes  Sucess!

I've been climbing in this area for a few years. Whodunit was the most recent route. Love this place.


tjbst47 - Jun 19, 2006 4:20 am Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2006

Consolation, Sahara Terror  Sucess!

Followed on two routes June 16,17.


Kerstin - Jun 19, 2006 3:45 am

Several routes  Sucess!

I climbed here from 1983 to 1988...always a joy.


plume - Jun 17, 2006 6:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2006

Whodunit  Sucess!

Great climb, all nine pitches of it. Always something interesting to come up on this beautiful line—a single crack that features OW to thin hands to chimmney. Wonderful all. Did it as a birthday climb with Caroline.


forjan - May 22, 2006 4:13 am Date Climbed: May 20, 2006

Angel's Fright, Left Ski Track  Sucess!

Climbed with Juan Carlos Marvizon. We did Angel's Fright in the morning and round up the afternoon on Left Ski Track. Fun easy climbing to begin the season.

In previous seasons, also climbed The Wong/Long Climb, Dave's Deviation, Jam Crack, Piton Pooper, Upper Royal Arch, White Maidens Walkway, The Trough, Fingertrip, Coffin Nail, Jensen's Jaunt, Fingertrip Traverse.


bajaandy - Mar 9, 2006 3:57 pm

More times than I can remember  Sucess!

Lots of the classics back in the 80's. Whodunit, the Open Book, Fingertrip, etc. Also climbed quite a few over at Suicide rock. Winter Solstice, Rebolting Development, Iron Cross, Sundance, Valhalla, Clam Chouder, Duck Soup, Revelation, Surprise, 10Karat Gold.


LOWERme - Feb 1, 2006 2:23 am

Route Climbed: A bunch ! Date Climbed: Back in the 80s  Sucess!

It was always difficult for my partners and I to make it past the Suicide trailhead and schlep our gear all the way up to Tahquitz, but when we did, I think I enjoyed The Vampire the most.


Rileywyna - Dec 19, 2005 11:31 am

Route Climbed: many Date Climbed: 1998 forward  Sucess!

The Trough was my first multi-pitch lead. Never got to some of the harder classics which I regret. Did get to lead all of Who-dunnit and Open Book. Both great climbs. All done with my climbing partner Thomas.

I don't think my Friend still has any idea that when I lead us up the Trough it was my first multi-pitch and 3rd lead ever.


graham - Nov 25, 2005 4:07 pm

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

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

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