With Farzin F, 5.5 hours (and 3500 calories according to bleeding edge technology:-) ) car to car
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.
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?
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.
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.