Date Uncertain. I think I climbed this with Fred Rhoads when we were undergrads at UCI. We descended by the Friction Route. I was disappointed with how anesthetic the climb was. Later I enjoyed the White Maiden's Walkaway much better. I had no mentor, but found that I loved climbing, coaxing friends to come with me so I could have a belay.
Later I climbed Angels Fright and the Left Ski Track, and some other routes I don't remember the name of.
Climbed via The Trough.
Climbed the Trough with @theflyingmountaineer - his first trad multi-pitch. It was a perfect day and perfect first trad multi-pitch climb. Highly recommend for those in the area. Route finding is simple and there's great spots to set belay stations.
First multi-pitch trad climb with my partner, Amy. We shared leads on the four pitches.
Solo + downclimb
Great cool conditions for climbing The Trough with no one on the rock! Some snow and ice patches down on the first pitch (and getting to the first pitch) but clear beyond. Friction descent was also free from ice which I was concerned with going into the climb.
not as fun of a desent as you would think. climb is good for 5.4, meaning not trivial to solo downclimb, especially soaking wet with melting snow... definitely a bit sketch, glad there were solid jams
roped, solo, in winter, so many times...
Great beginner multi-pitch.
Climbed this during my first season of multi-pitch climbing with Brad Mastros.
Great day. Nathan stitched it up and had a true Tahquitz experience.
Got to see Blair do his first big trad lead on this. All-in-all it is just a slog fest.
Climbed with Chris Nicolaides
Climbed this route with Deb, my first multi pitch and my first visit to this awesome piece of granite. Finest rock these hands have grappled with ever. Climbed in good style and in good time, summited and couldnt have been a better day.
UPDATED- 9-8-09 I lead the Trough, my first multi pitch lead! Thanks to Aaron Dyer for being patient with my long anchor building fiascos!
Considered myself lucky to have found the start of the route. I think we actually found it by accident. The approach could definitely use a nice graded trail. Everything I'd read said this was a 3p climb, but we did it in two. Second lead in about 5 years, and first multi-pitch in about 7. Awesome day! Many thanks to Deb for the informative page.
First Tahquitz climb for me and my first big multi pitch.
Many many many times I have soloed this route and coaxed numerous new climbers along its crack. Love it.