The Trough Climber's Log

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wdimpfl - Dec 23, 2017 3:38 am Date Climbed: Apr 15, 1967

First multi pitch climb  Sucess!

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.


SCHO - Aug 24, 2017 12:00 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2017

The Trough  Sucess!

Climbed via The Trough.


awiseclimber - Jun 3, 2013 11:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2012

The Trough - Great 1st Trad Lead  Sucess!

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.


theflyingmountaineer - Apr 30, 2013 3:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2012

1st multi-pitch trad climb  Sucess!

First multi-pitch trad climb with my partner, Amy. We shared leads on the four pitches.


haishan - Mar 12, 2013 3:02 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2011

sunset solo  Sucess!

Solo + downclimb


JayP - Jan 26, 2012 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2011

The Trough, clear conditions!  Sucess!

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.


zoomloco - Jul 16, 2011 6:52 pm

downclimb not recommended early season  Sucess!

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


tdoughty - Mar 1, 2011 5:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 1975

solo, winter too  Sucess!

roped, solo, in winter, so many times...


Gumbie - Oct 14, 2010 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2010

Trough  Sucess!

3/5 stars

Scott Pierce

Scott Pierce - Aug 22, 2010 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2010

Trough  Sucess!

Great beginner multi-pitch.


Blackmouth - Sep 20, 2009 7:42 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2008

Though  Sucess!

Climbed this during my first season of multi-pitch climbing with Brad Mastros.


RSBARNES - Nov 11, 2008 12:34 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2003

Nathan with a great 1st lead  Sucess!

Great day. Nathan stitched it up and had a true Tahquitz experience.

Aaron Dyer

Aaron Dyer - Oct 2, 2008 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2008

Slog  Sucess!

Got to see Blair do his first big trad lead on this. All-in-all it is just a slog fest.


Bill562 - Sep 8, 2008 1:41 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008

Trough  Sucess!

Climbed with Chris Nicolaides


Blair - Aug 18, 2008 9:01 pm

First Time to Tahquitz (at last)  Sucess!

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!


MtnLdr - Nov 13, 2007 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2007

Nice Climb  Sucess!

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.


atthecrux - Sep 21, 2007 9:29 pm

Easy going day  Sucess!

First Tahquitz climb for me and my first big multi pitch.


Deb - Nov 14, 2006 1:28 am

The Trough  Sucess!

Many many many times I have soloed this route and coaxed numerous new climbers along its crack. Love it.

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