Whodunit Climber's Log

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Dow Williams

Dow Williams - May 20, 2016 6:24 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2016

Whodunit  Sucess!

With Frank. Led all the pitches and pitched it out in 7. We had Tahquitz to ourselves this mid week day which seemed like it should be unusual since the weather was stellar. Single rack through #2. Double to #.75 and a set of stoppers. A few brassies work on the crux section on the first pitch. The chimney pitch was by far my favorite. Quaint route and no harder for the grade than anywhere else I have climbed in CA.


haishan - Mar 12, 2013 2:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2011

yes  Sucess!

Psyched to finally climb this one... nearly ran out of gear linking p1-2.


telemarkdude - Oct 8, 2012 8:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 1986

Memorable Climb  Sucess!

Hands down my favorite route at Tahquitz. Although interesting from start to end, the third pitch, with the chimney, was fantastic and made the climb for me.


jonclimbingon - Aug 26, 2012 2:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

Wanna do it again  Sucess!

Followed on all pitches, led by Michael Warren. French freed out of the chimney so I'll be back for this one.


GigaMike - Jul 21, 2011 2:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2011

great route  Sucess!

Climbed with Wes Goulding. Fun climb with a little of everything. Thanks to Wes for leading it all.


zoomloco - Jul 16, 2011 6:54 pm

good...but not THE classic  Sucess!

the route gets lots of hype...it's long, that's good, and p3 is especially good. but there are a lot of better routes at tahquitz...and I will have to disagree with the page in that open book is the definitional classic climb there...

Aaron Dyer

Aaron Dyer - May 10, 2010 1:00 am Date Climbed: May 9, 2009

Convinced  Sucess!

First route of the season!


fossana - Oct 18, 2009 3:13 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2009

again  Sucess!

With Dave. Incredibly had the route to ourselves on a lovely Oct Saturday.


ChugachMan - Aug 5, 2009 2:18 pm

Agreed.... classic  Sucess!

Often swamped with people, but one of Tahquitz' best. Some fun memories from various trips up this route. The first pitch is more fun when your fingers are too cold to feel too!


fossana - May 25, 2009 1:58 am Date Climbed: May 24, 2009

traffic jam  Sucess!

Climbed with Jascha. Popular route compounded by a holiday weekend. Still fun despite waiting 30-45 min at each belay. The parties in front of us refused to link pitches adding to the pain.


Groundswell - Mar 18, 2009 12:42 am

awesome  Sucess!

always a good indication of how mentally fit I am.


baloodh2000 - Oct 24, 2008 1:27 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2008

Brilliant  Sucess!

Whodunit was empty. WE jumped on it. Was a little cold at the start, but warmed up quick. I lead the first pitch with 3 moves of aid through the think finger section. Might not have gone the right way. Looks like you could undercling a section or move out way left and up to the anchor. I just went straight through the middle. Was going to run the first and second pitch together with some simulclimbing however my pro caused a bit more rope drag than I wanted. Oh well.


bighornmonkey - Sep 22, 2008 11:55 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2008

Sustained.  Sucess!

Wonderful climb that we did as a party of 3. We hauled a couple packs through the chimney section. The route was in the shade the entire time (we got on the route at 9am and summited at 4pm). The difficulty is pretty sustained IMHO.


jmc - Jun 15, 2008 12:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

Tahquitz classics two-fer  Sucess!

Open Book in the morning and Whodunnit in the afternoon. Steve Larson lead all of the hard pitches on both routes. Even though I was mostly following I was TIRED by the end of the day.


atavist - May 19, 2008 8:28 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2008

Finished in 5 pitches  Sucess!

Good mix of face and crack climbing. Several roofs provide great exposure. The whole route can be well protected, especially with small to medium nuts. The chimney is pretty cool. We finished with enough time and energy to climb Open Book on the same day.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 20, 2008 12:36 pm

2x  Sucess!

I climbed this twice between 2000 and 2002. This was just about at my technical limit. I've led every pitch on it, including the chimney twice. The big, loose block at the top of the chimney was scary.


atthecrux - Sep 27, 2007 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2007

10 stars IMO  Sucess!

This is the best climb I've done yet! It was a little chilly for the first few pitches but warmed up nicely. We ran it in 5 roped pitches. Some great sustained 5.7-5.8 climbing on this classic.

Climbed this again on 4-20-13,this time leading all the pitches.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Jul 16, 2007 2:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2007

Shoulda done this a long time ago  Sucess!

Climbed this on a hot day with Joe LeMay. We hit ti in the morning, so we had shade until the last pitch of scrambling at the top. What a hoot!

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire - May 13, 2007 3:52 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2007

A Tahquitz Classic!  Sucess!

Climbed w/ Brian E. A cold cold morning (don't wake up too early for this climb... wait until the sun soaks it up!) led to awesome climbing all the way through to the top. The cracks and chimneys are a-w-e-s-o-m-e.

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