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Tahquitz Summit


Member Since: Jul 2, 2011
Last Visit: Jul 2, 2014
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
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Contributed Routes

Name Rating Type Location Date

Unknown Route Right of Main Wall

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b (5)

Sport, 1 pitch, 40'

CA : San Diego County : ... : Main Wall

Sep 22, 2011

Contributed Photos

Photo Caption Location Date
toprope shenanigans

toprope shenanigans

CA : San Diego County : ... : Skyline Pinnacle (5.7)

Sep 27, 2011

Anchors atop P1, sweet hangout ledge

Anchors atop P1, sweet hangout ledge

CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Left Ski Track (5.6)

Sep 27, 2011

Tahquitz Summit

Tahquitz Summit

Dean Olson : me climbing

Sep 27, 2011

The elusive trailhead. Note the cairn at the bottom of the screen. Several hundred feet past the gate on the right.

The elusive trailhead. Note the cairn at the bottom of the screen. Several hundred feet past the gate on the right.

CA : San Diego County : ... : Main Wall

Sep 22, 2011

Ground up view of the route

Ground up view of the route

CA : San Diego County : ... : Unknown Route Right of Main... (5.7)

Sep 22, 2011

Contributed Comments

 

Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Right Side : ... : Photo
By: Dean Olson When: Jun 22, 2014

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Comments: That lieback wasn't a no-brainer, that's for sure.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Right Side : Fingertip Traverse (5.3)
By: Dean Olson When: Jun 22, 2014

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Comments: That "third class gully" is definitely fourth class, but not hard. Can be done in Chacos. The lieback is the first part of the climb that actually gets your attention. Do not climb too far up the right leaning crack and miss the traverse (I had to down climb some 10 feet because of this).

Super fun route that is an easy-to-do introduction to increased exposure. If you are still cutting your teeth, this one will take you for a ride.

Edit: Also, yeah, that ant tree sucks.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Echo Cliffs : Easy Street : Casey at the Bat (5.10b)
By: Dean Olson When: May 26, 2014

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Comments: Fun and straightforward. The roof is no biggie.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Indian Cove : Indian Cove Campground : Short Wall : ... : SOB (5.6)
By: Dean Olson When: Feb 19, 2013

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Comments: good as a beginner lead, especially if your foot/fist jamming could use some practice


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland North : Bear Island : Ursa Major (5.7)
By: Dean Olson When: Feb 19, 2013

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Comments: fun, short lead. really only a few 5.7 moves then tops out easily


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground : Intersection Rock : Bat Crack (5.5)
By: Dean Olson When: Feb 19, 2013

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Comments: stoubie is so right on. the final haul is difficult to protect and you might find yourself run out to the finish.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Santee Boulders : Hillside Area : The Painted Crack Area : The Painted Crack (5.8+)
By: Dean Olson When: Nov 1, 2011

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Comments: Challenging jams in the middle. Key right toe halfway up on face. Great way to break down crack jamming form.

Not sure why pro is listed here. I would have just liked a crash pad.


Location: CA : San Diego County : Mission Gorge : Lunch Rock : Mission Control (5.8)
By: Dean Olson When: Sep 22, 2011

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Comments: most of the holds are slopey and open, so pick the one that sucks the least and keep moving! crux is definitely a little exposed.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Malibu Creek State Park : Stumbling Blocks : Mr. Big (5.10d)
By: Dean Olson When: Sep 19, 2011

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Comments: After clipping into the 3rd bolt, be very conscious of where you're going to swing as you move left. A large rock at your back poses a very serious ass-busting hazard once you make it a few feet out.


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Malibu Creek State Park : Stumbling Blocks : Guerilla Drilla (5.10a)
By: Dean Olson When: Sep 19, 2011

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Comments: Immediately to the left of Moonshiner. Crux is getting to the shuts. Very vertical and poor hands/feet


Location: CA : Los Angeles Basin : Santa Monica Mountains : Malibu Creek State Park : Stumbling Blocks : Moonshiner (5.9)
By: Dean Olson When: Sep 19, 2011

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Comments: My first outdoor lead. Good everything to last bolt, then a less-than-solid move to the right, then a big mantle on to the tiny shelf that is the end of the route.


Location: CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : Tahquitz Rock : West Face : West Face - Left Side : The Trough (5.4)
By: Dean Olson When: Jul 13, 2011

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Comments: So it was my first trip up there and I was looking for the shoes that were still on my feet. I finally realized this after a few minutes and the guy doing Jam Crack right next to us, with a glint of knowing in his eye, says, "Sounds like it's gonna be a REALLY good adventure."

Fun climb, anyone could do it high.


Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
Found: Cam at Tahquitz 6/21Lost and FoundDean OlsonJun 22, 2014
re: Lost: set of Nuts at Jtree (THE BONG)Lost and FoundDean OlsonJan 22, 2013
Lost: set of Nuts at Jtree (THE BONG)Lost and FoundDean OlsonJan 16, 2013
re: introducing myself to los angelesSouthern CaliforniaDean OlsonJun 9, 2012
re: introducing myself to los angelesSouthern CaliforniaDean OlsonJun 8, 2012
re: introducing myself to los angelesSouthern CaliforniaDean OlsonJun 7, 2012
introducing myself to los angelesSouthern CaliforniaDean OlsonJun 7, 2012
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