This is the lowest angle face of Tahquitz Rock. It offers a mix of routes up to about six pitches in length. There are easy routes that follow long crack systems, and are mostly quite well protected. Some newer routes follow the slabs between crack systems. The rock on the lower part of this face is fairly good, but the upper part is rather loose. Itís best to avoid climbing below another party on this face. The longer routes finish on the Northeast shoulder of the rock. Climb up from there on third class rock until you reach hiking terrain at a saddle southeast of the summit. From here, the shortest way back to the base of the face is the North Gully (3rd class). You can also take the trail from the saddle, going clockwise to Lunch Rock, and then continuing along the base of the rock to the North Face.
Take the North Face trail to the base, or take the main trail to Lunch Rock and traverse left along the base of the rock.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Face:
West Lark 5.5 Trad, 5 pitches, 600 feet
Northeast Face West 5.6 Trad, 5 pitches, 600 feet
Hard Lark 5.7 Trad, 5 pitches, 600 feet
El Whampo 5.7 Trad, 5 pitches, 500 feet
Featured Route For North Face
Partners in Crime 5.10a CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : North Face
This route takes a line up the left edge of the Grace Slick slab (left of Grace Slick). Begin as for NE Face route, but at the big roof formed by bottom of the GS slab (optional belay) look for a bolt. Step right and then straight up over roof. Follow bolts (plus some gear) to two bolt belay. Last pitch continues up slab (gear and bolts) to a ledge then up a block to rap station. Rap the route (60M single or two ropes). Exciting line on good rock. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA