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Submitted By: Brian in SLC on Sep 2, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: Tick Rock area: Suicide Rock

Description 

Up and to the looker's right from the crest of the approach to Tick Rock is the small crag of Suicide Rock.

There isn't enough room at the staging area for more than around 2 people (and cramped for 2!) so consider limiting the herd to just a couple of folks. A fall from either staging area might not be fatal, but, it'd be an ugly tumble.

Take care to limit any erosion at the base of the routes. There just isn't that much solid dirt up there.

Same aspect as the main Tick Rock.


Getting There 

Crest the trail a whoppin' 30 or so seconds from the car, and take the split in the trail to the right, towards the obvious crag. Hike up the loose, steep trail and be extra careful with your footing. Very short approach, but, take your time.


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Guinness 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : Suicide Rock
Steep up and initially be careful with any loose rock getting to and past the first bolt. Stepping to the right in a couple locations (and back left near the top) keeps the grade easier. Once past the first bolt or two, the route is lower angle and more slabby.Rappel/lower back to the staging area, or, a top rope of the unknown bolted route to the left can be accomplished by lowering the climber directly back to the base of that route, rather than attempting to walk straight over to it from th...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By sam.f
From: Santa Cruz, CA
Nov 10, 2009

Not to be confused with THE Suicide Rocks of Idyllwild, CA. Probably not much chance of that (see photo).