This climb and Little Murders (not far to the right) are the best routes under 5.6 at Suicide. Tabby Treat has two pitches of fairly well-protected climbing up a prominent dihedral. The rock is a bit loose. Walk off right to descend.
|By Randy in Ridgecrest|
From: Inyokern, CA
May 29, 2013
rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
For over 50 years Tabby Treat has been the first route and first lead for many many climbers. I think it does well for that but it's not a trivial route. The second pitch is easier than the first, even though both are rated 5.1. There is a section on the first pitch above the tree that is comparable in difficulty to the "5.5" crux of the first pitch of Graham Crackers. This is a somewhat slippery lieback that is difficult to stop and place pro on. The second pitch is straight forward except at the top of the dihedral there is always poised loose rock. The leader should avoid that by climbing up the excellent easy flake/crack a few feet to the left of the book. placing a cam in a horizontal crack under the roof cap keeps the rope out of that danger zone too. Belay to the right on the big ledge at the top of the dihedral for better communication. Head up for another short 4th class pitch or scramble off right down the broken ledge.