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Taboo Area 


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Elevation: 1,000'
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Administrators: C Miller, Euan Cameron, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 2, 2007
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Description 

The Taboo Area is located on the right side of the west face and situated between The Alcove on the right and The Shield on the left. The steep, arching corner system of Taboo (5.12c) is an obvious feature.

Routes in this area range from 5.10d to 5.14a with most in the 5.11+ and harder range with some standouts of the area including Violator (5.11c), Forbidden Fruit (5.12a), Taboo (5.12c), Sky Pilot (5.12c), Temptation (5.12d), Seduction (5.13a), The Saint (5.13a), Temptation Supreme (5.13d) and Fusion (5.14a).


Getting There 

Easily reached by heading for the right side of the Quarry's west face. The arching corner system of Taboo is an obvious feature.


11 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',6],['5.12',4],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Taboo Area:
Magic Mushroom   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Original Sin   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch, 50'   
Violator   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Forbidden Fruit   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
Taboo   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Sins of the Flesh   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Seduction   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Taboo Area
Forbidden Fruit and Magic Mushroom in the Taboo area.

Forbidden Fruit 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  CA : Inland Empire : ... : Taboo Area
A classic for the area. Stem your way up the left-facing dihedral. Tricky moves lead to a rest before the steep face above. Fire through awesome steep moves to a gold-corner. Super fun liebacking leads to a rest before the final bulge to the anchors. 150 feet. Like many of the longer routes at the quarry you must lower to a midway anchor, pull your rope and then lower to the ground from the midway station....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Taboo Area Slideshow Add Photo
Climber on Sky Pilot (5.12c)
Climber on Sky Pilot (5.12c)
Riverside Quarry overview showing the various sectors (double click for better viewing).
BETA PHOTO: Riverside Quarry overview showing the various sect...
Steep climbing on Sky Pilot (5.12c)
Steep climbing on Sky Pilot (5.12c)
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