Josh Higgins on Taboo (5.12c), Riverside Quarry.
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
(5.12c), Sky Pilot
(5.12c), Temptation (5.12d), Seduction
(5.13a), The Saint (5.13a), Temptation Supreme (5.13d) and Fusion (5.14a).
Easily reached by heading for the right side of the Quarry's west face. The arching corner system of Taboo is an obvious feature.
Weather station 4.6 miles from here
12 Total Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Taboo Area:
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'
Taboo 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Seduction 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For Taboo Area
Violator 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CA
: Inland Empire
: ... : Taboo Area
Start up a short section of easy slab to the base of a left-facing flake system which is jammed/liebacked to a cruxy sequence transitioning into another flake system; being tall helps, as does good technique. Once established in the upper flake race the pump as you climb the spectacular flake system, finishing with a second crux as you work fingery edges up and left, and then back right to anchors on a large ledge.Athletic and pumpy with great positioning which makes this route a highl...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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