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Taboo Area  


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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 2, 2007
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Josh Higgins on Taboo (5.12c), Riverside Quarry.

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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.

Climbing Season


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
Use graffiti to locate start of climb.  This is approaching the crux (go left!)

Momentum 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  CA : Inland Empire : ... : Taboo Area
Bouldery first 2 bolts to crux decision at the 4th bolt. The climbing get easier past a midpoint lowering anchor and then pump and a little crux over some bulges at the top. Rope drag through 19 draws also adds to the excitement up top. Bring a drink and snack for the sit down ledge half-way up....[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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