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West Face - Right Side

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L to R R to L Alpha
Acrobat, The T 
Angle Iron Traverse T 
Coffin Nail T 
Crimes of Passion T 
Dos Equis T 
Edge, The T 
El Camino Real T 
Fingergrip T 
Fingertip Traverse T 
Fingertrip T 
Hangover, The T 
Jensen's Jaunt T 
Last Judgment T 
On the Road T 
Pearly Gate T 
Pigs in Bondage T 
Shit for Brains T 
Slab, The T 
Toe Tip T 
Traitor Horn T 
Unknown? T 
West Face Grand Traverse T 

West Face - Right Side Rock Climbing 

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Location: 33.75985, -116.68542 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 11, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: El Camino Real, Dos Equis, Pigs in Bondage topo


This area encompasses routes from The Slab (5.8) around and right all the way to The Edge (5.11a R).

This portion of Tahquitz is quite popular with a variety of climbs from one to four pitches in length and a good mix of cracks and faces. Popular routes here include Fingertip Traverse (5.3), Fingertrip (5.7), Coffin Nail (5.7+), Traitor Horn (5.8), El Camino Real (5.10a), On the Road (5.10c) and The Edge (5.11a R).

Getting There 

Head right from Lunch Rock to reach this area. See the individual route descriptions for more detailed approach information.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

22 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in West Face - Right Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Face - Right Side:
Fingertip Traverse   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Jensen's Jaunt   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Angle Iron Traverse   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Fingertrip   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Coffin Nail   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
The Slab   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
Traitor Horn   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Fingergrip   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Pearly Gate   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
El Camino Real   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
On the Road   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
The Edge   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
The Acrobat   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Hangover   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For West Face - Right Side
Rock Climbing Photo: On Edge.

The Edge 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : West Face - Right Side
This route ascends the left edge/arete of the Open Book dihedral to the alcove below the true horn on desperate palming and smearing moves with two 40+ foot runout sections. The possibility of a fall off the edge of the dihedral is real thing. The climbing past there does not improve much! The run-out from the belay to the alcove is long and exposed. Everyone that has done this climb has a story to tell after. It gets my vote for the most balls-Z route ether side of the valley.The Turbo Flan...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of West Face - Right Side Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Routes in the Jensen's Jaunt Area.
Routes in the Jensen's Jaunt Area.
Rock Climbing Photo: Noelle Ladd on Coffin Nail stopping to shoot a few...
Noelle Ladd on Coffin Nail stopping to shoot a few...

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