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Alois

Trad climber
Idyllwild, California
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 5, 2013 - 11:35am PT
For ages, there has been a summit register on top of Tahquitz Rock. The last 20 years or so, the register consisted of a large plastic tube with threaded top and sat all the way on the top of the rock where there is a small flat area. It was well secured and wedged under a large boulder. It contained/contains happy entries from all kinds of climbers..

Penelope and I scrambled on the North Side last Sunday and topped via the Notch. On our way down the south side, in the gully by "Diddly" we found the register protruding from snow. It appears it was thrown down there from the top.

If you are the one, who did this, shame on you!

Pen and I will replace it the next time we go up there.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Mar 5, 2013 - 12:58pm PT
I kinda doubt the moron who would do such a thing is gonna be an ST-er. Still, I understand/empathize with the rant...thanks for replacing it.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Mar 5, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
Thanks for looking after things Alois. Glad to have you up there.





Maybe old Tahquitz The Dragon tossed it down?
brotherbbock

Trad climber
Alta Loma, CA
Mar 5, 2013 - 01:23pm PT
I've signed that many a time.

We should throw the person who tossed it down the gully.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 5, 2013 - 01:26pm PT
A toss over Valhalla would be more appropriate - Gotterdammerung!
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Mar 5, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
A toss over Valhalla would be more appropriate - Gotterdammerung!

The gods would be required to throw it all the way over to Suicide.
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Mar 5, 2013 - 01:47pm PT
Oh....so that's what that thing was.
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Mar 5, 2013 - 02:53pm PT
Way to go, Dave.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Mar 5, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
The gods would be required to throw it all the way over to Suicide.

Wouldn't be very God-Like if they couldn't :)
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Mar 5, 2013 - 03:48pm PT
LOL! I never knew there was one up there to sign. Are we talking about 'Tahquitz' proper or another rock in the area referred to as "Tahquitz Rock".
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Mar 6, 2013 - 08:22am PT
Alois is talking about the register on top of Tahquitz (or Lilly) Rock.
Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
Mar 6, 2013 - 08:31am PT
Thanks - never even thought to look for a summit register on top of Tahquitz. Hmm..would love to see some pages from waaaaay back..who's holding?
Alois

Trad climber
Idyllwild, California
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2013 - 08:54am PT
Some of the old pages are at the Historical Society, downtown Idyllwild. We will offer them the two note books (about the last 10-15 years) that we found in the container. We will replace them with new ones, pencils and sharpener.

What is so nice to read from these, is the joy people feel, sitting on top of the rock after they climbed something. It just lifts one's spirits reading the notes. People really love Tahquitz Rock...
Keith Leaman

Trad climber
Mar 6, 2013 - 09:19am PT
Thanks for the info, Alois. I was wondering if the original register still existed. I remember signing it several times way back when, probably after climbing "le Toit" with Phil Gleason around 1966. Here he is on the pitch headed up to the roof. Not many previous ascents back then.
Phil Gleason, Le Toit, first pitch 1966
Phil Gleason, Le Toit, first pitch 1966
Credit: Keith Leaman
neversummer

climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Mar 6, 2013 - 09:23am PT
Awesome^^^^ and thanks for returning the register.
Alois

Trad climber
Idyllwild, California
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
Keith,
I don't know where the original register's contents might be. The Idyllwild Historical Society building is open on weekends, I will go and ask. Bob Smith, who is the San Jacinto Mountains historian, is usually there, so let's see. The Historical Exhibit has a section on Tahquitz Rock, so they are aware of a lot of things..Will add a note here.

Thanks for the picture, those were the good days, I bet. My first time on Tahquitz was 1973.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 6, 2013 - 04:45pm PT
They are almost all good days in the vale of the Ls.

Idyyllwild. Lillilly...

Thanks for the extra effort, you two.
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