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Gobi

Trad climber
Orange CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 27, 2009 - 02:00am PT
What a place to appreciate. Major historical significance, great rock, and a beautiful location make Idyllwild one of my favorite places to go climb. The Vampire is one of my all time favorite routes. Insomnia is probebly the cleanest splitter Iíve climbed in Socal. The Open Book is the first multi pitch route Iíve ever done; Iíll never forget that awesome corner. And the Green Arch is the most humbling 5.11 Iíve ever been on. Paisano overhang and The Pirate will offer great future challanges. This place has inspired me since day one and it'll contiue to inspire for the future.

Letís hear your stories and see some photos.

Darshan on Insomnia


Sundance

Sundance

Log ledge

Tahquitz

The Vampire

The Vampire

Darshan having a super fun time on The Mechanics route

Darshan on The Green Arch

Kia being crazy on Open Book

Me and Kia on the Open Book

Unknown climber on The Open Book

being happy

great sunsets

going home but feeling satisfied
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Feb 27, 2009 - 02:14am PT
now here's a new thread I can get behind...

Munge on Sunshine

Munge on dike finish

MrGneissGuy

Trad climber
CA
Feb 27, 2009 - 02:45am PT
Great to see this! I just recently moved to SoCal from North Carolina, and Tahquitz has been keeping me sane!!! What a great piece of stone. I can't wait for next season...


The Vampire


Start of Dave's Deviation
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Feb 27, 2009 - 09:27am PT
Nice pictures Gobi!
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Feb 27, 2009 - 09:57am PT
I love Tahquitz! Thanks for this great post!
gly

Trad climber
Flatlands
Feb 27, 2009 - 11:21am PT
Nice pictures. I haven't climbed out there yet, but have always wanted to. Some friends and I are going to be in that area end of March/beginning of April. Curious what are the possibilities of climbing then? Most of what I have read says the real season kicks in in May. If its climbable, what would be some recommended routes that would be approachable?

Cheers.
Gobi

Trad climber
Orange CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2009 - 11:28am PT
Early April should be good depending on weather. Areas at Suicide rock like the Sunshine face and Buttress of cracks receive sun for most of the day. The southern end of Tahquitz gets sun at around 12 of 1. The approach to Tahquitz might be a little tough because of the snow.
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Feb 27, 2009 - 11:41am PT
Thanks Gobi,

Great pics!!!

Many memories, it's been a long time.

Jeff
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Feb 27, 2009 - 12:03pm PT
Living in San Diego, my wife and I did our honeymoon in Idyllwild (1980). Four days o' bliss! We hardly knew how to spend the $200 we had for the occasion. Talk about livin' large!

Previously posted:

Honeymoon shots at the parking lot:

Kupandamingi

Trad climber
Berkeley
Feb 27, 2009 - 12:11pm PT
Great pictures - definately inspires me to head down there (never been). One question though - is it mandatory to wear headphones whilst on lead?
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Feb 27, 2009 - 12:20pm PT
Thanks for the great post and excellent pictures.
I can recall with joy what it felt like to sit on top of Lunch Rock (after that wonderful hike up!) and listen to the birds laughing as they flew and dived across that beautiful bald face of the Vampire.
How I envy those of you who could be climbing there now!
Largo

Sport climber
Venice, Ca
Feb 27, 2009 - 12:21pm PT
Master Tahquitz climber, Rick Accomazzo, Flying Circus, circa 1976.

PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Feb 27, 2009 - 12:28pm PT
Nice John

Here's one for you: Paul on the Flakes?

Dirka

Trad climber
SF
Feb 27, 2009 - 12:33pm PT
BU-MMMMMM-PPPPP!
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Feb 27, 2009 - 01:17pm PT
That looks more like Super Pooper than The Flakes to me.

This one is called Iron Maiden.
Holden Harris got the shot as I recall...
JuanDeFuca

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Feb 27, 2009 - 01:24pm PT
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Feb 27, 2009 - 01:29pm PT
people should resize those photos, this is a great thread but it's virtually unreadable as is...
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Feb 27, 2009 - 01:42pm PT
Great shot, JuanDeFuca!!
With such detail it says it all.
I can hear my pulse pounding in my ears and feel my hands begin to sweat.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Feb 27, 2009 - 01:44pm PT
"I can hear my pulse pounding in my ears and feel my hands begin to sweat."

That's just the Viagra.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Feb 27, 2009 - 01:59pm PT
"I can hear my pulse pounding in my ears and feel my hands begin to sweat."

wow.

what happens when you actually get on the rock...?

:-)
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