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StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Aug 16, 2014 - 08:37pm PT
only one more to ID Roy. Still searching the memory banks

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Jamesthomsen

Social climber
Mammoth Lakes, California
Aug 18, 2014 - 02:03pm PT
The Trough was my first real winter climb. In 1969 we hiked to the base, my experience being mostly from classic mountaineering books. I must have slept on my arms because I woke up with both hands and arms a sleep and was absolutely sure I had frostbite and would lose my hands.
The climb went ok, but looking back it is amazing we lived through the stupid things we did. 120 feet of gold line and a nice axe from Don's West Ridge.
What a great area to learn to climb.
Alois

Trad climber
Idyllwild, California
Aug 18, 2014 - 07:13pm PT
Charlie D. This one is for you..
The Raymonds in 2011 visiting Idyllwild.
The Raymonds at the Idyllwild Historical Society evening November 2011
The Raymonds at the Idyllwild Historical Society evening November 2011
Credit: Alois
Alois

Trad climber
Idyllwild, California
Aug 18, 2014 - 07:29pm PT
I have a few old pictures from climbing on Tahquitz in winter. Some go back as far as 1986 and most of them are not of the greatest quality. But ice climbing on Tahquitz can be your most unusual California climbing experience, so here they are:

NE Buttress in winter, 1986 photo by Miguel Carmona
NE Buttress in winter, 1986 photo by Miguel Carmona
Credit: Alois

Miguel on the NE Buttress of Tahquitz Rock in 1989.
Miguel on the NE Buttress of Tahquitz Rock in 1989.
Credit: Alois

On The Larks in 1989.
On The Larks in 1989.
Credit: Alois

On the NE Buttress of Tahquitz Rock in 2010. Penelope May-Smrz photo.
On the NE Buttress of Tahquitz Rock in 2010. Penelope May-Smrz photo.
Credit: Alois

This is a 1980 photo Of 19 year old Miguel Carmona climbing the Green Arch before his incredible fall off the upper traverse. After he pulled several pieces and fell about 40 feet he went up there and climbed the crux.

Miguel Carmona on the Green Arch in 1980.
Miguel Carmona on the Green Arch in 1980.
Credit: Alois

Those Tahquitz Dinner Climbs were great fun. Here are Tom Brogan, Pat Oriis, MIchael Reardon and me in 2006. Photo: Penelope May-Smrz

2006 Tahquitz Dinner Climb.
2006 Tahquitz Dinner Climb.
Credit: Alois

You must know some of these folks.

The Idyllwild Historical Society Evening, November 2011.
The Idyllwild Historical Society Evening, November 2011.
Credit: Alois








Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Aug 18, 2014 - 08:17pm PT
Ha! Pure gold thanks Alois.
Alois

Trad climber
Idyllwild, California
Aug 19, 2014 - 05:57am PT
Couple more scenics

Tahquitz Rock from the Deer Springs Trail junction
Tahquitz Rock from the Deer Springs Trail junction
Credit: Alois

Tahquitz Rock before the first winter storm.
Tahquitz Rock before the first winter storm.
Credit: Alois
Johnny K.

climber
Sep 4, 2014 - 01:23pm PT
.....up
prrrdylady

climber
Sep 4, 2014 - 01:56pm PT
Great stuff, Alois!
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