Tahquitz Tales - Got Any?


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Trad climber
Feb 4, 2013 - 01:09am PT
I used to go up there every Friday afternoon with a buddy from San Bernardino. We would run up in our flip-flops, run laps up routes until it got dark, then run back to the car. I remember hitting lunch rock in 15min and almost losing my lunch!

Never got tired of climbing there. Remember a girl partnered with my buddy who was cleaning a pitch beside my wife and I and couldn't get a piece out. She kept asking how to make it move, we were yelling suggestions for nuts or cams. Finally my wife asked her what color it was. She said, metal, and rusty! We laughed and told her to leave the pin!

Josh Higgins

Trad climber
San Diego
Feb 4, 2013 - 02:02am PT

There's not a single route at Tahquitz that I'd solo in 10 minutes. I solo in control, and methodically. I started out doing those same routes in a full-day, not a half-day, so you're doing great!


Trad climber
Feb 4, 2013 - 08:10am PT
It was 1971, and I had never been to Tahquitz.

After doing the Nose with George Myers, he suggested that we go down to Tahquitz, with a friend of his. I had no idea where it was, and just came along for the ride.

George's friend had all this pot, and I just remember a fast ride on the freeway, in a light weight jeep.

We arrive, and George suggest we climb the Open Book, which I guess was considered hard. The only thing I remember is all of us smoking a joint at the base, while the locals looked on, wondering who the hell are these bozos.

I seem to remember having a good time on it with no problems, as we were all in pretty good shape.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 4, 2013 - 09:02pm PT

What a great group shot!

Perfect for the Tahquitz chapter in the Frost Book. I will contact Janet Wilts about using it.


Trad climber
Feb 5, 2013 - 12:18am PT
Thanks to all. Memories of Tahquitz and beyond live on and fulfill us after these many years.

Who can pretend to understand what it means or how quickly it slipped by? But clearly we all know how it feels from here - wonderful. Wonderful.

Tom Higgins

Trad climber
Jun 6, 2013 - 11:10pm PT
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Jun 6, 2013 - 11:36pm PT
Wow, what a line up:
Credit: Charlie D.
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