Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tahquitz and Suicide Rocks

After dropping Daniel off at the airport in Vegas I headed west to southern California to meet up my friends Kathy, Derrick, and Heather for some climbing at Tahquitz and Sucide Rocks. It was great to see them and climb on granite again after 2 months of climbing on Sandstone. The first day we climbed at Suicide and had a chill day, the next day we went to Tahquitz and got in 3 multi pitch routes. The following day we returned to Tahquitz and climbed the classic 5.9 Whodunit, under cold and breezy conditions. Kathy and Heather headed back to Seattle the next day while Derrick and I had planned on climbing the Vampire, however under cold conditions we decided to head Joshua Tree..

Derrick mounting the Horn

Kathy "the cook"

All smiles at the start of Whodunit

Me leading my off route version of pitch 1, Heather starting up also

Heather cruxing on the 10a slab

Derrick following the 5.9 Chimney

The Cold Summit of Tahquitz

the post climb feast............

with cake!!!!!!!

Thanks Kathy and Heather for everything, hope to see you soon..........

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