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Sahara Terror (5p 5.7) - 5.7 popular

Average Rating = 4.13/5 Average Rating : 4.13 out of 5
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Rock
G
8
2 each nuts, 1 each TCU's to #4 camalot (or passive only)
800
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.06/5
  Rock Quality 3.94/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.39/5

Description:

A nice route about 30' to the left of Whodunit. The crux comes about 10' above the 3rd belay (which is after the 5' traverse left). The #4 is for the dogleg crack on pitch 2. If you don't have it, don't worry, but it is like 20' of 5.3 that you can cram your leg in. I just climbed this route with passive gear only (1 set of BD nuts and hexes #5-11) and it was no big deal at all. Just bring 15 or so slings so you can sling trees (about 7 of my placements). Try it.

Submitted by: addiroids on 2002-04-01
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Route ID: 11469

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
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Onsight Onsight ascent by: DocGF on 1991-06-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Tahquitz Rock with an Army Ranger

I alternated leads on this climb with a Ft Irwin enlisted soldier (Roger Moore). We followed an E-7 Ranger (Mark Stout) and a 2nd Lietenant (who's name I can't recall) up the route. It was my first time at Tahquitz. I remember turning the main crux of the climb on lead and clipping an old rusty piton which I didn't trust. I backed it up with a stopper. There were no bolts on the route, although I did see old rusty pitons in a couple of places.

Added: 2011-08-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: rocknrobert on 1989-08-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Sahara Terror

I took my girlfriend on this route some years ago. We were the only M/F couple in the area. The boys on both sides of us got lost, or ropes stuck. We were making good time, but got stuck behind a slow party of 2 guys. Loose rock, as in BIG loose flakes back in '89. Beautiful scenery, great exposure and a day to remember. Loose rock nearly took out my girlfriend, and another femal had died on the route only months before, so helmet might be a good idea.

Added: 2010-09-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jjkutch on 2010-05-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Frighteningly beautiful

Varied climbing (crack, chimney, face) with outstanding exposure on solid rock. A few pitons and in just the right place. Couldn't ask for better. Mostly 5.6 with a short stretch of 5.7 as indicated in the guide of Vogel and Gaines.

Added: 2010-05-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ericfoltz on 1998-06-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Lead

Fun route

Added: 2010-05-12

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: tn_traddie on 1999-08-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Uh...are we on the right route???

Somewhere about the start of the 5th pitch we were definitely not in 5.7 land...more like 5.9/5.10 range for a bit. Then it eased up a bit and felt more like 5.7/5.8. Still had a lot of fun and we still laugh & talk about "Gunny's Variation of Sahara Terror".

Added: 2010-04-23

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