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The Trough - 5.4 popular

Average Rating = 3.31/5 Average Rating : 3.31 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
G
5
Trad, small rack, maybe 8 pieces, mostly medium to 3"
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.53/5
  Rock Quality 3.67/5
  Scenery 4.11/5
  Fun Factor 3.78/5

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Hey, what can I say? Not everyone's a hardman. This is a beginner route, no doubt about it. It's also a great route to get introduced to multi-pitch climbing. Great protection, with the exception of the 4th pitch, which is unprotected for the first 30 feet, and a little airy for a beginner. Route finding WON'T be a problem. To find the route, find lunch rock (the big rock at the top of the trail) and head left. There's an old piton about 50 feet up the route. The climb has one 5.3 move (maybe) and the rest is really 4th class.

Submitted by: hlehmann on 2008-03-26
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Route ID: 9512

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  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: steple on 2011-07-30 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2011-08-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: EastSideEric on 2010-08-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars First multi-pitch trad lead!

Awesome, not hard, good exposure. Got stuck behind a party of three, so a little waiting involved. Led the crux pitch, clipped a couple of pitons for fun. my partner used some pretty cool bonzai pro on the last pitch. Great belays w/ tree anchors. Have fun!

Added: 2010-08-29

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: nkane on 2009-06-28 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars One awkward move

Very low angle, but not a lot of holds. You have to use friction.

Added: 2009-10-31

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: aric82 on 2009-10-21 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Lots of fun!

Me and Paul headed up this on Wednesday with great weather and not another soul in site. Great way to get back into the swing of things in Tahquitz, it's been far too long.

Added: 2009-10-22

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: aragorn1513 on 2009-07-26 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars first trad lead

great first multipitch trad lead. very fun and long.

Added: 2009-09-04

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