Idyllwild Climbing Trip

Idyllwild is one of those quiet mountain towns where everyone knows each other and everything closes by 5pm. Not only is this pine forested paradise a beautiful place for camping, hiking, and viewing wildlife, it just so happens to be one of Southern California’s top destinations for rock climbing.

Ask anyone in the climbing community and they’ll agree, Idyllwild boasts world-class granite formations. Tahquitz Rock, a monolith visible from miles down the highway, towers over 2,000 feet above the mile-high town. Opposite from Tahquitz Rock is Suicide Rock, which gapes with smooth granite faces across the valley floor. Viewing vertical multi-pitch terrain and feeling the technical strain of these giant rocks will provide worthy exposure to the life of a traditional rock climber.

This trip is designed to give the aspirant climber experience in a classic traditional climbing setting. It is recommended that participants be in very good physical condition and are prepared for steep hikes with weight and long days of climbing.

This trip is three days long. The group will leave from the UCSB Rec Cen early Saturday morning and return Monday evening.

The fee includes group breakfast and dinners while camping, round trip transportation, group cooking equipment, rock gear, and guides. Participants must provide their own lunches and personal camping gear.

The prerequisite for this trip is Rock I or an equivalent, and all participants must have experience belaying and outdoor rock climbing.

Sign up online or register at the Cashier’s Office.

For more information, call the ACC at 805-893-3737 or email

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