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Located near Tahquitz Peak in Southern California, The Pirate route on suicide rock was originally considered so challenging that after Tony Yaniro first fee-climbed it in 1978, it wasn’t conquered again until about 1982 after the introduction of sticky rubber-soled climbing shoes, according to The Mountain Project. Many more have successfully ascended since; however, The Mountain Project says “Even in this era of big numbers this still is a challenging route that seldom sees a free ascent.”