Two climbers reported stranded on rock after rainstorm

July 8, 1991
Tahquitz Rock

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RMRU was called out to Humber Park after an unexpected thunderstorm. Two climbers had set out to climb Tahquitz Rock and failed to meet their wives at Humber Park at their pre-arranged time. The Sheriff was contacted and RMRU was dispatched.

Since the wives were unaware as to their husbands intended route on the rock, four teams set out to surround the rock and cover all exits.

At 8:00 p.m., the two gentlemen walked out. The lightning had put up quite a show and they had taken cover until it was over. They were quite happy to see us but also a little embarrassed. Their first response was, "What will is cost us?" They were relieved to find out that we were a volunteer service.