Was just out there today and it totally reminds me of the Happies.... but closer and a little less serene. I think the kneebar cave/arch problem is Cave Out V2 in the book and it felt a little harder probably a 3. Also Grand Traverse is and awesome 100' traverse that probably more like a 2 in the overhanging section. Anyway that place is pretty cool and the gunshots give it character.
Ya, the kneebar cave was climbed about two years ago, and that is how we did it. Nick Van Woert got the FA and named it something, but I'm not sure what the name was. The bird poo only adds to the aesthetic nature of the area, along with the destroyed copiers and shot gun shells.
Sweeny, I think I did that problem last Fall/Winter. Is it the one that starts on a bird-shit covered jug and goes up the steep overhang? If it is, thats a rad problem (minus the bird poo start) and I think you got the grade right at V7/8 range.
Does anyone know if anyone else has done the cave/kneebar problem? How do you guys start that thing? I did it twice last year, both times starting matched on a crappy hold about a 1/3 of the way in. I underclinged the start hold and threw up a kneebar. Does that sound about right? If it was done before last January, did someone name it?
There is a problem that I established across the way from the main group of boulders on 11-1-04, named Halloween Hangover, and I repreated it on 12-3-05. The grade is still up in the air, seeing as how I got first and second assenct, but it is somewhere in the v-7/8 range.
"all people in Carson are red necks"... Having lived there for over twenty five years I'm pretty confident that about sums it up... The washoe boulders are pretty cool we used to climb there in the 70's, different. There is also the back side of C hill and Stewart has a lot of good stuff.
What level of political correctness must everything adhere too? The guide book author didn't think the area was a beautiful setting so he described it as he saw it. I prefer that style of writing. Must everything in the world be portrayed as pure vanilla for fear of offending someone's sense of self worth. People are fully capable of making up there own minds and will form original opinions despite what a guidebook author may or may not think. Only a lunatic would read the description above and come to the conclusion that all people in Carson are rednecks. The author said no such thing.
Anyway...a lot of attitude being thrown around and nothing about the actual climbing. Makes me want to at least check out this area.
You forgot dirt bikes.
And I hear that drunken “American Rednecks” like to shoot the white marks off of the boulders. Watch out for stray rounds – you might get taken out. Or better yet, be safe and just stay in California.
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