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Tripod? Swellguy? Halfwit? Smegma?

Topic Author's Original Post - May 25, 2006 - 01:17am PT
I'm stuck at Bass Lake this weekend. Is there any climbing or bouldering within say 30 minutes. How long to the Valley
Peace, A
Spinmaster K-Rove

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Stuck Under the Kor Roof
May 25, 2006 - 01:33am PT
Dear lord. I spent a whole summer there. There is some decent climbing, but most of it is more like an hour up into the hills. Fresno Dome might be around 30 minutes I doin't quite remember. There is definitely a 60 or 70ish foot slab with some decent sport slabs and top ropes on it about 20-30 mins out towards Fresno Dome. I can't recall directions though.

Good luck!
Karl Baba

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Yosemite, Ca
May 25, 2006 - 02:52am PT
1 Hour 15 minutes to the valley. On memorial day weekend, it will take two hours + if you enter the South Gate at the wrong time.

You are at the gateway to Southern Yosemite and Fresno Dome, Chiquito Dome (maybe your best best see the southern yosemite conditions thread) and yada yada

Best o Luck


Nate D

San Francisco
May 25, 2006 - 12:56pm PT
Bass Lake is not a bad place to be. If you said 1 hr. away, then you've got a lifetime of great climbing.

Fresno Dome is now open from the lower approach. Willow Creek wall is a wee bit closer.

Here's a little bouldering within 30 minutes, if you can find it:

Fresno Dome beta:

Social climber
Davis, CA
May 25, 2006 - 01:30pm PT
You know what's at the bottom of Bass Lake?

Bass turds!

Sport climber
Salt Lake City
May 27, 2006 - 09:33pm PT
Tripod, Halfwit, Smegma or Swellguy, which is it dude?

I'd say Halfwit.

Love Jen

Sep 5, 2013 - 01:09pm PT
literally 6 minutes from bass lake lies hundreds of boulders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please go clean them. ask me through facebook for directions -mikeDonovan

Trad climber
Sep 5, 2013 - 01:11pm PT
Holy 7 year necro.

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who gave up and just goes sailing now!
Sep 5, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
You know what's at the bottom of Bass Lake?

Actually I think there are more goldfish in Bass Lake then there are bass, so the correct answer would just be 'fish sh!t'.
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 5, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
What's at the bottom of YOUR genome?


Edit for TJI--
For info on H2O sources at the lake, try

and there's info on sites around the area, like Area 50, the Bible Camp. Not 51, the Alien Camp. They drink Evian over there, pretty much.
this just in

north fork
Sep 5, 2013 - 04:42pm PT
Actually there is a serious human sh#t problem with that lake, due to some bad sewer lines running under the lake. We call it ass lake around here and most of us don't swim in there.
mike a.

Sport climber
Sep 6, 2013 - 09:58am PT
morning all, chilkoot is only 15 mins from bass lake, and super easy walk maybe 5 mins, and fresno dome from the trail head is only 15 mins hike shangri la is only 5 mins hike from friend rock camp site, happy friday/happy climbing,mike a.
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