Bouldering above the "N" in Reno?

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robfritz

Trad climber
Pollock Pines, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 6, 2012 - 07:04pm PT
Does anyone what the access is like to the boulders above the painted "N" in Reno? Based on google images it looks like there is a service road to the cell towers that goes up to it. Also, have these been explored?
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 6, 2012 - 07:07pm PT
Heh. I thought you were talking about Comm Row and the arch right there. No idea on the bouldering though. Sorry.
robfritz

Trad climber
Pollock Pines, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2012 - 02:23pm PT
Nah worries. Come on taco people!?!
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Dec 7, 2012 - 02:38pm PT
There’s climbing here in Reno?!?!?!?
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 7, 2012 - 03:06pm PT
A few weeks ago, while in Reno, I went and checked out a steep face north of town...up 395 and just north of the "shoe tree".....off the highway to the east.

The rock was about 50 feet high or so, had some bolts, and the remnants of a glue up route.

Anyone know the details?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 7, 2012 - 03:09pm PT
Credit: Ron Anderson
was it a large squarish boulder with BON JOVI painted on it??
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 7, 2012 - 03:10pm PT
Ron, definitely squarish...I don't recall the Bon Jovi thing, but there was a fair amount of paint on the rock all over that area....sad.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 7, 2012 - 03:12pm PT
the pic on the right Crag??

If so,, yes,, we placed anchors on that years ago- for TRs

had 1 0r two desperately hard things on the west face..
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 7, 2012 - 03:15pm PT
we called it "the cube".. what else?? lol!


Back side routes were the approach routes to the top..Introduced ol "426" to hand drilling there...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 7, 2012 - 03:18pm PT
there were NO glue up routes there then!!!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 7, 2012 - 03:22pm PT
how many of you Reno guys have been to "owl rock"..??
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 7, 2012 - 03:23pm PT
Dude, I haven't even been to Pig Rock.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 7, 2012 - 03:27pm PT
Pig?,, havent missed much- damaged anchors, upgraded routes. Zoo like during the winter months. Many routes- small area= congestion. Contra canyon is ok for a day of shorties but ive heard bolts have been chopped there too.
The area has been plagued with such things for years now. Most of those routes were outta my league on the pig proper anyhoo..I didnt do the "working a route" gig. If i didnt do it on the first try interest waned- and i lowered to a bowl...
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 7, 2012 - 03:29pm PT
Ron....Yep, that's the one. There was definitely a glue-up at one time that has since been chopped. The whole thing is a travesty.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 7, 2012 - 03:32pm PT
Dang,,, we placed only a bolt or two on top for TRs. Sad that is- i take it the glue ups were on that flat face..

Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 7, 2012 - 03:33pm PT
Yes Ron, and in a very LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT kind of pattern. Bolts on the face too...VERY close together.

STUPID!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 7, 2012 - 03:37pm PT
totally, as there ARE climbs there on it.. we got close tring that face- a few times- but its desperate 12+ maybe 13. Jim Arnold got an arete there that is easily 12+ on tr. We kinda figured that was good enough for it, never considered leading- cuz well it was insanely hard shyt!

And BEFORE anyone says it,,yeah Dano had his "epoxy wall" but it wasnt on the main feature of a given area.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 7, 2012 - 03:39pm PT
Dudes! Pig Rock is the shiz in the winter.

This one time, I used a bullet crater as a mono.

This other time, I had to leave because I was climbing, mid pitch, and a suburban cruised in. A bunch of fat people rolled out and started shooting at the car that's across the way, you know the one.

I asked them to chill for a minute and was threatened. It was really fun. One guy actually said 'Well, we've got the guns', or some such, it's been ten years or so.

I was threatened by a d#@&%ebag mid pitch though, strange experience.

I finished the pitch. .11something onsight, bitches!!!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 7, 2012 - 03:41pm PT
yeah,, one of the ones on the far left no doubt...I got those too.;-)

and i was like forty!....
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 7, 2012 - 03:48pm PT
kinda sad about the cube,, we actually considered chipping a key hold to make a route go,, all for about thirteen seconds, then said baahhh what would be the point then? We never did complete the hard part of the face- it was just beyond the scope. Someone out there can do it,, prolly some 11 year old somewheres lol!
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