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Roughster

Sport climber
Vacaville, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 13, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
Hey Guys,

I am working on completely retooling my old free guide, but until then, below is a link to the current guide which is up to date except for two new routes put up by unknown parties to the right of Wreckage Wall. If you know who is working on these routes please ask them to get in touch with me or post here so I can get their routes in the guide!

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-JljyzNho-YVzZwbVVWd1FwTmM/edit

I plan on keeping this updated and free! So any info that gets developed let me know. I plan on adding the Robbers Roost, The Bar, Shogun Boulder, and a few other odds and ends I am familiar with in the area.
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Feb 13, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Very cool.

Used to mountain bike in the area when I lived in Sacto years ago and was always curious about the quarry. I still have some family living there and visit occasionally. Looking forward to checking out the climbs next time I'm there.

What's with the "weekend only" restriction?
Roughster

Sport climber
Vacaville, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
Hey Dave,

The weekend thing was a compromise that either we (CRAGS) took or risk having any access pushed back for God knows how long. With the SRA and State Parks in a mess as we all are aware of, CRAGS felt that taking access in any form would advance us further down the road of full access then lobbying for full access and risking access being tied back to the development of the usage plan. Or worse, if the local management at SRA and BofRec changed, we would be reset back to zero in negotiations, which has happened several times since 2004.

The great news is the current SRA Supe is fantastic and willing to work with us. Look at the Weekend/Holiday thing as climbing access on training wheels / trial period which allows the SRA to see we are an exemplary user group that doesn't need constant hand holding. Their biggest fear is additional drain on limited resources to support climbing. Once we satisfy that concern, we are confident they will be able to negotiate 7 day access.
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Feb 13, 2013 - 12:53pm PT
Thanks.

I guess I don't understand what they are trying to limit.

Are they concerned about needing to do rescues during the week, or will they be actively paroling the area on the days that climbing is open? In other words, if someone climbs there on a Monday, how does that consume any more resources?

Either way, I appreciate all your work on this.
Roughster

Sport climber
Vacaville, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2013 - 01:14pm PT
Dave,

They have a few basic concerns, but the 2 key ones I have heard:

 Ensuring people leave the Quarry at dark aka they don't camp. On weekends and holidays currently CRAGS volunteers are expected to do this.

 Getting calls out to the Quarry for "climbing-related" issues whether that be injury / medical, resource protection, etc. This is extra resources that to them is "undefined". They feel they don't know how frequent / if at all, it will be needed.

If we as climbers make our presence minimally felt and follow the current restrictions, it will go along way with get full access back.
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Feb 13, 2013 - 02:30pm PT
Aaron,

Thanks for posting and sharing the topo and especially the history and current restrictions info. Hopefully everyone reads it and acts responsibly.

I've been too busy to get up there since access was restored.

The Well got filled in right?

What about Kilimanjaro? Is that destroyed or past the legal access point? Is there a fence or anything showing what's 'in bounds'?

Thanks,
Steve
Roughster

Sport climber
Vacaville, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
Hey Steve,

The Well is "mostly" filled in, but I think there is hope that we will eventually get access back to it once Teichert is done pushing their debris. Kilimanjaro is unaffected by the dirt moving but is behind the fence leading into the general area. Black Rhino is the one route that actually can be reached by skirting the fence on the left (legally) but quickly puts you behind the fence as the route trends left to right for the 1st pitch. The second pitch wanders back left into questionable territory. My thoughts were not to publish it and let those who know about make their own decision. I would not encourage anyone to climb Black Rhino, Swahili, or Kilimanjaro. What pains me the most is Kilimanjaro as that is an amazing route :(

Anyways, there is tons of potential for new stuff without raiding the questionable areas. Hopefully we will get access back to those routes at some point!

mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Feb 13, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
Aron,
Long time no see. Thanks for all the hard work you have done.

Jeff
aldude

climber
Monument Manor
Feb 13, 2013 - 04:00pm PT
Wish this Topo was phone friendly.
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Feb 13, 2013 - 04:10pm PT
Nice work, man.

Wish this Topo was phone friendly.


Would it work to download it then e-mail to your phone?

Alexey

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Feb 13, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
Aaron, thanks for you efforts to get a legal access to climb in this place and for sharing with routes topo
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Feb 13, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
Looks good on my phone.

Credit: the Fet
Roughster

Sport climber
Vacaville, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 14, 2013 - 02:16pm PT
Yeah one of the things I am going to try and do is bring all the topos to standard format and include some picture overlays for reference. That might help with "phone navigability" (is that even a word?).

After I finish Auburn, maybe I'll include some of my other topos for Nut Tree, DTSA, Table Scraps, Mickey's Beach, Stinson's Beach, Sonora, etc.. for free.

Viva la topos gratuits resistance!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine
Feb 14, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
Nice way to stay with it all these years, Roughster. Maybe I'll see you out at the Quarry one of these days.
TheTye

Trad climber
Sacramento CA
Feb 14, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
If you were looking for any new beta on existing routes, on Landslide apparently a large block came down a bit less than half way up. Some people up there were saying it made the route harder but I found a step to the right leads to a 5.7ish mantle move that I think feels a bit harder because you are 4 or 5 feet to the right of the last bolt. Also, a bay area Meetup group was there a couple weeks ago and a couple of them pulled down a bunch of rock on creepshow...(while people were belaying nearby...). Haven't climbed it but it may be a bit different now.

Not sure if any of that is worth noting...
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