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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Original Post - May 11, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
out inda desert ya know, where da prairie falcons go,, and there "aint" no yeller snow



a ways away yet  but the monolithic stature is clear from here.
a ways away yet but the monolithic stature is clear from here.
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a little closer and the crag,, she grows....This is just the far easte...
a little closer and the crag,, she grows....This is just the far eastern edge with the mass out of sight still..
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Rick-rackin^^^^



25' NICE boulder.
25' NICE boulder.
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place has some nifty highballzz to!


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now WHICH way do these things go on!?


nice headwall o roofs and cracks <br/>
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"Monkey man wall"
nice headwall o roofs and cracks

"Monkey man wall"
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nice lookin rock eh?



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Rick on pitch three up da ramp man..



if a look really hard you can see the truck right off the road farrrr ...
if a look really hard you can see the truck right off the road farrrr below.
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mo rock^^^^^



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Headwall of gorgeous granite ^^^


PLATES and CHICKENHEADS!  Pitch 4
PLATES and CHICKENHEADS! Pitch 4
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gettin rid of gear^^



Rick on pitch 4 <br/>
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orrr RickAborealissunburst..
Rick on pitch 4

orrr RickAborealissunburst..
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we got to find a place in the sun!



BOMBER! <br/>
BOMBER!

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old growth sage for summit anchors SAWEEEET!

somehweres in DA GREAT BASIN....
somehweres in DA GREAT BASIN....
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summit Chickenheads^^^^



inda desert on virgin granite at Ricks Rock..2013
inda desert on virgin granite at Ricks Rock..2013
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5 pitches in a wild cool area with magnificent view for 150 miles. In the wilds of Kneevader..


so there...






RyanD

climber
Squamish
May 11, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
Nice one Ron, what's it called?? Oh & how the hell u find it?!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - May 12, 2013 - 12:05am PT
it was discovered by the wandering explorer Rick Sumner. Hes gaining on the like of Alvin Mclane!


No names as yet.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 12, 2013 - 12:14am PT
So that's why you weren't around here today,
glad yer gettin after it again,
how many pitches, 5.?????
Thanks fer takin us along,
Tad
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
May 12, 2013 - 12:15am PT
Yes, a most excellent day far from the maddening crowd. We examined all crack systems our route bisected, looking for signs of Nevada's most prolific explorer. Alvin McClane's, previous passage. Not a sign anywhere, i think we were indeed on a crag that no one had previously tread.

The day was on the warm side, 85 degrees and uncomfortable in the direct sun. Fortunately the entire northeast face is shaded from about 12 pm on.So this is was of those rare, way the hell out there in the middle of nowhere Nevada, crags that is climbable all summer long.

And no we aint going to disclose its location until we have completed every 5.3d route on it, unless of course you are of like mind and equally adept on the fearsome 5.3d's.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - May 12, 2013 - 12:23am PT
and when it is divulged, there are many a 5.7D to 5.9Gs in abundance to be had by hard young stoner-masters., i dare say!..

Nary was hoid ,, a discouraging woid,,and yeah we saw antelope too! We were the only humans in sight...
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 12, 2013 - 12:32am PT
unless of course you are of like mind and equally adept on the fearsome 5.3d's.
Thats how I roll!
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
May 12, 2013 - 12:44am PT
O.K. Hocking, one final test; are you 50 years of age or older and with your best days at least a decade in the past?
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 12, 2013 - 12:54am PT
^^^
age,56
best days 30 yrs ago.
Hope I passed the audition.
Hey you guys gunna be able to climb out of bed in the morning? LOL
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
May 12, 2013 - 12:56am PT
Nice work guys. Looks like fun!! Are cripples eligible?? ;)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - May 12, 2013 - 12:59am PT
not only eligible, but preferred!;-)


edit: Tad, yes we will arise in the am! And you DO seem to fit the criteria put forth.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
May 12, 2013 - 01:02am PT
Lol ;) you coming to facelift this year Ron?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - May 12, 2013 - 01:04am PT
Dunno yet--to far off.
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 12, 2013 - 01:23am PT
Good on you guys
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
May 12, 2013 - 01:29am PT
WOOOT Nice work Rick and Ron.

Secret secret.. I gotta secret.

Glad you guys got the FA Heading out to The coast tomorrow with my dad. See ya in a couple weeks Rick. Hope to see you again Ron.

The ramp? then up to the summit?





Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - May 12, 2013 - 01:31am PT
Aye...;-) The ramp itself is 3 pitches long...

Note to self: BRING descent shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
May 12, 2013 - 01:35am PT
Seems like a ton of good stuff there.

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Topic Author's Reply - May 12, 2013 - 01:53am PT
I do believe you could be correct..


Whats fantastic about wilderness adventure is that starkness of having it ALL to yourself,, for as far as you can see, which is a hunert and fiddy miles.. The treat of prairie falcons circling and nothing or no one- no vehicles, not even a passing plane today. The two Golden eagles seen lazily glided out over the country and that was about the most distraction had. Other than the antelope doe and one single chukar that trotted up the road in front of us...


Poor Rick,, has to go to the Leap area tomorrow,, just about THE opposite of atmosphere from today.;-) But hes tough and the shock will not disway his ventures im sure.
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
May 12, 2013 - 03:07am PT
nice TR!

looks like a blast!
sangoma

Trad climber
south africa
May 12, 2013 - 04:06am PT
Hi All ya
My first post but not my first virgin crag
had to climb that one first
had to climb that one first
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classic lines all over the place
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Credit: sangoma
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classic open book
classic open book
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another open book , ran out of gear on this one "when in doubt run it ...
another open book , ran out of gear on this one "when in doubt run it out"
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mike following me
mike following me
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one more down, lots to go
one more down, lots to go
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there is lots of this unclimbed stuff around here

Chris
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