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mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 10, 2013 - 09:52am PT
Last week it was super hot in Oakhurst over 100 degrees the whole week, so it's up to higher ground to find some releave, Amy and i checked out The Balls area, at 7500 feet and a cool little creek and a cold beer to chill at, way better :-), we waited for things to cool off before we looked around for a place to climb, when things cooled down we checked out the boulder garden slaps area, and right up hill from the start of the trailhead we found some short fun moderate newer climbs, great place to bring newbee climbers, fun slab climbing with lots of bolts, The Balls area is a mellow and beautiful place to hang out, happy climbing mike a.
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2013 - 09:52am PT
Map of The Balls area.
Map of The Balls area.
Credit: mike a.
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2013 - 09:53am PT
Mike Arechiga chillin at the creek with a beer!
Mike Arechiga chillin at the creek with a beer!
Credit: mike a.
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2013 - 09:54am PT
Credit: mike a.
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2013 - 09:54am PT
Credit: mike a.
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2013 - 09:55am PT
Mike Arechiga on some fun climb at Boulder Garden Slabs area.
Mike Arechiga on some fun climb at Boulder Garden Slabs area.
Credit: mike a.
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2013 - 09:56am PT
Amy Wilkins on some fun slab climb at Boulder Garden Slab area.
Amy Wilkins on some fun slab climb at Boulder Garden Slab area.
Credit: mike a.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jul 10, 2013 - 10:39am PT
Mike, I'm tempted to tell you not to let the secret out, but I haven't been alone there in years, so the secret was out long before you posted. I love this area. It's much cooler than the Valley or even Fresno Dome, has a distinct "high country" feel with colorful scenery and fun climbing.

Thanks for the posts.

John
Jonnnyyyzzz

Trad climber
San Diego,CA
Jul 11, 2013 - 02:54am PT
I love it!! This was the place I was introduced to climbing at age 11. 5 years later I climbed all over there while working for a outdoor adventure camp based out of Bass Lake. Returned again some years later climbed the Toad and camped at Jackass lake with a girlfriend. I love that area, many great memory's for me. Lots of rock to explore out there for sure. Sorry these are not great pics from some old slides. My first climbing trip
Golden Toad and me in 1982
Golden Toad and me in 1982
Credit: Jonnnyyyzzz
Getting ready to climb at the base base of the Golden Toad. Me at age ...
Getting ready to climb at the base base of the Golden Toad. Me at age 11
Credit: Jonnnyyyzzz
msiddens

Trad climber
Jul 11, 2013 - 10:17am PT
TFPU...gotta check this place out one day. PS- love your Picts....,,you are always waving at me;-)
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Jul 11, 2013 - 10:21am PT
Nice Mike!

Great oldschool shots, love the joe brown helmet!
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jul 11, 2013 - 10:49am PT
Looks fun . . . thanks for the post. Didn't R.R. climb there BITD?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 11, 2013 - 12:37pm PT
The Balls are a mountain range within the Sierra Nevada, in Madera County, California. They are "glacier-carved granite domes" and have been described as "looking like smooth scoops of butterscotch ice cream".--Wiki

Like the Needles are pistachio-flavored, right?

A wannago place, for sure!

Are you listening, T Hocking?

Our kinda spot, I bet, and close to Visalia.
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Jul 11, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
Makayla, evening bouldering at the balls
Makayla, evening bouldering at the balls
Credit: mctwisted
sneville

climber
Jul 11, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
Mike,
Nice pics. Were you at LE on Saturday? I though I saw your truck

Sean
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2013 - 09:42pm PT
good evening, sure was, was that your hammock???
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jul 11, 2013 - 09:51pm PT
Coolness! Now on my list. Not far from my bro-in-law's in Clovis.

Eric
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jul 12, 2013 - 10:52am PT
Discovered The Balls on a meandering trip guided by the Southern Yosemite guide (Spencer's?) Good times, didnt see another climber for the whole week, but it was two decades ago.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jul 12, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
I'll bump a climbing thread, looks like a neat place!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 14, 2013 - 05:01am PT
You won, I rack this time.
You won, I rack this time.
Credit: mouse from merced
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