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skamoto

Mountain climber
coalinga ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 2, 2013 - 07:58pm PT
no one has ever climbed here before except me and a few people. it looks to have potential for "fun" but nothing a serious rock climber would travel out of his/her way too. but its the only local thing to coalinga ca.
fun route i named "longhorn downfall" no rating as i am not qualified ...
fun route i named "longhorn downfall" no rating as i am not qualified to rate routes.
Credit: skamoto
If your on your way to Pinnacles from fresno/ cen cal area if you take 198 to highway 25 its
tons of potential
tons of potential
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project route i havent made it up yet. its short but hard
project route i havent made it up yet. its short but hard
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at most a 20 min side trip.
swallow rock. have put 4 1/2 routes on it. if i were to rate the harde...
swallow rock. have put 4 1/2 routes on it. if i were to rate the hardest id say it was a 5.44- but any decent climber would probably say around 5.8 at hardest. im short and out of shape dont judge
Credit: skamoto
have only TR all but one route so far so maybe its not an offical first accents but i really dont care about all that. there are tons of climbs here waiting to be done though on good solid rock once its been climbed a few times. some routes are perfect ready to go however.
never climbed once. cant top rope it without bolts being installed and...
never climbed once. cant top rope it without bolts being installed and cant really trad it either. no from what ive seen anyhow
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my gf doing her very own first accent, &#40; again on TR but does it r...
my gf doing her very own first accent, ( again on TR but does it really matter? were not in it for fame)
Credit: skamoto
this one doesnt belong here but im posting it anyways because my sons ...
this one doesnt belong here but im posting it anyways because my sons super cute and will be climbing for real any year now
Credit: skamoto
just thought i would share. if your ever in the coalinga ca area and wana climb message me. theres tons of new routes waiting to be climbed and probably wont be climbed till someone else does them as i am still a noob. theres also a awesome place to get a steak or country food about 1/2 hr away. its a little place called parkfield. maybe youve heard of it.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Dec 2, 2013 - 08:00pm PT
My first accent was California Brohemian, but I've really gravitated toward non-regional diction as of late.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 2, 2013 - 08:05pm PT
Hey, Jebus, watch it, I'm 1/4 real Bohemian and I'll be descent enough to prove it.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Dec 2, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
Cool obscure crag ya found there,
and not another climber in sight!
TFPU
Tad
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Dec 2, 2013 - 08:13pm PT
Maybe you can teach me how to repel while you're at it? I have difficulties :(.

Oh well, for all intense and porpoises, the point is mute since I don't live down South.
skamoto

Mountain climber
coalinga ca
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
T Hocking (tfpu) is new to me?
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Dec 2, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
For all in tents & purposes that is a Fun looking place to be. Thanks for sharing the adventure.



Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Dec 2, 2013 - 08:18pm PT
TFPU, Burch<3y!!!
skamoto

Mountain climber
coalinga ca
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2013 - 08:19pm PT
Burch that makes since. i couldt think of anything to save my life.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Dec 2, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
TFPU= Thanks for posting up!

Cool ya went and found something to climb in your area,
git after it!

Tad
enjoimx

Trad climber
SLO
Dec 2, 2013 - 08:27pm PT
Looks incredible
Gene

climber
Dec 2, 2013 - 08:28pm PT
irregardless, this crag has peeked my interest.


That's "peaked my interest."
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 2, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
Uh, try 'piqued' yer interest...
Gene

climber
Dec 2, 2013 - 08:30pm PT
Really Reilly? LOL
skamoto

Mountain climber
coalinga ca
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2013 - 08:31pm PT
im always looking for local stuff to climb. saves $ on gas. not having much luck though. only found one other spot thats kindof like pinnacles rock, " kind of" but it crumbles alot easier and have only found one good solid spot to climb on it. its silica carbonate reef if that means anything to anyone. theres tooonnnnsss of cool minerals and rocks to find though thats usually why im there.
lose crumbly but found one good section to climb
lose crumbly but found one good section to climb
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quartz and magnasite crystals give you extra traction
quartz and magnasite crystals give you extra traction
Credit: skamoto
Credit: skamoto
Credit: skamoto
mostly only climb this rock looking for new mineral pockets.
doughnutnational

Gym climber
its nice here in the spring
Dec 2, 2013 - 09:00pm PT
Nice, I used to go to Coalinga fossil hunting. Can you get to Three Rocks (Joaquin Rocks)legally at this time? That place is very cool.
skamoto

Mountain climber
coalinga ca
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2013 - 09:06pm PT
doughnut idk if you remember but we were thinking about going up to 3 rocks together and checking out the climbing. as far i know its still legal to drive to the gate at wright mt and hike in 4-5 miles to the rocks, though the gate has a false link in the chain making it accesable to drive to the rocks if you want to risk it. havent been there yet but as soon as i get back to california im hoping to go. the weather should be good. better than the 8 degrees here in minnesota
doughnutnational

Gym climber
its nice here in the spring
Dec 2, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
I do remember and I still want to go. I called the BLM office in October and was told it was not legal to go there. Maybe I'll just head out there and risk it (not driving in) and take my mountain bike in for a visit.
skamoto

Mountain climber
coalinga ca
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
thats wierd. i wonder why it would be illegal? i was in the area not to long ago on BLM land with permission and everything to see something called birdwells rock. a sacred idian rock with petro's on it. im going no matter what its on blm land and they have no posted signs saying its closed and theres no reason for it to be closed.
cragnshag

Social climber
san joser
Dec 2, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
RE: Joaquin Rocks

We parked at the gate and road mtn bikes along the EZ dirt road. Lots of ticks in the grass in the winter so check your socks/ shoes after walking between the road and the rock. Very cool looking sandstone rock out there.

I posted these pics a couple years ago here on the taco-

big Doug with big balls
big Doug with big balls
Credit: cragnshag

solo ball nearby
solo ball nearby
Credit: cragnshag

such a nice big ball!
such a nice big ball!
Credit: cragnshag




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