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jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 26, 2013 - 02:01am PT
eidt: added GPS coordinates to my pictures. Have at it.
Seems most of the rock I find in out-of-the-way places has already been discovered, or climbed by some other old fart from way back in the day.

So, I thought I'd just start my own little random thread with pictures of backwoods rocks, and maybe a few other things I find interesting. If you recognize the crag, post on up and let me know so I don't go trying to claim 1st ascent on something that's older than dirt, ok?
Thanks!

Starting with this: Way up on a ridge in the Virginia Range, where the deer and the chukar call home. High desert choss, no doubt. Lots of short volcanic mank to explore here. Next time, when the road has less snow and I'm not lugging a shotgun looking for chukar, I'll take a rope to this, and maybe to the ridgeline in the distance.
Credit: jonnyrig
39°23'36.07" N 119°30'45.87" W
Wish I had some binocs to get a better pic of these two muleys!
Wish I had some binocs to get a better pic of these two muleys!
Credit: jonnyrig
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Dec 26, 2013 - 02:07am PT
Credit: thebravecowboy
is this a tower or is it knott?
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 26, 2013 - 02:17am PT
I duno. Can you walk up the other side? Looks pretty damn good. You sure find some high quality stuff out that way.

Ice/snow... flowers?
Ice/snow... flowers?
Credit: jonnyrig
2nd crag, at center left below.
Credit: jonnyrig

I really need to bring binoculars so I can get better shots.

This is the little crag I mentioned in Your Carson Valley Report thread. It's up off Kings Canyon.
Kings Canyon Crag 39°07'58.72" N 119°51'05.42" W
Kings Canyon Crag 39°07'58.72" N 119°51'05.42" W
Credit: jonnyrig
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 26, 2013 - 02:34am PT
hey there say, johnnyrig...

nice thread, hope more pics are added, too!

i really LIKE that one from thebravecowboy...
very nice shot, too...

and i really like that kings canyon crag!


thanks guys!
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Dec 26, 2013 - 02:49am PT
Near Freel Peak
Near Freel Peak
Credit: i'm gumby dammit

Near Freel
Near Freel
Credit: i'm gumby dammit

Above Skunk Harbor (TR)
Near Skunk Harbor
Near Skunk Harbor
Credit: i'm gumby dammit

Above Shakespeare Rock
Above Shakespeare Rock
Credit: i'm gumby dammit
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Dec 26, 2013 - 03:05am PT
no you can knott walk up the back side. finish either chimney visible above and you must complete a beauteous doubly triply exposed navajo sandstone slab to the virgin summit.
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Dec 26, 2013 - 03:22am PT
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what do you mean?
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Dec 26, 2013 - 03:35am PT
oh, yeah, those things
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jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 26, 2013 - 08:41am PT
See, now that's just cool. We don't get that kind of freestanding tower around here. Neither do I live in Tahoe, like Gumby. So I'm out 4x4ing through the desert, hunting chukar, elk, fishing and poking around the old mines and ghost towns.
These are the kind of towers I find. This one on the edge of the Still...
These are the kind of towers I find. This one on the edge of the Stillwater Range 40°05'49.13" N 117°55'41.25" W
Credit: jonnyrig
East of Lovelock, South of Unionville. Mercury retort? 40°07'12.86" N ...
East of Lovelock, South of Unionville. Mercury retort? 40°07'12.86" N 118°09'07.15" W
Credit: jonnyrig
off Eagle Lakes exit on I80, way back up behind Indian Springs 39°20'5...
off Eagle Lakes exit on I80, way back up behind Indian Springs 39°20'50.52" N 120°35'16.46" W
Credit: jonnyrig
back up in palomino valley
back up in palomino valley
Credit: jonnyrig
If I can just learn how to climb this junk volcanic flakey biscuit crap, you guys might get a trip report out of me. And a few new top-rope-able routes in the 5.3-5.7 sorta range. 4x4 required ha ha ha.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Dec 26, 2013 - 09:28am PT
nice thread, hope more pics are added, too!--neebee

I met a hermit in the desert and he showed me these.  PT Barnum is my ...
I met a hermit in the desert and he showed me these. PT Barnum is my witness.
Credit: mouse from merced
speelyei

Trad climber
Mohave County Arizona
Dec 26, 2013 - 09:36am PT
Speelyei choss fest from AZ. I could bury this thread. I like finding the mines and stuff almost as much as I like finding the rocks.

Credit: speelyei

Credit: speelyei

Credit: speelyei

This mine is a trench about a mile long and well over 100' deep in sev...
This mine is a trench about a mile long and well over 100' deep in several places. No signs, fences or anything. Lots of that stuff around here.
Credit: speelyei

Credit: speelyei

Kitchen window
Kitchen window
Credit: speelyei

speelyei

Trad climber
Mohave County Arizona
Dec 26, 2013 - 09:41am PT
More Mohave County obscurities:

Credit: speelyei
Frankly, I'm afraid of this

Credit: speelyei
top: where's waldo?
L: glass Jergen's bottle (solo on the high lonesome?)
C: todays goal
R: .41 cal rimfire, stamped H: Henry rimfire circa 1890


Credit: speelyei
DOC Mine
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 26, 2013 - 10:28am PT
Rockhounding? Lots of that! Found a few rattlers, but left them alone. Old mines abound. Never can tell really what they were after at the random places, but there are some good references.

Mouse, have you climbed there? Looks like an incredible place.

Sometimes its hard to leave these places, but work is a necessity. So i take a picture or two and file it away in the category of places-to-go-back. Someday. Some go with the category of if-i-was-braver, like wanting to go underground.
speelyei

Trad climber
Mohave County Arizona
Dec 26, 2013 - 11:11am PT
I'm right there with you, J-rig.

Lots of these spires, walls, and summits are best appreciated through binoculars. It wasn't that the past generations didn't find them, they knew better than to fool with them.

The old mines are such a cornucopia of danger, I tread lightly. I've walked back in a few, but mostly I just poke around the outside and look at the old buildings. There's so many ways to buy the farm around these f'ing things, it's not even funny.

What part of NV are you in?
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Dec 26, 2013 - 11:22am PT
Eye of the needle , Death Valley
Eye of the needle , Death Valley
Credit: Dapper Dan

Eye of the needle in Death Valley , specifically this formation is on the Echo Canyon trail ...
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 26, 2013 - 11:58am PT
That looks like a giant arch!

Im in Carson city. I think mostly the potential for bad gas keeps me out of the mines, followed by cave-ins.
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Dec 26, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
Mine in Death Valley
Mine in Death Valley
Credit: Dapper Dan

Yea I guess that's why land managers put up giant gates like this to keep people from their own stupidity .

I still went in past this gate about 100 feet into this mine , but quickly turned around .

There are so many open mines and shafts out there though , impossible to bar them ... I love mines .
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Dec 26, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
Not sure where it is...

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moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Dec 26, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
Away from the city...

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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Dec 26, 2013 - 05:58pm PT
Johhny we use to boulder and climb all over the kings canyon crags- even taught rope work there to the hot shot crew for training. Its ok, but a bit poorish quality. The crag up behind washoe valley above jumbo has also been explored by a few i know of. There some very cool craglets and bouldering up in little valley. (west of franktown road)

And then the road to Hawthorne along walker lake in spots has potential, just few parking areas. Have to watch out for bighorns trundling crap on ya too!
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