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johnr9q

Sport climber
Sacramento, Ca
Topic Author's Original Post - May 13, 2014 - 05:13pm PT
Brad and I are currently putting in routes at a "new" area. On the Bowman Lake road, go approximately 1/4 mile past B word. The area we are working on is just above the road 200 feet. There is an existing trad route with top anchors. The anchors look to be less than 10 years old. There is also a bolted route (use the word bolted loosely cause there are only 3 bolts on it in 25 meters. The bolts are 1/4 inch button heads and the hangers are Lieper style. They are about as old as they get. Do you know who might have put these routes up? Thanks, John R
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 13, 2014 - 06:52pm PT
Talk to Ron Anderson and I think StahlBro.
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
May 13, 2014 - 07:16pm PT
Or Mike Carville.
johnr9q

Sport climber
Sacramento, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2014 - 07:29pm PT
Thanks Bluering. I put up routes with Mike Carville so we've talked. I'll ask the other two.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
May 13, 2014 - 07:39pm PT
John, I was thinking of euro-brief guy, not StahlBro. See here;

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1543346/New-Tahoe-Sport-Crags-Larry-Land-Bowman-Emeralds
dfinnecy

Social climber
'stralia
May 13, 2014 - 08:50pm PT
Anchors here?

Credit: dfinnecy

I worked for a summer camp and we used to do climbing courses there. Not sure if they still do. If I recall correctly one of the camp directors replaced some golden era bolts there on the map above an ugly wide alcovish crack and about 10mtrs to climbers right. That would have been in '93 +/-.

Myself and a few of the other counselors established a number of toprope routes along the cliff ranging from 5.6 or 7s up to .10ish.
Records of climbs were kept in camp books but are all gone.

The kids rotated through and spent 2 days and one night at the lake. Since the kids only had one breakfast they cooked the same thing every day, pancakes. I was stationed there at the lake, so I had breakfast there every morning. In honor of the monotony all the routes were named with a pancake theme, a few I remember,
'Pancakes and Flapjacks'
'Flapjacks and Pancakes'
'More Pancakes'
etc etc

Just offering a bit of history, not making any claim of prior art.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
May 13, 2014 - 10:58pm PT
Ron Anderson thinks Bowman is right off 80, Blue. Meaning, he knows about as much about those routes as you do.

Isn't Josh Horniak putting together the guidebook?
whoops

climber
paradise, ca
May 14, 2014 - 12:14am PT
dfinnecy

Thx for the history.

If that's the climb I think it is you climb a low angle face, over a slabby bulge and then very low angle for about 25ft back to the anchor. It's almost directly across from b'word. I think there are about 8 newish looking bolts and hangers.

The wall we're talking about is the next one to the left.

We have talked to Josh and Mike. Can't find any info.

Brad

whoops

climber
paradise, ca
May 14, 2014 - 05:59pm PT
bump
M Carville

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
May 16, 2014 - 10:59pm PT
Dome (left side) just up the road from B-Word Wall.
Derrick Lindsay bolting a new 30 meter 5.10 on Rediscovery Done above ...
Derrick Lindsay bolting a new 30 meter 5.10 on Rediscovery Done above B-Word Wall, Bowman Lake, CA.
Credit: M Carville
M Carville

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
May 16, 2014 - 11:02pm PT
Chris and Brad on TR (right side) where old routes reside. Bowman Lake.
bowman rediscovery dome second wall/dome left of boy scout wall. bowma...
bowman rediscovery dome second wall/dome left of boy scout wall. bowman lake, ca.
Credit: M Carville
M Carville

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
May 23, 2014 - 08:08pm PT
rediscovery dome, left to right - crack .5, bolted 5.9+, bolted 5.10+, shangri-la bolted (seam to face) 5.9+, crack gear 5.8, tr 5.10, cheers and jeers bolts 5.10b. all routes bolted anchors w/ mussys.
M Carville

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
May 23, 2014 - 08:09pm PT
bowman lake overview map.
bowman lake overview map.
Credit: M Carville
bowman lake, ca. overview map - hope it helps. cheers, mike
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
May 23, 2014 - 10:56pm PT
Man...I gotta get to the Bowman area, next time I'm down visiting my folks!
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
May 24, 2014 - 12:37am PT
I been climbing there twice now. Tons of routes, helluva great area for camping, fishing, etc in addition to climbing. Go spend a weekend exploring.
M Carville

Trad climber
Nevada City, CA
Jun 18, 2014 - 07:51am PT
John/Brad -- new routes maybe Derrick Lindsay?
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Jun 18, 2014 - 05:25pm PT
Are rediscovery dome and boy scout wall above the power plant?

I checked that area out last year but there were no trespassing signs on the gate to the road along the base of those walls so I left because I didn't want to ruffle any PG&E feathers.

Maybe they just don't want anyone near the power plant.

Edit: nevermind, actually from looking closer at the google maps photo above (thanks Mike it DOES HELP!) it looks like the area I was at is just to the left (north on the map) of Larry Land. Looks like some nice multi-pitch potential but perhaps off limits.
d-bird

climber
walnut creek ,ca
Jun 19, 2014 - 12:11pm PT
mike,
I put up one route on the face to the right of Rediscovery wall. Crooked Bowtie 5.10 11 bolts. June 5 2014
This route and the two that I did with you are the only three that ive put up and the area.
Have you guys finished putting in the rest of the routes on this same wall? there were ropes and another set of top anchors set when I was last there on the june 5. Cant wait to get back up there and climb the new routes that have been put up. thanks!
Derrick Lindsay
d-bird

climber
walnut creek ,ca
Jun 19, 2014 - 12:25pm PT
Mike
Id like to put mussy hooks on the anchors of my route but had a hard time finding them. Where do you get yours from? thanks
Derrick
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jun 19, 2014 - 04:12pm PT
Carville, thanks for sharing that awesome map. Woot!
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