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Graham N

Boulder climber
temecula
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 6, 2009 - 05:59pm PT
Got a little off topic in the Nuevo thread... Here's a pic to break it off...

This rock has everything from a 5.10 highball face, to v1-2 mantles, v4ish aretes and v9 mutant overhangs... located halfway up on the black mountain foot trail.



ANYONE have pics and stories about climbs up here post em up!

Fred, you have any old ass hippie pics? haha
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 6, 2009 - 06:14pm PT
hey there graham n... say, this is very interesing... not sure if i missed it, but where is this, exactly?

thanks for the neat share... sure hope you get more climbing info, as to climbing shares,etc...
Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Apr 6, 2009 - 07:17pm PT
I say Black Mt. is the best summer Bouldering in So Cal,
But I haven't been to the Tram
Largo

Sport climber
Venice, Ca
Apr 6, 2009 - 07:31pm PT


Classic problems galore . . .

JL
Graham N

Boulder climber
temecula
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2009 - 07:39pm PT
neebee, if youre on the 243 from the north side of the mountain (10 fwy), the blk mtn foot trail is about 4 miles before you hit the black mountain truck trail (the road to boulder basin). hiking the trail from the bottom really only has a purpose if the gates on the road are closed. But since theyre open, you might as well drive up to boulder basin and hike down the foot trail about halfway. This rock would be the lowest elevation youd go to find anything to climb along the trail anyways so its best to go from the top. its right on the trail and you'll see a ton of chalk on it. if you come from the bottom its about a mile and a half up the steep trail.

DR F, Tram is amazing, but the approach is either a long hike up devils slide from humber park or 22 bucks to go up the gondola... but yeah, the boulders up there are realllly good.
HighGravity

Trad climber
Southern California
Apr 6, 2009 - 07:52pm PT
Bump for the gates being open! Graham, we still on for the morning?


Graham N

Boulder climber
temecula
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2009 - 07:57pm PT
boulder basin?
HighGravity

Trad climber
Southern California
Apr 6, 2009 - 09:30pm PT
Let's meet at Ok Corral, I don't know if the road is clear to Basin yet. What time?

EDIT: 10 good?
PMS

climber
Woodland Park, CO
Apr 7, 2009 - 08:50am PT
Used to cut firewood up there. Did a little scrambling BITD, 1980-ish.




Great place....lot's of history, lots of memories.




Largo....that is a all time classic picture !!

I visited "Old Ass Hippie" and his lovely wife Robin this weekend. Set them up with a Photo-Bucket account. Hope he post sum pics. He's done a lot of stuff up there.


Side note.....I always thought "Old Ass Hippie" was Warren Eggbert. Oh well.

klk

Trad climber
cali
Apr 7, 2009 - 08:55am PT
Bonus style points for the faded film stock, the budweiser, and the village people outfit.



PMS-- you should help oah and r with youtube as well. iirc, they also got a camcorder around 1990 or so.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Apr 7, 2009 - 08:58am PT
you are correct. old assed hippies are Warren and Carrie

but Scott and Robin can represent since who knows where Carrie is (I guess Warren does...), and Warren does not do the ST
Graham N

Boulder climber
temecula
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2009 - 12:50pm PT
taking a break from doing some design work so i stitched together a nearly 360 degree pano of the spot halfway up the black mountain (foot) trail where the boulder i posted before is located at. Such a beautiful setting to climb in...

Use the picture up top for a size reference (climber is 6' tall)....

FULL RES! (4mb)
http://www.usversusthem.com/images/blkmtntrailpano.jpg

HALF RES! (1.3mb)
http://www.usversusthem.com/images/blkmtntrailpanolow.jpg

Closer shot of the rock. (theres another rock to the left of the peak on the hill that has some problems on it)
http://www.usversusthem.com/images/blkmtntrailpanohalf.jpg
T H

Boulder climber
the greasewood ghetto
Apr 7, 2009 - 01:01pm PT
Rampage (circa 1999) has a nice little Black Mountain segment in it .
PMS

climber
Woodland Park, CO
Apr 7, 2009 - 02:14pm PT
Great pics Graham !!

klk....... we used beer cans as cheat stones when needed, also, when enough of them accumilated (as they always did), there were used as crash pads !! I've might have met you back then with S and R. However, my memory has faded a bit, due to, um, to many, "cheat stones". Ha !

Sewellymon...... Warren Dude (aka: the original Old Ass Hippie), never ever did I witness him boulder, EVER ! Always doin routes, back country, solo or roped.


Common Scott, post sum pics !! Pretty please? I know you got 'em.

Paul

HighGravity

Trad climber
Southern California
Apr 7, 2009 - 04:44pm PT
I have to agree it's some of the best summertime climbing in Southern California. I have a feeling the forest service will close the gate this week, with the coming storm.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Apr 7, 2009 - 05:19pm PT
Graham-- tx for the pix. That panorama is great, but you should resize it for this thread, else all the folks in rural rivco on dial-up won't be able to read or contribute to this thread.

I've bouldered a number of times along that trail, but can't recall that first shot you posted.

Paul: Documentary evidence that Warren does boulder:



Co. Park, not Black, but still, caught in the act.

And the bionic woman, no shoes, no holds, no pad, no problem:





And Scott in, I think, Green Dot rubber on the classic roadside problem:




Anyone know the history of those older Co. Park routes? I always reckoned that the one pictured above dated to Couch/Kamps vintage.
old ass hippie

Trad climber
nathrop colorado
Apr 8, 2009 - 06:35pm PT
Black MT.( the true pioneers) John long ,lynn hill and all the original crew!! THE STONE MASTERS! These guys climbed all over the MT. When was a kid I read a artical about the place, road my IT 400 from hemet up the control road, and was hooked, thats when it started for me. I'v got pix, all slides it will take a bit time to get them out there. as for the old ass hippie nick name, waren was the original hippie! I tried to enter all types of names! Whatever, I feel like an old ass hippie, and don't we all from that era... it's just a web name. waren is now known as the Desert Darryl living in moab, still cranking!!!
crusher

climber
Santa Monica, CA
Apr 8, 2009 - 08:15pm PT
Cool place...I've got some photos of Bruckman pebble pinching:





klk

Trad climber
cali
Apr 9, 2009 - 08:54am PT
I think Largo's article in Climbing (see the pic he posted above) got most of us up that hill for the first time. It must've been paradise when he and Sutton and Grandstaffe and whoever else first went up there.

I have no idea about the earlier days-- Kamps? Couch? Higgins? Robbins? Plenty of folks good on the boulders climbed at Idyllwild in the 1950s if not earlier. But then, Tahquitz and Suicide-- and the roadside boulders in town --were still new and shiny.

I think my first trip was 1981 or 1982. Black Mt. was my primary warm weather area for a good 10 or 12 years. It appears that Paul and I had similar taste in shorts.


klk

Trad climber
cali
Apr 9, 2009 - 09:05am PT
This one is South Ridge, also early 1980s. Scott in what looks like the same outfit as the other pic, hehe. We got more stylish, later.


I'll have to scan for more Black Mt. pix.

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