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Chim-Chim

climber
Dec 3, 2012 - 11:21am PT
Credit: Chim-Chim
Upper Crystal Springs area, with the Steeple dominating the area. We're about six months away from enjoying the south side stuff.
Chim-Chim

climber
Dec 3, 2012 - 05:54pm PT
Howdit go over there?
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Dec 3, 2012 - 07:32pm PT
Dan, what route are you on in the above photo?
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2012 - 08:51pm PT
Chim,

Didn't make it to Woodfords but the clearing in Carson Valley today was impressive...
Carson Valley, looking south to Woodfords
Carson Valley, looking south to Woodfords
Credit: Footloose

Next time you come through, I'll introduce you to one of my favorite local workout crags...
Carson Valley Sentinel
Carson Valley Sentinel
Credit: Footloose

I know you'd enjoy this one...
Sunny Delight, 100 feet, vertical with a roof pull, liebacks, plates, ...
Sunny Delight, 100 feet, vertical with a roof pull, liebacks, plates, nubbins and cracks - reminiscent of OoTD except southwest facing like Sun Wall at Woodfords
Credit: Footloose

Did you make it out to Kirkwood? what's the snow condition now up there?


Jebus, get strong, next spring we'll swing, woohoo!
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Dec 3, 2012 - 09:01pm PT
One of my favorite workout spots, I need to get up there!

Credit: kennyt
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 3, 2012 - 09:16pm PT
shoot Foot,, i know that crag.. Find any pins???


I fisrt thought it was up Jobs canyon lol...
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2012 - 10:05pm PT
Yeah, Ron, I knew posting that pic to the post might cause some confusion. I just wanted to stir the juices regarding bolting and what not. But the Jobs Peak expedition is still on, of course just have to wait out the season or the weather now. In the meantime, there is Woodfords and Carson Valley Sentinel to keep me fit.

You've been there, to CVS? How cool is that? Where haven't you been, ha! Never noticed any pins but I do have a pretty killer rope solo setup on Sunny Delight for sunny seasonal days like today. You're more than welcome to come by and have a go on it. Better than Dino Rock, yes. Better than that Prison Hill Crag, yes. Better than Washoe Boulders, yes. I do think you'd be impressed!

In fact, got a bit of a sunburn today. :)

One of my favorite workout spots

KT, we have much in common!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 3, 2012 - 10:22pm PT
i THINK i may have NAILED that crack about 1980. I did an aid climb there and a crack that was off towards the east side - im thikin it wasnt harder than 5.8.. i think i also left a pin or two near the top of the 5.8 unit for a rap. Cool that your furthering it along. It needs some tlc..;-)
bergbryce

Mountain climber
California
Dec 3, 2012 - 10:44pm PT
KWood was working on it's own definition of a $hit show this morning.
Not a single chair was loading until 10:15 and by then a rather large gathering had amassed at the base of chairs 5 and 6. % started running and the line grew as people bailed on 6 for 5. I think 6 started moving just as we decided to bail, probably around 11:30 or so.

The snow off trail wasn't that great, at least bottom of the mt. Skiable breakable (shudder) crust. I hate that word, but that's what it was. But not total tail grabbing, nearly impossible to ski breakable, you could turn on it, but it wasn't very good.

Did not hang out to find out if the high stuff ever got open. Congrats to those who stuck it out and maybe got some good skiing in.
It was kind of a disappointing day.

Kirkwood has an impressive amount of snow on the ground for early December however.
Chim-Chim

climber
Dec 4, 2012 - 10:32am PT
I couple of Knuckle-draggers blew me off, no call no show, so I ended going up to the Heav. The skiing was great albeit limited terrain. Kenny somehow that picture got mixed up with my Woodfords file. I think I'm climbing Church Bowl Tree, but I'm not sure.
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2012 - 04:32pm PT
wml,

Here's the coordinates: 39.114912,-119.800251
There is a 30 minute approach to the CV Sentinel.

It works for me (1) because I'm local, (2) because it's right next to my running circuit. (I run to it, hop on Sunny Delight or Winters Haven, climb, descend, run some more. Some days, this is heaven on earth.)

Hope this helped. Maybe come spring, we'll get a chance to meet at Wordfords or something. I hear you like the high sierra endeavors as well. Any friend of the hs is a friend of mine. Happy climbing!



EDIT No, not true!
Those must be the coordinates to the brothel next to Ron's workplace, ha!!
Hang on, testing...

Trailhead: 39.091835, -119.805543
Sentinel: 39.102073, -119.815650

EDIT Actually, the first set of coordinates are to Dinosaur Rock.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 4, 2012 - 04:36pm PT
the crack climb we did was a bit crumbly- over on the far right side somewhere.. Thats all my notes said lol. 5.8-ish 1977. Ive been all over that hill, both sides. Mtn lions and bobcats there. Over the hill on upper clear creek has some interesting things too.


hey- they will appreciate the "link" Foot! i wont ask how you know the co-ords to kitkat!;-)
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 4, 2012 - 05:11pm PT
Haha, might be old-school then, Ron.

Sunny Delight is 5.9+ or 5.10, depending on variation.
Winter's Haven, a short crack climb to climber's left, is 5.10.

Both likely to give a good pump to the 5.9 climber new to the site.
Drop on in next sunny weather you have Dinosaur Rock on your mind and I'll show.

P.s.

Recall The Left Seam at Dinosaur Rock. 10a (according to Carville), I don't know? But Sunny Delight is MORE than comparable in length and difficulty. Plus, it's in the sun in the winter noon on.

P.S. I'll have to revisit DR with the Carville Guide in hand to make sense of the route names. Now I'm confused. But SD is more than comparable to the two most popular routes on the main face facing the road, best way to say it.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 4, 2012 - 06:58pm PT

Jebus, get strong, next spring we'll swing, woohoo!


Spring would be too soon for my fling, I was thinking August/September. Plus, I'm a total snow/ice retard. Like, completely inept, so I need those flight paths cleared up there. I'll keep you on the roster though, I know you've been wanting to get up there and I will not be deterred from getting up Posi Vibes. I saw it from Red Dihedral this August and knew it would be mine, all mine next year.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Dec 6, 2012 - 12:01pm PT
It's gonna be toasty here today.
Chim-Chim

climber
Dec 7, 2012 - 10:26am PT
Goin there with the Czar, aka the Cobra and possibly a few other badasses, are you gonne be there Kenny?
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Dec 7, 2012 - 10:47pm PT
Had work stuff today are you going up tomorrow?
Chim-Chim

climber
Dec 8, 2012 - 10:56am PT
Kenny, I'm working the next two days...Sat and Sun, the Czar aka the Cobra is going up sunday, my next day up there is on monday. It was a beautiful day. It's best to a get an early start, the sun ducks behind the mountains to the west real early in the afternoon... maybe 4 o'clock or so.
wstmrnclmr

Trad climber
Bolinas, CA
Dec 8, 2012 - 03:56pm PT
Gang..What about the obvious rock above the hot springs up on the hill?
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:00pm PT
Ron has the beta on that stuff.
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