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Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Jan 10, 2011 - 07:42pm PT
Baja bump
dave

climber
Earth
Jan 10, 2011 - 09:06pm PT
Well since were talking big Baja cliffs, how bout that stuff just south of Loreto on the west side of the 1? I dont have pictures but there is this long escarpment that looks to be 400-600', maybe taller, hard to tell. Its long maybe a km or 2 (its been 9 years so sizes and distances could be exagerrated)and probably the craziest rattle snake territory around. Looks like sand stone but hard to tell even with binos. quien sabes?
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jan 10, 2011 - 09:21pm PT
There are some fairly easy to get to crags in the bottom of the arroyos below those crags near Loreto. I believe it's all volcanic - no sandstone.

There's a real tight gorge up the drainage at the beginning of the hill climb on hwy 1 where it crosses from the gulf to Villa Insurgentes. Tried to get up there, but there was a gate saying propiedad privada.

Didn't have time to ask the local ranchers if they could work something out, but it looks interesting, and the road goes right to the start of the gorge. Check it on Google Earth. It's up the drainage from a big bridge.
dave

climber
Earth
Jan 11, 2011 - 05:23pm PT
Cool. Ya makes sense it would be Volcanic, but quite impressive looking. Im aware of this tight gorge on the way up the "pass" to ciudad insurgentes, never looked into it though always going surfing and well, thats a 1 track mind you know?

But I'll check it out on google earth, I'm re-interested, thanks!
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jan 11, 2011 - 05:44pm PT
I've been stuck in the surf rut myself in the past. You can have the best session ever down there or you can get the "Baja blowjob" all day long at the beach.

Surfing and climbing compliment each other nicely.

I believe there's a top notch sportclimbing cliff band or three hidden down there not so far from the hwy which hasn't been discovered yet.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jan 11, 2011 - 05:51pm PT
Uhhh, Steve Gade's pics looks to be promising....Holy!!!!!
dave

climber
Earth
Jan 11, 2011 - 06:09pm PT
How far up that drainage did you look? Looks to be a couple of cliffs not to far up that are N. Facing'ish.

Whats up with La Gigant, I wish those pics were clearer? Looks intriguing as well.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jan 11, 2011 - 08:59pm PT
We didn't get far from the hwy, maybe two miles, didn't get to the long snaky slot that cuts into those mountains, which is easy to see on Google Earth.

Where we stopped was a decent 40 ft steep cliff with pockets.

In my imagination that entire gorge is undercut, waterscoured, pocketed basalt for miles. Pools and palm groves too.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - May 7, 2011 - 01:23pm PT
Mysterious bumps on the landscape...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 3, 2011 - 11:26am PT
Hot Mysterious Bump...right about now!
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jul 3, 2011 - 01:50pm PT
Catavina season is long past right about now. I have seen horrifying amounts of tiny black flies there this time of year - The Catavina Fly Festival in full swing

December through March is real nice, and just happens to be northwest swell season...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2012 - 10:20am PT
Fly Bump...
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jan 21, 2012 - 10:54am PT
Probably just starting to get good down there...
Scole

Trad climber
San Diego
Jan 22, 2012 - 09:15am PT
Kevin

April sounds good to me. Maybe a little late, but that's when I have the time.Ever check out the crags to the S.W.? It looks like some bigger stuff way off in the distance.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jan 22, 2012 - 10:11am PT
That "bigger stuff" is invariably crumbling shale death-cliffs. Meh.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 14, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
Bump!



Credit: drljefe
A ways south of Catavina, but Baja none the less.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 14, 2013 - 08:24pm PT
I know that spot jefe, we followed a little road all the way out to those peaks on the skyline. One was covered with white boulders, the other with dark, almost black boulders. Sean Myles noted it looked like two ancient armies about to do battle but turned to stone...


Always worth it to turn off the highway and follow your nose down there.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 14, 2013 - 08:31pm PT
cool.

If I'm correct, this is just a few miles into close to a hundred of dirt.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 14, 2013 - 09:17pm PT
Haven't been down since Dan boy went to heaven. Just talking today with the guys were I work (Nomad's) and people are still saying how dangerous Mexico is right now.

Is It? If you get thru TJ and Ensenada would it be ok. Naturally you have to be aware as in years past. I miss Mexico.....
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 14, 2013 - 09:20pm PT
Word is it's still the same, as in the way it always was, only less gringos down there because of the rumors of which you speak.

Only one way to find out...
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