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Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2011 - 08:07pm PT
Just got my copy in the mail from the printers...
damn it's a nice little guide if I do say so myself!

I think Dwight should be getting these like this week, then off to Fresno REI and book distributors. After I get some boxes I will also sell them from here and mail them out, free shipping ($20).

84 pages
Color
Glossy Cover
Great binding (sturdy)
Title on Spine

It ain't no Ferrari, more like a bitchin' little Mustang.

Built by locals.
Thanks again guys!
Hope you boys like it!
LuckyNeck

Trad climber
the basement of Lou's Tavern
Jul 21, 2011 - 08:28pm PT
I would be happy to send you a check for one of those. Just tell me where.
P.Rob

Social climber
Jul 30, 2011 - 04:46pm PT
I enquired at REI and they were unfamiliar with it and had no listing. Where might one procure a guide at present? As one who in a previous incarnation (mis)spent many days at Tollhouse, I am looking forward to this new and present part of the story. Thank you for your hard work and contribution to the climbing community.
Slater

Trad climber
Central Coast
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 30, 2011 - 04:53pm PT
shipment arrives on Aug 4... you'll have to give the system a couple weeks to get moving (boxes unpacked, distributed to distributors, to REI, and local shops).

But August is the month, perfect for fall trips!

P.Rob

Social climber
Jul 30, 2011 - 05:04pm PT
Thank you for your quick reply - I am feeling nostalgic in anticipation. Do you know if any other routes have been established on what we referred to at the time as Fat Andy's Buttress? When Andy Des Jarlis & I established Fat Andy & Attitudes of the People we had done some extensive cleaning on it but never got the opportunity to further develop it. There was decidedly steep and interesting rock here and worth developing
gizzard

Trad climber
sacrramento
Jan 26, 2017 - 08:36am PT
stoked for my 1st romp out to Tollhouse,
anyone been this Jan 2017? Hows the conditions? good to go?

Thanks!

limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Jan 26, 2017 - 09:31am PT
Hasn't rained in a few days so I'm sure it's good to go. Dries really fast. The road might be a little muddy so you might have to walk up the back but it's a short hike either way.

Have fun!
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Jan 26, 2017 - 11:38am PT
Pitch two of Falling Star
Pitch two of Falling Star
Credit: micronut

Go git sum!
gizzard

Trad climber
sacrramento
Jan 26, 2017 - 12:40pm PT
awesome possum! keep ya posted on our adventure. stoked!

Thanks for the update
gizzard

Trad climber
sacrramento
Jan 27, 2017 - 08:37am PT
I should have asked before.

Is my 4wd Truck necessary? if I take my 2wd how much longer of a hike is it?

just wondering if its worth driving my gas guzzler 4 hours for just a short section of 4wd.. either way, we are going climbing.

thanks for the tips from this out-a-towner chasing sunny granite goodness in Jan.

doughnutnational

Gym climber
its nice here in the spring
Jan 27, 2017 - 08:53am PT
4 wd is not needed, the main advantage to 4wd is that you could drive to better camping or do a little less walking.
Nanobody

Trad climber
Fresno, CA
Jan 27, 2017 - 09:25am PT
You don;t need 4WD. You can walk up the hill faster than people can drive up it. I have literally walked past trucks trying to navigate the washouts on the way up. It is maybe 5-8 minutes from where you part to the top where you pick up the decent trail to the base.

Only reason to drive up there is if you want to camp
gizzard

Trad climber
sacrramento
Jan 27, 2017 - 10:53am PT
thanks guys sooo much. amazing beta.
really appreciate it.

ROCK IT!
Radish

Trad climber
SeKi, California
Jan 27, 2017 - 01:13pm PT
Credit: Radish
Cool place to climb with some rich history!
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Jan 27, 2017 - 07:24pm PT
The steep "washed out " old fire- road with all kinds of heavy ruts has been graded smooth in the past few months or so. It is still very steep but doesn't have the massive, truck swallowing ruts of the good old days.

If you park in the flats long below the first steep climb ( A mile down the dirt road from the pavement) it adds about eight-ten minutes of walking time on. If you make that climb in your truck it gives you a fantastic view and great parking spot on the old hang glider slab.


Many people park on top of the old hang glider launch slab and walk down to the base of the climbs from there. If you want to continue hiking to the top of the main dome and the caprocks feel free to or even take your rig all the way to the top. But it's pretty steep that last bit.

Have fun and post up some photos!


micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Oct 4, 2017 - 10:34am PT
Tollhouse bump for the upcoming Tollhouse Face-Off this weekend. Fri Sat Sunday. Lots of locals coming out. THE WEATHER IS GONNA BE SPLIITER! Gathering Friday night I believe. Raffle on Saturday afternoon. I'll be filming all weekend with a small crew....shooting a nice little film about Tollhouse, its history, its climbers, its vibe and what it means to all of us who love it. Who's coming?

Credit: micronut
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