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The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Jan 10, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
I may have to hit this place up one day in Feb.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 10, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
Friedo,,Not the last time i was up there - couple of months back.. If there is, it would be just before Dino as it is state property to less than 1/4 mile from dino.. I heard such a rumor before but ive seen no gate..
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 10, 2013 - 02:05pm PT
the deal with clear creek road is that its state property to about 300 yards to the east of dino, and then because neither the county or the state wanted the road or the costs of maintenance it is a private residential road from the end of the state road to the top. As new homes showed up there over the years ,, more and more posted signs and reduced access of any and all activities has been experienced. Between those and tribal lands the upper canyon is virtually owned. It is also one of the last GREAT FIRE TRAPS of the carson front range, and when it goes, it will be ugly.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Jan 10, 2013 - 02:13pm PT
what's up with the graffiti? somebody needs to clean that sh#t up!
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jan 10, 2013 - 02:23pm PT
Hey Kenny I can lend you a brush ;)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 10, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
Totally possible to rent a sand blaster and clean it- you could run the hose across the creek from the parking area. the thought has crossed my mind.
msiddens

Trad climber
Jan 10, 2013 - 03:38pm PT
Nice work Bill- glad to see you getting some!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Jan 10, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
Does PA Corner still have that piton? As I remember, it was not needed.

I guess I'll have to give Dino another go one of these days. Crags like that make a great hang for the locals. Too bad the yokels are tagging the rock.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 10, 2013 - 03:53pm PT
Yeah jeebs,, i was gonna wrangle it out the last time i was there, but it got COLD on us so we booked. I suppose its nice to have over head protection for the trav over to the ledge and anchors,, but sheeesh.. ;-)

Nice new LA for anyone who wants it..
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 04:30pm PT
There's an easy 20 minute approach through easy terrain. (Did I mention easy?!)

I love to show n tell. When the weather's supposed to be gorgeous and any of you guys can make it up (or down), shoot me an email, we'll go.

Of course with a toprope setup, there are many variations you can do on this crag, easier or harder, making it exceptional for a workout. The OW crack heading off at 11 o'clock goes 5.7 or so.

It's pump-worthy and sun-worthy for sure, great local prep for Woodfords and beyond later!




Friedo, if you're in Mottsville, we'll have to meet up for Woodfords, etc, as well. I'm over here in Jacks Valley.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 10, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
have you done the crack to the right up the over hang?
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 10, 2013 - 04:42pm PT
Ron, good eye there. I haven't. It's waiting for you!

Actually I'll probably get around to it one of these days. Between the Jobs Peak project and the workouts in the sun, just haven't gotten around to it yet with an advanced (trusted) belayer.

Or maybe I'll just run a directional top rope to it. (There I could probably practice some "stacked butterflies" eh? - one of msidden's specialties, ha!)

In the picture above, there's another 5.10 crack (unmarked) on the face that's recessed to the left. See the crack there? It's pretty fun, too, for laps when you have a belay.
msiddens

Trad climber
Jan 10, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
witness the fitness!
Friedo

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe
Jan 10, 2013 - 06:23pm PT
Footloose,
I climbed at Woodfords a lot this summer. Had several days out there with KennyT. We should definitely meet up for a Sentinel sesh and get acquainted. You in Kenny???
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2013 - 11:34am PT
Hi all,

Tomorrow 30th is supposed to be warm and sunny, I have 2 hours to spend at Carson Valley Sentinel if anyone would like an introduction. I'm still looking for more consensus on grade and rating on Sunny Delight.

Email me if you are interested in a show n tell. I've only got three hours (2+ 1) but it's most excellent for top rope solo and workout.
An unusual formation a third the way up, I'm debating whether or not i...
An unusual formation a third the way up, I'm debating whether or not it should be trundled. It's a beautiful hold, part of an exquisite sequence. But the concern is somebody will over-yard on it and it will let loose.
Credit: Footloose

Edit:

This formation is still on Sunny Delight, I'm still debating whether or not to trundle it as part of cleaning up the route. Thankfully it's not necessary, the route will still go at the same grade without it.
Meagher

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Jan 29, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
Footloose, I can't tomorrow but would love a tour of some of these places some time. Do you go there often?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 29, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
Maybe Rick and i need to hit that little jewel you got going Foot..Better than dry tooling over on Dino now!;-)
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
Meagher, good to hear!

When you're ready give a call, I climb there regularly.

Ron, get it together, you and Rick, and let me know. Can't wait to meet Rick as well. You'll enjoy it I think espec this time of year when the weather's good.

Turns out, those buzzards are nesting, getting ready to, I'm pretty sure, on the next crag higher up the mountain. I'll be doing my part to keep an eye on them as the season comes into play and to try to keep them safe. Pretty cool to have them there.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 30, 2013 - 02:58pm PT
Nesting buzzards?? Awwkkk! Yeah,, those things smell bad up close ya know! ;^)



Gonna have to check out SunnyD, and maybe re-discover the 5.8 crack/gash we did bitd- looks warm and inviting there.!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 30, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
by the way,, Freido,, pay NO attention to gate rumors up on clear creek.. It is clear sailing to Dino,, no gates, nowhere..;-)
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