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T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Feb 24, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
A bit south, but the current webcam image from Topaz Lake. Having made quite a few trips past this area, it really appeals to me - especially now having seen a boulder stash, and cliffs to the west through a tight canyon along 395.
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2013 - 09:02am PT
Don't forget the benefits...

... at the 30 minute approach crags that you often don't get at the roadside crags.
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2013 - 09:03am PT
Hey supertopo, any Carson Valley loco want to climb today around 12 to 1pm, for a couple of hours? Bluebird skies today!

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=39.09090021130995&lon=-119.81964111328125
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 9, 2013 - 09:27am PT
lookin like a great sunny day! Ill be in a dank shop creating african dirt and scenery..(sigh)
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Mar 9, 2013 - 11:29am PT
We're game! Geez... a day in the sun for once? I don't know...
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2013 - 04:46pm PT
Hillrat,

Good job on Sunny D today!
Hope you all had a great time! :)




Edit to add 10 march:

Cool pics below!

Maya, if you become a climber, you gotta give Sunny Delight a go sometime,
and then post to this thread, hahaha!
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Mar 9, 2013 - 07:55pm PT
Sunny Delight... The name rings true!

Footloose, it was great to meet you and hope we get a chance to climb again. What a joy to finally make the top of the climb, and we had a great time out there. That was the first hike with the kid in the pack, and about the longest my better half has been on in quite a while. So just getting out was good for us, and making the top was even better. Anyone in the area ought to give it a shot if you can, and meet up with Footloose too.

Here's a couple pictures for fun.
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Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 19, 2013 - 07:53am PT
P.S.

Whoever gets the first onsight lead of Sunny Delight, please post up.

For history sake. :)
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Mar 19, 2013 - 11:15pm PT
Uphill from the CC Home Depot the other day.
T H

climber
May 26, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
May 27, 2013 - 07:46am PT
Oh that's a C under the flag!I always thought that was an O for Obama
T H

climber
Jun 4, 2013 - 11:57pm PT
Topaz
Credit: T H
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 5, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
What a difference a 20mph West wind makes!!

Today, it's the clearest it's been in two weeks around here.

Because of the Rim Fire, August 2013, near Yosemite.

Looking south to Woodfords from Clear Creek Mt you can see a thick bank (about 5,000 vertical)
of smoke blowing east. Looks like folks in Topaz area, maybe Woodfords too, aren't getting any sun today.

Tahoe is blue skies, too. Great!!
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Dec 23, 2013 - 12:25am PT
gonna be hitting it up with the mini me's tomorrow before some xmas shopping. thanks for all the work and beta.
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 23, 2013 - 11:06am PT
gumby, nice to see the Sentinel has caught your attention. Remember its glory is when it shines under full sun, this time of year beginning noon to early afternoon. Go too soon and you'll be in the shade, go later and it will please you every time how toasty the rock is, it's a real delight in the sun this time of year. Happy climbing!!
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Dec 23, 2013 - 11:45am PT
I've climbed at sunny D back in the eighties with Kirk Miller, I was there, he was there, but I don't totally remember. Maybe check it out again this year after the holidays. The pics of the rocks on C-hill is where I cut my teeth. The backside (not a wintery climbing destination) has a couple treats on it. The obvious dihedral finishing into the wide crack has only seen 1 on sight, to my knowledge. We used to aid practice it with inverted leeper lie backs in the seventies. Then free climb up the crack. A friend placed an old salewa type bolt somewhere near the top of that thing. Knott quite sure why.
The needle up kings canyon by the waterfall is a good top rope at 5.9ish. Bring a broom to first clean off the broken glass from the face on rap first. We used to set a Tyrolean traverse from the rocks above the needle across the canyon to the obvious ledge on the north side. It used to be fun to take the jocks up there and see if they could handle the swing. Only a few did. An important note is the exact amount of tension you need on the rope, knott enough and you get stuck swinging over the creek. To much is just as bad because you'll hit the wall (Hard) on the other side and you'll be about 10' in the air over the needle (tricky to get down). Have fun, the hidden gems around there have a lot of charm and memories. Also Voltaire canyon?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Dec 23, 2013 - 11:52am PT
Used to do the kings canyon crag quite often Mark..

And i even dug an FA out of the voltaire canyon "pass" area.. Utilized a 3/4 angle to create the holds lol! Those mud climbers on Utah have nothing on those lol!
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Dec 23, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
well damn. been lookn at rocks in those areas thinkin nobody ever bothered. anyone ever bother with the rock way up kings cyn you can just glimpse from 50?

and id join ya gumby, if i wasnt stuck at work.
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Dec 23, 2013 - 03:18pm PT
Update.

I am in the Valley.

Seriously!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Dec 23, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
John,, as you scan any direction from Carson Valley and Eagle valley , anything you see,, was found by 1979,, and then some. Moose Are you COLD up here?
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