GUD point! Guffaw! But then you didnt just arrive from Poland either.
My buddy is down in EsCondido and sent me a pic of them sun bathing by the palms with beers. After a week of that they will be COLD when they arrive back home..
jonnyR, If it's the stuff off fifty northwest of the meadow half way up? I was there the day before we got snow and was checking it out in a T-shirt. Take the old Kings Canyon road to about a 100+ yards under neath it. Quality seemed about like everything else it the area the for first few ascents. Probably a few 50'+- /5.9- routes available to the motivated. You'll want to catch it before the sun goes behind the hill though. Probably about 10 till 2 right now.
Ron I've run into some old school dudes that have probably rake this stuff even 10 years earlier. Dr. Long, TM. Their were a lot of good climbers in that area for a long time. Do you remember those crazy (tuff) brick layer brothers, I think one was named Gordon B. He was always up for an adventure.
Bolivia's a far cry from Carson Valley. You have to drive up over the top of the Stillwater range about halfway through, or have a buggy to come in from the east side I hear. Not much left of the ghost town, but a lot of holes in the ground out there.
Looks like Sunny Delight was fun. I was stuck at work til 3:30. Hoping to go do a little chukar hunting/climbing tomorrow for Christmas chukar nuggets and entertainment.
Mark, that little crag as you described it is the one. Worst part is the several hundred yards of uphill sage-whacking in loose sand to get there. One block I think I'd avoid at the top on the canyon side, pretty much all detached an ready to peel off, size of a lazyboy recliner. Didn't have time to climb it when I hiked up there.
There's a real nice sequence pulling the roof off the bottom, maybe you found it. :)
Assuming you didn't grab it, the first onsight of Sunny D still awaits.
Top anchor is in weathered granite. Be assured though at least two anchor bolts are 4" and for added safety there's even a fourth backup in top quality granite across the top on North side. Anchor was placed on the very top (as opposed to side where granite is harder) so one could TR either side of the bulge.
I'll be hittin it probably this week. Need some sun!