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moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Dec 23, 2013 - 06:42pm PT
Moose Are you COLD up here?

WTF???

I am not from San Francisco, DOOD!

lol

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Dec 23, 2013 - 07:04pm PT
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..
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Dec 23, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
you mean I gotta go, like, to Bolivia to find something unclimbed?















































ok.
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i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Dec 24, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
made it up there yesterday. definitely will go back this winter for more.
Jasmyn on Sunny D
Jasmyn on Sunny D
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December 23. 60 degrees
December 23. 60 degrees
Credit: i'm gumby dammit

Skylyn on the arete
Skylyn on the arete
Credit: i'm gumby dammit

Hey that's me
Hey that's me
Credit: i'm gumby dammit

the furthest climber's left of the three bolts at the top seemed kind of janky.
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Dec 24, 2013 - 12:56pm PT
Nice we had 60 degree weather in CA too, any beta on how to get to the climbing around Bolivia? Looks fun! (and how is the ghost town?)
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Dec 24, 2013 - 07:43pm PT
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.
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Dec 24, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
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.
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 25, 2013 - 11:14am PT
gumby, nice pics!

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!
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Dec 25, 2013 - 01:29pm PT
I am jealous!

Everybody is climbing, and I am sick.

We are staying in Minded for Christmas.

Happy Holidays and have fun climbing!
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Dec 25, 2013 - 01:47pm PT
No way man I was on top rope too.
The bolt I mentioned is just very loose and wiggly. Still left two solid ones and i used the one on the north side for my personal while I set up the tr.
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 22, 2014 - 07:34pm PT
Happy to report, Child's Play on Middle Buttress at Carson Valley Sentinel finally got its anchor. (Thanks Mr. Smooth.)
Notes:  Dihedral area now clean.  Arete area &#40;climbers left&#41; m...
Notes: Dihedral area now clean. Arete area (climbers left) might still have some looseness, thus take care here. Anchor atop dihedral. Approach from backside north to set up a toprope.
Credit: Footloose
To toprope, bring a 70m, you'll use every foot of it. 80m even better.
Face climbing plates and knobs on left, mostly knob and stem climbing ...
Face climbing plates and knobs on left, mostly knob and stem climbing dihedral on right.
Credit: Footloose
It's winter of course but on days like today it feels like summer. Just what's needed after 10 degree overnight lows.
Credit: Footloose

Amazing variety. Full value at 115-plus feet.
Credit: Footloose
5.8-5.9. Variations harder.
Credit: Footloose
The belay's a winter's haven. Real beach-like. Warm sands. Secluded. Great views.
Looking down on Lower Buttress and Sunny Delight.
Looking down on Lower Buttress and Sunny Delight.
Credit: Footloose

See you out there!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Jan 24, 2014 - 11:50am PT
Nice goin FOOT! Good to see those getting a little love.
knucko

climber
Jul 16, 2014 - 07:55pm PT
I went out in my back yard and thought that it was another spectacular sunset until I realized why..

Fire just north of me. Probably near Footloose's crag Sunny D.

I hope everyone is safe out that way.

Credit: knucko

Credit: knucko

knucko

climber
Jul 16, 2014 - 08:09pm PT
Credit: knucko

jonnyrig

climber
Jul 17, 2014 - 07:53am PT
Between dinosaur rock and sunny delight.

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