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limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 11, 2013 - 12:12pm PT
Edit: I should have said "CLIMB" instead of "CRAG." Stinkin' semantics...

these boulders, 21 minutes
too many rocks
too many rocks
Credit: limpingcrab
perfect hands
perfect hands
Credit: limpingcrab
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:17pm PT



^^^

"Perfect hands"...


Plus it's a whole 3 feet tall...

Man you simply HAVE to tell me where that beauty is...


;-)

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:18pm PT
Reminds me of Reedley and Dinuba area...

DMT

brotherbbock

Trad climber
Alta Loma, CA
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:19pm PT
Don't know if that qualifies as a "crag".
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
Plus it's a whole 3 feet tall
touché

Posted this on another thread, it's 25 feet so there!!! (I only go halfway 'cause I like the 3 foot ones)
Credit: limpingcrab

Don't know if that qualifies as a "crag"
Picky people, I should have said climb.

Closest "crag" Hospital rock, 45 minutes
pitch 2
pitch 2
Credit: limpingcrab

locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:22pm PT

"(I only go halfway 'cause I like the 3 foot ones)"...

Nice COMEBACK!!!...

LOL!!!...



Reality is, in a heartbeat I'd be fuking with that crack too, if I came upon it (PUN intended)...

;-)
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
I don't know the closest yet, but my first local adventure after moving to LA was Planet of the Apes Wall in Malibu Creek. Even on a Monday there were many parties, but we didn't have to wait for what we wanted. Awesome stuff! I'm going back to brave the crowds this weekend.

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/planet-of-the-apes-wall/105870850
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:25pm PT
Reminds me of Reedley and Dinuba area...

Tim Schiller and I went bouldering off of Highway 180 north of Orange Cove, in that same general area, in 1977 or 1978, and spent quite a bit of time on short crack projects.

I saw a post on this forum a few years ago warning that the landowner is quite aggressive about trespassers. Not quite "trespassers will be shot. Survivors will be prosecuted," but pretty close, I'm told. I'm glad we didn't get caught!

My nearest real crag is probably Little Table Mountain, but it's also on private property with a landowner that no longer allows access. Too many drunken kids shooting at his cattle (is this related to a topic on another thread?)

Too bad, because it has a plethora of cracks, face climbing, bouldering and even aid problems. Then again, I can get to Tollhouse and Squarenail from my house quicker than I could ever get to Stoney Point when I lived in the Southland, so I shouldn't gripe.

John
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
haha... climbers really should learn trigonometry so they stop claiming 8' tall boulders are 25' tall.

I gots 30 problems within a 5 min walk from my front door. Another 30 a 10 min walk, and another 40 a 15 min walk. Any further and I take my bike... in which case there are hundreds. They are all 30' tall.
Prod

Trad climber
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:29pm PT
Boulder Canyon, then Eldo, then S St Vrain, then Castlewood or Lunpy/ Estes? not sure which is closer, then S Plate.... All with in 5 minutes to 1.5 hours.

Why does everyone hate Boulder?

Prod.
MisterE

Social climber
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
Meh, the Bat caves are the closest crag to us - 5 minutes away.

Stoney Point is 10 minutes away.

this just in

climber
north fork
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
John, I'm bummed everytime I pass little table mountain, never got to climb there, but it looks awesome. Shuteye is my closest, 30 minutes. Tollhouse about an hour, Yosemite is an hour and twenty. Courtright is 1h 45m. What a terrible place to live:-)
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:32pm PT


"Why does everyone hate Boulder?"...

Uh...

I'm GUESSING the elitist prick attitudes has a little to do with it...



;-)



Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:32pm PT
Many poo-poo this crag due to it's "urbanity".

I never would have thought that I'd live a mere two miles from Castle Rock (Boulder Canyon).

Dave-"There's nothing to climb at Castle."

Topher-"There's nothing for YOU to climb at Castle!"


Plus I'm a bit of a history nut.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:34pm PT
Well, there's this place called the Pie Shop just down the road... but it is utter choss and hardly worth the time it takes to hike up there. The best place to "do some laps" is Luther Rock... 10 min drive, 30 min hike.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Calico Basin/Red Rock, and Lone Mountain (slimestone) both about 15 minutes.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
My livingroom....

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...and this little crag right across the street...

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The best part of where I live is that I can be at the Fairview Dome parking area in 40 minutes. I know....rough.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
Fairly spoiled here Several WI 4 pllars five minutes outside of town with a 5 minute walk, a fat WI3 and several other lesser flows with a 10 minute drive and 30 second approach, 500 sport routes from 5-30 minute drive. Devil's tower 1 hour needles hour and 15 minutes. Probably a couple thousand routes and at least a 1000 boulder problems in the area. Alpine big walls two hours away with only a 10 hour hike in. Come and get them. Spearfish has it all er I mean small.
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Potrero - believe it or not..
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Jan 11, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Crag man I have heard of belaying from the car, but the couch is a new one.
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