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limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 11, 2013 - 03:12pm 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 - 03:17pm 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 - 03:18pm PT
Reminds me of Reedley and Dinuba area...

DMT

brotherbbock

Trad climber
Alta Loma, CA
Jan 11, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
Don't know if that qualifies as a "crag".
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2013 - 03:20pm 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 - 03:22pm 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 - 03:23pm 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 - 03:25pm 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 - 03:27pm 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 - 03:29pm 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 - 03:30pm 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 - 03:31pm 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 - 03:32pm 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 - 03:32pm 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 - 03:34pm 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 - 03:36pm 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 - 03:40pm PT
My livingroom....

photo not found
Missing photo ID#249654


...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 - 03:43pm 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.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Jan 11, 2013 - 03:44pm PT
Crag man I have heard of belaying from the car, but the couch is a new one.
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
Cragman, that's awesome
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 11, 2013 - 03:46pm PT
Pass the Piton's Pete....couch belayer extraordinaire!

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Missing photo ID#256137
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 11, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
I can basically see the Riverside Quarry from my office, and can see the N. Wonderland from my backyard. Closest from my front door to having boot on rock...probably Indian Cove, ~15min.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 11, 2013 - 03:49pm PT

At my place in California it's the "DMZ Zone" (EDITED: also my beloved GHOST ROCKS)...

Here, it's the front range = Boulder, Golden, Eldo and the likes...(all approx 20-30mins away, or somewhere in that time frame)...
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Jan 11, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
You drive from all the way out there to Riverside to work? I'm so glad I don't live in SoCal anymore.
Prod

Trad climber
Jan 11, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
Nobody asked you. Any you know who you are.

Prod.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 11, 2013 - 03:55pm PT




Prod's pissed at the world because he's been STUCK with these LONERS while I've been TRYING to locate his other shoes...






















































...
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 11, 2013 - 04:00pm PT
Nah, I don't commute. I rent a place down here that is a 4min bike ride or 10min walk from the office, and spend weekends out at my place. Luckily I have 3 day weekends every other week. The commute would kill me, about 1:30 each way during commuting hours (~75mi).

People I work with commute daily from as far as Apple Valley and Escondito. But it would only save about $400/mo to commute even using a van pool, and would eat all my free time, just not worth it.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 11, 2013 - 04:03pm PT
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/milagrosa-canyon-la-milagrosa/105738043
Basically right in town and perfect in winter.
darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 11, 2013 - 04:27pm PT
Woodson is 15 minutes away! There's also Mission Gorge and Santee boulders, just a bit further for me. And a few obscure spots thrown in there.
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 11, 2013 - 04:27pm PT
Credit: Grippa

Closest at 10 minutes from my doorstep, but mediocre at best.

Credit: Grippa

The best crag near by at 25 minutes from my place.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Jan 11, 2013 - 04:34pm PT
Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Jan 11, 2013 - 04:37pm PT
Grippa... Iron Curtain? That 11c on the L was my first 5.11 redpoint.
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jan 11, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
Rock Creek.... 10-15 depending if you are hauling ass
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 11, 2013 - 04:43pm PT

"10-15 depending if you are hauling ass"...


...


52.3 if she's that "ASS" you're hauling...
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jan 11, 2013 - 05:02pm PT
Burney Limestone, 20 min. drive 5 min approach
Burney Limestone
Burney Limestone
Credit: T Hocking

Castle Crags Wilderness, 30 min. drive to trailhead
Brutal long steep 2 hr. approaches
Castle Dome
Castle Dome

Toms Thumb aka Cannibis Crag, 2 hr. drive 20 sec. approach
My Favorite little secret.
Toms Thumb <br/>
Many FA's 76-78
Toms Thumb
Many FA's 76-78
Credit: T Hocking



sac

Trad climber
Sun Coast B.C.
Jan 11, 2013 - 05:14pm PT
"The Beach"
"The Beach"
Credit: sac

From my place by kayak... 30 min.
If I use my bike, ... I can be roped up in 25, give or take a few min.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 11, 2013 - 05:14pm PT








DMT
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 11, 2013 - 05:20pm PT
Handley Rock :)
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Jan 11, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
This sh1thole... 10 min by car, 35 min by bicycle



rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Jan 11, 2013 - 05:26pm PT
Gunks are 30 min away for me, but many locals live a lot closer than that. Approaches a few minutes to an hour or so.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 11, 2013 - 05:30pm PT


Sh!t!!!...

It's been so long I'd forgotten about the "GUNKS"...

So in addition to the other locations that I own property...

When at my siblings and my place in Woodstock...

about 45mins to the "GUNKS"... ;-)



But it's been a while since we have a renter in the house and we don't get to hang there much these days...

;-/

Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 11, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
I guess it'd have to be Tick Rock: http://www.mountainproject.com/v/tick-rock/106439180

Woo...
ruppell

climber
Jan 11, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
I used to live REAL close to the Gunks. Now I live REAL close to all the climbing Bishop has to offer.
Cole

Trad climber
los angeles
Jan 11, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
Section Six baby, 4 minutes from my house!

Section Six
Section Six
Credit: Cole

Sweet slab at Section Six.
Sweet slab at Section Six.
Credit: Cole

The proj.
The proj.
Credit: Cole

Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jan 11, 2013 - 05:48pm PT
N.R.G.

New River Gorge, 2 hours away
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Jan 11, 2013 - 05:51pm PT
one block
Credit: throwpie
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Jan 11, 2013 - 06:11pm PT
Credit: pyro
the slab is just 4 min down the cyn from my place.
top-rope at the Ape's wall forever!
top-rope at the Ape's wall forever!
Credit: pyro
from the trail it's 5min on bike but 15 by foot the apes wall.

nutjob if ya need climbing people pm me.
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jan 11, 2013 - 06:31pm PT
8 minutes away.

Credit: pud
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
Jan 11, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
Notice how we bay area folk are quiet as door mice on this one... Throwpie being the exception, and he/she definitely being a glass-half-full type from the look of it.
x15x15

climber
Jan 11, 2013 - 06:37pm PT
just good fun...
just good fun...
Credit: x15x15
the front door is 30 minutes away from this spot. no driving required...
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 11, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
Man, if you're going to count Section 6 as a crag, maybe 10min from my door?
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 11, 2013 - 06:52pm PT
5 minutes to flatirons parking
15 minutes to eldo parking
10 minutes to something in boulder canyon

Roughster

Sport climber
Vacaville, CA
Jan 11, 2013 - 07:10pm PT
100 yards to the Nut Tree Boulders. OK, maybe 100 yards is an exaggeration, probably 75 :P

Credit: Roughster
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Jan 11, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
Credit: kennyt
5 minutes max. not including approach
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Jan 11, 2013 - 07:15pm PT
Eldo, Gunks, Yosemite, HA!

This gem is mere minutes away from me. Note the routes lower right.
Credit: looking sketchy there...

And this is only 10+ minutes.
Buffalo Chip
Buffalo Chip
Credit: looking sketchy there...
atgoett

Trad climber
ok
Jan 11, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
Credit: atgoett
1.5 hours...
Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 11, 2013 - 07:24pm PT
Uh, le_bruce I'm bay area.
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 11, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
Rock Creek.... 10-15 depending if you are hauling ass
I hate you.
David Plotnikoff

Mountain climber
Emerald Hills, CA
Jan 11, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
420 Rock. Two blocks from my front door.

I would tell you where, but then all my neighbors would have to kill me.
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Jan 11, 2013 - 09:31pm PT
Washoe Boulders
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Missing photo ID#283589
Dinosaur Rock, yesterday
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Allen Hill

Social climber
CO.
Jan 11, 2013 - 09:49pm PT
The front yard.
The front yard.
Credit: Allen Hill
Allen Hill

Social climber
CO.
Jan 11, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
20 minutes from the front door.
20 minutes from the front door.
Credit: Allen Hill
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 11, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
mechrist yea that is the iron curtain wall. not a bad chunk of rock just unfortunately located.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jan 11, 2013 - 10:41pm PT
Roger topping out on vagabond WI4
Roger topping out on vagabond WI4
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Sylvain Barriere on  Mad Woman 10c
Sylvain Barriere on Mad Woman 10c
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Isa on the 2nd ascent of Mad Man 5.11a
Isa on the 2nd ascent of Mad Man 5.11a
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Ed on P1 of the 2nd ascent of Fire walk 10d
Ed on P1 of the 2nd ascent of Fire walk 10d
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Wild Woman 10a
Wild Woman 10a
Credit: tradmanclimbs
Phil on Off Width 5.6+
Phil on Off Width 5.6+
Credit: tradmanclimbs
both of these crags are about 40 min from the cabin. there are 2 smaller crags about 30 min away..
Cole

Trad climber
los angeles
Jan 12, 2013 - 12:05am PT
Cragman - that pic of your living room is mind boggling cool! If you have any more I'd love to see them!
east side underground

climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jan 12, 2013 - 12:24am PT
Locker that's not an ass, thats a BOOOTTYY!!!! :)
Crackslayer

Trad climber
Eldo
Jan 12, 2013 - 12:34am PT
I live right behind the Eldo pool and the bastille is pretty close but east draw is closer. Love it here I can climb flattys or eldo pretty much anytime. I'll post pics as soon as I find some good ones!
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Jan 12, 2013 - 12:49am PT
Burney Limestone, 20 min. drive 5 min approach

Wait just a god damn second... Burney has Limestone??? Jesus I gots to find me that nor cal guidebook and start pocking my nose around up yonder.



100 yards to the Nut Tree Boulders. OK, maybe 100 yards is an exaggeration, probably 75 :P



You got a name for that boulder Rough? Was just up there the other day and wondering.


I'm with Rough, accept I'm about 324 yards from the boulders. At least that's what the range finder on my spotting scope says.

The Vacavillan...
The Vacavillan...
Credit: Salamanizer
MisterE

Social climber
Jan 12, 2013 - 12:52am PT
Booking a vacation at Allen Hill's now...
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jan 12, 2013 - 12:55am PT
A crag is not one boulder. A crag is also not a climbing wall in your living room.

Cheaters......

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jan 12, 2013 - 12:57am PT
The Pool Wall.....75 routes, mostly sport, good climbing and a 1.8 mile drive with a 7 minute approach.
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Jan 12, 2013 - 01:06am PT
Crag n. A steep rugged rock projecting upward or outward.
Middle English, from Welsh craig or Scottish Gaelic creagh.
Derived from Celtic origin; related to old Welsh creik rock. First known use 14th century.

So boulders, yes!
Climbing wall, not so much.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jan 12, 2013 - 01:57am PT
You did not post the whole wiki entry...so no.


Crag may refer to:
A steep rugged mass of rock projecting upward or outward, especially a cliff or vertical rock exposure in the north of England or in Scotland (Irish: creag, Scottish Gaelic: creag, Welsh: craig).
A rock-climbers' term for a cliff or group of cliffs, in any location, which is or may be suitable for climbing
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Jan 12, 2013 - 02:04am PT
Suitable for climbing, so Yes!
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jan 12, 2013 - 02:41am PT
My stairs are suitable for climbing.
So no.... ;)


Seriously though, a boulder is not a crag.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Jan 12, 2013 - 02:49am PT
Crag n. A steep rugged rock projecting upward or outward.

So, in the case of that choss posted, yes. That rock Sodamanizer is climbing was NEVER a boulder. It is a piece of (correct me if I'm wrong) obducted ophiolite... i.e. bedrock choss.
NigelSSI

Trad climber
B.C.
Jan 12, 2013 - 04:47am PT
A bit chossy, but it's only 7 minutes out the door. :)

Burgoyne
Burgoyne
Credit: NigelSSI
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 12, 2013 - 07:23am PT
Where ever I go? I take my Craeg with me.

And if you look up the meaning to that name you'll see it means 'rock.'

DMT
Powder

Trad climber
SF Bay Area
Jan 12, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
Somehow reading this thread is making me depressed... and envious. XD

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 12, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
When does a boulder become a crag?
Is berkeley's Indian rock a crag?
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jan 12, 2013 - 07:43pm PT
Perhaps a question worth arguing about in a completely new and useless thread....

I climbed another V7 "crag" today. Suck it. ;)

A-Train

climber
Jan 12, 2013 - 07:48pm PT
My backyard.

Rincon, just one of a hundred crags spitting distance from my house.  ...
Rincon, just one of a hundred crags spitting distance from my house. I'm not complaining.
Credit: A-Train
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
Where you at A-train?

I see Bishop' Peak back there, almost made me like San Luis Obispo, if it wasn't for crappy central coast weather
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Jan 12, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
I was under the impression that Vacaville basalt was part of the Lovejoy lava flow.
I've also been told it's pillow basalt (ophiolite) as meatchrist stated. Anyone know for sure?


You're right, a boulder is not a crag. But a bunch of (climbable) boulders all in a given area = a crag. Especially when it's all you got;)

You're just being all hard to get because you got Bishop in your backyard ya greedy sumbitch!;) Of which I'd like to go "cragging" soon.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Jan 13, 2013 - 01:56am PT
Credit: pyro
pt mugu is 20min
karen climbing a rock!
karen climbing a rock!
Credit: pyro
and of course STONEY which is 15 min.
E Robinson

climber
Salinas, CA
Jan 20, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
Backyard - Prunedale, CA
Credit: E Robinson
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Jan 20, 2013 - 10:40pm PT
5 minutes from the casa...
North County
North County
Credit: bajaandy
North county back country fun.
North county back country fun.
Credit: bajaandy
Credit: bajaandy
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