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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:32am PT
There is also two granite plugs (smallish) up near the "washoe" boulders- either side of the road that have zero "real" routes.. Bash away..;-)

Up towards Virginia City there is also some minor crags that are of dubious quality , perfect for such training. And,,, Shakespear Rock,, at Glenbrook holds some very technical aid training- i put up a rather spectacular aid route on it BITD.. Most of the North face is wide open for such adventure as the natural pro on much of it is nearly non existent.
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2013 - 11:33am PT
Here are a couple of places I'm interested in. I posted some of these here before, but pulled those posts. Looking upstream in the canyon shots, about 250 ft to the bottom here on the upper end of it. The lower end just gets steeper and deeper. I don't think you could descend without rope.
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Elko- these suck in terms of rock pictures, but it's what i've got. There's lots of stuff out there that looks like this. Most very much choss, but some solid stuff. At least as "goog" as pig rock.
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moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:37am PT
So, that's how the climbing thread looks like.

I think I'm gonna stay with politics and guns ;)

Edit: Sorry, I rushed with my judgement. The discussion is interesting. My bad.
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2013 - 11:52am PT
Wasn't someone trying to get access to a place down in Six Mile Canyon? Never saw anything else on that. I would imagine most places up toward V.C. are chossy enough nobody would care to try them.
I see there are options here, and that's good. Looking for a place close to home for this.
Speaking of Washoe Boulders, have I got this right? It's a screen shot of google earth, looking north. You can see the fields where the deer hang out in south Washoe Valley on the top left. Top right, there's a ridge line full of short chossy basalt stuff where I could probably get lots of practice when the snow melts. It's not part of Washoe Boulders is it?
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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:56am PT
No that is a separate lil crag-- up behind the Scripps ranch ..
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2013 - 04:39pm PT
Well, it was such a nice day I thought I'd run over to Dino Rock and try PA Corner, looking for the LA from another thread. Got there just early enough for there to be sunshine; but screwed around just a little too long and the sunshine turned to shade. Built an anchor, sorted gear, got dressed up, and started up.

After a whole whopping 12 feet or so (epic, right?) and placing two cams I failed. After screwing around so long my hands got cold. So damn cold they got numb and I couldn't so much as feel the rock, other than to curl my fingers and guess that I had a fair grip in the crack. At that point, I convinced myself it was a bad idea to try leading a 10a for my third run with the Silent Partner all alone in an icy canyon with numb hands while still recovering from the Norovirus three days ago, especially having only led up to 5.9 so far. Jeez what a puss.

Packed it in and went chukar hunting instead. No luck there either. Probably should have tried Sunny Delight at Carson Valley Sentinel instead.

Sure was a nice day for a hike though.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Jan 26, 2013 - 05:04pm PT
Hillrat
If you become to frustrated by lack of an appropriate place to place your pins give me a holler.I have need for as many pins as you would care to sell. Just this day I sighted another nearby, not to chossy pile, that would yield many a fearsome 5.3d and there is nothing more reassuring than a solid pin (knifeblade lost arrow or small angle)before a runout.I'll pay top dollar.
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2013 - 05:13pm PT
Thanks for the offer. I'll be keeping them though, there really are plenty of places in the back country that are appropriate as all get-out; but I was just looking close to home here.

If, on the other hand, you could use someone to climb with let me know. Though from the shining examples above you can probably guess my capability.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Jan 26, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
Hillrat,
Hell yeah if your capable of 5.3(d) and are willing to bring the pins i have some projects in mind right off the Pyramid Hwy. with sunny exposure and out of snow zone. Helmet recommended.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 26, 2013 - 05:37pm PT
DOnt feel bad Hillrat,, PA corner is fairly challenging even though its short. I had much the same results my first crack at it in 75.. Plus that is a cold location right now anyhow..

And beware of the 5.3 rating of Mr Rick Sumner,,,im just sayin.. Muwaahhahaaaa, but he is a climbing machine!
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Jan 26, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
Now Ron, You know quite well that my 5.3 abilities dont encompass much beyond the likes of PA, if even that,even with the fearsome d rating. Anyway Hillrat i scoured the choss piles out 445 way and found two little walls with discontinuous crack systems, fairly solid rock (though some trundling by the second would be recommended), that would yield classic climbs up to about 150'. Ron if your feeling up to it come along, it will be fun, but of course as usual success is not guaranteed. Hillrat what days can you climb. My schedule is currently wide open.
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2013 - 10:23pm PT
I'm stuck with a m-f kind of job, so weekends are best for me. I like all that area out on pyramid, actually own some acres out of Palomino Valley, though any rock up that way is no more than over-stacked piles of gravel. There definitely looks to be some quality stuff out there, especially if you're willing to hike and/or 4x4 a bit.

Took my friend from Sacto to Pig Rock out there for his first climb. I think he had to change shorts when we taught him to rap off LSoH. 'course, being a bunch of noobs we didn't stand a chance at anything on that wall.

Can't make any promises, but I'll be happy to give it a shot.
Meanwhile... couple more pictures

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rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Jan 26, 2013 - 10:55pm PT
Palomino-i live out there. The wall is actually visible from 445 but the access is 4x4 off the Pig Rock approach road. I don't know what your plans are for tomorrow but if you want i'd probably be up for a jaunt up there. We might even be able to get up one of easier lines. #475-0357 or 907-232-1874. P.s. not a pile of gravel rather closer to Iron Butte but with a bit more looser areas.
WTF

climber
Jan 27, 2013 - 01:19am PT
Jeebus for f*#k sake your sobriety is f*#king bitter.

WML your knowledge on hammering sh#t is like listening to a nun talk about f*#king stfu and move to Vegas.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Jan 27, 2013 - 10:51am PT
Well hell Hillrat the scattered clouds and full moon yielded to the winter wonderland again. Damn. Maybe next weekend we can use some of those pins.
Ron Anderson

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Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 12, 2013 - 11:05am PT

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Dinosaur Rock is a 140-foot-high crag south of Carson City. The rock is eroded and decomposed in many spots, but the climbing is nonetheless challenging. Due to the northern exposure, Dinosaur is sunny in the mornings, shady in the afternoons, and oftentimes too cold to climb in the winter.
YDS:5.5 - 5.10+
Grade: III-IV
Getting There:Turn right on Clear Creek Rd. off U.S. 395. Drive 1.5 miles and park on the small pullout to the left of Dinosaur Rock. Cross the creek to the right of the crag.

^^^^^^The above posted in "Travel Nevada" website under climbing,, the ONLY listing in that section... Dinosaur is now grade 111 or 1V ROFLMAO!!!!!!
Myles Moser

climber
Lone Pine, Ca
Apr 12, 2013 - 11:19am PT
Go drive some pins... of all different sizes.Figure it out, go have fun. Stack em, whip on em', pull em' and clean em'! you never know what you might have to do up there!

Go get the adventure... just avoid the ground.

P.s. chop those WWII pitons to different sizes... they work better.

Good grief!
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2013 - 11:30am PT
is that a touron rating? or does it mean i can string my hammock up for a night with a case of beer?

i have practiced with the pins a little, but not at dino. been picking on chossy little gravel piles out where nobody would find me til chukar season.

ron, you ever been up along the old v.c flume road? thinkin of climbing around up here, naming it Troll Tower.
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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 12, 2013 - 12:01pm PT
Been there but just passin through.. Looks cool.!
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2013 - 12:17pm PT
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its not real tall, and the rock is probably mostly crap. you need a STOUT 4x4 to get there, or be willing to hike a mile or so. all the qualities that mean i could grid-bolt (but i wont) and nobody would care, or probly even notice.

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