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hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 26, 2013 - 07:39pm 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 - 08:04pm 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 - 08:13pm 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 - 08:30pm 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 - 08:37pm 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 - 09:01pm 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 27, 2013 - 01:23am 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 27, 2013 - 01:55am 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 - 04:19am 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 - 01:51pm 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 - 02:05pm 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 - 02:19pm 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 - 02:30pm 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 - 03:01pm PT
Been there but just passin through.. Looks cool.!
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2013 - 03:17pm 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.

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 12, 2013 - 03:21pm PT
Yep-- know the spot. Its all yurz..;-) Used to see a few birds above -on top. Approached it from the VC side bitd..
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 12, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
How steep is Dinosaur Rock? I could static jump it if it's steep enough. But, I'm really looking for 250'+ rock in the area, that I can free fall.

Hey Hillrat, I'd be willing to link up with you one of these days if you want some tips/beta on aiding and big wall techniques. I'm ten minutes North of Reno and have been exploring the area... hit me up.

Cheers!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 12, 2013 - 03:29pm PT
IKSNAY on Dino Dude,, 120' if you dont count the trees at the bottom lol!



Shakespear rock (350') comes to mind, but the landing is non existant really.

ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 12, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
I've done a 110' static, but only had a 2 second canopy ride. Come'on Ron, I'm betting you know where the taller stuff is.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 12, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
There is great stuff, but not so local.. Like the gorge up in the Charles Sheldon Antelope reserve. LOTS of steepness, crisp edges and air there. 200 to 400'..Most the closer NV stuff is on the dome side of angles. Cept that ridge on Limbo but thats a four puke approach. There is a choss pile out near the stillwaters though, but i cant remember exactly where it is, but had a fairly steep face on one side maybe 200'..
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