Dinosaur Rock... downstream rocks?

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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 12, 2013 - 12:21pm 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 - 12:26pm 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 - 12:29pm 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 - 12:32pm 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 - 12:37pm 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'..
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2013 - 01:13pm PT
yeah, that,d be great. most of what i do comes from books n webs, so it,d be great to get some tips in person. i always wonder about the rock in the humboldt range, tho the approach to all that wouldwbe killer hiking. probly all limestone anyway.

still have a house at Stead. nothin much tall enuf to climb out there. ever look at the rock out by Pyramid? some tallish lookin stuff out there. still gota go meet Rick one of these days.
kid is sure worth the time i dont have for climbing...
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 12, 2013 - 09:20pm PT
Ah, I was getting my creature formation's mixed up. I saw 140' on Dino and thought it was the photo I saw of Pig Rock with the truck parked underneath, ha ha.

I've been checking out Frenchman's a bit, been up there a handful of times. Looks like good development potential; sport, trad, highline's and maybe one sketchy BASE jump. Some adventure to be had for sure.

How about Horton Ridge, West of there? Couldn't tell for sure but looked like some fun to be had. The nipple to the South of that looks like it might be a worthy granite dome; Reconnaissance Peak?

Anyway, the offer stands Hillrat...

Oh, and thanks Ron, I'll check it out.
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 14, 2013 - 09:59am PT
Hillrat, I did some recon yesterday in the desert.

I found the perfect rock you can practice the art of placing as many pins as you want. It's 25 minutes North of Reno. There's also some established aid lines with rivets, hooks and beaks. I'd be happy to show you where it is... or anyone else, for that matter.

Cheers!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 14, 2013 - 10:25am PT
hhmmmm why do i think that may be "the cube" yur talking about- off 395 towards susanville- east of the highway? kinda graffitied ??
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 14, 2013 - 10:51am PT
Yup, that's it Ron. I didn't know anything about it, just happened upon it yesterday. One of the routes has a fixed beak in it.
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 14, 2013 - 11:04am PT
Here's some some other areas that I checked out yesterday... looks like some good free climbing and some possible BASE exits.

Credit: ElCapPirate

Credit: ElCapPirate

Credit: ElCapPirate

Credit: ElCapPirate

Credit: ElCapPirate
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 14, 2013 - 11:10am PT
Ill say this much,, you got BASE-BALLZ!!!


The cube was established back in 90, by Jim Arnold and myself, we did 1 route and were trying a very hard line, which we never got. That is now the aid line done by parties unkown.
we only put one anchor in the top for TR-ing.



Nice shots of the up-norf stuff!
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 14, 2013 - 11:18am PT
You know, Ron... I totally thought of you when I found it and saw there were routes on it. I figured if you didn't put them in, you would know who did. Seems like a good place to practice big wall techniques.

Credit: ElCapPirate
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 14, 2013 - 11:30am PT
Credit: Ron Anderson


We worked the highway face-(Pic on the right) it was super difficult and beyond our weak grasps.. Guess aid was the next logical step..
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
Nice! When I get up that way, I'd love to try it.
Went to the gun-ridiculouslypriceditems-show yesterday. Quaded up to the old V.C pipeline road today and played around. Choss for sure, but fun. Put a bolt in a trough where the rock was actually fair, and for my bolting practice. Feel free to chop it if you don't like it. It's in about two inches. Hell, maybe I should go pull it myself. But then, people would have to go up there to notice it.
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ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 14, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
Yup, you're on the right track Hillrat. Practice in such an obscure area that nobody cares or even notices, not even you... when you revisit. YAARRRR!!
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2013 - 10:20pm PT
Thanks. Hell, I'd love to put up a quality route some day; but I'm the crazy bastard who wants to go canyoneering something obscure with a goldpan over in CA this summer and climb out up something unknown. Or that's the theory anyway. If one of the few, brave souls who've contacted me here actually ends up going along for the adventure (possible epic), well then I suppose there's a chance something decent might get climbed. Though I doubt it would be oft repeated, goldpan and all. heh heh

What I need to do is find more time to climb, and go do some more established routes at Dinosaur Rock with the silent partner, among other things.
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 14, 2013 - 10:31pm PT
Hell! Arrrr you talk'n GOLD? I have the fever, I'll pan with the best of 'em. I'll climb the 'ell out of the choss... and when all else fails... I'll JUMP!
hillrat

Trad climber
reno, nv
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2013 - 10:44pm PT
I am. There's some really small flake where I'd like to try, and last year I saw a thoroughly illegal high-banking operation going on upstream of my target. Doubt anyone much gets down where it steepens. Haven't seen any active claims, and plan to search that before going. It's mostly rock, steep, and choss like you never seen before, but I've seen pools of gravel down in there with binocs, and ya just never know. Figure, goldpan, sleeping bag, an MRE or two. Go down and pan a little saturday, try to get out sunday. I pan about as good as I climb, which is crap in either case. My main goal is not getting dead, and having some fun.
Like, today... I did a dumb thing and got run over by my buddy on his quad. First really stupid thing I've done in a long time. Lesson learned, won't do that again. Except I figure in climbing, well, I try to be less accident-prone. Gravity's a bitch.

Go up one page on this thread, first three pics are upper canyon, where it starts getting steep.
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