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mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Apr 3, 2013 - 08:46am PT
Morning All, heres some pix of Patterson back in the spring of 2011 when amy and i went to this beautiful place.
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Apr 3, 2013 - 08:46am PT
Credit: mike a.
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Apr 3, 2013 - 08:46am PT
Credit: mike a.
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Apr 3, 2013 - 08:47am PT
Credit: mike a.
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Apr 3, 2013 - 08:47am PT
Credit: mike a.
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Apr 3, 2013 - 08:47am PT
Credit: mike a.
DaveyTree

Trad climber
Fresno
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2013 - 09:19am PT
Clint, list is looking really good. Tks for all the work.

The topos for a lot of Patterson Left are posted on line. Do we want to include those? I have copies that I can post up when I get a chance if wanted. Anyone?
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Apr 3, 2013 - 10:10am PT
Yes please, this is a great consolidation. I only have low res versions from Rene's blog
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Apr 3, 2013 - 11:01am PT
Mike... nice shots! Is the last one Black Rock Res.?
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Apr 3, 2013 - 11:28am PT
yes it is, when we were there, we spend a night there at the campgrounds at the lake, not a person in sight the whole time we were there, my kind of place :-), next time i go back, for sure going to rap in from the top, off ross crossing road.
Paul Martzen

Trad climber
Fresno
Apr 3, 2013 - 11:56am PT
Photos are good. These show an enjoyable climb just to the left of Sunset Buttress. On one of our earliest explorations we hiked down the big gulley between The Back Wall and the main bluff to look at the base of Sunset Buttress. We may have gotten a pitch or so up or maybe we just flailed. It became clear it would not be an afternoon romp, so we bailed and climbed back out up this moderate crack system in a spectacular location.
Mr. Big &#40;Richard Leversee&#41; at Patterson Bluffs, on a 3 or 4 pi...
Mr. Big (Richard Leversee) at Patterson Bluffs, on a 3 or 4 pitch escape route immediately to the left of Sunset Buttress. Sunset Buttress is behind him.
Credit: Paul Martzen

Mr. Big leading on a route immediately to the left of Sunset Buttress ...
Mr. Big leading on a route immediately to the left of Sunset Buttress at Patterson Bluffs. 1985
Credit: Paul Martzen
DaveyTree

Trad climber
Fresno
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
Sweet pics Paul. Those are classic. Did you guys name the escape crack route?

Mike, Nice pics. I am sure you saw Black Rock Dome on the west ridge. Looks like a steep long approach. No roads close on the back side either but would be easier than going up.

Crab, I will post the topos when I het a chance unless someone beats me to it.
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Apr 3, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
Mike Arechiga on a fun boulder problem at the campgrounds.
Mike Arechiga on a fun boulder problem at the campgrounds.
Credit: mike a.
coz

Gym climber
Belmont
Apr 3, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
Having been to a lot of great climbing, I have to say that Patterson Bluff is one of the best granite crags in the world.

Sun Also Raises, is the quality of the SFHD.

These guys are very secretive for good reason...

Go there check it out, the approached and location will assure it never gets crowded soon.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Apr 3, 2013 - 01:01pm PT
COZ... 99.9999999999% of the new breed can't handle discomfort.
Otherwise gyms would have PO gardens growing in them.
TICKS in the carpet
Infrared lights.... or ice makers.... or dripping cellings
Be located on top of skyscrapers... with stairway access only
Have big wind generators Blowing most of the time...

limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Apr 3, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
Guy, I have poison oak on my arm and ankle and a big red blob on my waist from a tick bite at this moment. Does that mean I'm part of the 0.0000000001% of the new breed!?!!??

I hope so because that would make me feel special. It would also explain why I've been climbing with 60 year olds and not many people my age want to join


Edit: I'm glad you don't run the fresno gym
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Apr 3, 2013 - 01:37pm PT
Crab... you put up a FA... out in the brush!

you qualify.

limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Apr 3, 2013 - 02:13pm PT
Sweet, I'll put it on my CV

falls and right side
falls and right side
Credit: limpingcrab
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Apr 3, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
Crab... so how hard is it to get to the right side of that photo??????

Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 3, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
I made a minor update - added all the topos (that I have seen) as links, and added Mike A's photo of Patterson Left:
I also moved the route list / online guide to the top of a new separate thread, so I can continue to edit it after the usual 10 day limit:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2106135/Patterson-Bluff-online-guide
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