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DaveyTree

Trad climber
Fresno
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2013 - 11:16pm PT
Credit: DaveyTree
Credit: DaveyTree
DaveyTree

Trad climber
Fresno
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2013 - 11:18pm PT
Credit: DaveyTree
Credit: DaveyTree

That's all the topos I have folks. Thought I had a few more. Someone has to have the others.....
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 3, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
Davey - very nice!
Here are rotated / slightly cleaned up versions which I'll link to the route list:
Patterson Bluff - 50 lbs of Crack topo &#40;1 of 2&#41;
Patterson Bluff - 50 lbs of Crack topo (1 of 2)
Credit: Ron Felton / DaveyTree
Patterson Bluff - 50 lbs of Crack topo &#40;2 of 2&#41;
Patterson Bluff - 50 lbs of Crack topo (2 of 2)
Credit: Ron Felton / DaveyTree
Patterson Bluff - Some Assembly Required topo
Patterson Bluff - Some Assembly Required topo
Credit: Dave Nettle / DaveyTree
Patterson Bluff - Ten topo <br/>
Also, partial topo for The Face That Laun...
Patterson Bluff - Ten topo
Also, partial topo for The Face That Launched 1000 Clips
Credit: Richard Leversee / DaveyTree
DaveyTree

Trad climber
Fresno
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 3, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
Tks Clint, My phone keeps posting sideways.
Paul Martzen

Trad climber
Fresno
Apr 4, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
Hey Crab,

pretty sure you can't develop immunity to poison oak while you already have a reaction. It has to be in the off season long after your last reaction.

Hiking up to the base of Patterson Falls is a good adventure in itself. It is mostly on clean slabs, but there is probably some vegetation to deal with. Been a long time for me, so I can't remember exactly. From near the base of the falls, some serious bushwacking is unavoidable, but it is a fairly short distance till you can reach rocks or slabs and then find short clearings separating shorter sections of bushwacking. Once you are near the apron, the hiking along the base was fairly easy. A small team with pruning shears and saws could make a reasonably clear trail in a few hours. One hard part is just trying to see where the best route will be from down in the streambed.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 4, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
"We're in a sea of poison oak! I hope I'm one of the ones that is immune to it!" Foreshadowing words from Linda, 2010.....
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 4, 2013 - 07:20pm PT
I sent an email to Dave Nettle last night, and he already replied with a great bunch of original topos and maps! Also, Scott Thelen sent me some more details on Under the Knife.
So I updated the route list again, with links to Dave's topos:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2106135/Patterson-Bluff-online-guide

Here are the topos and maps Dave sent, so you can see the whole group.
His topo for Eleven has gone missing, though.
Perhaps Paul has a copy in his stash of notes?
Patterson Bluff Left - Road Approach Map / Directions
Patterson Bluff Left - Road Approach Map / Directions
Credit: Dave Nettle
Patterson Bluff Left - trail map and select route locations
Patterson Bluff Left - trail map and select route locations
Credit: Dave Nettle
Patterson Bluff Left - overview map - all route locations
Patterson Bluff Left - overview map - all route locations
Credit: Dave Nettle
Patterson Bluff Left - The Way of the Dragon - beta
Patterson Bluff Left - The Way of the Dragon - beta
Credit: Dave Nettle
Patterson Bluff Left - The Way of the Dragon - topo
Patterson Bluff Left - The Way of the Dragon - topo
Credit: Dave Nettle
Patterson Bluff Left - Some Assembly Required
Patterson Bluff Left - Some Assembly Required
Credit: Dave Nettle
Patterson Bluff Left - Under the Gun
Patterson Bluff Left - Under the Gun
Credit: Dave Nettle
Patterson Bluff Left - Some Restrictions Apply
Patterson Bluff Left - Some Restrictions Apply
Credit: Dave Nettle
Patterson Bluff Left - The Face That Launched 1000 Clips
Patterson Bluff Left - The Face That Launched 1000 Clips
Credit: Richard Leversee ?
Patterson Bluff Left - La Cara Perfecta &#40;Ten&#41;
Patterson Bluff Left - La Cara Perfecta (Ten)
Credit: Dave Nettle
micronut

Trad climber
Apr 4, 2013 - 07:56pm PT
This thread is pure gold fellas. Thanks for all the contributions so far. I grew up just off Piedra rd and my childhood was spent up in them parts crawdaddin at Kirch Flat, catchin hog sized browns at Black Rock and even climbing at Patterson a couple times in my early climbing career. Aske me about trying to climb JCA's Wide World of Sports, as teenageres, with a set of borrowed bongs and angles (lent by an old big wall vet) cause we saw that awesome photo of it in the Patagonia catalog.

We were 5.7 climbers. Got about 11 feet off the ground and got two months of roadburn and poison oak.

Anybody got a shot of that old photo?

great swimmin holes around there too!
great swimmin holes around there too!
Credit: micronut
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 4, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
Proud effort Micro!! Nice!
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 4, 2013 - 08:18pm PT
Anybody got a shot of that old photo?
Yeah, it has been discussed on some of the threads linked.
Credit: Jaybro

This one's pretty good, too:
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Apr 4, 2013 - 09:59pm PT
Hi thanks sooo much on all that beta, my friend kent has been talking about ten for years, i am for sure this season going to petterson and check it out from the top, and not battle all that po and goat trail stuff,this map to ross crossing road looks great! once again thanks a ton for all the info, cheers mikea.
photo not found
Missing photo ID#297356
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 4, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
Cool, Mike.
I just added a google maps version of Dave's map from Shaver Lake to the top of Patterson Left, to see a scaled version:
google map Shaver Lake to top of Patterson Left
The google version makes one detour east/west instead of going south from "(B)" and across the creek; not sure what is going on there.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Apr 10, 2013 - 12:54am PT
Ok... One time I took the Wife and Kids to Courtwright for a week of fun, I think they had fun. Anyway we took a little detour on the way home, one that Mark Powell himself said is a fun little drive, down the Kings Canyon.

This was the first big cliff to come into view, as we drove down in the direction of BLACK ROCK RES. This might have been below BR or about the same distance down canyon. It has been a long time.

Two views of same cliff. <br/>
Kings Canyan
Two views of same cliff.
Kings Canyan
Credit: guyman

Any ideas??

At first I thought it was the formation named "Black Rock Dome" in Clint's new guide, but from the photos that are posted I can't tell.
DaveyTree

Trad climber
Fresno
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2013 - 01:13am PT
Guyman, I think those might be above the reservoir further toward Wishon. There is a LOT of rock a long the road and in the river bottom. I know one area is about 1,000' to the river bottom. Haven't driven it in years. Now I am going to have to take another look. Nice pics. Tks.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 10, 2013 - 02:21am PT
Guy,
At first I thought it was the formation named "Black Rock Dome" in Clint's new guide, but from the photos that are posted I can't tell.
I'm pretty sure your photos are of Black Rock Dome.
Compare DavyTree's photo with your upper photo - they both have the big arches on the left hand side, corners to the right, trees on top, etc.
Black Rock Dome - north and slightly west of One Pitch Wonder
Black Rock Dome - north and slightly west of One Pitch Wonder
Credit: DaveyTree / Clint Cummins
Two views of same cliff. <br/>
Kings Canyan
Two views of same cliff.
Kings Canyan
Credit: guyman
Your lower photo is a view of the same dome, from further north, so the arches on the left side are not as prominent.
Nice photos!
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Apr 10, 2013 - 02:30am PT
Looks like black rock dome to me
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Apr 10, 2013 - 02:37am PT
Me too...
THX.

So no known routes???

Killer, looks like its above the dreaded PO.


And Micronut says there be big browns in Black Rock... Im stoked.

I have more photos from that trip, some are of the formations already identified. will post soon.
DaveyTree

Trad climber
Fresno
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2013 - 09:21pm PT
Guyman, don't know what I was looking at but I think you guys are right about those being BR dome. It is definitely above the PO. Approach might be better from Ross Crossing above. Never fished the lake but heard from others it can be good.

It looked like there was a wall of some sort to the north of BR reservoir when looking from the top of 1-Pitch Wonder.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Apr 10, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
So no known routes???

Actually, I hadn't really checked carefully.
There is at least one route, done by Richard Leversee, naturally,
and reported in the 1997 AAJ.
http://books.google.com/books?id=FattUWiYu80C&pg=PA141&lpg=PA141&dq=%22Black+Rock+Dome%22&source=bl&ots=xyHZ3bn61n&sig=MA6sUy3DGZ5J_0ZxCZKiJcInYZI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=miBmUYCOAcnKqQG2rIGwDg&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22Black%20Rock%20Dome%22&f=false

They described "gnarly bushwhacking along the base" when approaching from the NW via Ross Crossing Road.

I've added it to the route list:

58. Bad Day at Black Rock 5.10+, 4p, in center, 1: knobs and bolted face, then cracks and face climbing next to chimney, AAJ 1997
FA: Jim Zellers, Pete Taylor, Richard Leversee, 8/1996

I also modified the overlay for Black Rock Dome with my best guess at the location of this climb.
DaveyTree

Trad climber
Fresno
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2013 - 11:29pm PT
Nice find Clint. It just keeps getting better and better. I would love to see his notebooks.
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