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Trusty Rusty

climber
Tahoe Area
Feb 19, 2014 - 11:00pm PT
Maybert Boulder
Maybert Splitter
Maybert Splitter
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Yuba/Bowman - Falcon Crest
Falcon Crest <br/>
Rattle Snakes & Doom <br/>
Falcon Crest
Rattle Snakes & Doom

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North Fk American R
NN Fk American
NN Fk American
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Maybert Cliff
Maybert below Falcon Crest
Maybert below Falcon Crest
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Other Random. . . .
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adventurous one

Trad climber
Truckee Ca.
Feb 19, 2014 - 11:57pm PT
Trusty Rusty:

You and I have been stepping in each others footprints.... Did you haul climbing gear all the way down there, American River, or just a camera? I've been trying to convince someone to go to both of those places with me for 25 years but nobody has been willing to pack climbing gear in there with me with all of the easy access stuff around...hiked in to the American River spot again this summer for a swim,(Keeping a look out for those that don't seem to want you down there ;) as well as the multitude of rattlesnakes in there)They both are on the radar for this summer...maybe...as I get older it keeps getting farther...
......btw...shhhh
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Feb 20, 2014 - 12:27am PT
I would throw some gear in a pack. Maybe one of these days it would be good to meet in person.
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
Feb 20, 2014 - 03:49pm PT
Primo thread - cheers to you BAMFs for getting out in the wilds.

More than 100 miles from Moab:


But less than five minutes from the Honda:


Pick a line, bring a plan for how to get down:




Dogging in the desert. Stay right for a whole 'nother ball game.


Others were here long before us:
speelyei

Trad climber
Mohave County Arizona
Feb 20, 2014 - 04:11pm PT
le_bruce, awesome. Totally awesome.
sangoma

Trad climber
south africa
Feb 20, 2014 - 04:49pm PT
OK this aint NV of CA but this is what we got down here, could spend a lifetime putting up routes on this virgin rock, and this is only one of the canyons (we call them "kloofs")we went up !!!
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speelyei

Trad climber
Mohave County Arizona
Feb 20, 2014 - 06:55pm PT
Excellent, Sangoma!

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Today's top-rope first ascent (thanks MiniTraxion!)
About 135', start with 5.6 crack, through a notch, and the rest (that you can't see) is a really fun slab to the anchor.
powderdan

Social climber
mammoth lakes
Feb 20, 2014 - 10:02pm PT
great thread!
Trusty Rusty

climber
Tahoe Area
Feb 20, 2014 - 10:58pm PT
Adventurous One-
So it would seem. . . and are you the one removing hangars? :)

All but one of those pics are in one of the Yuba drainage's, which we've brush-oared into and climbed extensively. A lot of rugged stuff in there, totally worth the beating in my opinion, at least till the next morning.
The single American R shot was taken from across the canyon...NOT the approach. If you know this one you know its attainable from the North. Been to it a few times but everything we found was nauseously loose and vehicular. A good place to disappear if you get my drift.
Certainly potential there, we just got molested.
You climbed that sucker?

Trusty Rusty

climber
Tahoe Area
Feb 20, 2014 - 11:17pm PT
Jingus mulch by swamp in Piedmont area:
Credit: Trusty Rusty

Gold Country Bouldering
Shrinking Crags 101
Shrinking Crags 101
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Cool Sierra County feature
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Super Slide on lower S. Yuba. Someone actually climbed this crop.
Glaziers Point
Glaziers Point
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jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Feb 20, 2014 - 11:34pm PT
Devils postpile, two pics up, up toward Downieville. That one is on the maps. Worth the short hike up to the nearby fire lookout too.
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adventurous one

Trad climber
Truckee Ca.
Feb 21, 2014 - 12:33am PT
Haven't brought a rope into either one of those places, just shoes for bouldering around and exploring easy stuff. The "ambiance" at the American River location is a bit creepy, was surprised to even see a photo from across the river. Not sure it warrants the slog back out with rope and gear. "Falcon Crest" location is a place that has intrigued me since my childhood, having grown up down the road in Nevada City. Without giving away the location, how do you approach it? When I was there we approached from upstream. Thought there must be a much easier approach from above? I would love to hear about the routes you have done there. Are there any free climbing options through the, very, impressive roof section? Pm me if you feel like sharing....

Edit: Johnnyrig-we'll have to meet some time...and swap stories/notes of local backcountry choss hunting adventures.....(and maybe some not so chossy local backcountry adventures ;) )
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Feb 21, 2014 - 01:22am PT
I feel like I should know where those areas are, but sadly choss hunting (climbing) is a new thing for me. Only been at it a couple years. Spent plenty of time between Auburn, Nevada City, and up to around Washington, down over toward Foresthill fishing and hunting deer as a kid with my grandfather, and have some interesting (maybe) stories from all that. Just never paid much attention to the rock. Never went prospecting either back then, in some of the richest ground around. Go figure.

I remember the first time I went fishing, down on Wolf Creek. Don't remember how old, but very young. Hiked down several miles from my grandparents house with my granddad, and proceeded to catch a limit of trout. Also hooked my pinky finger to the bone, but the fish made up for it.
Well, the sun went down and the flashlight died. It also started raining. As a cold, wet, lost (granddad was turned around in the dark and the rain too), scared, miserable little kid, I swore from that night forward I'd never get lost again. So far, I've only been lost once or twice since (once in downtown Oakland at 2am, but that's another story). Didn't make it back to the trailer until well after midnight. Boy was grandma worried, and then furious! Crazy old grandpa.
adventurous one

Trad climber
Truckee Ca.
Feb 21, 2014 - 01:37pm PT
Trusty-

When I was exploring that American River stuff, about 30 years ago, we boulder scrambled/swam upstream (an all day, sun burnt adventure as I recall) from the suspension bridge where we were camped.
Last summer we parked at the trail head, didn't want to take the risk with the gully crossing in the Subaru, and walked down the steep dirt road in search of those cliffs (with shoes but no ropes) until we came to the locked gate with all the no trespassing warnings. Ended up going back to the trail to the suspension bridge to access the river. (The person I was with was "scared" to hop the gate and wouldn't continue) An aggressive, custom built gate in a very remote location in a forested canyon (where the locked gate is)with lots of no trespassing warnings....hmmm...The growers and miners with mining claims can be unfriendly and aggressively protective down there..
Is there another way in?
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Feb 21, 2014 - 02:33pm PT
nice le bruce.that canyon looks Long.
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Feb 23, 2014 - 12:19pm PT
More Nevada stuff from this weekend. Had invited a friend here, but things were just not right on the timing. Took a friend from Sacramento, but his foot bothered him. Also got a three hour late start for a three hour trip out to this location to investigate what might be nothing at all. Turns out there's a lot of rock, not all of which is climbable, but plenty that is. Definitely heading back out to this location in the future.
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climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Feb 23, 2014 - 12:23pm PT
Very cool. Was wondering how the trip went this morning.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Feb 23, 2014 - 12:41pm PT
How big is it John and how long is the approach? Did you actually get to the base of any of the formations?
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Feb 23, 2014 - 12:46pm PT
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Colorado miscellaneous, Bear Creek.
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Feb 23, 2014 - 04:44pm PT
The mountain is pretty big, and depending on the rock I'd say there's a couple outcrops that might run 4-500 feet. Some of it was pretty solid, looks like a desert granite/gneiss, and some of it is pretty portable. I dragged my buddy with the lame foot over to some short stuff (not over maybe 150ft) that was close to where we parked, say 5min hike. The taller stuff higher on the mountain would be maybe a half hour uphill hike, but that's a guess. There's definitely potential there, but next time I'm bringing the bolt kit, cause there are some runout slab looking things.
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