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Greg Barnes

climber
Feb 18, 2014 - 05:48pm PT
Credit: Batrock

In the late '90s we bootied a really old, freeze-thaw damaged hex from the second pitch of the biggest formation in that photo…people have been climbing there for a while!
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Feb 18, 2014 - 06:09pm PT
Greg,
I remember you telling me you did some stuff on that formation. I have not ventured down to that crag yet, maybe this summer. I am hoping to spend more time exploring that whole area. My family has been camping up there for years but I have only been climbing off and on up there for maybe 10. Great place to get away from the heat.
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Feb 18, 2014 - 10:22pm PT
I was thinking a spring trip to Papoose this year, that's where split decision is or is it the cow camp?

There's not a lot of snow, but still more than you think in the canyons right now. It should be an early year for access if the winter keeps up the way it has.
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Feb 19, 2014 - 06:18pm PT
Looks like I,m going exploring this weekend for a day. Looks like potential for as much as 1500 feet of slab. All that remote stuff you guys come up with has me drooling. Hoping for a FA worthy of posting an actual TR.
speelyei

Trad climber
Mohave County Arizona
Feb 19, 2014 - 09:31pm PT
I like the 5.3d and off the beaten path stuff. I doubt I'll ever do a big wall or 5.12, or climb in some foreign locale... Seeing other people traipsing for trash and adventuring at technical limits that are within the reach of "Joe Weekender" inspires me. I'd like to see more of that stuff.
Trusty Rusty

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

Credit: Trusty Rusty
North Fk American R
NN Fk American
NN Fk American
Credit: Trusty Rusty
Maybert Cliff
Maybert below Falcon Crest
Maybert below Falcon Crest
Credit: Trusty Rusty
Other Random. . . .
Ted loves vegies
Ted loves vegies
Credit: Trusty Rusty
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 !!!
Credit: sangoma
Credit: sangoma
Credit: sangoma
Credit: sangoma
Credit: sangoma
Credit: sangoma
Credit: sangoma
Credit: sangoma
speelyei

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

Credit: speelyei

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
Credit: Trusty Rusty

Cool Sierra County feature
Credit: Trusty Rusty

Super Slide on lower S. Yuba. Someone actually climbed this crop.
Glaziers Point
Glaziers Point
Credit: Trusty Rusty

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.
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