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Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Feb 21, 2014 - 11:33am PT
nice le bruce….that canyon looks Long.
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2014 - 09:19am 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.
Credit: jonnyrig
Credit: jonnyrig
Credit: jonnyrig
Credit: jonnyrig
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Feb 23, 2014 - 09:23am PT
Very cool. Was wondering how the trip went this morning.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Feb 23, 2014 - 09:41am PT
How big is it John and how long is the approach? Did you actually get to the base of any of the formations?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Feb 23, 2014 - 09:45am PT
JRig is trying to catch up with the mighty Alvin Mclane..!
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Feb 23, 2014 - 09:46am PT
Credit: Kalimon

Credit: Kalimon

Credit: Kalimon

Credit: Kalimon

Colorado miscellaneous, Bear Creek.
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2014 - 01:44pm 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.
Check out that slab on the right!
Check out that slab on the right!
Credit: jonnyrig
Climbed the corner to just below the volkswagon sized block below/left...
Climbed the corner to just below the volkswagon sized block below/left of tree. Don't like car-sized blocks that look unattached.
Credit: jonnyrig
Rap anchor
Rap anchor
Credit: jonnyrig
ROCK! Yeah, um, kick the loose stuff off before you start to rap, and ...
ROCK! Yeah, um, kick the loose stuff off before you start to rap, and move sideways with your rope on the ground. Lucky.
Credit: jonnyrig
lots of potential
lots of potential
Credit: jonnyrig
Limestone? formation in the Humboldt Range
Limestone? formation in the Humboldt Range
Credit: jonnyrig
west Humboldt Range
west Humboldt Range
Credit: jonnyrig
super sulphery hot spring. Used to be a resort!
super sulphery hot spring. Used to be a resort!
Credit: jonnyrig
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Feb 23, 2014 - 03:20pm PT
So John, can you get another hall pass for early march? The biggest slab thing looks good and I"m getting the bug for obscure new routing? Has our names written all over it. Got four new off road tires and two spares now

jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 23, 2014 - 07:15pm PT
It may be possible. But that will depend on logistics with the kids. The pics from our little climb were just a test- 100yds from camp, and my buddy in street shoes. He could hardly walk due to plantar fasciitis or something. Not even a whole pitch. But now i know there is climbable rock.
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2014 - 11:30pm PT
Tell me about Alvin McLane.

Anyone read any of his books? In particular, I'd like a look at Silent Cordilleras, and A Bibliography of Nevada Caves. There's another one on Rock art I think I'd like to see as well.
...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 28, 2014 - 12:50am PT
hey there say, johnnyrig...

wow, i love seeing this again! great bump...

and now:

great new stuff here...

say, i will soon have dial up (chappy is helping me) and--i WILL
BE ABLE to comment of picture soon!!!


saw a few here and i they are really this...
this was a really nice share...
thanks so much!

nothing like the crisp freshness of the greatoutdoors and ROCKS... :)
WELL--maybe trees, we MUST get trees in here too...
and a river or such, ;))
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Feb 28, 2014 - 07:21am PT
J-Rig,, Alvin was an explorer/teacher/geologist/anthropologist/climber extraordinaire of the great basin. He explored literally every MTN range in NV, a feat unto itself. Mentored many young climbers like Mark Hudon i believe. And AWESOME man he was,, and passed in 2006 into the spirit world of peaks.

I FINALLY ran into him, at Iron Butte one day in very early 2000 , at Iron butte of all places. Had a Grand talk with him. He couldnt believe he had missed the butte though lol.!

When Rick , Steve Yasmer and myslef were on a mutli pitch line on a 600'+ crag, we THOUGHT would be an FA, then,, BAM,,, ran into an ancient Hex rap anchor, and all of us KNEW who had been there.
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 28, 2014 - 08:10am PT
Think I just found a link to the episodes of Wild Nevada he was on. Now to find time to watch them...

and thanks neebee. Glad to know I,ve contributed at least one good thread. Anxious to get back out to my latest discovery.

If I leave my initials and some beer money (say, maybe a tenspot?) on any pin or bolt i might determine necessary on some obscure backcountry choss pile FA, do you think that would be tacky, or just a justifiable sacrifice to the Rock Gods and the second ascent party? heh heh.
WML

climber
Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
Mar 1, 2014 - 09:09am PT
Silver State bump!


Anyone been out to the Wild Granites out near Tonopah? Don't have the time this spring to head up there, but intrigued to see what sort of development has been done out there. I would assume that place will have plenty of plumbs to be picked for decades given its location.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Mar 1, 2014 - 11:16am PT
Wild granites a far moire closer to Austin than Tonopah.. And right across the valley from Carvers. Much has been done there and is a rather guarded secret. Its actual name is Toiyabe dome. It is full of snakes and ticks.
WML

climber
Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
Mar 1, 2014 - 03:50pm PT
....lol. Looks cool for a wander sometime when I'm headed between Reno and Vegas, but not sure why it's so "well guarded" of a secret. If it has a Summitpost page, and plenty of peak bagger trip reports about it, it ain't that big of a secret. Again, not to mention the fact that why the hell would anyone that doesn't live in NV be way the hell out there.


As far as obscure rock in NV is concerned, walk more than 45 minutes up a canyon in Red Rock and have a look around. The place is experiencing a second golden age as we speak...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Mar 1, 2014 - 04:08pm PT


"obscure NV". where no one would go.. NoT by a long shot. There were articles in climbing rags back in the 80s on this place. That is about the same time route info became scarce as ten pound gold nuggets. It will remain that way. Alvin Mclane explored this in the early 70s.
WML

climber
Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
Mar 1, 2014 - 04:22pm PT
Herro Mt. Wilson et al
Herro Mt. Wilson et al
Credit: WML

Plenty of obscure rock visible here as well, sweetie. Sometimes they require walking, other times things have been hidden in plain view because the old school "just never got around to it." Sounds similar to obscurities in the center of the state as well.

Just because one has curiosity does not mean that one will be inclined to actually go check it out. Plenty of true classics much closer to home that need my attention, and new classics to be established closer to home, before I start wandering into the hinter-lands. Must be sweet adventure climbing! Looks cool though! :)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Mar 1, 2014 - 04:33pm PT
I imagine there is at minimum 10 routes on the 6/700 foot chunk in the picture. And its one of the smaller formations there. You can COUNT on the rest of NV staying out of the internet spray fest, sweetie. VEGAS is the place to be..
WML

climber
Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
Mar 1, 2014 - 04:42pm PT
You can COUNT on the rest of NV staying out of the internet spray fest, sweetie. VEGAS is the place to be..

I imagine there is at minimum 10 routes on the 6/700 foot chunk in the picture. And its one of the smaller formations there

Spray? Isn't this whole thread spray/stoke for obscurities? Vegas is ehhh, what's outside of it is Ok ;-)
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