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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?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Feb 23, 2014 - 12:45pm PT
JRig is trying to catch up with the mighty Alvin Mclane..!
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Feb 23, 2014 - 12:46pm PT
Credit: Kalimon

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Credit: Kalimon

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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rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Feb 23, 2014 - 06:20pm 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
Feb 23, 2014 - 10:15pm 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
Feb 28, 2014 - 02:30am 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 - 03:50am 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 - 10:21am 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
Feb 28, 2014 - 11:10am 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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Mar 1, 2014 - 02:16pm 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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Mar 1, 2014 - 07:08pm 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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Mar 1, 2014 - 07:33pm 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..
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Mar 1, 2014 - 09:06pm PT
Its intended to show what else is out there, and was started more as a question of whether there really IS anything new, and obscure, and unexplored.

Apparently there is. You just have to work for it.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Mar 1, 2014 - 09:15pm PT
more as a question of whether there really IS anything new, and obscure, and unexplored.

If it's all those things for you,
that's all that matters anyway,
so rock on J-rig!!!

Dig this thread,
Tad
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Mar 1, 2014 - 11:48pm PT
random.
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Feeling the urge to go prospecting and treasure hunting. Been watching too many episodes of Gold Rush i guess. And the article on the coins found in California...

Seems to be a powerful image.
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Some things may not be impossible, but they may be out of our grasp.
bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA/Boulder, CO
Mar 2, 2014 - 02:54am PT
Ron,

Christmas Tree Pass?
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol
Mar 2, 2014 - 04:15am PT
Ron, that place looks Wild. I've taken a look at it a couple times.

Have you been out here:
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We've got some obscure stuff here in the North Bay. Enough to keep us entertained.
Credit: Jerry Dodrill
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