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looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Jul 17, 2017 - 01:37pm PT
Wow, thanks for all that. Death choss + bombs, eh? Sound like I can definitively move them into the "not worth the drive" file.
Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
Jul 17, 2017 - 01:39pm PT
Not all volcanic rock in south-central Nevada is scary choss. The pictures posted below are from the western end of Hot Creek Canyon. The Hot Creek Canyon is this very lovely oasis within the Hot Creek Range. Although I have yet to put any routes up this stuff, the rock actually looks pretty good, with good cracks. Also, I really love the Hot Creek Range.

Credit: Nick Danger
Credit: Nick Danger
Credit: Nick Danger

I would love to hear from anyone who might ever go to these places.
Cheers
jonnyrig

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 17, 2017 - 04:25pm PT
If I ever get time, I would like to explore further into Nevada. I've seen good stuff on nearly every trip across the state, at least what looks good from a distance. But at below zero temps on an elk hunt, the opportunity to climb just never seems to really present itself.
jonnyrig

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2017 - 11:16am PT
Oh I am not Brutus of Wyde
And I can't climb the wide cracks with pride
For my jams are too narrow
And my technique is terrible
If I said that I could them I've lied!

Spent the morning up by Sunny Delight in Carson. Went up next to it on the silent partner, got shut down on the wide. It will go, i just lack the requisite confidence or technique. If you do it, it will take a #6. I wound have pushed it if I had two with me; but not on a single, not alone on rope solo. Still had fun trying. Some of the rock does not inspire confidence.
Credit: jonnyrig
Credit: jonnyrig
Double fists plus or minus for 15-20ft. Bring a pair of sixes or a bro...
Double fists plus or minus for 15-20ft. Bring a pair of sixes or a bro.
Credit: jonnyrig
Wide
Wide
Credit: jonnyrig
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Aug 28, 2017 - 07:48am PT
Credit: hooblie
Oldfattradguy2

Trad climber
Here and there
Sep 3, 2017 - 08:31am PT
The selenites have burned, almost the whole range. I am working the fire,
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 3, 2017 - 08:40am PT
Bummer!

Credit: T Hocking
jonnyrig

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 15, 2017 - 08:31am PT
Credit: jonnyrig
Credit: jonnyrig
Credit: jonnyrig
Credit: jonnyrig
Credit: jonnyrig
Credit: jonnyrig
STFU and go somewhere.
GTFO. DO something.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Dec 5, 2017 - 07:28am PT
Credit: hooblie
Credit: hooblie
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Dec 5, 2017 - 07:53am PT
basalt?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 5, 2017 - 07:55am PT
Credit: donini
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Dec 5, 2017 - 08:31am PT
Elsewhere obscure...

BigB

Trad climber
Red Rock
Dec 5, 2017 - 08:36am PT
donini, that's in Nevada?!?
Belltron

Trad climber
Reno
Feb 5, 2018 - 07:58am PT
The area that should not be spoken of....
The area that should not be spoken of....
Credit: Belltron
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Feb 5, 2018 - 11:17am PT
Dam it Munge. I know where that is. :)

some obscure Nevada granite from New Years weekend.



Urizen

Ice climber
Berkeley, CA
Feb 5, 2018 - 11:45am PT
^ Looks like a place not far from Tonopah.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Feb 5, 2018 - 12:09pm PT
Dam it Munge. I know where that is. :)

Split I saw that photo when munge posted it and didn't give it a 2nd glance. But when you posted your comment, dam it, and I saw that rebar, I suddenly understood ;)

A narrow place in a particular road?


A ways after this


DMT
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Feb 5, 2018 - 02:50pm PT
Definitely 'Elsewhere'. I will mail a freeze dried beer to any US read...
Definitely 'Elsewhere'. I will mail a freeze dried beer to any US reader who identifies it.....
Credit: Blakey
chainsaw

Trad climber
CA
Feb 6, 2018 - 08:57pm PT
Credit: chainsaw

This is a better pic of one of the Smokey Valley spots. Closer examination at the right time of morning, 830 am in winter shadow reveals that the mountain is actually Cheech Buttress and Chong wall! Sorry the enlargement is blurry.

Cheech Buttress and Chong Wall
Cheech Buttress and Chong Wall
Credit: chainsaw

Nevada has been good for other things too. These are dumpster dives from an old forge about a hundred years since it burned down.

Au from old forge
Au from old forge
Credit: chainsaw
TLP

climber
Feb 6, 2018 - 09:28pm PT
E. central Nevada, limestone. Very solid. That's quite a big roof up there. Total height of cliff 160-200'?
Credit: TLP
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