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Graham N

Boulder climber
temecula
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 6, 2009 - 05:59pm PT
Got a little off topic in the Nuevo thread... Here's a pic to break it off...

This rock has everything from a 5.10 highball face, to v1-2 mantles, v4ish aretes and v9 mutant overhangs... located halfway up on the black mountain foot trail.



ANYONE have pics and stories about climbs up here post em up!

Fred, you have any old ass hippie pics? haha
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 6, 2009 - 06:14pm PT
hey there graham n... say, this is very interesing... not sure if i missed it, but where is this, exactly?

thanks for the neat share... sure hope you get more climbing info, as to climbing shares,etc...
Dr. F.

climber
So Cal
Apr 6, 2009 - 07:17pm PT
I say Black Mt. is the best summer Bouldering in So Cal,
But I haven't been to the Tram
Largo

Sport climber
Venice, Ca
Apr 6, 2009 - 07:31pm PT


Classic problems galore . . .

JL
Graham N

Boulder climber
temecula
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2009 - 07:39pm PT
neebee, if youre on the 243 from the north side of the mountain (10 fwy), the blk mtn foot trail is about 4 miles before you hit the black mountain truck trail (the road to boulder basin). hiking the trail from the bottom really only has a purpose if the gates on the road are closed. But since theyre open, you might as well drive up to boulder basin and hike down the foot trail about halfway. This rock would be the lowest elevation youd go to find anything to climb along the trail anyways so its best to go from the top. its right on the trail and you'll see a ton of chalk on it. if you come from the bottom its about a mile and a half up the steep trail.

DR F, Tram is amazing, but the approach is either a long hike up devils slide from humber park or 22 bucks to go up the gondola... but yeah, the boulders up there are realllly good.
HighGravity

Trad climber
Southern California
Apr 6, 2009 - 07:52pm PT
Bump for the gates being open! Graham, we still on for the morning?


Graham N

Boulder climber
temecula
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 6, 2009 - 07:57pm PT
boulder basin?
HighGravity

Trad climber
Southern California
Apr 6, 2009 - 09:30pm PT
Let's meet at Ok Corral, I don't know if the road is clear to Basin yet. What time?

EDIT: 10 good?
PMS

climber
Woodland Park, CO
Apr 7, 2009 - 08:50am PT
Used to cut firewood up there. Did a little scrambling BITD, 1980-ish.




Great place....lot's of history, lots of memories.




Largo....that is a all time classic picture !!

I visited "Old Ass Hippie" and his lovely wife Robin this weekend. Set them up with a Photo-Bucket account. Hope he post sum pics. He's done a lot of stuff up there.


Side note.....I always thought "Old Ass Hippie" was Warren Eggbert. Oh well.

klk

Trad climber
cali
Apr 7, 2009 - 08:55am PT
Bonus style points for the faded film stock, the budweiser, and the village people outfit.



PMS-- you should help oah and r with youtube as well. iirc, they also got a camcorder around 1990 or so.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Apr 7, 2009 - 08:58am PT
you are correct. old assed hippies are Warren and Carrie

but Scott and Robin can represent since who knows where Carrie is (I guess Warren does...), and Warren does not do the ST
Graham N

Boulder climber
temecula
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 7, 2009 - 12:50pm PT
taking a break from doing some design work so i stitched together a nearly 360 degree pano of the spot halfway up the black mountain (foot) trail where the boulder i posted before is located at. Such a beautiful setting to climb in...

Use the picture up top for a size reference (climber is 6' tall)....

FULL RES! (4mb)
http://www.usversusthem.com/images/blkmtntrailpano.jpg

HALF RES! (1.3mb)
http://www.usversusthem.com/images/blkmtntrailpanolow.jpg

Closer shot of the rock. (theres another rock to the left of the peak on the hill that has some problems on it)
http://www.usversusthem.com/images/blkmtntrailpanohalf.jpg
T H

Boulder climber
the greasewood ghetto
Apr 7, 2009 - 01:01pm PT
Rampage (circa 1999) has a nice little Black Mountain segment in it .
PMS

climber
Woodland Park, CO
Apr 7, 2009 - 02:14pm PT
Great pics Graham !!

klk....... we used beer cans as cheat stones when needed, also, when enough of them accumilated (as they always did), there were used as crash pads !! I've might have met you back then with S and R. However, my memory has faded a bit, due to, um, to many, "cheat stones". Ha !

Sewellymon...... Warren Dude (aka: the original Old Ass Hippie), never ever did I witness him boulder, EVER ! Always doin routes, back country, solo or roped.


Common Scott, post sum pics !! Pretty please? I know you got 'em.

Paul

HighGravity

Trad climber
Southern California
Apr 7, 2009 - 04:44pm PT
I have to agree it's some of the best summertime climbing in Southern California. I have a feeling the forest service will close the gate this week, with the coming storm.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Apr 7, 2009 - 05:19pm PT
Graham-- tx for the pix. That panorama is great, but you should resize it for this thread, else all the folks in rural rivco on dial-up won't be able to read or contribute to this thread.

I've bouldered a number of times along that trail, but can't recall that first shot you posted.

Paul: Documentary evidence that Warren does boulder:



Co. Park, not Black, but still, caught in the act.

And the bionic woman, no shoes, no holds, no pad, no problem:





And Scott in, I think, Green Dot rubber on the classic roadside problem:




Anyone know the history of those older Co. Park routes? I always reckoned that the one pictured above dated to Couch/Kamps vintage.
old ass hippie

Trad climber
nathrop colorado
Apr 8, 2009 - 06:35pm PT
Black MT.( the true pioneers) John long ,lynn hill and all the original crew!! THE STONE MASTERS! These guys climbed all over the MT. When was a kid I read a artical about the place, road my IT 400 from hemet up the control road, and was hooked, thats when it started for me. I'v got pix, all slides it will take a bit time to get them out there. as for the old ass hippie nick name, waren was the original hippie! I tried to enter all types of names! Whatever, I feel like an old ass hippie, and don't we all from that era... it's just a web name. waren is now known as the Desert Darryl living in moab, still cranking!!!
crusher

climber
Santa Monica, CA
Apr 8, 2009 - 08:15pm PT
Cool place...I've got some photos of Bruckman pebble pinching:





klk

Trad climber
cali
Apr 9, 2009 - 08:54am PT
I think Largo's article in Climbing (see the pic he posted above) got most of us up that hill for the first time. It must've been paradise when he and Sutton and Grandstaffe and whoever else first went up there.

I have no idea about the earlier days-- Kamps? Couch? Higgins? Robbins? Plenty of folks good on the boulders climbed at Idyllwild in the 1950s if not earlier. But then, Tahquitz and Suicide-- and the roadside boulders in town --were still new and shiny.

I think my first trip was 1981 or 1982. Black Mt. was my primary warm weather area for a good 10 or 12 years. It appears that Paul and I had similar taste in shorts.


klk

Trad climber
cali
Apr 9, 2009 - 09:05am PT
This one is South Ridge, also early 1980s. Scott in what looks like the same outfit as the other pic, hehe. We got more stylish, later.


I'll have to scan for more Black Mt. pix.

tiki-jer

Trad climber
fresno/clovis
Apr 9, 2009 - 10:40am PT
Ah! Thats just great! Been looking for the La Cresta stuff, Now I have to look for Black Mtn. pictures too?
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Apr 9, 2009 - 10:53am PT
Boulder Basin is such a beautiful place that my Daddy requested his ashes be scatted there (far, far from the boulder problems ~ !

South Ridge is such a beautiful place it is where my wife and I chose to get married.
x15x15

climber
Apr 9, 2009 - 11:54am PT
that s ridge is a special place. really special. been hitting that place up since craig fry first published his bouldering book. never get sick of it. may take a sabbatical from time to time, but it is always great to go back.

and still, i can go there to get away from crowds... bullet hard granite; quality second to none.
PMS

climber
Woodland Park, CO
Apr 9, 2009 - 01:55pm PT
Yes, I agree with Scott....... we ALL were very much inspired by Largo, Stonemasters, etal. We were standing on the shoulders of giants.

Kerwin......I touched up your original photo for clarity. That's one "BAB" (Big Ass Boulder).



Great photo klk !

Pic of Warren bouldering.... WOW !! Forgot he had a "Watusi" digit. Ha !



Scott....didn't we rename the Jewell to... " A mirror at the base will get you up any face". Ha !!

Gonna dig into the archives this weekend for more BM pics.
old ass hippie

Trad climber
nathrop colorado
Apr 9, 2009 - 05:14pm PT
Yeah paul, It seemed the only way I could send that pile was after drinking a sixpak of old english, and a pile of the shit! sutton taught us alot. We always had a huge crash pad of beer cans / dead soldiers. Got a new handle, (scotte) SEE YA...
old ass hippie

Trad climber
nathrop colorado
Apr 13, 2009 - 04:29pm PT
So whats up! Everyone must be cragin. Or this thread is dead.Got some pix,It seems all my shots suck! Alot of butt shots from the old day's, typical of hammers with cameras. But have a few of hemet, fuller RDG buttress, G.V. J.P. BLK. MT. Idyll. an TAQ.CAN. SEE YA....
klk

Trad climber
cali
Apr 13, 2009 - 04:33pm PT
i've running 60-70 hr weeks at work right now and it may not calm down for another week. then i'll post some old pix. dont' seem to have any from later than 86 or 87.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Bishop, CA
Apr 13, 2009 - 05:19pm PT
Hey a bunch of locals from Bishop are talking about a trip to Black Mountain. Is the gate open and is there snow at the base of the boulders? Thanks
HighGravity

Trad climber
Southern California
Apr 13, 2009 - 06:04pm PT
The gate was open last week. We had a weak storm roll through, so i don't know if it's still open. Even though the gate was open the Forest Service station in Idyllwild was saying it was closed. Come down Memorial weekend, there should be a "Boulder Bash." The yearly "opening weekend" party.
PMS

climber
Woodland Park, CO
Apr 14, 2009 - 08:17am PT
Hey USTA COULD (aka: Old Ass Hippie).....

No more chit-chat! POST SUM PICS !!

or....

ask Rob to do it.







Love, PMS.


old ass hippie

Trad climber
nathrop colorado
Apr 18, 2009 - 01:19pm PT
PAUL SO. RDG.





SEE YA....
PMS

climber
Woodland Park, CO
Apr 18, 2009 - 01:28pm PT
burp........

x15x15

climber
Apr 18, 2009 - 01:57pm PT
love the shot of s ridge. that little cove has a good handful of excellent problems. more pictures gosh darn it all. i want shots of fuller ridge. those will at least help me know where to aim when i take off into the brush.

I went up to black mountain yesterday because the place WAS open last time i went. black mountain is closed and the sign says it will remain closed until may 16th due to hazardous tree removal.

So we went to gv instead and climbed a pretty good climb. a little licheny and flakey, but a pile none the less. for a not so outta the way pile, it was great fun. from what i have been told, truth or fiction, there are a number of them all over "the hill." some better than others... of course.
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Apr 18, 2009 - 02:04pm PT
Wow this thread definitely brings back a lot of Idyllwild memories...Gotta get Malcolm Best to post here as well!
scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 18, 2009 - 02:27pm PT
Fuller ridge from OK corral












scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 18, 2009 - 02:34pm PT
Fuller Buttress





PMS

climber
Woodland Park, CO
Apr 18, 2009 - 02:35pm PT
x15x15...........cool yer jets man.

were doin the best we can.



were old,

burp...

Love PMs.

HI MP an SCOttE !!!

Lobve alWAYs, PmS.

burp.....

burp...
scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 18, 2009 - 02:49pm PT
Fuller




scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 18, 2009 - 02:59pm PT
Robyn





scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 18, 2009 - 03:13pm PT
Fuller RDG.



scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 18, 2009 - 03:17pm PT
Waren, back side



scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 18, 2009 - 03:25pm PT
Robyn, Scenic Arete


scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 18, 2009 - 03:30pm PT
Not Kiddin he's still alive










WAREN CLASSIC SEE YA.............
scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 18, 2009 - 03:51pm PT
Fuller RDG.


scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 18, 2009 - 03:55pm PT
ROB SO. RDG.


scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 18, 2009 - 04:11pm PT
Fuller RDG










scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 18, 2009 - 04:13pm PT
kerwin,Speed of light PC.

scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 18, 2009 - 04:16pm PT
Robyn, BLK. MT.

scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 18, 2009 - 04:21pm PT
Saussage fingers Gilje

scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 18, 2009 - 04:50pm PT
this pix really sucks! FA of the jewel

scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 18, 2009 - 04:58pm PT
New area?

x15x15

climber
Apr 18, 2009 - 05:00pm PT
now were talking... er, i mean posting. thanks posting these up. i am just going to sit back, relax, and enjoy.

i am officially chilled out.
scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 18, 2009 - 05:02pm PT
BLK. MT. mantel

x15x15

climber
Apr 18, 2009 - 05:04pm PT
that 5.10 lie-back flake to the right of that problem fell off a couple years ago.
scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 18, 2009 - 05:12pm PT
CA. boulder comp. 80's

Tan Slacks

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 18, 2009 - 05:58pm PT
Hey Scott, Those are some great pictures. Wow. Warren, have not thought of him in awhile and Paul too. I sent you an email, did you get it?

Here are some later shots from when Paul was bolting all thos routes by the crashed helicopter, Do you remeber when Paul put up that right side of the arete adn called it 13+? Gilje got wind of it I guess, he asked me to show it to him. We went out there and he got it first try. Here is a picture of too strong on the left arete 5.11 something I think..



This other one is from that short over hanging wall. I think Bowling took this shot.



Say hi to Robyn.. Dan
Tan Slacks

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 20, 2009 - 06:29am PT
bump.... more pictures
scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 23, 2009 - 04:27pm PT
kewin, BLK.MT.?

?
scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 23, 2009 - 04:39pm PT
Paul,the old english is over here, Instant SUPPER FLY!!!


scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 23, 2009 - 04:44pm PT
Waren,the Desert Daryll @ Fuller





scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 23, 2009 - 04:52pm PT
Robyn BLK. MT.


klk

Trad climber
cali
Apr 23, 2009 - 04:54pm PT
kewin, BLK.MT.?


No, that's those roadside boulders in the Banning Pass before they got trashed. That was a cool arete.


Nice pix. Were these mostly taken by Rob? I've been too slammed to contribute, but I'll try to scan a few next week when things calm down a bit.
scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 23, 2009 - 04:55pm PT
SO. RDG? your right KLK OK coral


scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 23, 2009 - 04:56pm PT
Heres some old ass pix
scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 23, 2009 - 04:58pm PT
Home made cimbing shoes


scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 23, 2009 - 05:01pm PT
:Simson Park / Ramona Bowl,I think: those are PA's


klk

Trad climber
cali
Apr 23, 2009 - 05:03pm PT
dude. yr memory is shot even worse than mine!

that "so ridge" boulder is actually the scoop at ok corral, and i'm pretty sure that the "hemet" undercling is the start of diamond dogs.

scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 23, 2009 - 05:05pm PT
WE DID'NT KNOW ABOUT CLIMBING SHOES


scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 23, 2009 - 05:09pm PT
Gilje, JP.




scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 23, 2009 - 05:11pm PT
Kerwin,JP. Leg warmers! what!! not kiddin!!!!


scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 23, 2009 - 05:17pm PT
Choosy Begger Hemet area


scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 23, 2009 - 05:20pm PT
Simson Park.


rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Apr 23, 2009 - 05:49pm PT
-Bouldering bump-

Hey, those folks coulda used some crash pads.

scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 23, 2009 - 05:50pm PT
Ya, your right kerwin, I guess I've had to many cheat stones!Trying to build a crash pad. and Robyn did take most of the pix. Got some of sammy still to post.
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Apr 23, 2009 - 05:53pm PT
Nobody uses cheat stones anymore. You don't need 'em, you just stack up a bunch of pads! Cheat, what?
Graham N

Boulder climber
temecula
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 23, 2009 - 06:27pm PT
Hey whats the JP area? Not Juniper?
scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 23, 2009 - 06:30pm PT
Dude, cheat stones are beer cans where have you been! and a crash pad is a pile of UM.

BURP:
scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 23, 2009 - 06:56pm PT
GRAHAM, I'v done many cheat stones! buurp: YA, JP is juniper flats. I think.
Hootervillian

climber
the Hooterville World-Guardian
Apr 23, 2009 - 09:36pm PT
coolest thread ever. been waitin for years to see some of these pics.

that is the 'largo scoop' down from o.k. but the image is reversed.
HighGravity

Trad climber
Southern California
Apr 23, 2009 - 10:02pm PT
Nice pics! How far up Fuller Ridge trail are those routes?
scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 24, 2009 - 05:21am PT
About a mile, then you just have to head up the slope and find it. There might be a better way from the bottom up
scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 24, 2009 - 05:32am PT
Robyn,on mother load,G.V the original prospect wall. the route to the right is claim jumper





Hootervillian

climber
the Hooterville World-Guardian
Apr 24, 2009 - 06:15am PT
you can approach them FR routes straight up from the group camp. some excellent problems on the way up too.
PMS

climber
Woodland Park, CO
Apr 24, 2009 - 07:01am PT
GO SCOTTE..........GO !!!!


GReAT PICS !!!






GO SCOTTe....GO !!
illusiondweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Apr 25, 2009 - 03:13am PT
Just a correction on photo "...Santee '81" is actually the 1986 GWBC at Mt. Woodson, Ramona, CA. I'm in there somewhere awaiting the results.

Cheers,
G. McCay
scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 25, 2009 - 06:15am PT
Dweller,thanks for your correction, I could only date it buy another pix in the same pile with 1981 boulder comp. On my shirt, must of worn it that day.

Cheers:
scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 25, 2009 - 06:23am PT
PAUL,KERWIN, post some PIX
I know your holding out!

SEE YA....
Graham N

Boulder climber
temecula
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2009 - 09:36am PT
Yeah i thought that set of boulders didnt look like santee...
Graham N

Boulder climber
temecula
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2009 - 09:52am PT
heading up to a lower elevation area today between the blk mtn foot trail and the forest road.... directions here: http://blackmountainbouldering.blogspot.com/
Jingy

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Apr 28, 2009 - 04:38pm PT
Love the photos with the fingerprints on it....

Love the vintage photos

All great!!!!
scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
Apr 29, 2009 - 06:51pm PT
I just talked to bob, bet ANZA BOB has some GOOD pix's
PMS

climber
Woodland Park, CO
Apr 30, 2009 - 08:27am PT
Hi scotte,

Are you talkin 'bout this ANZA BOB?



Bob D? Big Bob? Damiano?

Love, PMS.
Graham N

Boulder climber
temecula
Topic Author's Reply - May 3, 2009 - 11:39pm PT
just a heads up, went up the road today and the second gate was open! The gate to boulder basin is still closed but that wont stop you from heading towards fuller. Brought some beginners with me and climbed OK corral a bit, then headed up to the group camps and did some fun little problems. A bit windy but the weather was great. Road was fine except for the logging debris everywhere. there was even a bit of snow drift left a bit higher up. definitely a good time. I'll post some pics later.
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
May 3, 2009 - 11:48pm PT
Wow PMS! Haven't seen Bob D. in a coon's age!
T H

Boulder climber
the greasewood ghetto
May 4, 2009 - 12:51am PT
Those Robyn photes are cool .
klk

Trad climber
cali
May 13, 2009 - 02:39pm PT
Back to the Black. I probably first went up in 1981 or so, probably the same summer as Scott. These pix are mostly from a few seasons later.

The classic mantle and slab, courtesy of Largo:






You used to have to edge:



klk

Trad climber
cali
May 13, 2009 - 02:53pm PT
Jimmy N, fresh out of the army, on Pink Crack:



At the time, Jimmy and his Dad ran one of those mail-order survivalist supply companies. I remember him telling me that he got busted for fighting, while he was in the Army. Lovely fall weather back in Carolina-- as punishment, he had to spend a couple days picking up leaves with a fork.
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
May 13, 2009 - 03:29pm PT
I introduced my Dad to Boulder Basin in the 80s after my Mom passed. He loved it so much, he
camped there extensively. Pops passed on last November and wanted some of his ashes
scattered there (off in the woods beyond the hill that overlooks San Jacinto).

Well raise a toast of single malt and honor Pop's wishes Saturday. Gonna grill up and feast on
tri-tip and chicken. Anybody out bouldering Saturday afternoon can come by
for meat and beers
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
May 13, 2009 - 03:31pm PT
A correction to a correction: The Santee '81 looks like Santee, not Woodson. Nothing around Woodson is as flat as the surrounding terrain. Plus I don't think they had a contest at Woodson in '86.

Also the STH RDG? looks alot like the Scoop boulder near the OK Corral but I could be wrong.
klk

Trad climber
cali
May 13, 2009 - 03:40pm PT
Sewelly-- Sorry to miss out this weekend. I may be there next week. Sorry 'bout your Dad.


FatDad: Yes, it's the Scoop. I think Scott corrected it in a later post.

Lots of big boulders. Hard to imagine a better setting for a sendoff in SoCal.



scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
May 13, 2009 - 04:27pm PT



We never had enough cheat stones !!


Cool Pix KLK !!!!
klk

Trad climber
cali
May 14, 2009 - 09:07am PT
Jean B in the campground.





Jean and Rob were about the only women I ever saw bouldering at Black back then. I guess Mari. I presume Lynn and Mariah spent some time, as well. Early 1980s was probalby the low point, or one of the low point, for women's participation in bouldering and rock climbing in SoCal.
klk

Trad climber
cali
May 14, 2009 - 09:16am PT
Once we'd dialed most of the stuff we'd found from Largo's "Pumping Granite," we started getting away from the campground and the corral.





Bonus old-skool points if you can identify the brand/model of shoes in this shot.

scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
May 14, 2009 - 06:51pm PT
KLK, those were some GooD OLD days! NOT KIDDIN"



SEE YAA .............
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
May 17, 2009 - 07:26pm PT
Was chattin up the ranger who patrols/ administers Boulder Basin campground yesterday.

Asked him, are climbers more of a problem, or more of the solution?. I guess it comes as no surprise he said more of a problem.

It seems that the boulderers have a tendency to park their rigs in the campsite w/o paying, which prevents people who want to camp from getting a site. Bad ju-ju, pad people. Get a clue and park in day use parking (even if it means you gotta hike in a ways).
Curt

Boulder climber
Gilbert, AZ
May 17, 2009 - 11:09pm PT
Nice pics of Jean. That's the opposite side of the Transmaniacon boulder, I believe.

Curt

klk

Trad climber
cali
May 18, 2009 - 09:18am PT
Sewelly-- Hope yr Dad's ceremony went well, and sorry to have missed the bbq.

Alan and Ian, who are doing a new guidebook for Black, met with the contact guy for the FS District. (Same guy involved with the trail project over at Tahquitz.) SOunds promising:

http://www.westcoastbouldering.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=705
klk

Trad climber
cali
May 18, 2009 - 09:20am PT
Curt, we met at Boulder Basin, didn't we? 1982? I don't have any pix of you from Idyllwild, though, and few enough pix of anything at all up there.

I have some more Black Mt. shots from the early '80s left to scan.

And yeah, Transmaniacon is on the opposite side of that 5.11 Jean is climbing.
x15x15

climber
May 18, 2009 - 07:32pm PT
thanks scotte, and all you other ol'dhudes. this thread is absolutely fantastic. scan those pics klk, the more the better. PMS, i am sure you have more too. more... more...

[edit]oh yeah... still not enough cheatstones!
Curt

Boulder climber
Gilbert, AZ
May 18, 2009 - 07:51pm PT
Hey Kerwin,

1982 sounds about right. I think I crimped my way past some burly mantle problem you were particularly fond of.

Curt

klk

Trad climber
cali
May 19, 2009 - 10:50am PT
Yeah, the Black Mountain crimp-press dilemma.

Fallen Arch:











scotte

Trad climber
nathrop, colorado
May 20, 2009 - 05:52pm PT
KLK, A whole seqence.
Keep it going!! Go Kerwin!! GO!!!
robin like the bird

Trad climber
mountain center, ca
Aug 7, 2009 - 11:46am PT
All of you photos are great and makes me want to get out. I am wondering if there is any one out there who is still up for exploring the Idyllwild area. I live out in mountain center and have my eye on some great lines, also Does and body know about climbing in ANZA?
klk

Trad climber
cali
Aug 7, 2009 - 11:59am PT
Does and body know about climbing in ANZA?

if u resurrect the hemet climbing thread, you'll find a bunch of stuff from current and former ana locals and semi-locals.
HighGravity

Trad climber
Southern California
Aug 7, 2009 - 12:10pm PT
There's still a lot of locals who love to explore the area. Myself included.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Aug 7, 2009 - 12:27pm PT
{Links to jeff n jen dot com have been disabled. Google reports the site is distributing malware. 6-4-13 st} /culpvalleyscout.htm

by Anza do you mean Culp?

http://mountainproject.com/v/california/san_diego_county/culp_valley/106116317
Jingy

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Aug 7, 2009 - 12:36pm PT
Very cool thread...

Keep up the photos....




And that last Mantle Top Out was BAD AZZZ!!!!!
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