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.
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…).
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?
I saw a blog post where it appeared people were climbing there last weekend in t-shirts....thinking about rolling up there this weekend but the ranger station isn't answering the phone, apparently they are closed Thursdays, and I would hate to drive all the way up there for the road to be closed.