Trip Report
Desert dessert
Sunday October 1, 2017 10:30pm
The months have been trickling by without much fun for me lately. I have been spending my free time remodeling half the house with a new kitchen, and since it's so close to done my wife sent me away for the weekend to chill out. I told her month plan was to sit in a hot spring and drink beer.
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The dessert can be dry, but it holds secrets off the beaten path.
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My friend and i started late, and he has some foot and back issues happening right now, so we only climbed half a rope length. The rock is good, and as you would expect with remote seldom touched stone, there is plenty of loose block etc. I suspect this formation goes 4-5 pitches, and I'd be curious about who's made the 1st ascent.
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After that, we headed back to spend several hours immersed in the hot pool with a cold one in hand. Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin, to be exact. My little slice of dessert in the desert.
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The Good Places
  Oct 1, 2017 - 11:07pm PT
mountain meals are fine fun, too
mountain meals are fine fun, too
Credit: thebravecowboy

I mean somebody's gotta do it.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
  Oct 1, 2017 - 11:24pm PT
Credit: rick sumner

probably first climbed by Alvin McClane.

Author's Reply  Oct 1, 2017 - 11:39pm PT
Rick, we were about a hundred feet to the right of your shot.
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
  Oct 2, 2017 - 12:05am PT
John, we should finish the routes there. Could be some pretty decent climbs.

Social climber
  Oct 2, 2017 - 12:42am PT
hey there say, jonnyrig... very nice share...

happy good eve, this eve...


Trad climber
los angeles
  Oct 2, 2017 - 01:24am PT
Gotta love the desert obscura!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
  Oct 2, 2017 - 05:34am PT
Glad ya got out John.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
  Oct 2, 2017 - 06:00am PT
Thank You for posting the visions from the great wide open,

((Did You Place that Green PIN?)
It seems not, but I know you have The Stash

if it was insitue
What once said so little, "These are mine", Just green paint on an army surplus pin. Maybe thats all it says?
or Leaving it in place?
& that placement speak to the special location and the considered,potential for the future of the quality of the Line.

at least to me thats what it says . . . When I bothered to paint one up like that, it was intended for a specific spot & for it to last as long as possible.

Author's Reply  Oct 2, 2017 - 06:53am PT
It's my pin.
When I return I'll clean it.
It was my bail anchor, and it is as solid as they get.
I'm calling that pitch at about 5.5 and I don't think anyone else will get around to it before I make it back out there; and if they do they'll be looking at harder lines anyway.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
  Oct 2, 2017 - 07:06am PT
Your pin looks good, so then Im as much a fan of your exploits as ever, I love to see that sort of climbing getting done.

So i will not be asking what, if anything is still for sale,

Great that you are using them Well

Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
  Oct 2, 2017 - 07:10am PT
Nice story, nice pics, love the great dry wide open. Also am a real fan of the obscure desert crag. Thanks for posting this little gem on an otherwise sad Monday. Hope the remodel finishes well.

Just livin' the dream
  Oct 2, 2017 - 04:58pm PT
Just the kind of TR I love: great photos and simple pleasures.

Many thanks.

Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Oct 4, 2017 - 03:19am PT

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Oct 4, 2017 - 08:02am PT
Lonesome, obscure, beautiful. Dig it.

Trad climber
Upland, CA
  Oct 4, 2017 - 08:05am PT
Nice photos.
Thanks for the mini-TR. now get back to work on that kitchen!

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
  Oct 4, 2017 - 08:08am PT
It's hard to believe that there was a time when I hated the desert. Nice report, nice climbing.

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
  Nov 13, 2017 - 07:21pm PT
Bump for the boonies. Rock looks pretty good, hot spring looks great!

I was tempted by the partner broadcast but need to get a little credibility finishing a work project first.

Trad climber
Ontario, Canada
  Nov 13, 2017 - 07:27pm PT
Short but sweet. TFPU

  Nov 13, 2017 - 08:59pm PT
missed this first time around. really nice...

while i don't know what the reality was like... the pics make me hear silence.


Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
  Nov 13, 2017 - 09:05pm PT
Cool, Jonyrig. Next time, I'd like to climb with you in more remote areas.

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