Trip Report
Secret Wall.. off Highway 50 /near Desolation Wilderness
Wednesday January 11, 2017 10:49am
Great place to climb . From overhangs ,jam cracks to face. Around 90 ft. tall and 275 ft. long . Tim Camuti and I put in top anchors on the main section to our first route here . No name yet [5.9 ] .Now a large tree fell on them covering them up . To get there go north of Wrights Lake to a large meadow by existing trail . Its about 3 mikes up or you can google land map and see it .The trail goes along the west side of the meadow ,then continue a very short walk and you will be at the base .This place is one of the best places I have ever found .You can also mnt. bike ride there too .

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kim treadaway
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kim treadaway is a trad climber from camino.

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guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
  Jan 11, 2017 - 11:01am PT
Where the heck is Wrights Lake???????????????????

otherwise a seller TR.

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
  Jan 11, 2017 - 11:10am PT
Secret Wall... mid section
Secret Wall... mid section
Credit: kim treadaway
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
  Jan 11, 2017 - 11:10am PT
now you gotta change the name of this TR ;)

guyman- off highway 50 in/near Desolation Wilderness
WyoRockMan

climber
Grizzlyville, WY
  Jan 11, 2017 - 11:15am PT
+ 0.5 for climbing content?
snakefoot

climber
Nor Cal
  Jan 11, 2017 - 12:15pm PT
great place all over, but might also qualify in the shortest sport climb thread
kim treadaway

Trad climber
camino
Author's Reply  Jan 11, 2017 - 01:17pm PT
The first route is 5.9 . no name yet .New to this site ,Thanks cosmicraigman for the download pic And I changed the site location too
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
  Jan 11, 2017 - 12:40pm PT
No name yet is a good route name.

A few streets down from me is No name lane.
Branscomb

Trad climber
Lander, WY
  Jan 11, 2017 - 01:23pm PT
Nice work, Treads...the old guys just keep on going'

Cheers................Bob
kingtut

Social climber
carmel, ca
  Jan 11, 2017 - 01:34pm PT
Thanks for sharing the stoke.
WBraun

climber
  Jan 11, 2017 - 01:37pm PT
Secret Wall.. off Highway 50

Not secret anymore now :-)
kim treadaway

Trad climber
camino
Author's Reply  Jan 11, 2017 - 02:06pm PT
Thanks Bob .. come on over when you ever get here, I have alot of new places to show you .
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Jan 11, 2017 - 07:32pm PT
looks good me.


Dingus, you sent these yet?
kim treadaway

Trad climber
camino
Author's Reply  Jan 11, 2017 - 07:52pm PT
Yes they were climbed by me and Tim ,,read the report dingus in authors reply ..You know this is why I dont like to report stuff is because of people like you dingus
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
  Jan 11, 2017 - 09:24pm PT
What did I do?

DMT
jonnyrig

climber
  Jan 11, 2017 - 09:30pm PT
Looks nice. Probably under 6ft of snow by now. Someone should snowshoe in and bag the first winter ascent.
Mark Force

Trad climber
Ashland, Oregon
  Jan 11, 2017 - 09:59pm PT
Thanks for sharing!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Jan 12, 2017 - 08:41am PT
I thought you'd been up that way? Guess not.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
  Jan 12, 2017 - 09:04am PT
I've been all over that country :) done some things here and there ;)

I have Branscombs old guide too been on some of his old stuff in Crystal Basin.

But I was asking the OP - what did I do to earn his comments about me? I don't understand. I'm pretty good steward of other peoples' routes, info and shares, I think. I've never shown ANYONE Branscomb's guide for example nor shown any of the routes to anyone but my closest partner. Certainly never disclosed online and bygod never altered or claimed as my own. So I don't get the comments. Have I climbed the cliff in the picture? No, but what difference does it make? I wouldn't 'lay claim' to it if I had. Crystal Basin is not My House and not in my Hood.

It seemed personal and I don't think I know the dude so I am curious.

Cheers buddy. Didn't want you thinking I was implying anything re your question to me. And I'm sure you know the recent OC comment was not directed at you either.
Branscomb

Trad climber
Lander, WY
  Jan 12, 2017 - 09:40am PT
Don't take it too personal, Dingus. I used to cut firewood and climb with him a long time ago. I kinda fell out with him cutting firewood, but that was sorta all in my head. He's a bit thorny but really a good guy.
kim treadaway

Trad climber
camino
Author's Reply  Jan 12, 2017 - 11:55am PT
Yes Bob is right .. I get my feathers ruffled sometimes , wishing you all the best in climbing . Im getting older and just want to turn climbers on to some new places in and around her . I will be posting more later but need to dig up some pics and take some shots of what we found here ,Shout out to Don Garrett for helping me get in some new places too awhile back . The route [ no name yet ] starts near at the right side of the buttress facing it ,with a 20 ft. off size chimney .Then to a ledge to a 20 ft. finger crack. then the rest of the way with face moves. This route is right under the tree that fell at the base and is at least 160 ft, tall.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
  Jan 12, 2017 - 11:56am PT
Ah well I guess no answer is the answer I get.

DMT
Mark Force

Trad climber
Ashland, Oregon
  Jan 12, 2017 - 02:10pm PT
I think you're a good sort, DMT (note: consider the source).

Can't please everybody. A lot of times I find the stuff that makes make people bristle about me doesn't have anything to do with me.
squishy

Mountain climber
  Jan 12, 2017 - 02:28pm PT
Thank you, stewards of this area, for keeping it low traffic.
squishy

Mountain climber
  Jan 12, 2017 - 02:36pm PT
I'm still picking up after ya Branscomb...lol...

Branscomb Beer? Left on top of a climb near a now closed and abandoned...
Branscomb Beer? Left on top of a climb near a now closed and abandoned road. I bet this place use to be chill to drive up to and camp, then throw a rope off in the morning and do some laps..
Credit: squishy

We all got our secrets.
We all got our secrets.
Credit: squishy
mooch

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Kernville Annex)
  Jan 12, 2017 - 02:38pm PT
My 2 cents.......Dingus is world class! Always known you to be respectful of others and their wishes but poke at the ribs, when a person needed a wake up. ;)
chainsaw

Trad climber
CA
  Jan 12, 2017 - 03:41pm PT
Ive heard that boyscouts use that spot. Been there a while. Looks beautiful!
kim treadaway

Trad climber
camino
Author's Reply  Jan 12, 2017 - 03:47pm PT
more pics
The approach to the top is threw this scramble on the left <br/>
The approach to the top is threw this scramble on the left

Credit: kim treadaway
kim treadaway

Trad climber
camino
Author's Reply  Jan 12, 2017 - 04:26pm PT
Boy scouts ???? This ain`t no weenie roast ...LOL
Boy scouts ???? This ain`t no weenie roast ...LOL
Credit: kim treadaway
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
  Jan 12, 2017 - 06:29pm PT
Credit: jeff constine
That looks good. here is off the road 300 feet tall 100's of feet wide multiple crags and walls.
Branscomb

Trad climber
Lander, WY
  Jan 13, 2017 - 08:38am PT
Oh my gawd Squishy, my nefarious past comes back to haunt me...although I don't ever remember drinking such a brand...more into depth charges with a schooner of Bud and a sinker of Jack Daniels.

Cheers!
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