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Mainer


Dec 9, 2007, 10:23 AM
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Looking for climbing in Reno  (North_America: United_States: Nevada: Northern_Nevada)
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Its snowing in Maine, so I'm thinking of moving out to Reno, NV and was looking to find some info about climbing spots and maybe a partner. If anyone feels, kind to inform. please send me an e-mail @ scates@unity.edu

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May 25, 2008, 7:44 AM
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I used to climb on the back side of the Harrah's parking garage. The residents behind enjoyed the show.


aerili


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Well, you can always check the routes database, of course.

River Rock (although maybe technically in CA) is the closest crag to Reno and features a lot of sport and crack climbing (single pitch).

Donner isn't too far either and offers a bunch of hard single pitch crack climbing, but TRs can also be set up.

Big Chief is the nearest sport climbing area I know of; it's also located up higher on the Reno-side of the Sierras.

I think there is a bunch of bouldering around Tahoe in general, but I know nothing about the details.

Tuolumne is also 3 hours away.

It does snow in Reno, btw, although probably quite a bit less than in Maine, and usually not a lot of chance for snow storms in the Sierras in May (...as I remember).


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Dec 7, 2009, 2:35 PM
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I too am moving to Reno. I'll be getting there in Feb. I've been climbing for about a year and love the fact that I'll be only a few hrs from the valley and spitting distance from Tahoe. I'll be looking for a climbing partner and just meeting new people.


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Dec 11, 2009, 4:56 PM
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check out this post on supertopo re the new guidebook:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/931539/New_North_Tahoe_-_Donner_-_Reno-Carson_region_guidebook


julio412


Dec 11, 2009, 7:19 PM
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There's a little slab at the south end of Washoe valley, just before you drop into Carson City- good for a afternoons playtime.5.7,5.8, 5.10. Take the nearest west exit, then look for the fire road- close the gate.
The aguaduct near the border on 80 freezes up pretty good sometimes; just don't fall in!
Dinosaur rock just past Carson is pretty good.
There's a big pinnacle looking beast ( can't remember the name)- stay away; very, very loose by Cave rock.
Really there's stuff all over, Nevada's been called a poor man's Alaska; you'll see why once you get there.
There's shops in Truckee(VG), Reno and Carson


desertwanderer81


Dec 18, 2009, 10:55 AM
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aerili wrote:
Well, you can always check the routes database, of course.

River Rock (although maybe technically in CA) is the closest crag to Reno and features a lot of sport and crack climbing (single pitch).

Donner isn't too far either and offers a bunch of hard single pitch crack climbing, but TRs can also be set up.

Big Chief is the nearest sport climbing area I know of; it's also located up higher on the Reno-side of the Sierras.

I think there is a bunch of bouldering around Tahoe in general, but I know nothing about the details.

Tuolumne is also 3 hours away.

It does snow in Reno, btw, although probably quite a bit less than in Maine, and usually not a lot of chance for snow storms in the Sierras in May (...as I remember).

Too much snow for Reno :p

Dinosaur, while not a "sport destination" has a few decent sport routes on it.

Good bouldering can be found outside of Carson City and is good year round.....well not now, heh.

PS, do you still want my RR book? :p


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julio412 wrote:
There's a little slab at the south end of Washoe valley, just before you drop into Carson City- good for a afternoons playtime.5.7,5.8, 5.10. Take the nearest west exit, then look for the fire road- close the gate.
The aguaduct near the border on 80 freezes up pretty good sometimes; just don't fall in!
Dinosaur rock just past Carson is pretty good.
There's a big pinnacle looking beast ( can't remember the name)- stay away; very, very loose by Cave rock.
Really there's stuff all over, Nevada's been called a poor man's Alaska; you'll see why once you get there.
There's shops in Truckee(VG), Reno and Carson

Wait, what area are you talking about?


julio412


Dec 18, 2009, 10:07 PM
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I think it's called Westside Slab.
You can see it as your crossing Washoe Lake on 395S.
can't remember the exit
You end up passing some ranch homes once you exit on the West, then drive up less than a mile, then look for a fireroad to the East.
Easy to set up a top rope or lead.
Imagine there's rattlers in the summer, though I have never seen any.
Hope to make it back there someday.
Mario


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