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stickyninja


Dec 13, 2007, 3:02 PM
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paradise ca?  (North_America: United_States: California)
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anyone know of any descent routes/boulders
other than sawmill peak? everything up here is heavily wooded, makes it hard to find new accessable places. any USEFULL info would be appreciated.
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Tree_wrangler


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Hey, my brother is living down in Paradise.....know Craig Baxter?

Anyhow, do you know the Feather River canyon? I don't know the name of the location, but my bro was giving me a tour of the canyon, and there were some killer sport routes at this little pull-off on the highway.

The highway was on the South side of the river at the time, and there was a sizeable creek running into the Feather from the South as well. To access the routes, you walked South up the creekbed (although some took off right from the little parking area.)

My memory may be a little spotty about this, but the creek passed into a tunnel blasted through the rock instead of a usual culvert. I think I saw a route that walked up the man-made arete at the edge of the mouth....cool!

My memory is even spottier about this detail, so don't get hung up on it........I think the highway passed into a tunnel or crossed a narrow bridge (to the East) immediately after the small pull-out for the climbing area.

Look for those features on a map, and go hop in your car to do a little exploring. In particular, look for major streams from the South, when the highway is on the south side of the river.

Good luck!


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youre talking ablut bald rock dome or big bald rock
yeah i know about that one i was just looking for something a little closer to town
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Try Billie Park Theres a few climbing spots there. You just have to hike down some trails to find them.


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Sounds like you're talking about Grizzle Dome? Right off highway 70. 45 minutes north of paradise, through one tunnel and right before another. Yeah theres a book with all the routes listed in it. You can pick it up at that sports store by Woodstocks in Chico.


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yes. go to bidwell park in chico. go on the fire road in the middle of the park, straight back to browns hole. hike down towards the river there are at least 10 bouldering routes in there. v0-v5 at least. bring a pad sometimes the rock is loose.


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stickyninja wrote:
youre talking ablut bald rock dome or big bald rock
yeah i know about that one i was just looking for something a little closer to town
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No those are on the Middle Fork. He's talking about Grizzly Dome, along hwy 70, right at the river. Pretty much hotter'n ell this time of year.

There's climbing up in Lassen. There is also supposed to be some climbing on the volcanic tablelands round Paradise and Chico but I don't know no more than that. What with the recent fires it may be a good time to do some exploring?

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DMT


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i too am looking for routes in or near paradise i boulder throughout bille park but dont know of any where else to climb. i dont have a truck so sawmill peak is out, so any tips or spots would help. do you know of anyone in this town who slacklines?


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I think everyone has pretty much said all this, but there is fun climbing on Hwy. 70 at a place called Grizzly Dome. This site has many of the routes. Also, there is bald rock dome and bald rock picnic area. the dome is good, but runout and ballsy. The picnic area has great bouldering as seen in the new SuperTopo guide. Also, Lassen NP has some GREAT climbing (Eagle Cliff and Bellybutton are awesome). Bouldering abounds there as well. Other than that, there is a small crag outside of the town of Chester called the Loading Zone. It's a fun place to spend a day cragging. Mostly moderate. If you want more info about any of the above, email me at paul@pondering.org.


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