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vegashacker


Sep 18, 2008, 5:48 PM
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Bouldering in the Mount Diablo, CA/Rock City area?  (North_America: United_States: California: Northern_California: Mount_Diablo_State_Park)
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I've heard that there is bouldering in this area, but can't seem to find anything definite in guide books or the internet. Does anyone have any details? Thanks!


salamanizer


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There's some around Rock City/ Gibraltar Rock area. That's near the south gate enterance above the Boy Scout Rocks. There's also some around Pine Canyon, but I havn't found anything to be worth a shit.

Ropeing up is better round these parts.


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Thanks. I'll report back with how it goes.


Roots


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Hate to hijack the thread, but will be there next month...do you know what's the best (or top couple of) guide book for MD?

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Although we didn't have this book, every other group there seemed to have this one:

http://books.google.com/...snum=4&ct=result


summerprophet


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Diablo really isn't worth the trip if you are in the area...... more of a spot for locals to hit up after work when they can't wait for the weekend.

The guidebook isn't worth it if you are there briefly. Go to the valley, go surfing or Poach trails at Diablo.

If you are intent on climbing there, save the cash on the guide and google "Amazing Face" it, and the few climbs around it are the only enjoyable leads there (IMHO).

Watch out for BAD bolts and Poison Oak.


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Thanks guys! Yeah I figured it was a place that no one likes, but continues to go to for one reason or another.

I'll be in Alamo for one day, so thought I'd stop by Diablo..that's all.

ShockedI really hate poison oak!


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