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superd


Mar 9, 2004, 5:41 PM
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Poway Crags - Climbable after the Fires?  (North_America: United_States: California: San_Diego_County: Poway_Crags)
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I was thinking about taking some beginner climbers to Poway Crags in a couple of weeks.

I heard that the fires ran through that area. Is it still ok for climbing there?

Thanks!


victorjohn


Mar 9, 2004, 5:45 PM
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It got burned pretty bad up there. I went up there about 2 weeks after the fires to check things out. I check a lot of the bolts, which seemed pretty solid to pull on, but they were all black. The rock itself was jacked up. I tried leading a climb and ended up pulling holds off left and right. The whole surface of the rock was flaking off everywhere. The spot I picked seemed the least damaged too.

I am no expert at judging this sort of thing at all, but it seemed pretty unclimable over all to me.


asandh


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rizzuh


Mar 10, 2004, 1:30 AM
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try mission gorge... skyline arete (5.6) That's a prime place for beginners. Bomber bolts for anchors + very nice scenery.

Have fun,
Nic


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