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Washoe Boulders (Goni Boulders)

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About Washoe Boulders (Goni Boulders):

Rusted out car frames, flea-ridden fixed mattresses, shotgun shells, domestic violence, broken glass and the steady pop-pop-pop of small arms fire – ahhh, Nevada. If you make it past the casinos in downtown Carson City with enough money left to buy chalk, then you’re probably ok, and you’ll love the bouldering. There isn’t a speck of granite worth pulling on for ten miles in any direction, which is great. After too many days in the basin, it feels good to grab some pocketed volcanic stone instead of cerebral Sierra granite. Goni rewards power and a high pain threshold - the pockets and edges here are really sharp, so taping ahead of time might give you a shot at climbing here two days in a row, but no guarantees. The backdrop of a massive, black cinder mine completes the surreal, industrial vibe and makes the Goni experience a cultural event as well as a good pump – a chance to observe the American Redneck in his native habitat.
Nearest town or city: Carson City
Directions: From Reno. Head south on Hwy 395 towards Carson City. Get off the freeway at North Carson Street. Take a left onto E college parkway. Left on Goni Road. Follow Goni untill you it dead ends at a gate. At this point, turn right onto a poorley paved road. Follow the Road as it turns to dirt. You will arrive at a very large switchback which sweeps right. Park on the shoulder on the left side of the road so the Semi's don't hit you. Walk on the jeep road which is on the north side of the main road. Stay right at the first fork. After about 100 yards after the fork, there is a walking trail which heads west. Follow it to the boulder's. You should walk up to the Wasabi boulder which is big and overhanging.
Latitude, Longitude: 39.24280, -119.74010
Access Issues: None
Camping: No
When to Climb: Autumn Spring Summer Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Lifetime

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