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Untuched virgin crags -- in Nevada
« on: August 24, 2020, 10:02:31 AM »
I look at these every time I fish a certain spot on the carson river..   Tiers of stone that are around 200 feet tall-- splitter cracks and corners, roofs and faces--- never been touched...



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Re: Untuched virgin crags -- in Nevada
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2020, 09:46:02 PM »
Well I'm intrigued
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Re: Untuched virgin crags -- in Nevada
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2020, 09:30:07 AM »
Takes a bit of 4 wheelin then a wade acrss the carson river to get to them,, or a lot of 4 wheeling and a longish approach down a steep hill..  I look at these every time I fish a certain spot on the river. ;)
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Re: Untuched virgin crags -- in Nevada
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2020, 11:08:12 AM »
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Re: Untuched virgin crags -- in Nevada
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2020, 04:12:40 PM »
Not untouched- but Ron, Lon, or any other Nevadans, do you know the story on either of these two?... photos below 
1) a janky via ferrata up a tower near Reno
2) domeland near Fallon-ish, with bolt ladder up the main tower (saw one old sheared 1/4", and the "new" hardware are all crappy drop-ins)

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Re: Untuched virgin crags -- in Nevada
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2020, 07:33:22 PM »
We were out there around Fallon decades ago..  Thought it to be a bit rubble-y   Ill bet Alvin McClane did something there..   Dont know about the viaferrata stuff.
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Re: Untuched virgin crags -- in Nevada
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2020, 06:51:40 AM »
Alvin seems to be quite the Nevada legend,
you ever meet him or rope up Ron?
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Re: Untuched virgin crags -- in Nevada
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2020, 07:32:16 PM »
NO I knew his brothers though..     But i read and knew about him BITD  -- a geologist and climber of the Great basin and surrounds-- out where no one had ever ventured..  He did one of the very first routes at the Wild Granites and many many other places throughout NV..   He never did a guide or journal that i know of..   BUt we have found old anchors,, fixed pins and fixed chocks that were very likely evidence of Alvin lol! 


    Kind like the Fred Becky of Nevada if you will..Only in Nevada your in a small club of climbers- especially back a few decades..  No one knew what we were doing- it was way too far out in the "wilderness" and away from "the valley".


   
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