This move effectively closed kings ferry, a major river crossing at that narrow point in the river, about 10 miles 16 km. Stoney point page 144 supertopos climbing discussion forum is the worlds most popular community discussion forum for people who actively climb outdoors. Is this a place or activity you would suggest for families. Sunshyne photografie added 6 new photos to the album. Stoney point bouldering and top roping 3rd edition. Although some routes change constantly because of the sandstone shaleing, it still give a general description of the routes and some very helpful tips on climbing.
Stoney point rock climbing anchors and rescue saano. I have an rei gift card and could probably get a crash pad. Best trails in stoney point park california alltrails. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible yearround. Further, if you requested tickets in the first round, those ticket requests were fulfilled. The battle of stony point took place on july 16, 1779, during the american revolutionary war. Note do not destroy flora or fauna just to get to your boulder problem, life here is very fragile and one selfishbrutish act. Stoney point is a city park granted mainly through the efforts of climbers. Climb in the footsteps of royal robbins, yvon chouinard, bob kamps, john bachar, john long, batten. Video of our first time bouldering at stoney point. Slime v1, turlock boulder, stoney point park, chatsworth, ca. Top quality, great selection and expert advice you can trust.
The b1turlock corridor could well be termed the nexus of stoney point bouldering many brilliant problems here. Oh sure there are more, but this is the most complete book on stoney point. Dec 18, 2015 almost 10 million people live within a halfhour drive, and with more than 300 days of annual sunshine, stoney point sees more traffic on a weekend than some crags do all season. Stoney point, ca real crystal ball, crystal ball, and. Though often overlooked, few climbing areas can compare with the rich and storied history of stoney point. Local climber craig frys extensive guide to bouldering in socal, contains stoney point problems also. Apr 02, 2015 known as a quick fix for angelenos, head to stoney point for a day of stunning views, hikes and, of course, climbing. Feb 05, 2011 a few classics three pigs, leaping lizards, boot flake, kodas corner, critter crack, masters of reality. Descend down the north side, making use of the live oak. Matt braunstein, sam eaton, and nick leprohon work several stoney point classics. The british forces, in order to capture nearby fort lafayette, hauled several cannons up the steep and rugged slopes of stony point and used the vantage point to shell fort lafayette. A few classics three pigs, leaping lizards, boot flake, kodas corner, critter crack, masters of reality. We recommend parking along topango canyon blvd northbound. Stoney point barn newton, iowa local business facebook.
Climbing development began at stoney point in the 1930s when it was discovered by young climbers then active in the sierra club. If you have your own personal climbing safety equipment bring it, if you need to borrow gear from us, just let us know your waist size for the harness, and shoes size for our magic climbing shoes. Rock climbing area stoney point info, betas, location. Real crystal ball mantel crystal ball mantel expansion chamber i know about the continuity issues with real.
The golf course is open for your outdoor, fresh air enjoyment. Other famous climbers such as bob kamps, ron kauk, john long, john bachar also started to climb at stoney point. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Stoney point supertopo rock climbing discussion topic. Apr 04, 2019 on weekends, cars line topanga canyon boulevard as noobs and veterans alike take part in the same addiction.
Really want to practice climbing but cant afford a gym membership at the moment. Almost 10 million people live within a halfhour drive, and with more than 300 days of annual sunshine, stoney point sees more traffic on a weekend than some crags do all season. Climbing in tidal wave boulder, joshua tree national park. Today, the film is about 75% complete, from a shooting standpoint, and ive amassed an amazing collection of historical photos and video assets. More visually intricate than typical rock climbing gyms, enjoy boulders fusing. Oct 15, 2006 numerous hard and overhanging classic problems on the west, south and east sides of this boulder. I live right down the street fomr stoney point and have never seen as complete a route book as this. Jul 22, 2008 slime v1, turlock boulder, stoney point park, chatsworth, ca. Stoney point bouldering birthday challenge narrated duration. Dec 01, 2004 as far as the stuff ive seen that covers stoney points various climbs and routes, this book has everything i have looked for. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. This is a reminder that stony point high school will be accepting final requests for additional graduation tickets between march 30th and april 3rd. As part of the rei coop family, were dedicated to making websites and mobile apps that help outdoor enthusiasts connect, share information and.
Nowadays, stoney point is more popular than ever, and has sadly been marred by chiseled holds, graffiti, and litter. Stoney is great for yearround climbing a little hot in the summer but please remember that since stoney is sandstone you should wait 45 days after rainfall to climb wet holds will break damaging the rock and possibly you. I did the outdoor climbing class and anchor class, both through rei and both at stoney point. The anchor class involves no climbing and teaches you how to set up basic top rope anchors. Join facebook to connect with stoney point and others you may know. Bermudas and bogeys are open for takeout onlyplease see our bermudas menu page for offerings. Stoney point can boast to be one of the very first bouldering areas anywhere. Classic climbs for stoney point rock climbing guides.
While the guidebook provided a few basic stories and facts, the real gems were told by old timers during weeknight bouldering sessions. Urban rock stoney point climbers guide chris owen on. We will soon be showing our climbing appearal and accessories. But the sandstone boulders are still there, and the climbing is still fun. Learn about fundamental knots, how to belay and rappel, and put your newly acquired technique to use on a number of routes at the popular climbing site.
Mar 29, 2020 stoney point supertopos climbing discussion forum is the worlds most popular community discussion forum for people who actively climb outdoors. On his way to becoming the greatest free climber of his generation, bachar spent his formative years at the point learning all he could from local pros like bob kamps and jim wilson. Bouldering at stoney point park in chatsworth, california. While the majority of stoney points worthy climbs have already been established, occasionally a new top rope or boulder problem is claimed, but due to stoney s long history of. Placed under its jurisdiction were parks and public land that had been set aside for the perpetual use of the community in the original spanish land grants. Jan 24, 2006 short but fun problems for all abilities bedrock arete v0, stoney point problem aka bambam v3, yabba dabba do v6, relic v9 and tidal wave v11. I got past a 5 12a that i had been working on for 3 months thanks to this book. Apr 04, 2019 around 1970 an athletic, blonde teenager named john bachar started showing up at stoney point. In the 50s and 60s pioneering rockclimbers royal robbins and yvon chouinard learned to climb at stoney point. This updated edition of urban rock has been rewritten with lots of new boulder problems and area maps.
On weekends, cars line topanga canyon boulevard as noobs and veterans alike take part in the same addiction. The rock is sandstone, which makes it less painful on the hands while bouldering, allowing climbers to boulder for long periods of time without worrying about. In this video, jake and i check out stoney point for the first time and climb some of the oldest boulder problems in america. Shop for climbing guidebooks at rei free shipping on all orders. Get your start in the thrilling outdoor adventure of rock climbing with an introductory class led by an expert climber in stoney point park. It is clear, concise, and informative enough for you to assess whether you can solve the problem or not having the gear andor ability to complete the climb is yours to assess personally. All informations, geo location, photos, videos and betas about stoney point are available on climbingaway. In a well planned and executed nighttime attack, a highly trained select group of george washingtons continental army troops under the command of brigadier general mad anthony wayne defeated british troops in a quick and daring assault on their outpost in stony point, new york, approximately 30 mi. Today, the scene out at the point isnt much different than it was 50 years ago when robbins and chouinard ruled the place.
Its routes are as strong at face value as the climbing history that has happened there. Stoney point, riverside quarry, just to name some off the top of my head. Stoney point page 10 supertopos climbing discussion forum is the worlds most popular community discussion forum for people who actively climb outdoors. In the climbing class they set up some easy top ropes and let you climb them with a bunch of people. Note do not destroy flora or fauna just to get to your boulder problem, life here is very fragile and one selfishbrutish act will spoil it for all of us. Each entry cites relevant information, including subject, author or title when this is a notable point of interest, and department i. While the majority of stoney points worthy climbs have already been established, occasionally a new top rope or boulder problem is claimed, but due to stoney s long history of capable climbers its almost impossible to. A photographic tour of ths rock climbing scene at stoney, with a emphisis on bouldering. Is it worth it to get the crash pad or is it going to be difficult to practice at stoney for a beginner. Stoney point page 15 supertopos climbing discussion forum is the worlds most popular community discussion forum for people who actively climb outdoors. She is cute as a doll and has the flare of a 14 year old. In addition to route information, this book introduces climbers to the ethics of top roping and bouldering at stoney point. Bouldering at stoney point has been visited by people in the following countries.
Find rock climbing routes, photos, and guides for every state, along with reallife experiences and advice from fellow climbers. It is clear, concise, and informative enough for you to assess whether you can solve the problem or not having the gear andor ability to complete the climb. This book is great for people like me who need some pointers to get started. I finally had the chance to make a trip to the legendary stoney point bouldering area. Not very thorough, it is from the 80s and is more of a fun thing to read through to appreciate the history. Stoney point supertopos climbing discussion forum is the worlds most popular community discussion forum for people who actively climb outdoors. Fans and followers say its the very best wave in 11,000 miles of great lakes shoreline, thankyou greg issacson. As far as the stuff ive seen that covers stoney points various climbs and routes, this book has everything i have looked for. If youve chosen the transportation addon, then well be departing at 7. The history of climbing at stoney point over the last hundred years is richer than cheesecake and, as a filmmaker, it was a no brainer that this needed to be my first real project outside of school.
Getting there approach from hidden valley cg by following a trail past the east face of the blob, from the paved road near the vicintiy of steve canyon or even from the vicinity of echo cove. Great guide for stoney point bouldering, especially for the casual climber like myself. Numerous hard and overhanging classic problems on the west, south and east sides of this boulder. Climbing at stoney point the og outdoor boulders developed in. As part of the rei coop family, were dedicated to making websites and mobile apps that help outdoor enthusiasts connect, share information and get out into the places they love to play. May 22, 2016 look at this little sas of a peach tree. News, maps and some topos can be found here thanks to chris owen author of urban rock the stoney point climbers guide.429 426 50 131 1020 674 735 1115 925 1299 585 27 21 1498 1289 281 1295 461 1396 778 992 399 52 1252 302 832 635 714 1229 927 234 1304 394 565 1109 96 915