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May 15, 2013
I'm adding a climbing section to my web site (aboutlaketahoe.com). I've climbed there several times, but don't the names or ratings for any of the routes there and can't find any info about them online either. What I do have is at aboutlaketahoe.com/climbing/bo...

Note- I only have about 4 pages up currently in the climbing section so clicking around will likely just end you up on a copy of the Luther Spires page
Court
Joined May 4, 2013
109 points
May 15, 2013
that's because this crag has remained off the interwebz for years.
lets keep it that way.
bergbryce
From California
Joined Aug 23, 2009
177 points
May 15, 2013
it's not off the interwebz, it's just not listed on the main parts of any of the sites.

supertopo.com/climbing/thread....
supertopo.com/climbing/thread....
Court
Joined May 4, 2013
109 points
May 15, 2013
yeah it's been mentioned in two ST threads, that's not like an MP page or your crappy website that can lead every gumby from SanHo to Sacto to the one quick access, after work crag that isn't published somewhere.

not every crag and every route needs to be documented for everyone to find.
bergbryce
From California
Joined Aug 23, 2009
177 points
May 16, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Guideline #1
Guideline #1
Court
Joined May 4, 2013
109 points
May 16, 2013
Honestly, after your first post i was considering not adding it to the site, since i'm new to climbing and don't wish to step on anyone's toes. Your comment kind of fixed that though, and it will definitely stay. The fact that it isn't on any of the other sites is what makes it a valuable addition, cause let's face it, the climbing there isn't that spectacular.
Having said that, just so we can all get along, I have removed the directions.
Fair enough?
Court
Joined May 4, 2013
109 points
May 16, 2013
i've heard of this crag, but never knew where. i like the idea of low profile crags for locals. some things need to stay out of guides and on-line.

there WILL be more people climbing here now. no doubt.
splitclimber
Joined Jan 22, 2007
99 points
May 16, 2013
How so? If it still doesn't say where to go? Court
Joined May 4, 2013
109 points
May 16, 2013
huh, you have directions on your page.

edit - you HAD directions on your page.
splitclimber
Joined Jan 22, 2007
99 points
May 16, 2013
right, that's what i said above, that I would take down the directions as a compromise of sorts. Court
Joined May 4, 2013
109 points
May 21, 2013
it would be nice if it just wasnt added. that place gets enuff traffic as it is. if u really want to go ahead with it then talk to j at sports ltd, since he and his buds put up most of the climbs. thanks. dave salazar
Joined Jul 17, 2010
10 points
May 21, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: me
As an outsider, I would compare this discussion to calling dibs on your retarded cousin with one good arm. coloradotomontana
Joined Dec 24, 2008
108 points
May 21, 2013
But how will it get more traffic without directions? Just knowing there is a place called Bottle creek won't lead anyone to a Bottle creek on a map, since the creek isn't labeled on maps. I lived within 200 yards of the creek for 5 years and never knew what it was called. I always thought it's name was derived from the lakes it flows from (which i won't mention).
Although I'm not really sure which one of the three creeks is the actual Bottle Creek.

And if it's an after work crag you're after, why not go here? Several top rope options in the area (no bolts yet), the approach is like 1/5th of bottle Creek's, much more evening light, and you won't find a set of anchors closer to a bar in the tahoe basin, maybe not in all of California (gyms excluded).


Rock Climbing Photo: Off the Bar Wall
Off the Bar Wall



Rock Climbing Photo: Cracks
Cracks
Court
Joined May 4, 2013
109 points
May 22, 2013
From my understanding the name of the crag has nothing to do with the name of any creek in the area. It's a historical name from what I understand and it involves bottles more than a creek.

I'll give you one really good reason why this spot doesn't need to be published, then I'm done. The parking situation. As it stands it's questionable at best and all it would take are a few more No Parking sings (like on the other side of the highway) to be put up on the side of the road that people park on now and access would be considerably restricted. I have no doubt that CHP and maybe even NFS would rather not see cars parked there, especially on Friday evenings and busy weekends when 50 eastbound is a constant stream of incoming traffic.

Really your site shouldn't even mention it, directions or not. And it appears there are others who feel the same way.
bergbryce
From California
Joined Aug 23, 2009
177 points
May 22, 2013
sry to say but every single area i click on on your Tahoe site links to Luther spires. Lewisd_530
From South Lake Tahoe, California
Joined Oct 17, 2012
10 points
May 22, 2013
Locals only brah, don't try and surf my wave. frankstoneline
Joined Apr 23, 2009
22 points
May 22, 2013
"sry to say but every single area i click on on your Tahoe site links to Luther spires."

yeah i mentioned that in the first post. the climbing section isn't live yet (linked to from the rest of the site)and the luther spires page was used for the template as i develop the climbing section. currently it's just luther, bottle creek, ballbuster rock, 90' wall, and crystal bay boulder. i'm trying to add a new one/day but I'm also trying to update the rest of the site to the newer format at the same time as well as dealing with other clients.
Court
Joined May 4, 2013
109 points
Jul 2, 2015
Who was this douche at the crag 6/28/15.
Rock Climbing Photo: angry crag crasher vehicle.
angry crag crasher vehicle.

Showed up to climb at 8;30. two people. was approached and asked if we were climbing and when I stated yes he ran down to set up the whole rock. When we gathered our gear and headed down to ask what they were climbing we were TOLD we could get on anything we wanted until "the rest of us get here." Didn't know I needed permission!! Watch out, he has a COEXIST sticker on the back of his foreign car. Sound like everyone should coexist until its inconvenient for him!! This is not the climbing community I know. WTH!
Paul Ott
From oakland, CA
Joined Jun 21, 2014
26 points
Jun 8, 2016
I found a camouflage cordalette at bottle creek a couple days ago. It looks brand new and, though I doubt I'll find them, I wanted to at least try and get it back to the owner. I'll check this string every so often. GrippedinTahoe
From South Lake Tahoe, Ca
Joined Jun 8, 2016
15 points
Jun 12, 2016
I think its really bad style to set top ropes up everywhere at any crag. If you must climb in a group, please dont take over the crag. No one wants to encounter a ton of dogs, and one leader with 5 followers. Or at least I dont.I say let the gapers have bottle creek. It's a pile. Younghee Lowrie
From meyers califonia
Joined Oct 8, 2013
0 points
Jul 14, 2016
Paul Ott wrote:
Who was this douche at the crag 6/28/15. Showed up to climb at 8;30. two people. was approached and asked if we were climbing and when I stated yes he ran down to set up the whole rock. When we gathered our gear and headed down to ask what they were climbing we were TOLD we could get on anything we wanted until "the rest of us get here." Didn't know I needed permission!! Watch out, he has a COEXIST sticker on the back of his foreign car. Sound like everyone should coexist until its inconvenient for him!! This is not the climbing community I know. WTH!

Man I know that guy your lucky he didn't crack your damn neck.
Michael Reeves
Joined Mar 18, 2014
43 points


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