Poway Crag's Ramona Wall and Miller Time Wall have a closure in effect from Dec 15th through August 31st annually dur to nesting raptors
Glen Cliff has a closure in effect from Dec 15th through August, or if/when it is determined that nesting is not occurring
Mt Gower also has a closure in effect from Dec 15th through August, or if/when it is determined that nesting is not occurring
In recent years, Gower has been home to seasonally nesting raptors. To avoid human disturbance of nesting activities, advisories may be in effect from around December through August. Check the ACSD and CNF websites for details.
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
Crack starts thin and gets wider. Very slippery rock the whole way up the right facing dihedral. At the top a small traverse right is needed to gain the chimney which is shared with The Gallwas Crack. The word that best describes this route is "athletic". It will literally take your breath away.
Main wall, starts up on a ledge near the top of the left climbers' loop trail. Starts on the right side of this ledge, left of The Gallwas Crack.
Oh cmon, everyone use to get dirty as a kid and probably thought it was the cat's pajamas' at the time. I just climbed through the dirt, guano and most particularly difficult, the green algae slime that coated Gallwas Crack. At first I was like, oh I can't do this its dirty, but I was there they were the climbs I wanted to knock out, and turns out I had a blast. Nutcracker and Gallwas are probably my two favorite climbs in the park as it stands. Can't wait to give them a run towards the summer when it dries out a bit, and maybe my traffic alone will reduce the dirt and dust.
I was following the MG Traverse today and one of the three bird littered blocks at the top of Nutcracker, the nice one you can hug, broke free while i was hugging it (probably about the size of my upper torso or so?). Thankfully it wasn't while climbing Nutcracker, it would have been a horrible fall and incredibly dangerous (likely deadly if hit head-on) for the belayer.
Careful with the sheltered bird-harboring rocks at MG!
By ron amick From: poway, ca Jan 7, 2012 rating: 5.95c17VI17HVS 5a
classic gorge 5.9. you can avoid the guano if you watch what youre doing