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The Mini Boulders  

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Submitted By: urs on Mar 29, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: The right side of the ravine boulders. The Three S...


This small bouldering area is one of the few areas right next to Reno, Nevada and hosts +15 boulders with over 50 problems ranging from V-easy to V6 with tons of problems which are at least V9. So far only me and a few other people have been to this area or even seen it. The rock here is comparable to the woodford's granite/ a donner summit mix. There are currently no trail leading to the boulders, which i will be working on this summer.

Getting There 

This small bouldering area is located in a small ravine on the hills between Caughlin Ranch Community and Arrow Creek community. From the intersection between South McCarran Blvd. and Lakeside Drive, follow Lakeside Drive past windy hill until you reach a street Called Lone Tree Lane. Lone Tree Lane is right before the road turns into Holcomb Ranch Lane and is right before the huge bends in the road. Follow Lone Tree Lane and take a left on Bellhaven Road. From Bellhaven Road, take a left on Schellbourne Street. Follow Schellbourne Street for a few hundred feet till it turns into a dirt road. There are currently for sale signs right at the entrance and the road should be open. Follow this road for a few miles until it takes a sharp turn left and drops into a small ravine. This ravine area is a popular shooting area and you can easily see shells littering the ground. From this spot the road splits into 2 possible roads. The first one on the far right ascends a steep hill (do not take) and the second one goes to the left/straight. Imediantly after this split there is a right turn which leads up and around a hill. Take this road and follow it up a steep hill until you surpass the summit. Then stay on this road and cruise for about a mile, until it makes a suden drop into a steep ravine where the mini boulder's parking lot is. Park either on top of the drop or on the bottom near the river bead.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

39 Total Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For The Mini Boulders
A picture of the route. It ascends the obvious arching crack to the horizontal and then through the overhanging face to the top.

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This beautiful route is very unique and ascends a slab which leads to a tricky overhanging face. The route was only recently discovered and is definetly another classic in the mini boulders. It is a mixture of crack climbing and face climbing with crimps and a comitting throw to the top. Very fun though a little bit tricky to find....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

Photos of The Mini Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
A rough sketch of the layout of the mini boulders. It is not drawn to scale. <br />Couldn't find any actual overviews so here is my sketch. Hope it's helpful.
BETA PHOTO: A rough sketch of the layout of the mini boulders....
A view of the look out boulder and the team disaster boulders above. (left side of the ravine)
BETA PHOTO: A view of the look out boulder and the team disast...
A picture of the roadside boulder and some surrounding boulders. On the top of the hill there are a lot of V-easy problems which are scattered around.
BETA PHOTO: A picture of the roadside boulder and some surroun...
A photo of the roadside boulder (lower right hand corner), The River Bed Boulders (Upper left hand corner), and the parking areas. You can either park at the bottom of the hill on the side of the road or above the hill on some small pull-outs.
BETA PHOTO: A photo of the roadside boulder (lower right hand ...
A view from the field of the Hidden in Plain Sight Boulder. Hard to see, but it's there.
BETA PHOTO: A view from the field of the Hidden in Plain Sight...
A view of the road to approach The Mini Boulders.
BETA PHOTO: A view of the road to approach The Mini Boulders.

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By Matt Riddle
From: Sierra Vista, AZ
Mar 31, 2009
Uh, anyone actually know how to get here? Outskirts of Reno doesn't cut it.
By joe simeo
Apr 15, 2009
By urs
Apr 19, 2009
Nope. Its near Mt. Rose though in the hills to the right. kind of above the arrow creek community.
By Andrew J
Aug 12, 2009
Not worth the effort dont even bother.
By chris hatjakes
Apr 28, 2011
its a great trail. not for noobs. dont forget your ovaltine and bone saw just in case...