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Tom's Thumb  

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Elevation: 5,000'
Location: 40.25375, -120.53431 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Paul Bernard on Oct 27, 2010
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Incredible granite plug on a ridge top. Beautiful climbs up dikes and cracks.

Getting There 

Directions (provided by Tad Hocking):
From Hwy 395 about 12 mi. south of Susanville, head SW up Janesville Grade Road for 4.7 mi. Turn right on dirt road towards Thompson Peak lookout. Follow that road 1.9 miles, then turn right and follow that dirt road to a gravel quarry area about 1.5 miles. Head to the south side of the quarry and you should see the rock.
Addendum: (Added by Muscrat 6/15)
This is a really tough spot to find. Google Earth has it at 4015'13.50" N and 12032'04.17"W. The turn off is at 40 14' 22.07" N and 120 31' 23.98" W. If you get to the fire lookout, turn around, you done gone too far! Keep an eye out to the east on the way back down, you can see it when the road crests from the west side back to the east side. DO NOT DRIVE DOWN THE LAST 150' OF ROAD WHEN YOU ARE AT THE CRAG. The sandy hill is difficult even w/4wd. You have been warned!

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.6 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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

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Tad Hocking leading FA Skating Away 5.8 1977
Tad Hocking leading FA Skating Away 5.8 1977
Paul Robie on Flashback 5.7 1978
Paul Robie on Flashback 5.7 1978
Paul Robie following Hangover A1 1978
Paul Robie following Hangover A1 1978
Tad Hocking leading FA of Skating Away 5.8 1977
Tad Hocking leading FA of Skating Away 5.8 1977

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By T Hocking
Dec 26, 2012
Pioneered this crag 77/78 after Joe Fitschen told me the crag had possibilities.

Put up my routes on lead using hexes, stoppers and slinging natural features. Top roped many other routes on the SW
face that others have since bolted.

See Paul Bernards "Rock Climbs Of N.E. California" for history and beta.

Tad Hocking
By M.Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Dec 26, 2012
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