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Elevation: 7,400 ft
GPS: 37.856, -119.075 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Blitzo on Dec 16, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

The "Stone Crusade" boulders are the cover photo for John Sherman's book "Stone Crusade". The cover photo is printed backwards. Back in the 1970s, I would bivi here and boulder. I never saw anyone out there. Grant Hiskes named the place Blitzo Bluffs. The boulders were also called The Blitzo Boulders. I'm sure there are also other names for these boulders.

Two large, high boulders exist. The larger of the two, I always called the Devil Boulder, I'm sure it has other names. The smaller boulder to the northwest always looked like a bird to me.

The climbing is mostly pockets. There is a crack on the bird's east side. Uphill to the east of these boulders is a ridge of rock with some more short cracks.

Getting There

From 395 take West Portal Road east for 0.2 miles. Turn left and follow this road for another 0.7 miles to the Stone Crusade Boulders. The boulders and parking are obvious.

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Russ Walling
www.FishProducts.com
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
These boulders were initially called the Tall Boy boulders, I believe by Smoke Blanchard. Jul 10, 2008
Rick Shull
Arcata, CA & Dyer,NV
Rick Shull   Arcata, CA & Dyer,NV  
I thought the "tall boys" were kinda out near Clark Canyon. There must be more than one? Oct 17, 2008
Russ Walling
www.FishProducts.com
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
Yep, more than one. That is the price we pay for the game of "telephone" that preserves climbing history. Oct 18, 2008

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