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Areas in Prison Hill

Corridor Area, The 1 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Diamond, The 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Pocket Pool Wall 1 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Salt and Pepper Tower 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Tuna Tower 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 4,833 ft
GPS: 39.129, -119.738 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 6,875 total, 63/month
Shared By: Rick D on Dec 9, 2008
Admins: Justin Johnsen

Description

Polished, pocketed, crimps, huecos. Desert, volcanic rock. Potential for more development. Developed back in the early 1990's by Jim Arnold and Ron Anderson. Good winter climbing.

Getting There

From the intersection of 395 and 50 South (Spooner)
1. Head north on S Carson St/US-395 toward Reno 0.5 mi
2. Turn right at E Clearview Dr 1.7 mi

You will come to a 90 degree right hand turn in the road. Instead, take a left onto the dirt road. Follow this road for 300' and park in the turn around.

I have included the gps coordinates for the parking lot on the map on the left. If you click on any of the actual area's the gps for each rock will be listed.

To get to the crags, walk north east on the jeep trail for about 500 yards. You will find yourself at the base of the hill with the crags above you. You should find a walking trail which heads up there.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Prison Hill

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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bongo Pockets
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bongo Pockets Corridor Area 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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yep all the bolts in prison hill cept for one or two old lepers are 31/5 inch 3/8 bolts and quality hangars..... I know - cuz i was there.LOL... Aug 3, 2009
I don't know why there is a warning about the bolts at Prison Hill. These routes were put up nearly the same time as Dinosaur and Iron Butte, but there isn't a warning regarding those bolts. The bolts at Prison are in the same condition as the aforementioned crags. And there are now rappel chains to lower from the climbs. You do not have to leave a beaner anymore. Jul 30, 2009

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