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Elevation: 5,810 ft
GPS: 39.425, -119.843 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: urs on Mar 28, 2009
Admins: Justin Johnsen

Description

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 a Woodford's granite/Donner Summit mix.

There are currently no trails 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 of 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 Road. Follow Schellbourne Road for a few hundred feet 'til it turns into a dirt road.

There are currently for sale signs right at the entrance, so 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.

Immediately 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 sudden 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 bed.

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Can someone post GPS coordinates of one of the boulders themselves?

The coordinates currently posted aren't really helpful; they are on a road-fork, and the driving directions are too unclear to follow beyond this point. Aug 29, 2017
I tried exploring this area a couple weeks ago, and it was not worth it. The dirt road has been the victim of heavy rains this winter season, so I was forced to park where it Y's and you're supposed to go left. I strapped on my pad and trekked the rest of the way. There was no distinguished trail, so I bush-whacked to get to the boulders. They are spaced far apart so...lots of bush-whacking. The boulders were ok quality; many with bad landings, so it was tough to solo.
Overall impression: not worth the effort to get there. Apr 10, 2017
This area is really hard to find and the road is in very poor condition with lots of low dry brush -- serious fire hazard driving on that. There is a ton of new development in the area, lots of new housing going up. So it might not even exist any more? Has anyone been out there recently?

We ended up giving up on this one, but I would love to hear some approach tips if anyone actually has been out there. Sep 3, 2016
its a great trail. not for noobs. dont forget your ovaltine and bone saw just in case... Apr 28, 2011
Not worth the effort dont even bother. Aug 12, 2009
urs
urs  
Nope. Its near Mt. Rose though in the hills to the right. kind of above the arrow creek community. Apr 19, 2009
IS THIS IN THE HIDDEN VALLEY AREA? BACK BY THE PARK? Apr 15, 2009
Matt Riddle
Sierra Vista, AZ
Matt Riddle   Sierra Vista, AZ
Uh, anyone actually know how to get here? Outskirts of Reno doesn't cut it. Mar 31, 2009

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