Mountain Project Logo

Areas in The Mini Boulders

Hidden in Plain Sight Boulder, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Ravine Boulders, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 21 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 21
River Bed Boulders, The 0 / 2 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Roadside Boulder, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Elevation: 5,441 ft
GPS: 39.427, -119.835 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 7,079 total · 61/month
Shared By: urs on Mar 28, 2009 with updates from Kurt DaSilva
Admins: Justin Johnsen
Getting weather forecast...

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.

37 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: The Mini Boulders Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D
urs
urs  
Nope. Its near Mt. Rose though in the hills to the right. kind of above the arrow creek community. Apr 19, 2009
its a great trail. not for noobs. dont forget your ovaltine and bone saw just in case... Apr 28, 2011
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
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
Kurt DaSilva
Reno, NV
Kurt DaSilva   Reno, NV
The road directions given up top will lead you to the mini boulders area. The GPS marker has been updated as of June 5th, 2018 and is right on the nose for the area. Now, while the road directions will get you there, your car probably won't. The road is hella washed out right from where Schellbourne Road turns to the left and turns to a rough dirt road. After this point I would suggest getting out of your car and walking the rest of the way. I haven't tried to get to The Mini Boulders area from the southern side, entering timberline drive from Thomas Creek. But, it might be worth a try.

Here's some of the coordinates for what I've been able to find out there:
The Roadside Boulder: 39°25'42.2"N 119°50'04.2"W
The Rough Roof: 39°25'46.1"N 119°50'06.3"W
Warm-up Rock: 39°25'47.5"N 119°50'06.9"W
The entrance to the ravine for The Ravine Boulders: 39°25'38.6"N 119°50'07.2"W
The Look Out Boulder: 39°25'38.3"N 119°50'08.4"W
Captain Disaster/Master Disaster/Mini Disaster Boulders: 39°25'38.4"N 119°50'13.0"W
Three Stooges Boulders: 39°25'40.0"N 119°50'12.2"W May 31, 2018
Be warned! My wife and just I attempted to drive to the boulders via the posted directions, and we experienced the same as Kurt and Melinda. Right after the fork in the dirt road, it was pretty much impassable even for our XJ. We didn't have much light left so we gave up on reaching the boulders at all. Unfortunate, since we live 10 minutes away and this could be a great evening climb spot. Jul 2, 2018

More About The Mini Boulders

Printer-Friendly
What's New
Guidebooks (6)

All Photos Within The Mini Boulders (51)

Most Popular · Newest · Random