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Areas in Lone Mountain (Tonopah)

Locatelli/Harrison 1 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Locatelli/Harrison 2 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Lower Formation 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Merlin Monroe 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Molar, The 0 / 8 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Mushroom Dome 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Pineapple 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Ramp, The 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Raven Haven 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Sharks Tooth 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Small Walls 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Stiff and Splits Dome 0 / 12 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Tear Drop Dome 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Troll 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Water Works 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4

Description

Remote area with good cell phone reception. Weathered Granite. Generally south west facing. Slab to sustained overhangs. Sport bolted. No surface water. Good climbing in fall, winter and spring.

Getting There

You need a 4 wheel drive, high clearance vehicle to access these areas. You will encounter some soft sand patches and washouts depending upon when the roads were last graded.

From HWY 6 (95) at 0.1 miles east of mile marker 32 turn southeast onto a graded dirt road. You'll see power lines to your right which cross your road about half way across the playa. There are intersections with your road at 3.8 and 4.0 miles from the turnoff. Go straight at both of these.

At 8.1 miles a single lane road makes a soft left. That road crosses the basin wash and takes you to the main areas.

Continuing on the main road, a right turn at 8.7 miles takes you to the Locatelli/Harrison routes.

To get to the Troll and the Molar continue on the main road and turn left at the intersection at 9.3 miles. Eventually this road enters and follows the wash. Continue on until 12.2 miles and veer left onto a 2 track road. At 13.2 miles turn right to the Troll or go straight ahead to the Molar.

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Jerry Dodrill
Bodega, CA
Jerry Dodrill   Bodega, CA
For the most part, Lone Mountain is a wonderfully remote climbing experience on nice granite and long easy sport routes that are generously equipped. The head scratcher is the Stiff and Splits Dome, which is right at the parking area and features short steep routes on blatantly drilled holds. Meh! Jan 3, 2018
The drilled wall was reportedly once covered from head to toe in nothing but potato chip choss. Apr 11, 2018
Daniel Chafetz
Golden, Colorado
Daniel Chafetz   Golden, Colorado
Meh to your comments, Jerry. You fail to consider the context of the area. We are talking about a pile of rotten rock that had tons and tons of choss peeled off. This is manufacturing, first and foremost. I admit to considering that some routes could've gone with less or even no chipping, but I never saw the crag before it was cleaned. I also am thankful to have something to get some quick laps in while living in the middle of fucking nowhere.

There is plenty of non-chipped climbing to be done literally everywhere else at lone mountain. You just stuck to the "gym" area and criticized it with no frame of reference. No one goes there, man. There will be no PR disaster for future generations, okay? Ridiculous thing to suggest.

It just annoys me that you can criticize the final product so easily when you're just a tourist at this crag. Don't impose your ethics rudely on others. Suggest, ask questions, fine. But learn first, then decide what to think Jun 29, 2018

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