Elevation: 4,251 ft
GPS: 40.045, -120.104 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Reese Willis on Dec 6, 2018
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, Muscrat, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Climbing at Doyle is like bouldering in Bishop in the 1970's. Tons of un-explored areas, camping wherever you like, hundreds of routes to be discovered and no one else in sight. You could spend weeks climbing here and never see another soul the entire time.

Doyle isn't an easy roadside cruise though. Its steep, with no trails, no amenities, no signs to point the way and no one to tell you what to do. The true wild west of climbing areas. The best way to get around is with a OHV. Be it a motorcycle, four wheeler, side by side or tricked out 4X4. The whole area is a OHV park complete with unloading parking areas, good dirt roads, side trails and single tracks. Its uncommon to see anyone else out here, but when you do, its not uncommon to see them riding a Quad with a crash pad strapped to the back. There are literally thousands of boulders spread out over a dozen square miles along the hillside waiting to be discovered. Though many of the roads are good, its still an area that will require 4WD for most roads and a high clearance vehicle doesn't hurt either. Sorry Subaru owners, gonna have to trade it in for a 4X4 truck or buy an OHV to access the majority of the routes here. 

Doyle is divided into two sub areas: The West Face and Fort Sage areas  The rock is generally of good quality, though it can tend to be on the grainy side and many of the problems can be sharp. Being one hour north west of Reno, Doyle is a convenient winter destination with many solid routes worth venturing to. Best time to climb here is on sunny days with temps between 35 to 55 degrees. 

Getting There

From Reno take highway 395 north for 42 miles towards Doyle. Right before Doyle exit the highway for Doyle Loop. Take Doyle Loop for half a mile over a one-way bridge and then turn right onto Hackstaff road. Follow Hackstaff road for a little less than a mile. When the pavement ends take the first right for The West Face Area. For The Fort Sage Area continue for about a mile and turn right onto Fort Sage Road. Follow this road for approximately a mile to an old jeep trail. Most low clearance two wheel drive vehicles can navigate this trail for a quarter mile to a parking area in front of the area information sign. Continue up the steep hill and follow the trail for half a mile to a fork and up the hill for The Rock Ridge boulders.

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