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Fire damage to California climbing areas

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Jay Anderson 2 · · Moab, UT · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 0

I heard that Shuteye took it in the shorts. What about Courtright?

Balch  Camp?

anywhere else?

Steph Evans · · EL Portal, CA · Joined Jul 2019 · Points: 0

My guess is fresno dome, balloon dome are all burnt

Robert Mooring · · Lafayette · Joined Aug 2008 · Points: 275

sorry for starting another thread- shuteye looks toast

Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 322
Robert Mooring wrote:

sorry for starting another thread- shuteye looks toast

Do you know that for a fact- or you just speculating? Shuteye is a big place.

Cherokee Nunes · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2015 · Points: 0

Here is latest. Balch Camp ok so far, as is Courtright. Part of Shuteye Ridge burned. So did Fuller Buttes by the looks of it but Jackass Rock so far has not. Balloon Dome is still spared as is Squaw Dome (renamed but I forget the name). The Balls appear to be outside the fray, as well.  

You can zero in on the fire zone map from this URL   https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/CASNF/2020-09-05-1237-Creek-Fire/picts/2020_09_10-13.37.34.885-CDT.jpeg

Jay Anderson 2 · · Moab, UT · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 0

Thanks cherokee

Cory B · · Fresno, CA · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 1,919

Here is a link to a map which shows current fire activity. Updates from satellite feeds

https://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=37.26859,-119.25934&z=10&b=mbt&a=c%2Csma%2Cmodis_mp 

Fire affected areas

-90% of Shuteye, Fuller Buttes, Jackass Rock, Kerkhoff Dome, Sunset Point, Mammoth Pool Dome, Wimuvi Pluton, 

Unaffected

Fresno Dome, Piyau Dome, Balloon Dome, Balls, Courtright, Patterson Bluff

EDIT -Tollhouse, Squarenail (?)

There is a spot fire burning out near Courtright, in the area around Dogtooth Peak. 

We obviously wont know how much damage was actually done until the fire is out, which will likely be months from now. 

Kevin DeWeese · · Oakland, Ca · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 716
Cherokee Nunes wrote:

Squaw Dome (renamed but I forget the name). 

Piyau Dome

Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 322
Jay Anderson 2 wrote:

Thanks cherokee

Thanks .... Jay, Cory and Kevin 

Cory B · · Fresno, CA · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 1,919
M Appelquist wrote:

Detail from Cory’s posted map: Squarenail looks ok as does Tollhouse (on this map). Within a week we will all know a lot more. 

RE Tollhouse, I stand corrected. I had heard through the grapevine that Tollhouse burned, but obviously I don't know for sure. Once the fire is contained and the road opens I'll check it out

Janine G · · OAKLAND · Joined Jun 2018 · Points: 0

Is Tollhouse accessible now?

Cory B · · Fresno, CA · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 1,919

Yes

Kristian Solem · · Monrovia, CA · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 470

The SQF Complex fire burned through the Needles. I have no idea yet how bad it is, access is closed for now.

So far as I can tell from the various maps, Dome Rock area was unburned.

Drew Alldredge · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2018 · Points: 0

Spoke to a climber who lives nearby. Sounds like the Needles pulled through ok. Not so much for Hermit.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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