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Routes in Flintstone Rock

Oona Kuma S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Oona Kuma Direct S,TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Pigeon Tunnel TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Quarry, The S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Yabba Dabba Dudes S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Type: TR, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Brian Quiter on Aug 18, 2001
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Falcon Nesting Closure at Castle Rock Details

Description

Located on the right of the primary cave, Pigeon Tunnel ascends a 2 foot wide fissure in Flintstone Rock. The faces have numerous features, but all of them will break if you try to put any weight on them, so your only option is to chimney the entire way. Very standard chimneying and dirty as hell. The route's primary positive feature is that it's a lot cooler than the surrounding air in the summer.

Protection

There is a medium sized tree that can be accessed from the top of the rock directly above the Pigeon Tunnel. There are many boulders that can also be used to setup a toprope, or a backup. Bring a 10' sling for the actual toprope, and a longer 30' sling for a backup.

To access the top of the pigeon tunnel from the top of the rock, head left around the bushes from the exposed top of flintstone rock. There will be a small trail that will head into the top of the rock, and the top outlet of the Pigeon Tunnel will be 10 - 15 feet down from this path and easily accessible.

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yeah.... i got covered in falling pigeon shit just from belaying this route. in theory this routes cool, until you actually start to climb it. the pigeons definitely took this over. Jan 3, 2013
Salamanizer suchoski
Vacaville Ca.
 
Salamanizer suchoski   Vacaville Ca.  
 
Never again!!! Mar 15, 2006
Brad Allender
Alameda, CA
Brad Allender   Alameda, CA
This climb looked pretty cool, but it is so dirty we decided it wasn't worth doing. The pidgeons definately own this one! Oct 13, 2005
Aron Quiter
Oakland, CA
Aron Quiter   Oakland, CA  
Brian forgot to mention that the name of the route does indeed imply that the whole route is covered in pigeon shit. Never gotten so dirty on a climb before.

With the amount of sand that's falling from rope movement over your head, the amount of pidgeon crap that you're kicking off the rock, and the occasional updrafts going through the tunnel, you will get more than your daily oral intake of both sand and pigeon shit.

It's a long chimney though, so it does have that going for it! Sep 9, 2002