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|Type:||Trad, 80 ft (24 m)|
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|Shared By:||Chris Wenker on Aug 16, 2010 · Updates|
|Admins:||Mike Howard, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
According to Jan Studebaker: "The property linemountainproject.com/v/new_m… runs from approximately the current east corner by the access gate in a straight line over the top of South Rock to the top middle of the Chicken Heads/Mosaic Wall mount, and from there west down the mount slope to the meadow just south of the Alley climbs. Some of the most popular routes are completely on private property. There are survey markers on the top of South rock (the mysterious aluminum stake stuck in the rock) and on top of the Mosaic rock (most of the time buried in water in a pot hole.)"
An online Tres Piedras Route Guidelamountaineers.org/Tres_Pie… from LA Mountaineers has been updated with the latest access information, and should be read by all Tres Piedras climbers. Group climb leaders, and Climbing Directors (future or past) should take particular note.
Access Notes: Tres Piedras climbers should sign the waiverlamountaineers.org/Tres_Pie… found on this page because the popular South Rock is mostly on private land, as is some of the access to the area. The landowner requests NO fires, no trash, no chalk and "please close any gates". Basically, be a good steward of the land.
In order to nurture greater landowner acceptance of climbers, participants of group climbs are requested to organize quick clean up activities before leaving the area; this should include the climbing area as well as the access roads (trip leaders could supply plastic grocery bags). Small parties should practice "leave no trace" principles.
This crack is right of the route that the modern guidebooks and most people call Summer Dreams so I came up with this stupid punny name (let me know if it has a real name).
Editorial: I think that this line may actually be Summer Dreams because it more closely resembles a "crack with good intentions" (as described in the 1981 guide) than the route to the left. In the 1984 "Tao's Rock II" guide, Summer Dreams is described as: "just to the North of DUNG ALLEY, note crack with small chimney, climb it, exit East", which matches this crack pretty well. The 1991 "Taos Rock III" guide describes Summer Dreams as a "Crack and face climb around the corner from #25 [i.e., Dung Alley]." So, who knows.....