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Middle Zone - CLOSED :-( Rock Climbing 

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The Middle Zone - CLOSED TO CLIMBING :( 

Its a bummer to say that this area, for all intents, has been closed off to climbing. A new gate has recently gone up and its likely permanent. there are also signs up warning of parked cars being impounded and trespassers being arrested. Sadly Reno has lost it's best granite bouldering zone and while there are other areas within Sommerset that are still open; none were quite as cool as the Middle zone.


It's in the middle zone that most of the actions happens. Here you'll find generally feet-less, tan granite erratics, An easy approach and quality stone has made this area the default sector for climbing at Sommerset. While most of the plumbs have been picked, a few harder lines still wait to be sent.

Small pads are all you really need as nothing is too highball here, but the movement is good and the grainy-ness continues to diminish as the lines see more ascents.

good in the evenings, try to obey the parking signs.

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For the Reno and Carson City area.

Weather station 6.6 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Middle Zone - CLOSED :-(

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Middle Zone - CLOSED :-(:
Flat Tire   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 9'   
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Perpetual Dreaming V8 7B  Nevada : Reno and Carson City : ... : Middle Zone - CLOSED :-(
This beautiful proud line leads up the steep and desperate overhanging arete. A powerful technical crux down low leads to a delicate finish that is no gimme. This boulder problem is one of the most unique and beautiful lines I have ever seen or attempted. The arete just has enough holds to get you to the top, but finding the sequence through the holds requires some out of the box thinking and results in a very rewarding ascent. Definitely one of the classic boulder problems in the tahoe area....[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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By JaredV
From: Reno, nv
Sep 14, 2013
how do you get to this zone from the freeway?

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