The Mini Boulders Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: A view of the look out boulder and the team disast...
This small bouldering area is one of the few areas right next to Reno, Nevada and hosts +15 boulders with over 50 problems ranging from V-easy to V6 with tons of problems which are at least V9.
So far only me and a few other people have been to this area or even seen it.
The rock here is comparable to a Woodford's granite/Donner Summit mix.
There are currently no trails leading to the boulders, which I will be working on this summer.
This small bouldering area is located in a small ravine on the hills between Caughlin Ranch Community and Arrow Creek community.
From the intersection of South McCarran Blvd and Lakeside Drive, follow Lakeside Drive past windy hill until you reach a street Called Lone Tree Lane.
Lone Tree Lane is right before the road turns into Holcomb Ranch Lane and is right before the huge bends in the road.
Follow Lone Tree Lane and take a left on Bellhaven Road.
From Bellhaven Road, take a left on Schellbourne Road. Follow Schellbourne Road for a few hundred feet 'til it turns into a dirt road.
There are currently for sale signs right at the entrance, so the road should be open.
Follow this road for a few miles until it takes a sharp turn left and drops into a small ravine.
This ravine area is a popular shooting area and you can easily see shells littering the ground.
From this spot the road splits into 2 possible roads.
The first one on the far right ascends a steep hill (do not take) and the second one goes to the left/straight.
Immediately after this split there is a right turn which leads up and around a hill.
Take this road and follow it up a steep hill until you surpass the summit.
Then, stay on this road and cruise for about a mile, until it makes a sudden drop into a steep ravine where the mini boulder's parking lot is.
Park either on top of the drop or on the bottom near the river bed.
Climbing Season For the Reno and Carson City area.
Weather station 5.4 miles from here
37 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For The Mini Boulders
BETA PHOTO: A view of the road to approach The Mini Boulders.
BETA PHOTO: A photo of the roadside boulder (lower right hand ...
BETA PHOTO: A view from the field of the Hidden in Plain Sight...
BETA PHOTO: A picture of the roadside boulder and some surroun...
BETA PHOTO: A rough sketch of the layout of the mini boulders....
BETA PHOTO: The right side of the ravine boulders. The Three S...
By Matt Riddle
From: Sierra Vista, AZ
Mar 31, 2009
Uh, anyone actually know how to get here? Outskirts of Reno doesn't cut it.
By joe simeo
Apr 15, 2009
IS THIS IN THE HIDDEN VALLEY AREA? BACK BY THE PARK?
Apr 19, 2009
Nope. Its near Mt. Rose though in the hills to the right. kind of above the arrow creek community.
By Andrew J
Aug 12, 2009
Not worth the effort dont even bother.
By chris hatjakes
Apr 28, 2011
its a great trail. not for noobs. dont forget your ovaltine and bone saw just in case...
By Steve Nagy
Sep 3, 2016
This area is really hard to find and the road is in very poor condition with lots of low dry brush -- serious fire hazard driving on that. There is a ton of new development in the area, lots of new housing going up. So it might not even exist any more? Has anyone been out there recently?
We ended up giving up on this one, but I would love to hear some approach tips if anyone actually has been out there.