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By T Hocking
Dec 26, 2012
Pioneered this crag 77/78 after Joe Fitschen told me the crag had possibilities.
Put up my routes on lead using hexes, stoppers and slinging natural features. Top roped many other routes on the SW
face that others have since bolted.
See Paul Bernards "Rock Climbs Of N.E. California" for history and beta.
From: Sacramento, CA
Dec 26, 2012
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By Daniel Siegel
From: Portola, CA
Jul 12, 2015
Went out to Tom's Thumb yesterday.
It was nice to have a crag to yourself on a weekend. Access was super easy.
The climbing is fun, but I would say there is nothing "classic". Also, some of the rock is questionable. In order to get your day's worth be a solid 5.9 leader. You wouldn't want to fall of "Skating Away" or "Hans and Frans". It was a fun place to take some friends that were new to climbing. They enjoyed the challenge or learning friction on granite while still having face holds to break up those friction moves. The setting is beautiful and we didn't see anyone else there.
It appears that someone tried to add a bolt to "Hans and Frans" between the first and the second bolts. The hanger has been removed, but the bolt is still there. The guidebook calls this section of the route "sporty". I would agree.
There was a small wasps nest in the finger crack of "Skating Away". They didn't bother us. I climbed laps on it. It was scary to see as I was well above the bolt and hadn't placed gear yet. Fun times!