The place is a canyon of volcanic rock blobs located out in the middle of the desert. It has over 300 climbs, many of them in the 5.10-5.13 range. Perfect!
|New guidebook - new area - fun times!|
We opted for some luxury and stayed in a very cheap motel in Barstow. Saturday morning we headed into Sawtooth Canyon, for some well protected sport climbing.
The canyon itself was an old OHV area that ha now been converted into a protected area by the BLM. The local yahoos were likely upset, but it makes for a much nicer place to visit than it probably used to be.
|Trump supporters might not like the new rules. But I do!|
|Blobs of volcanic rock - fun!|
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We found a nice sunny wall in another part of the canyon and climbed a bunch more. We did more than 10 route in the day. Perfect!
|More rock blobs|
|Teresa crushing a fun steep 5.8|
|exposed core on the rope.|
|stroll in the desert|
|Steep and fun!|
|Penny needed help on the approach|
|car kisses. safe driving?|