Cool rocks in a cool setting, and by the looks of the place there is a lot more here.
Approach: 10 hike from the Big Bald Rock Trail head, the boulders are on your 2 o'clock once you start heading up the granite.
Ambiance: **** Doesn't get much better than this, some great boulders with cool aretes, views, and flat landings.
Parking: Park at the trailhead.
Kids/Dogs: They both did good. There is a lot for the little ones to climb.
Shade: Pretty exposed, but there are a surprising number of north facing problems in the shade.
Rock Type: Granite-Quality varies
Notes: Their are bolts on top of a lot of the problems. The 0's and 1's are pretty stout, and a couple of big pads would be nice
for many of the problems.
Directions: From Oroville take the CA-162 (Oroville-Quincy Highway) past Lake Oroville about 19 miles then right on Bald Rock
Road and follow it for 7.2 miles up hill to the Bald Rock Road Trail head. Bald Rock Road loops back on to the 162 so from
Quincy Bald Rock Road is on the left and you can take it down hill for about 3 and a half miles and the Trail head will be on your
John Gill Memorial Boulder
& The Bunny Block
1. ****V6? Mission
Impossible Look really cool,
an over hung face with some
sharp looking crimps that trend
right then back left.
2. ****V5? Mission
Improbable Start on high
crimps and work the right
facing crimps to the make a
big move to the lip.
3. ***V0 High start of the
great featured arete and work
it up then right at the top.
4. V0? Hared Out An off width
5. V0? Hugh Hefner Hand
crack and face holds.
6. *V1 High start on a
horizontal seam and work up
to the lip then left and over.
7. **V0 Bunny Arete Stand
start the featured seam on the
slight arete and take it up to a
7a. V2? Start on the bunny
arete and traverse the lip into
Birdbath, Jeff & Mutt
1. V4? A Cool stemming problem to a
2. **?V2 Birdbath Undercling/sidepull
start to a tricky mantle in a hueco.
3. V? Something here
4. *V0 Mutt Arete Climb the slopey
huecos just left of the arete.
4a. *V1 SDS under the huecos.
5. *V4 Northwest Face SDS on a low
wide start to some slopey pinches on a
short strong face.
6. *V4 Northeast Face SDS and work
some slopey crimps to the lip.
1. ***V1 Left side of the right arete.
4. **V3? Eros Direct Stand start on
the left arete with a boulder at your
back and head up on the left arete and
finish on the hueco. The landing has
flat rock in the landing.
5. ***V2? Maneater Arete The high
6. ***V1? Maneater Arete Either
side of the high right arete.
7. ***V0 Asteroid Bash The juggy
7a. ***V2 A tricky sit down start.