Pebble Beach

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Pebble Beach

Post by GaryO » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:56 pm

Looking at checking out pebble beach this weekend if it's sunny, so I wanted to get some feedback from those with personal experience.

- Is the wall sunny? It's listed as having sun all day on the site. True?
- Will there be seepage from snow melt?
- Will the roads be open and realistically passable?

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Re: Pebble Beach

Post by Nit » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:51 pm

The gate was closed when I went by this afternoon.

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Re: Pebble Beach

Post by Ascentionist » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:16 pm

Gate will probably be closed.

Wall does get sun, but there's a good chance a lot will be wet at PB
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Re: Pebble Beach

Post by GaryO » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:02 pm

What are the best alternatives for sunny trad that will be accessible?

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Re: Pebble Beach

Post by rjackson » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:08 pm

Fortress.
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Re: Pebble Beach

Post by noga » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:45 pm

Check out Wall of Denial. It is a great place.

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Re: Pebble Beach

Post by Ascentionist » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:06 pm

I second fortress.
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Re: Pebble Beach

Post by Wolf » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:24 pm

Fortress, Wall of Denial, Eagle Point Buttress, The Stadium, the Gold Coast, and portions of Long Wall. What grades are you looking for?
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Re: Pebble Beach

Post by MrFizz » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:02 pm

noga wrote:Check out Wall of Denial. It is a great place.
Wall of Denial is cool but with all the snow melting the river will probably be up and the trail might be under water.
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Re: Pebble Beach

Post by GaryO » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:11 pm

Thanks for all the info guys. Looking for all trad grades up to 10-. 11- sport.

I've been to WoD - it was fun but probably won't return. I still have plenty to climb at fortress. Pebble Beach, Muscle Beach, and Long Wall would be my preferences. I am also considering Emerald City for the nice mix of sunny sport and trad.

What specific roads and gates do I need to look out for being potentially closed in the forest? Which are maintained and not maintained in general? I've heard some of the hills in PMRP have been icy lately too. Any firsthand knowledge?

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Re: Pebble Beach

Post by Ascentionist » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:06 pm

The road out to Pebble, Muscle, Dip, etc was closed last weekend. That doesn't affect Long Wall or Fortress. Emerald Coty is fine. Funk Rock and a Sky Bridge Ridge would be fine too, as would the Small Walls and Tower.

No first hand knowledge of Pmrp within the last couple of weeks but I'd guess the Motherlode hill is a mess. You might be okay going to Coalbank (Solar Collector et al) as there are a couple of ways out of the valley there.
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Re: Pebble Beach

Post by EricDorsey » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:39 pm

Has the motherload hill been getting plowed and salted this winter?

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Re: Pebble Beach

Post by bentley » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:14 pm

Travel the last few hundred yards of the pavement to coal bank with caution. A few years back there was a good size sheet of black ice that caused a few expensive headaches for some folks
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Re: Pebble Beach

Post by cliftongifford » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:16 pm

Most of the oil roads have been pretty well maintained. The motherload hill was still a little icy/messy the other day, but is manageable with a 4x4.

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Re: Pebble Beach

Post by dustonian » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:20 pm

As a side note, I have a minor little route maintenance project at Pebble if anyone handy with a wrench happens to be heading there anytime soon and available to help out.

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