Camping and climbing

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Camping and climbing

Postby thermalfissions » Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:07 pm

As I've been getting more into trad and becoming more of a cranky old man (already a quarter century old!), I guess I'm less interested in hanging out with the hordes at Miguel's or LoA. Other than going to Lago Lindas, I have been toying with the idea of driving into the lower gorge (I know about the road closure) or the sky bridge area, parking, and hiking into some spot near the trail, setting up camp, and climbing for the weekend. For example, parking for Funk Rock, hiking off the path at some point and setting up camp, while maintaining a reasonable distance from FRC, and walking there to climb during the day.

My questions are, has anyone done this, have people had their cars bothered when parked overnight multiple days on 715 or 9/9B. Assuming I get the requisite NFS permits, anything else I should be concerned about? Other than funk rock, any crag that this would work for (parking is secluded and approach trail near enough to running water)?

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Re: Camping and climbing

Postby milspecmark » Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:52 pm

Most of the car break ins occur down in the Southern Region and they are dependent greatly upon weather or not a certain individual is in or out of jail. You should be fine in the lower gorge or at least much better off. The best policy is to keep no valubles in your car and leave the doors unlocked. This will at least prevent a broken window. This practice is most likely not necessary in the trad climbing areas. Have fun!
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Re: Camping and climbing

Postby ynp1 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:28 pm

I think it was ten years ago I parked at the gate at 9b. I had my car went through, but nothing was taken, but they left a lot of shit shuffled around. So it does happen.
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Re: Camping and climbing

Postby DrRockso » Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:59 pm

FRC would be a good place to do this. Lot's of good camping spots down there.
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