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Bald Rock Picnic Area  


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Elevation: 3,100'
Location: 39.64579, -121.3405 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Justin Johnsen on Feb 26, 2014
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Description 

This area is named for the summit in its midst, Big Bald Rock. Together with Bald Rock Dome, it is part of the Bald Rock areas.

This is an area of rolling granite slabs covered with boulders and some some short cliffs with enough features to do as trad leads or topropes. Problems and routes of a variety of difficulties may be had here. Some of the granite is sharp to the tune of Joshua Tree rock.

A natural year round training ground for Chico area climbers.

Getting There 

Highway 162 east from Oroville, which may be your last stop for grub. Turn right at Bald Rock Road. Turn left on to a short dirt road at a Plumas National Forest sign for Big Bald Rock Trailhead. Park in the dirt lot with an outhouse and follow the signed trail for half a mile to the rolling slabs of Bald Rock.

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Weather station 2.6 miles from here

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The rolling granite landscape.
BETA PHOTO: The rolling granite landscape.

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By John Jackson
3 days ago
This area is typically referred to as "Bald Rock Picnic Area". Not to be confused with the nearby (though hard to find without specific approach directions) impressive, Bald Rock Dome area. Bald Rock Dome is comparable to the domes in Tuolumne Meadows, with the upper section of the dome featuring sustained, unbroken steep granite slab climbing up to 700+ feet*. (*Much longer routes than 700' possible if you go all the way to the bottom to start on the lower dome, below the standard traverse in ledge)
Check out the Camp 4 Press website for photos of Bald Rock Dome and to preview the guidebook (Rock Climbs of Northeast California) for that area. camp4press.com
By Justin Johnsen
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From: Sacramento, CA
3 days ago
Thanks John, I added a link to the guide, and updated the page using your feedback.