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By Paul Davidson
Dec 29, 2009
This is the same Hualapi Wall up above the old mine right ?
I thought this was a type of Quartzite rock? Certainly felt like that to me.
One very cool area, the guy to talk to is Scott Baxter.
The Syndicatico Granitica put up many routes here in the '70s.
So I imagine Rusty Bailie and David Lovejoy would also have some info.
It seems to me that there used to be a small hand drawn topo floating around. If I ever find it, I'll post it up.
The approach is a bit rough as I recall. Some of the tallest manzanitas I've thrashed through. I've heard a number of stories of climbers running into rattlers down in the manzanita thickets but personally never saw one.
By Rusty Pipe
Jan 1, 2010
yes this is the same Hualupai Wall above the old mine. I have read that it is a gneissic formation, but it does feel like quartzite in places. I'm not a geologist, but maybe there's some of both present... if that is possible. It seems that way because in places it seems about as good as high quality quartzite can be, and in other places it seems very chossy and dangerous.
I would like to see that old topo.
I have talked to David Lovejoy about it, and others in my crew are close with Rusty Ballie, and neither of them had a whole lot to offer. David said he had been there once and had a vague recollection of the experience, but the little bit he did remember was helpful. Perhaps Scott Baxter knows more,but I don't know how to get ahold of him.
By meghan c.
From: el paso, tx
Jan 26, 2010
|Thanks for the info Paul and Rusty. Did you begin the approach from the old Boriana Mine or dive up the 4WD BLM road?|
By Rusty Pipe
Feb 9, 2010
|if you have a truck you can drive all the way up to the mine and begin the approach there.|