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Larry Land  

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Josh heading up Larry Land .11c. Bowman Valley, CA...


Larry Land is a series of routes beneath the south dam of the Bowman Lake. It is located directly below the dam, with climbs within feet of the dam itself. As you approach the dam, it is the left wall.

There are about 30 bolted climbs ranging from 5.10-5.13a. Athletic climbing on good edges.

Getting There 

Appox 13.5 miles off Hwy 20 down Bowman Lakes road. Park at the bridge beneath the south dam of Bowman Lake. Once parked , hike the dirt road on the south side of the river towards the cement damn, crossing the gorge on the poured cement slab to the left side of the gorge. Approach takes about 10 minutes. The climbs are all just beneath the dam.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.5 miles from here

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Larry Land:
Hot Rod   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 65'   
Hello Larry   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   
Super Natural   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 60'   
Larry Land   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 75'   
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Josh Horniak, Larry Land .11c

Larry Land 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Larry Land
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Larry Land from against the dam
Larry Land from against the dam
gabe metzger on larry land .11c, bowman valley, ca
gabe metzger on larry land .11c, bowman valley, ca
gabe on thrilbilly .11d
gabe on thrilbilly .11d

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By mike carville
Feb 16, 2013
Superb rock, easy access, fun sport climbing. Mostly 5.11. Shade till noon then sun remainder of day. Good afternoon shade at B-Word Wall. About 15 bolts lines at Larry Land ranging form .10a - 13a.

Park at bridge exactly 13.5 miles off Hwy 20 on the Bowman Rd. Walk up right side of washed out stream bed (8 mins.) to cement dam (Bowman Lake). Larry Land is obvious bolted cliff that comes off let side of dam. Good swimming at Lake.
By Vlad S
Mar 24, 2014
Hi Mike! Thanks a lot for putting the info here and for all the awesome routes! What's the best way to get some route info for B-word and other crags?
By mike carville
Mar 27, 2014
glad ya had fun. the b - word routes are in the old carville guide. approach from below and cross stream. park on left after big washout couple hundred yards past larry land parking.

left to right (main wall) .12a, 13a, 12c, 12d, 12a, 11d, 12a, 12b.

By Paul Rezucha
From: Alameda
Jul 8, 2015
Hi Mike,

Been 4 times now to Bowman Valley and really love it there. Great rock, routes, and very peaceful. There are prominent NO TRESPASSING signs going into Larry Land. Is it ok to climb there? Thanks!
By F Rodgers
Jul 10, 2015
Looking at the 7.5 minute topo, it appears all of Larry Land is on NID property, not Forest Service land. Has there been any encounters or discussion with the land managers?
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