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Middle Zone - CLOSED :-(  

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The Middle Zone - CLOSED TO CLIMBING :( 

Its a bummer to say that this area, for all intents, has been closed off to climbing. A new gate has recently gone up and its likely permanent. there are also signs up warning of parked cars being impounded and trespassers being arrested. Sadly Reno has lost it's best granite bouldering zone and while there are other areas within Sommerset that are still open; none were quite as cool as the Middle zone.


It's in the middle zone that most of the actions happens. Here you'll find generally feet-less, tan granite erratics, An easy approach and quality stone has made this area the default sector for climbing at Sommerset. While most of the plumbs have been picked, a few harder lines still wait to be sent.

Small pads are all you really need as nothing is too highball here, but the movement is good and the grainy-ness continues to diminish as the lines see more ascents.

good in the evenings, try to obey the parking signs.

Getting There 


Climbing Season

Weather station 5.8 miles from here

24 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Middle Zone - CLOSED :-(:
Gritty Kitty   V2 5+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   
Oatmeal Stout   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 9'   
Flat Tire   V3 6A     Boulder, 1 pitch, 9'   
Quakin' in your boots   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   
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Sulli on the lowball hot rail

Hot Rail V5+ 6C+  NV : Reno - Carson City : ... : Middle Zone - CLOSED :-(
"Lowball" doesn't quite describe this wicked, ground level, horizontal traverse. But while low, this line has bouted a multitude of suitors.15+ feet of Heel locks and mediocre edges get you to the second of two cruxes where a switch of the feet sets you up for a long reach and mantle to top out.A unique line and another cool addition to the areas selection of problems....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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By JaredV
From: Reno, nv
Sep 14, 2013
how do you get to this zone from the freeway?
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