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"Stone Crusade" Boulders

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"Stone Crusade" Boulders  

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Elevation: 7,400'
Location: 37.85583, -119.07536 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Dec 16, 2006
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The "Stone Crusade" boulders are the cover photo for John Sherman's book "Stone Crusade". The cover photo is printed backwards. Back in the 1970s, I would bivi here and boulder. I never saw anyone out there. Grant Hiskes named the place Blitzo Bluffs. The boulders were also called The Blitzo Boulders. I'm sure there are also other names for these boulders.

Two large, high boulders exist. The larger of the two, I always called the Devil Boulder, I'm sure it has other names. The smaller boulder to the northwest always looked like a bird to me.

The climbing is mostly pockets. There is a crack on the bird's east side. Uphill to the east of these boulders is a ridge of rock with some more short cracks.

Getting There 

From 395 take West Portal Road east for 0.2 miles. Turn left and follow this road for another 0.7 miles to the Stone Crusade Boulders. The boulders and parking are obvious.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

1 Total Routes

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The Parking Area Prow starts on the low rail along...

Parking Area Prow V3 6A  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : "Stone Crusade" Boulders
The Parking Area Prow is located on the overhanging boulder just southwest of the parking area for the "Stone Crusade Boulders". This sit start problem begins on the low rail along the sun/shade line in the photo. Using the hueco in the middle of the face, head for the jug at the lip of the prow. The heel hook and dyno for the jug make this problem really fun....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of "Stone Crusade" Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
Bird Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Bird Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Devil Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Devil Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Pocket climbing. Photo by Blitzo.
Pocket climbing. Photo by Blitzo.
Some poser at Blitzo Bluffs. Photo by Blitzo.
Some poser at Blitzo Bluffs. Photo by Blitzo.

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By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Jul 10, 2008
These boulders were initially called the Tall Boy boulders, I believe by Smoke Blanchard.
By Rick Shull
From: Arcata, CA & Dyer,NV
Oct 17, 2008
I thought the "tall boys" were kinda out near Clark Canyon. There must be more than one?
By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Oct 18, 2008
Yep, more than one. That is the price we pay for the game of "telephone" that preserves climbing history.
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