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House Boat at New Lake Melones & Climbing at The Grotto!

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  • New Lake Melones Recreation

    6850 Studhorse Flat Rd., Sonora, CA (map)

    38.005108 -120.490074

  • Price: $130.00/per person

    Refund policy

  • hey guys.

    How would you like to get your climb on AND your houseboat on to? Summer is right around the corner so why not do it up right and climb aboard on a house boat that will promise to deliver adventure to your life :)


    What do you need?
    *Climbing gear (harness, shoes, helmet, rope & webbing to build anchor (optional)
    *Camping gear (sleeping bag or blankets. Boat has beds, head lamp, pad)
    *Swimsuit & towel (floaties optional)
    *$$ to pay for houseboat. Costs will be between $150 to $200 for weekend
    *sunscreen and bug spray
    * An attitude of awesomeness

    Carpools encouraged.
    Here is the link for the houseboats in question. We will market this trip for 12 people and this may be subject to change to 16 if we have enough noise :)

    The Grotto/Pit

    Getting There

     Table Mountain is a ways east of the Bay Area, but it kicks ass none-the-less. From the Bay Area, head like you're going to Yosemite; 580 east to 205 east to 5 north for a mile, then 120 east. A while after Oakdale, go straight on 108 where 120 goes right. At Jamestown take a left on Rawhide Road (there's a stop light) go over the narrow bridge and continue on Rawhide for 1.9 miles, then make a sharp left onto Shell Road. Shell Road turns into a dirt road at a gate 1.5 miles down road. At this point you're probably going to want a high clearance vehicle, or to just hike it.

    Open a closed gate at the presumed end of the road, drive through, close the gate, and drive (carefully, you're on private property) over some rough road. Continue onwards to a second gate (which is sometimes closed, sometimes open) and pass through. Parking is between this gate and the final (semi-permanently) locked gate.

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  • Sabrin

    Sorry, I can't make the new dates. Hope you have a great time.

    July 3, 2013

  • Shannon W.

    Cant make the new dates

    June 25, 2013

  • Michael D.

    does anyone wanna help me with this? I need help with calls into houseboat vendor to review securing boat etc. If i dont get help i may need to cancel :(

    May 20, 2013

  • Feather

    Plus one please?

    May 20, 2013

  • Liz K

    OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! ME ME ME ME ME!!!!!!!!! But I can't confirm until April :(

    March 1, 2013

  • Yossi R.

    OH MAN!!! this looks so super excellent! i wish!!!! i'm mired in rainy vancouver for a while, but hopefully, i'll make it down to climb with you guys soon.... or come to squamish!!! i'll organize a trip for y'all complete with budget accoms... i know people in squamish with housing and we could do a week long thing for cheap and have a house to stay in and make it worth your while to come up here :)

    1 · February 28, 2013

    • Michael D.

      OMG Yousef, miss you bud. would LOVE if you led a trip to Squamish. I would totally fly up/ research details and lets talk further if your serious. cool?

      February 28, 2013

    • Yossi R.

      definitely! what's your number again? you can email me too: [masked] cheers!

      February 28, 2013

  • Sabrin

    I have a few quick draws, rope. No anchor gear. Would love to find some sport, and can follow on trad.

    1 · February 28, 2013


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