Consumnes River

  • June 23, 2012 · 10:30 AM

Hey guys. Let's do a fun, safe day climb of top roping at Consumnes River Climbing and a river to take a dip plus breaking bread with cool people. How awesome does that sound? :)

Take a look at below routes: Consumes River: http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North_America/United_States/California/Sacramento_Area/Cosumnes_River_Gorge/

All you need is:
-Rope & gear for Top ropping (webbing/slings/runners/carabiners etc)
-Helmet
-sunscreen
-bug spray
-clothes for hot weather & bathing suit
-snacks & LOTS of water
-climbing shoes, harness
-camera is optional
- a desire to climb SAFE & responsibly
-Have fun.


We will meet in Carrows in Placerville to connect and do intros then caravan over. We can coordinate rides if need be prior to carrows or on way. Let us know if you can drive or need a ride. Let us know what ropes & gear you have. Feedback? questions? suggestions? :)

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  • Michael Dorame

    I Love this locale as the approach to set up anchors is easy, the crag feels good on the hands, there is enough routes for many and diverse in that they have cracks for crack climbs, or lie back moves, chimneys or stemming, vertical crimpy walls and the best discovery is Gutenberg wall, a multipitch wall across the river that was awesome. Thanks to competent and safe Trad leader Patrick I was able to do my 3rd multi pitch but FIRST tme with just 2 people. After the first pitch it was an easier climb but ensure your rope is long enough when rappelling down so you dont have to improvise too much in a diagnolly as penduluming to the right could be undaunting/ All in all a wonderful spot & awesome group of responsible climbers. And the dogs were a welcome respite. now we know you should have leashes. We should do this again in August. Anyone wanna lead this meetup then? its easy ;)

    June 25, 2012

  • Patrick M

    I had a great time!

    June 25, 2012

  • Vitaly Korolev

    My photos and a _video_ are posted at https://plus.google.com/photos/1...­

    June 24, 2012

  • Jane Degtiareva

    Awesome!

    June 24, 2012

  • Cheryl

    Incredibly fun and welcoming people. Felt instantly a part of the group. Will definitely be back!

    June 24, 2012

  • Michael Dorame

    Daniel, we're going to Consumnes river. Leaving in a few ;) grotto was backup if it rained but appears to decent weather. On way to Safeway at 16th and Bryant for snacks at 8 if ya wanna connect or see ya at Carrows between 10 and 10:16am. ;),

    June 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Michael, not sure what's going on regarding Consumnes vs Grotto and weather. Signed on yesterday since need to hit Sacto/Tahoe today anyhow (hence, can't do Grotto). If Consumnes is selected, I'll try to meet you all late at the climbing itself.

    June 23, 2012

  • Patrick M

    @Yan, ok let's meet at the Safeway at 8am.

    June 23, 2012

  • Michael Dorame

    If by chance it rains even a little in Placerville our backup plan can be The Grotto/Table Mountain in Sonora, CA. about 2 hours & 20 mins from bay area on way to Yosemite. Great sport leading. Ill call Placerville tomorrow am to assess this. Either way we are gonna get our climb on :)

    June 22, 2012

  • Michael Dorame

    Bill, I'm driving with my pal Sara, Jeff and her dog which sheds a lot of hair so your driving with Jia and his girlfriend the dog hair might be a bit much for them. Patrick is driving Yanyan but we are quickly meeting at Safeway at 16th and. Bryant at like 8 am to get quick food ite for trip. Maybe after you get Jia you can meet us there?

    June 22, 2012

  • Walter Graf

    whoops, i just saw i got confirmed to go off the waitlist, but i can't go anymore. Hope everybody has a good time.

    June 22, 2012

  • bill chung

    I counted 7 people leaving the SF area, do you guys want to use my minivan?

    June 22, 2012

  • Michael Dorame

    Were meeting at Safeway really quick to get lunch items at 8 ;)

    June 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Patrick, would you mind if we meet at Safeway at Potrero, 16th and Bryant street at 8 and say hello to Michael and everyone? If I don't get your response tonight, I will be there at 8 tomorrow.

    June 22, 2012

  • Michael Dorame

    Bill, it might make more sense to swing by Jia's neighborhood as he lives near Waller and Ashbury in the Haight District. In fact you have to go that way to get to the 80 freeway on Fell street. But I will leave it up to you guys. Jia, if you cannot understand the direction in the links above call us after you and Bill connect so you can possibly meet us at Safeway at Potrero, 16th and Bryant street where Sara, Jeff and I will be picking up food items around 8. :)

    June 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Patrick, I have not received it yet. Can you send again please?

    June 22, 2012

  • bill chung

    Sure, my number is [masked]. Do you mind meeting me on Judah and 35th? and is $20 good for the carpool?

    June 22, 2012

  • bill chung

    Anybody carpooling from SF or want to start a new one?

    June 22, 2012

  • Patrick M

    Yan, I sent you an email.

    June 22, 2012

  • Michael Dorame

    Yes. REI is the best place and I think open until 9pm. Here is a link; http://www.google.com/search?q=...­

    June 22, 2012

  • bill chung

    Michael, is there a store nearby where I could pick up the gears? I am from SF and do have a minivan if you want to use it for carpooling. It fits 7 people and equipments. Or I will drive my car or bike there.

    June 22, 2012

  • Michael Dorame

    Hey Bill. If you have a harness and climbing shoes your good to go. This would be a good trip for you in that it has a lot of beginner routes ;) do you have adequate transportation or would you. We'd a ride?

    June 22, 2012

  • bill chung

    Never climbed before, should I skip this one?

    June 22, 2012

  • Michael Dorame

    .....left side of the road right before the bridge. The entrance to the trail is right next to the bridge. There is also parking a little further up the hill. I personally don't like it because you gotta hike up the trail to get to the car. But it is up to you.

    June 22, 2012

  • Michael Dorame

    here are directions to Consumnes river from Carrows: To get to Cosumnes River:
    Turn left out of the parking lot between Carrows and El Dorado Bank and head down Main Street till you get to Cedar Ravine Rd. There is a stop sign at Cedar Ravine Rd. Turn right and follow Cedar Ravine until it dead ends into Pleasant Valley Rd. Turn left on Pleasant Valley Rd and stay on this for about 200 yards. Take a right onto Bucks Bar Rd and follow Bucks Bar Rd until you come to a one lane bridge. Park on the

    June 22, 2012

  • Michael Dorame

    Hi all. here is the directions to get to Carrows Restaurant where we will meet in parking lot: http://www.carrows.com/locator_...­

    June 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, I can do that. Would you send the address where you want to meet to me please? Some where I can find parking relatively easy would be nice!

    June 22, 2012

  • Patrick M

    Sure Yan, I have room. Can you be in Potrero Hill for 8am?

    June 22, 2012

  • Michael Dorame

    Hope everyone is excited, the weather will be 75 tomorrow. Woo hoo. Will post directions to get to Carrows where we are meeting and directions from Carrows to Consumnes. ;)

    June 22, 2012

  • Jane Degtiareva

    Hi Judit, We will have a small friendly dog in the car with us - would you be ok with that? As far as the meeting place/time goes - could you be at the north entrance at 6AM? (here' the exact location, you can see it nicely on satellite view https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?...­)
    Just in case, our phone number (Vitaly's) is [masked].

    June 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Patrick, I am leaving from South San Francisco. Do you still have room in your car? I would love to carpool if you do.

    June 21, 2012

  • Judit

    Hi Evguenia, I would like to carpool with you. Let me know what time do you want to meet at the Bart Station.

    June 21, 2012

  • Jane Degtiareva

    Me & Vitaly will bring 1 rope, some biners, and webbing. We have space in the car for carpooling, if anyone is interested (leaving from Fremont BART station)

    1 · June 21, 2012

  • Patrick M

    I have a two ropes, a rack, etc. I would like to play on the Gutenberger Wall side of the river, if anyone is up to do that with me. Also, I will be leaving from SF (Potrero) and I can take two people in my car.

    1 · June 21, 2012

  • Ian McHenry

    Thanks, Michael! Naturally, something else just came up - headed to go spear fishing in Mendocino - but excited to join the group and hopefully climb with everyone really soon!

    1 · June 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Michael, I just got off the waitlist, and have a tentative plan for the weekend, but am definitely interested in this trip. 2 quick questions for you: 1. My rope is in Chicago where I live most of the year, but I have other gear necessary for climbing with me. Can I still attend? 2. Saw you were looking for a carpool from SF. I don't have a car, but live in SF and would like to get in a carpool if possible. I will certainly chip in for gas. Shoot me an email if you want: [masked]

    June 21, 2012

  • Michael Dorame

    Ian, you are now on list to go. welcome....

    June 21, 2012

  • Michael Dorame

    Niita, couldnt you and Thomas carpool as he lives in Marin?

    June 21, 2012

  • Michael Dorame

    Sara and I have a rope and webbing. who else does?

    June 21, 2012

  • Michael Dorame

    no worries Judit Since we have so many people attending I encourage carpooling. im riding with my pal Sara and thnk she can take 2 more people from Sf comfortably. We will meet at Carrows off hwy 50 in Placerville to connect, do intros and caravan over. It will be kinda hot so bring your swimsuits and cameras as the area is beautiful. We will be doing top roping routes from 5.7 to 5.11a+. Bring lots of water and lunch as eating near rock or river is picturesque :) Molly? wanna ride with us?

    June 21, 2012

  • Judit

    Michael, I completely forgot about that comment and I made some plans for Friday night, so I will just delete it. See you on Saturday.

    June 21, 2012

  • Michael Dorame

    who is driving from SF? wanna carpool? either I can drive or maybe I can drive with you?

    June 20, 2012

  • Michael Dorame

    Judit. Do they have camp sites nearby?

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone will be hitting Fairfield or Vacaville, want to carpool?

    June 6, 2012

  • Tom Lazarovitz

    I'm leaving from Oakland, so I'm happy to give anybody a lift who can make it to the East Bay. Hit me up at [masked]

    May 16, 2012

  • Corri

    I would like to ride up with someone if possible...

    May 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have not yet been & would luv to join y'all!!

    May 15, 2012

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