“Nevada County is an outdoor playground,” says South Yuba Club trainer Joan Daugherty, “It’s a great place to rock climb.” Joan’s top three favorite places to climb are “Donner Summit, Bowman Lake and Auburn Quarry.” Mike Carville, owner of SYC and an avid climber, recommends, “Emeralds/Bowman Valley, Indian Springs, Rainbow, Donner Summit and Big Chief,” all within in 30-60 minutes from Nevada City. If you’re looking to get into the spirit of climbing check out the Reel Rock Tour, put on by NorCal CRAGS, a non profit organization dedicated to helping climbers in the Northern California area. The Nevada City stop for the tour will be Friday, November 16th at the Stonehouse, doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm. The Outside Inn’s blog has 2 tickets to giveaway for the event, post a comment on this blog post on why you want to go and I’ll draw the winner on Wednesday, November 14th.
© 2012 InnSide Nevada City, Photos by Jim Thornburg and additional photos provided by Mike Carville