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bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 23, 2010 - 02:13pm PT
Heh heh... figur'd I'd sucker ya'll in here.
Tain't no Mt. Wood-sone, jes' nuther North County choss pile. But there's a grit 'er two ta pull down on. She's a secret 'lil spot, but I kin show you fellers where it is ifin ya'll want me to. (Kin ya'll heer the banjo music a-playin?)
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jan 23, 2010 - 04:19pm PT
Looks cool!!
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 23, 2010 - 04:34pm PT
looks a lot like the rock at rainbow. same general area?
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2010 - 04:42pm PT
Nope... not even close. Them boulders up thar at Rainbow been scrambled on fer years. I'll give ya a 'lil hint: When ya'll er done climbin', you kin gitchya a beer and a catfish supper down the road a peace.
Slakkey

Big Wall climber
From Back to Big Wall Baby
Jan 23, 2010 - 04:44pm PT
Above Lake Hodges
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2010 - 04:47pm PT
Sorry Slakkey, swing and a miss. Next batter?
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Jan 23, 2010 - 05:05pm PT
i wrote a corrido about escondido, you want to hear it?
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jan 23, 2010 - 05:45pm PT
When you said Catfish I thought of Lake Wohlford area...
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2010 - 05:51pm PT
We have a winner!
(Tell him what he's won...)
Watusi, you've won an all expenses paid tour of the bouldering mecca above Lake Wohlford!
(No cash value. Not to be misconstrued as an actual prize. Not for resale in the state of California. Not available in stores.)
salad

climber
Escondido
Jan 23, 2010 - 07:13pm PT
hahaha nice baja. maybe next saturday am?
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2010 - 09:30pm PT
Sounds good salad. I'll be up there tomorrow a.m. if you got the itch.
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jan 23, 2010 - 09:40pm PT
Yep, born and raised in SD. Lived 8 years at Lake Hodges and as some of you know did quite a bit of climbing in SD...:)Used to ride my road bicycle on all the grades around Hodges, Esco, and Valley Center. Had ridden quite a few times around the Wohlford area but the Catfish comment sealed it. No prize necessary just the pride in knowing the county better than most...
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 23, 2010 - 09:46pm PT
oh HELL YEAH mike you da man!

get yer fanny down to woody fer the shindig, buster. we can follow henny around and talk smack while pretending we forgot our shoes and chalk bags.
Slakkey

Big Wall climber
From Back to Big Wall Baby
Jan 23, 2010 - 09:51pm PT
Lived Lake Hodges for 9 years thought it might be a secret stash further up the hill Mt Israel that I did not about. Hodges has Catfish too :) The person that runs the little bar at Wholfords use to be the wife of the owner of the Del Dios Country Store. Dont know if the place at Wholfords is even open still.

No longer live there, now in Pt Loma but have great memories of that area
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jan 23, 2010 - 09:58pm PT
Slakkey, remember the Battleship turret atop Mt. Isreal? An eccentric millionaire had it towed up there in hopes that he was going to build a rotating home upon it...(Never came to fruition...) Yeah I used to play in my band at Maxines all the time, (later to become known as the Del Dios Country Store.)
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2010 - 10:06pm PT
I figured somebody would get the catfish reference. The thing is, this little spot is really incognito... can't be seen from any of the roads or grades like Valley Center grade or Lake Wohlford grade, so you wouldn't have recognized it unless you'd been there.
Slakkey

Big Wall climber
From Back to Big Wall Baby
Jan 23, 2010 - 10:10pm PT
Watusi, yep the turret alot has not really changed there except that the Country Store no longer exists. The person that owned Maxines currently lives in Del Dios Sam. He later sold it and it became the Country Store.
bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2010 - 10:22pm PT
Used to drink at Maxines after work BITD. Good guess about Hodges Slakkey. The only stuff I'm aware of over there is that little crag above the dam. The Lake Wohlford Cafe has changed hands a few times over the years. Dude named Smokey owns it now. It's still open. My kid worked for him last year before he left for NAU.

Now don't you all go gitten your hopes up about this little bouldering area... most of the problems are short and easy. There's a few things to spend a morning or afternoon on, but that's about it. Just happens to be about a twenty minute walk from my house is all.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 23, 2010 - 10:28pm PT
hey there bajaandy...say, thanks for the great pics here...

one, near looks like the image of a lizard on it... if one used the ol' imagination...

once again, nice stuff...
:)
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Jan 24, 2010 - 03:01am PT
Yeah I remember putting up a 5.11 sport climb right at the spillway of the Dam at Hodges, "The Hodgeness Monster" probably doesn't see many ascents unless you know it's down there...The other crag high above the dam was developed by Kevin Worrall, The Hatchett Bros etc...
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