Climbing in west Carson Valley / Gardnerville area?

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TheTye

Trad climber
Sacramento CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 25, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
I have been driving back and forth to Gardnerville from Sacramento the last couple days for work and I keep staring at the Granite buttress/spire formations that are on the side of the mountains just west of Gardnerville and just a bit south of Kingsbury Grade where it hits foothill rd.

The rock looks fairly clean and approachable (at least it does from the highway).

Does anybody know if there is established climbs up there???


Looks like a cool place to explore.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Apr 25, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
on your next trip over from Sac, turn down Rt 89 when you get to Tahoe (at Myers) and take a gander at Woodfords Canyon. Not only the scenic route, but probably a faster way to Gvile, and there IS climbing in Woodfords.

edit: and still plenty of room for productive exploring
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 25, 2013 - 12:17pm PT
Tye, if your talking about a cirque or bowl just S of Kingsbury yes theres a few worthwhile short things, but most is grainy there. A little further south at the flanks of Jobs peak are granite formations some good some not. But the good is good!- steep approaches though. Theres been little exploration of either, and only a few things done that i am aware of.
TheTye

Trad climber
Sacramento CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2013 - 01:34pm PT
Ah. Well cool. I'm not up this way too often but in Tahoe a lot. I'll stop staring at it and move on to googling Woodfords porn and go explore there next time I'm working in S. Lake...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 25, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
That would be the prudent thing to do. In all honesty. ;-)
Friedo

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe
Apr 25, 2013 - 03:12pm PT
Plenty of us have a decent knowledge of the Woodfords Area. Hit us up next time you're in town and I'm sure someone will be available and willing to show you around.

There's also a small crag on the South end of Gardnerville called The Book Of Red. It's only about 40 feet but has some tough Dan-O routes to flail around on...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 25, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
DANO stancin on 5.12 holds g/u on the thin face- "Book of red"..
DANO stancin on 5.12 holds g/u on the thin face- "Book of red"..
Credit: Ron Anderson

yeah,, book o Red is a fine lil crag..Dano^^^stancing the bolts on the .12 face
TheTye

Trad climber
Sacramento CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
Holy Crap!

I just drove through Woodfords on my way home...

I've heard of the area... but had no idea it was such a cool, beautiful place.

Looks like a camping trip to the area needs to be in my near future... when work allows...

I will definitely post when I go. I would love to get shown around!
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Apr 25, 2013 - 04:57pm PT
We have an event comming up on May 25th. Check it out!

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2113744/Woodfest-2013-Yeah

Andrzej
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Apr 25, 2013 - 04:58pm PT
WTF do you think we've been talking about on the woodfords thread dude? check it out.
TheTye

Trad climber
Sacramento CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2013 - 04:58pm PT
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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Apr 25, 2013 - 04:59pm PT
You probably got home faster, too.
TheTye

Trad climber
Sacramento CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 25, 2013 - 07:19pm PT
I got home faster AND I stopped in the canyon to boulder around in my running shoes for a bit :-)
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Apr 25, 2013 - 07:21pm PT
go to the woodfest you can stroll to some really good climbs from there.


Oh and bring some girls.

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