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portent

Social climber
your mom's house
Mar 7, 2014 - 09:14pm PT
Awesome shot!!

May drive down solo tomorrow, though H.O.G is a bit out of my wheel house :), I'd like to get on Two Lips or something comparable. If not I'll do some exploring....

Shout out if anyone will be around...
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2014 - 09:27pm PT
Portent, pm your number. I'll keep an eye on the weather.

There was high strato cirrus today which kept Woodfords a bit cool.
I just love the toasty warm brown rock feel in the winter, keeps me coming back.

I hear two lips is pretty good.
portent

Social climber
your mom's house
Mar 7, 2014 - 10:19pm PT
Footloose,

PM sent
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2014 - 10:13pm PT
Portent, got your pm. Hope you were able to make it down as it was a good looking day esp before two pm or so. I sure wanted to go again today, after such a fun yesterday, but fingers were just too bruised and battered.

Here are a few more shots showing how orientation and perspective can really mix things up and affect the perception...

Credit: Footloose

The red line denotes the plumb line rappel right down to a point atop the next rap.
It appears at a strange angle but a rap verifies its accuracy.

Credit: Footloose

Rotating the same pic 90 degrees seems to resemble yesterday's reality the most...
Credit: Footloose

Last but not least, the same pic rotated 180.
Credit: Footloose

Here the rap line (plumb line) appears strange again, at least to me. And without it drawn in, the pic orientation seems to suggest a rap would land you on big block immediately below roof which it does not.

Finally, this is probably the most accurate of all, orienting the pic so the (known) plumb line is vertical in the image...
Credit: Footloose

Of course we all know about this effect already as it's a pretty common one, still it's amazing to me (esp having rapped it just yesterday) to see it in pics.

PS I hadn't seen any of the pics of HOG at mountainproject till just now. They are most excellent ones. A nice writeup as well, C Mustard! Accurate, it seems, by my lights, and fun to read as usual, nice.

PSS I see that they're all your pics, and TW's, double nice!
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 11, 2014 - 02:04pm PT
Dan, we'll be heading up tomorrow or thur
depending on the weather. Perhaps the Woodhood area
again? What about you, any projects or what not?



Nice, jeebs!
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Mar 11, 2014 - 03:00pm PT
It looks like you guys will have some fine temps this week. I'm off for a trip to Red Rocks this week to crimp some sandstone on Mt. Wilson, maybe do Epi or Eagle Dance as well.

Dan - I'll update those MP descriptions after I speak with you a bit more on those starting pitches at Wood Hood.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Mar 11, 2014 - 03:23pm PT
Thanks, Footloose. That third pitch before the dihedral stemming (and your plumb line exploration) was pretty wild from start to finish. You oughtta get on that one as soon as possible!

Those last two pitches of HoG are really the cream of the crop at Woodfords, in my experience there so far. My top five there are probably those two pitches, OOTD, and - although on the very short side, Hillside Strangler.
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 11, 2014 - 04:50pm PT
Jeebs, hear hear! on those pitches and routes.

I led HOGp3 back on the 7th, so I got some (shining time) already
though not free, that'll be a while yet, lol!

I'll have to work my feet better, I think, with better
efficiency - just like you're doing by all appearances in pic above. :)

You're right, too, lots of fun, start to finish.



Have fun, Laine, you lucky dog!!
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 13, 2014 - 10:39am PT
Chim, good to hear, arriving at 10, we'll look for ya!

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=38.78459874169886&lon=-119.81449127197266#.UyHDXoVhrLf

Looks to be fine day coming!
kennyt

Trad climber
Oregon
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:06am PT
You dawgs...
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:40am PT
Hey Kenny, what's up? how's the weather up there?

Andrzej
kennyt

Trad climber
Oregon
Mar 13, 2014 - 07:11pm PT
Hey Andre it's actually beautiful today.
Credit: kennyt
Credit: kennyt
this is a spot near my house
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Mar 13, 2014 - 07:18pm PT
^^^
Holy Buckets!

Cheers to the Woodford crew!
BurnRockBurn

climber
South of Black Rock City (CC,NV)
Mar 13, 2014 - 07:43pm PT
good looking spot Kenny

Chim
If you need some more photos I purchased a much better camera than what I shot the others with. Higher Res. pics. Let me know what needs to be shot.....

Shawn
portent

Social climber
your mom's house
Mar 13, 2014 - 07:56pm PT
Chim-

Tahoe's Local guide was printed in China. The ink rubs right off on my fingers. Just something to consider. I'd rather pay a bit more for a quality guide...

My 2 cents...

-kovar

edit: and that book was about $40... and in case Mr. Jackson chimes in... it's worth it for the content but the actual book quality is crap...
Friedo

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe
Mar 14, 2014 - 01:56pm PT
Saw four or five cars at the 'Fords yesterday evening on my drive home. Extremely jealous yet excited about the weather. Also somewhat bummed about the ski season, having bought new skis and barely got a chance to use them. Guess I'll have to take out my aggression on the rock!
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 14, 2014 - 02:00pm PT
Kenny, is that you on rappel? Nice pics!

Happy to report, the slash climbers left of HoG pitch 3 goes at 5.8 to the top. Next time up this slash hope to explore for a variation up to HoGp4 (corner) belay. It looks like it might go.
moosedrool

climber
lost, far away from Poland
Mar 14, 2014 - 02:20pm PT
I was planing to drive up there next Monday but got sick today. I am gonna die soon for
for sure.

So tired to be sick most of the time

Andrzej
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Mar 21, 2014 - 03:34am PT
Anyone heading up to Woodfords this weekend? Thinking about climbing there with a friend and could use some beta.

Probably want to be in the sun (north side) this weekend. Where should I go?

I want cracks, Fingers, hands fists offwidth whatever. Multi pitch would be cool. Looking for mid .10's through .12's. A good concentrated area would be cool so I don't have to wander about searching for something worth climbing the whole time.

I don't get out there much and being that the areas so spread out and vast, it really sucks when you spend a half day or full day just wandering about. So please point me to the good stuff. Not some grainy thing that just went up you want to see traffic on, I'm talking the goods.

If you're going to be out there, a tour guide would be cool too.

Also, where's the good secluded camping where I can have a fire? Been there a few times and haven't seen any camping that wasn't roadside tweaker traps.
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 21, 2014 - 11:47am PT
Another possibility: Hit Cat Scratch Fever for the morning warm up. Then hit the Woodhood area. Bypass the first couple of pitches of HoG via 3rd-4th class scramble to anchors at base of HoGp3. Hit the roof and corner money pitches. Then walk off the top to gully west and hit Big Bad Wolf (ow 5.11, pic first page of this thread); from this vantage point you'll see it just a couple hundred yards further on. If your day's done, descend gully back to trail and parking; if not, return to HoG, rap route and hit Sun Wall Middle and Left for fun finish.
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