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Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 21, 2014 - 12:36pm PT
Hey Dan, no I didn't. Earlier I only mentioned it as a possibility and heads-up caveat. I don't think I'm as motivated as Laine in that it necessarily needs to be.

Are you looking to trundle it?

Sure wish I could climb today. But this old fart, thinking more long term, needs to give his shoulders a rest, dang. (If only my shoulders felt like my knees, I'd be at Woodfords and Yosemite every day this month.)
kennyt

Trad climber
Oregon
Mar 21, 2014 - 06:16pm PT
Ahh, the tweaker traps are all on the west slope.
JustThatEasy

climber
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Mar 22, 2014 - 11:26am PT
I'm surprised that High Caliber Corridor hasn't been mentioned. There's a lot of good climbs in one convenient location, especially if you're climbing 5.11 or harder.

Also, I think Big Bad Wolf will clock in at 5.11, maybe 5.11+, but not any harder than that. It's wide so it may feel harder...my two cents.

Ryan
Chip Brejc

climber
South Lkae Tahoe
Mar 22, 2014 - 11:42am PT
did you change your cell number
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Mar 24, 2014 - 12:06am PT
Well, it's good to know creepers don't lurk around the Fords like they do around Cal Domes. That place seems to be getting worse every year. I was just looking for a more secluded spot not next to the road.

Anyway, we found with some effort the Hand of God. Actually, we kinda stumbled upon it as it looked like the most obvious thing that needed to be climbed. The info on Mt Project was almost useless and seemed like it would only help out someone already really familiar with the area. Needless to say, I can't wait for the guide ;)

We climbed a bunch of other stuff around there too but I have no idea what it was. Some good, some great!
What's the .10ish dihedral on the right side of the hand called? Thought that was just as good as the left side, just a bit easier.
Thought the roof on the Hand was .10+ and pretty strait forward but the second pitch was pretty solid of the grade.

Thanks for the beta guys. Place is finally starting to grow on me.
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Mar 26, 2014 - 01:37am PT
Yeah, actually the climbing around there and atmosphere was pretty bad ass. There's literally billions of routes all around.

We climbed the first pitch of HoG, then bumped over to Smearing for Jesus I think... (bolted thing that moves to the arte then peters out to easy cracks?). Above was the left leaning right side crack system we climbed which made up the right side of the Hand formation. Pretty bomber cracks that goes through a fist sized roof thing that goes out left and leads around the corner to a very thin and frizzly footwork stemming dihedral to the top. Dug it and super classic. Seemed like it hadn't been climbed in a long time.

If it has no name, then I dub thee JUDAS!

We then rappelled to the start of the HoG dihedral and climbed it.
benkraft

climber
San Francisco
Mar 26, 2014 - 11:51am PT
We had a nice first weekend at woodfords, with comfortable tweaker-free camping down by the river (though we were woken up by random saturday night gun shots).

Perfect weather
Sun wall
Sun wall
Credit: benkraft

Is there a name for the wall across from One of These Days, on the east side of the formation with High Energy (or is this high energy)? We found some good warmups in the sun, including an easy ow tr, and saw a lot more anchors. Seen from ootd's,
From ootd's
From ootd's
Credit: benkraft
benkraft

climber
San Francisco
Mar 26, 2014 - 02:40pm PT
Chim, thanks for the info. Looks like there's some good stuff there.

One of These Days itself almost got sun in the afternoon
ootd's
ootd's
Credit: benkraft
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
May 6, 2014 - 01:33am PT
A couple touristy photos I took while going by a couple days ago.
Credit: T H
Credit: T H
BurnRockBurn

climber
South of Black Rock City (CC,NV)
May 6, 2014 - 10:35am PT
biotch

Nice shots
The second one top right is the "speckled gecko" and the largest formation to its left(top middle of the pic) is huge when you get up to it. Chim has done a couple routes in the 5.8 range on it if I remember right. Typical Woodfords slog on DG to get to it though.

Shawn
T?S

Trad climber
Reno, NV
May 7, 2014 - 12:35pm PT
My girlfriend rocks.  B-day present.
My girlfriend rocks. B-day present.
Credit: T?S
W.L.

climber
May 7, 2014 - 12:51pm PT
WTFN throw down some Woodfords stoke....

Me leading OULD &#40;5.10&#41;, my final climb in the area as a Reno/T...
Me leading OULD (5.10), my final climb in the area as a Reno/Tahoe local
Credit: W.L.

Shawn enjoying a detour on the approach to the Red Pillar
Shawn enjoying a detour on the approach to the Red Pillar
Credit: W.L.

Paul Wall enjoying his first 5.10 lead on "I Be Jammin"
Paul Wall enjoying his first 5.10 lead on "I Be Jammin"
Credit: W.L.

This was back in 2010 on my birthday....the last time I think I tried ...
This was back in 2010 on my birthday....the last time I think I tried to get Sam to climb. The waterworks began here, so down she went. I was a sad panda.
Credit: W.L.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
May 9, 2014 - 08:17am PT
Hah, T?S, you could make a killing at the woodfest with your hat!

Good day at The Tiers yesterday, got to flesh it out from my one hit wonder visit of Long Arm of the Aug last time.

Numb Bunion was the winner of the 8 we sampled. Sustained, laser thin, and so clean. As the blustering wind blew mist on me and a helicopter (full of government agents, no doubt) wheeled around nearby, I grit my teeth and pulled the crux, rocking over a high foot and trying not to think of the small, lone wire five feet below me. It felt like I had been transported to some remote alpine face for a second, and the elation of pulling the desperate move led to some "post fight" Elvis legging and celebratory whoops. Of course, my partner quietly and quickly dispatched the same moves on the follow. Not so much as a courtesy hang.

Woulda got more climbs in but it was starting to get nasty, and I am a tired dad anyway.

Cheers for Woodfords!
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
May 9, 2014 - 08:57am PT
Oh boy, W.L.! Somebody needs a hug in that last shot....


I keep looking at these Woodfords threads and it all looks pretty fun and challenging, (and good in the early season?) but it's probably not to be this year for me. :(
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
May 9, 2014 - 12:19pm PT
Btw, Ben Kraft from rec.climbing? I climbed with you once.
T?S

Trad climber
Reno, NV
May 11, 2014 - 02:04am PT
Enjoying some rope solo laps on hillside strangler today, when good old Sierra weather decided to show up. Happened within 10 minutes. Gotta love how quickly it can show up. And how quickly it can disappear. These pics of the fortress were taken within 20 minutes of each other.

Starting to roll in
Starting to roll in
Credit: T?S
Rolled in.
Rolled in.
Credit: T?S
Back to climbing everyone!
Back to climbing everyone!
Credit: T?S

It ended up coming back, wetter and stronger, so I had to bail. Saw a party near the perfect lieback area get trapped in it too! Good times.
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
May 14, 2014 - 07:12pm PT
Dan - I haven't been routing lately, went to Yose for a bigwall a few weekends ago and worked on house BS all last weekend but I want to hit the fords this Saturday.

Anyone up for a day at Crystal Wall Saturday? Gonna be a sunny and warm but the wall provides nice shade in the afternoon. Do some laps on the existing stuff and maybe put up a new route. Lemme know. -L

BTW - T?S, love the 'after hail' photo with the tree. Really captures the essence of the area.
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
May 14, 2014 - 07:53pm PT
Friend of mine just got back to San Diego and said he's been climbing at Woodfords last month or so. He verified the old school ratings for me lol! I had guessed as much, but it's nice to know for sure.
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - May 14, 2014 - 08:33pm PT
worked on house BS all last weekend

Laine, me too. Building a house this spring, fun! so not too much time for climbing, sad! But getting away this weekend to the Sawtooths and Matterhorn - weather forecast looks good!

I'll go by and put your draw w biners under the caire at OOTD very early Sat morn. How's that?

Have a good weekend!

...and save some for me. :)



Edit - Okay, Laine, got it.

Happy climbing!!
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
May 14, 2014 - 08:38pm PT
Don't worry about it, Bill. I'll grab it from you next time we climb together (just in case I can't find it). Have fun on the MAtterhorn. Super enduro approach with steep 5.6 climbing. Don't forget your axe.

If you like it we should go back this summer and do the Dragway!
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