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Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Nov 2, 2015 - 11:45am PT
Nice pics, Ty. Squeaked out some routes before the monster storm. Well done! Thanks for the beta, Sasha. It's fun piecing together all of the awesomeness the Fortress provides, one jam at a time...
T?S

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Nov 2, 2015 - 12:14pm PT
Thanks Sasha, what are the ratings on either? Were we way off on our .10+ assessment of hand banana? switching from the slammer hands to the fingers was a bit testy...

Laine if this winter shows up for real, the Fords might end up being our go-to spot! not much else stays tolerable in real sierra winter scenarios.
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Nov 2, 2015 - 01:40pm PT
I'll take that scenario any day! I remember post holing up to the Fortress in the winter of 2010-11 and climbing in freezing temps.

As any aside, Hound Mouth this Sat at Cargo???
T?S

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Nov 2, 2015 - 02:52pm PT
Jeebus, make it a weekend hall pass! I can't take the stress of having to last minute bail on you anymore! haha and make it happen soon, bishop was way too fun, I'm still laughing... and talking in that voice haha.

Laine all signs point to yes.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Old West Crackramento
Nov 2, 2015 - 02:57pm PT
Heh. Yeah, that was a gathering of clowns, the likes of which is not easily rivaled.

The hidden scorpion trundle was truly hilarious.

Crap. Maybe no weekends till December. Meet you at HOG Xmas morning?
kennyt

Trad climber
Oregon
Jan 31, 2016 - 01:31pm PT
Looks like a pretty fun place.
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Jan 31, 2016 - 01:57pm PT
KennyT sighting!

Looks like a pretty fun place.

Come over and check it out!

LOL

Moose
kennyt

Trad climber
Oregon
Jan 31, 2016 - 02:16pm PT
I may have to one day.
T?S

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Feb 13, 2016 - 09:01am PT
anyone know if the fortress is in good climbing shape right now?
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Feb 13, 2016 - 02:13pm PT
I would have to say yes. Haven't been down there but based on that exposure up here at the lake I would think it would be good to go.
T?S

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Feb 13, 2016 - 07:00pm PT
Cool, we're gonna give it a go tomorrow, try and tick a corner system just to the climber's right of hand of god... I've looked at it forever and never managed to get on it. Will report back here with photos.
Madabbor

Sport climber
Incline Village, NV
Feb 13, 2016 - 10:36pm PT
Trying to get down there Tuesday the 16th with my cousin for first time...supposed to be 62 in Tahoe...anyone PM me if you want to guide us around.
T?S

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Feb 15, 2016 - 09:23am PT
The Fortress is in prime condition right now, not sure why I had any doubt... The "Right Hand of God" line i've wanted to get on forever was really good. I'd put the rating somewhere around .10+/.11- It has a brief heartbreaker finish on small wires, but other wise is solid liebacking and hand and fist jams. Not anywhere as sustained as the final pitch of HoG, which is why I think the rating fits in there somewhere.

It has hardware at the top, so this is not uncharted territory, (not that I thought it would be) I just have never managed to get info on this one from Dan or others. If anyone knows the rating/name/history post it up!

Pulling around the mini-roof on this climb provided the best exposure I've found anywhere at Woodfords. We also got on smearing for jesus as an approach pitch (harder than I remember) and Kenny RP'd Sun Wall Left, and we finished on Perfect Lieback as a night cap on a great day...

Get out to the Fords! Prime conditions, dry stone.

An obvious and awesome line.
An obvious and awesome line.
Credit: T?S

Exposure at the mini-roof.
Exposure at the mini-roof.
Credit: T?S



Jebus H Bomz

climber
Old West Crackramento
Feb 15, 2016 - 04:26pm PT
Fuggin' awesome, Tyson! That looks a rad line.

Smearing for Jesus is a fun one for sure too.
overwatch

climber
Arizona
Feb 15, 2016 - 04:36pm PT
Man, that looks cool.
MisterE

Gym climber
Small Town with a Big Back Yard
Feb 20, 2016 - 08:57pm PT
Just realized how close this place is for us now that we are in Bishop.

Planning on a trip very soon! Stoked, and thanks for the thread, Footloose!
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Old West Crackramento
Feb 20, 2016 - 10:42pm PT
Just realized how close this place is for us now that we are in Bishop.

Planning on a trip very soon! Stoked, and thanks for the thread, Footloose!

You're practically a local, brah!

Hell, let's just ease some of the local's only by-laws and say that you are!
T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
Feb 20, 2016 - 10:58pm PT
I get to drive by there on one of my side jobs alot.
I would call it an easy 2 hours north of Mammoth if you use the golf course (7/ 11 store)
shortcut before Gardnerville.
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Feb 26, 2016 - 11:04pm PT
Another stellar day at the Fortress today. Temps could not be better right now.
Credit: Laine
MisterE

Gym climber
Small Town with a Big Back Yard
Mar 3, 2016 - 03:18pm PT
As soon as Skippy's torn calf heals, we are planning a trip up!

Probably mid-late March.

Woohoo! A new place!
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