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Chim-Chim

climber
Nov 1, 2013 - 10:35am PT
Well worn cracks can be easy on the glands. I mean hands
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Nov 1, 2013 - 10:35am PT
I've been spending some time up at Babylon Crag lately. Great lines, plenty of potential, and not a single other person. Definitely stoked for some cold weather scending at the fords though. Dan - I'd love to get a look at the topo of your fortress climbs. Those gems will probably keep me busy all winter.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Nov 1, 2013 - 10:38am PT
One of these days- The BEST 10+ crack in Tahoe as it is referenced by MANY.

Lightning Dream- one of the BEST arete sport lines in Tahoe or so it is said.

The Perfect lie-back- said to be one of the best 5.8 single pitches anywhere.

6 pitch plus routes are rare-ish for Tahoe, woodfords has many.


Year round climbing as well- also a rare-ish quality for Tahoe gen area.


Mr Dan Kennedy and company like Mark Bauer, Kenny T and many others have put up another group of stunning lines. That rival those listed above.



Chim-Chim

climber
Nov 1, 2013 - 10:39am PT
Laine,
Credit: Chim-Chim
Never Been to Baylon crag good no?
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Nov 1, 2013 - 10:48am PT
Dan - I've never been able to figure that topo out. Where does Weak Stick start as a point of reference?

Babylon is good. Dirty but bullet rock with plenty of corners and splitters and slab. I have a picture topo I can send you but am wary to post it up for fear of the hordes "discovering" this historic stone. ;)

Babylon at its finest.
Babylon at its finest.
Credit: Laine
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Nov 1, 2013 - 10:50am PT
you mean the Babylon crag that is featured on page 91 of the new NORTH TAHOE guide by John Jackson??
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Nov 1, 2013 - 10:56am PT
Hence the quotes, Ron. Much has been added/upgraded since then.
Chim-Chim

climber
Nov 1, 2013 - 11:00am PT
Laine, Weak Stick aka the approach pitch for inside out is the second set of anchors from the right... down low.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Nov 1, 2013 - 11:22am PT
Hey Laine, Babylon Crag is good. I wouldn't know about the eponymous climb though! Above my paygrade.

My friends have been going there lately. Sounds like the manzanita is as thick as ever. They have a line they are planning to bolt there, probably a Spring fling with the weather though.
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Nov 1, 2013 - 11:30am PT
Damn you and your big words, Jeebus! Manzanita is not that bad - kudos to whomever took the time to cut out a decent trail. I did 4 routes there last weekend, 3 of which are not in the guide book, all of which were stellar. Okay, enough thread drift.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Nov 1, 2013 - 11:32am PT
Thread drift? Why, Babylon is just North Woodfordsistan is all.

Trail's better? Cool! I'll bring the machete next time for a little trimming too. Maybe I can roust the boys for a cool weather drilling. You don't need warmth for that!

Yeah, I read a thesaurus or two too many as a kid or something.
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Nov 1, 2013 - 11:42am PT
The trail getting there is nonexistant. But around the base they've done a decent job. But that's just a sign of solitude. Did your friends put up those climbs on the upper south side of the wall? I did a 5.10+ up there that was amazing (but dirty). Double hand cracks to a steep single handcrack on a detached pinnacle thru a roof to flaring fingers. There's a chminey climb right next to it. Very cool stuff.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Nov 1, 2013 - 11:53am PT
Nah, they didn't do that stuff. They've got a line in the works I'll stay mum about. Actually, I think they just did one visit recently. But that's a lot for the area!

You been on PCT Crack yet? That's an interesting line.
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Nov 1, 2013 - 12:14pm PT
Not yet but it's on the list along with Helping Hands.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Nov 1, 2013 - 12:18pm PT
That was developed AFTER I got on PCT Crack. PCT was mungey as sh#t at the top. Like an FA without the credit! I climbed through it like a true moss man. Very cool climbing, and would be even better clean (which I hear it is now).
Laine

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Nov 1, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
Yea Dan Seeliger has a great eye for new climbs. I guess when you own a refuge larger than Yose with massive walls, you get good at that kinda stuff. Not sure if he scrubbed PCT crack as well but it wouldn't suprise me. Dude really puts in the effort.
Rong Glanderson

Social climber
Merndherse, Kneevadder
Nov 1, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
Not to menshun,,,BEST overhanged crak in the WORLD!

DEEYAMMM!!! Dat's Overhunged!
DEEYAMMM!!! Dat's Overhunged!
Credit: Rong Glanderson
Chim-Chim

climber
Nov 2, 2013 - 07:06pm PT
Had a nice day at the fords with Dime-edged-Dave and his lovely wife, Ashley. Met two fine gentleman, Chris and Dan...two friends of Dime-edge-Dave aka The Czar. Good times, oh yeah saw Sharma. Seemed kinda strong, a bit stoned, nice chap 5.7 looked easy for him. Good to see such a famous climber enjoy the Choss.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Nov 2, 2013 - 09:10pm PT
Sharma in the canyon? There goes the neighborhood;-)
the czar

climber
meyers, ca.
Nov 3, 2013 - 10:01am PT
woodfords
woodfords
Credit: the czar
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