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portent

Social climber
your mom's house
Mar 7, 2014 - 07:35pm PT
How's it looking down there fellas?
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2014 - 09:09pm PT
Twas a little more HOG action today...
Hand of God_dihedral pitch_7mar2014
Hand of God_dihedral pitch_7mar2014
Credit: Footloose

"If you rest you rust." :)
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!
Chim-Chim

climber
Mar 11, 2014 - 12:35pm PT
Sasha and I are heading up wed and thurs...who's going up? Dank
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!
Chim-Chim

climber
Mar 11, 2014 - 02:50pm PT
Bill, going to the hood. Have a new climb I need to lead. See you up there. Dank
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.
Chim-Chim

climber
Mar 11, 2014 - 03:14pm PT
Laine, have fun, see you when you get back.
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!!
Chim-Chim

climber
Mar 12, 2014 - 07:37pm PT
Bill, didn't get out today...heading up to the Woodhood at 8:30. Hope to climb Mr. Mee-Auggie, a funky line down and left from Two-Lips etc... See you up there. Dank
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!
Chim-Chim

climber
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:04am PT
Bill, looked at the weather, we're delaying our arrival until 10 am as well... a bit cold right now Dank
kennyt

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

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Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:09am PT
Soooo what is the word with the guide these days CHim?

Chim-Chim

climber
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:25am PT
Ron, I planned on meeting up with my Graphic Designer this week but it didn't work out. A couple more meeting should do it then on with the next step. Color printing in the U.S. is double the cost of overseas so I'm a bit torn. If I go domestic the final cost for the consumer may rise possibly topping 35 dollars a copy, don't what to do yet. Talked with Dave Hatchet... he gave me some excellent information about the final process for completing this arduous project. That said, realistically, early fall seems reasonable for the release. Dank
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Mar 13, 2014 - 11:31am PT
I remember the Green Sumner guide- they put in adjustable binder type situation that would allow for added updates.. I imagine thats going to be a thick guide - 35.00 isnt a bad price really. Lots to consider- in a rather unenviable task! I had it sooo much easier.;-)
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