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Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - May 17, 2010 - 05:11pm PT
Chim- Wonderful news!
Good luck down there. Have fun!

Call or email when ready Shawn, when you can make
it. Any time.

It's raining here, now, today.
Which is good. My flowerbeds need it.
nutjob

Trad climber
Berkeley, CA
May 21, 2010 - 03:08am PT
Boys and girls, cross-posting a recent TR to the Fortress area:
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1174042/TR-2010-05-Woodfords-Widefest-Lite

We were suckered into the sandy direct ascent! Too lazy to keep going to the knoll :)

There really is an amazing amount of route potential up there... just cataloging it all is going to be an effort similar to the Jtree guidebook.

Footloose and msiddens, I was definitely thinking of you boys when I headed up there! Overall I'm still in the midst of my Yosemite obsession years, but I'll keep spicing it up with Woodfords as needed.

msiddens

Trad climber
Mountain View
May 21, 2010 - 01:56pm PT
Thanks Nutjob- same here....heading to the Valley (again) but Spring is coming to a close.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 21, 2010 - 02:41pm PT
I'm Valley bound too. But, I'm planning to get over there soon...
Chim-Chim

climber
May 22, 2010 - 11:43am PT
Footloose, Just got back from the Valley... it went reasonabally well. I wouldn't say I've climbed Astroman... more like the East face of Washington collumn(twice)! The Harding Slot was a little wet but went ok.. with a brief hang. I'm tired and kinda beat up.
Nutjob. I'm glad everyone has been enjoying the Woodfords... lots of stuff to do still. Don't be surprised though, at least in the Fortress area, that a good looking line may have a shiny stainless steel anchor on top... we've been very busy up there. And you're correct about the difficulty in cateloging all of the climbs up there... 25,ooo words, 40 drawn topos, beta photos, trail discriptions have kept me busy for more than a year now and is still a project in work with all the new climbs going up.
On the other side of the road is very raw still, but filthy. Hundreds if thousands more lines, are located in the many gully systems that rise from thesouth side of the road.
Credit: Chim-Chim
See youall up there in the summer months. Check out Mt. Project if you want some options that are not inclluded in the Pdf file book Written by Ron Anderson. Dan
BurnRockBurn

climber
South of Black Rock City (CC,NV)
May 22, 2010 - 12:41pm PT
Dan
We still on for Mondays photo session?
Chim-Chim

climber
May 22, 2010 - 12:51pm PT
Sound good if the weather cooperates. Give me a shout. Dan
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 22, 2010 - 01:05pm PT
Astroface is a cool send.
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2010 - 03:54pm PT
Jaybro- Why not grab Zander or Em or Nutjob, come up, it'll give us a chance to meet, and I'll show you the wide in the first picture. It's called the Big Bad Wolf and getting to it is an effectively nice calorie burner. (If that's part of your goal structure.) :)

Chim- Can't wait to hear all about it. Makes me terribly envious. I'd ask if I could join you and Shawn Monday but think the weather's going to be sketch:

http://forecast.weather.gov:80/MapClick.php?lat=38.770145674423965&lon=-119.84024047851562&site=rev&smap=1&unit=0&lg=en&FcstType=text


Thanks again for snagging my cap, I climb a whole number lower without it.



Siddens- Your climbing in Yosemite makes me all ancy and jealous inside when I think about it- so I try not to think about it. But good on ya!
BurnRockBurn

climber
South of Black Rock City (CC,NV)
May 23, 2010 - 01:54am PT
Dan, Sasha and Friends of Woodfords
I would like to get a little group together up there for some camping and story telling as well as sharing beta on the areas. I am willing to BBQ my ass off to feed anyone and make arrangements for a little Woodfords Fest.
If anyone is interested please let me know and we can start planning some dates or two.
Thanks

Shawn Watson


Footy 20% Chance of Slight Snow 46 degrees ...Its a Woodfords Day!!!!!
dickcilley

Social climber
Wisteria Ln.
Jun 28, 2010 - 04:12pm PT
Hope to be there Thursday .Hope I can find something to TR. solo.
Chim-Chim

climber
Jun 28, 2010 - 04:35pm PT
Dick, are you still riding that bike? I met you in J'tree like twenty years ago. Heh a buddy and I are heading up on thursday give a shout. Dan
Footloose

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 28, 2010 - 05:54pm PT
Big guns at Woodfords yesterday:
Credit: Footloose

Big strength, too:
Credit: Footloose
Credit: Footloose

Route beta: One Of These Days route is easier now,
a half square foot flake peeled off face- establishing
MORE purchase on lower section. Now is this
good or bad? Hmm...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Jun 28, 2010 - 05:58pm PT
Shut up and CLIMB! LOL (jk) I always thought it was under-rated so its still the best 10c in Tahoe....
Chim-Chim

climber
Jun 28, 2010 - 06:08pm PT
Ron, check out the Steeple Thread, that I started today. I think the original name was The Agulle de Dread. There's a link for route information from Mt. Project. Have you ever been there? Also where that 200 foot splitter,,, I can't find it. Dan
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Jun 28, 2010 - 06:10pm PT
Ill take a look as for the splitter, R U talking about the one at the grovers wall or pleasant valley??
Chim-Chim

climber
Jun 28, 2010 - 06:15pm PT
Either or, or both I gotsta know. Thanks Dan
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Jun 28, 2010 - 06:35pm PT
ok,,,, from grovers hot springs meadow (just west of the tubs) look to the north west at about the top of the bottom 1/3 of the slope. there is some granite there and one wall that is about 120 or so that can be plainly seen. on the right hand edge of that wall is a parallel splitter corner that looks to drool over....there are more things there two as well as a runout 5.9/10 offwidth/chimney and crack which was two 80 foot pitches that we did lol, i doubt its ever seen a second....



the other one im thinking of is abit more complex to find although you can see it with binoculars from just up the pleasant valley trail head-looking west and up the SOUTH facing slope towards the end of the valley...Its the inside corner of a large buttress Ill try to find a pic or better beta for the approach...I know its shorter to come in by jeff davis peak from the blue lakes road side but you end up at the top of the formations....
Chim-Chim

climber
Jun 28, 2010 - 07:00pm PT
Thanks for the info. Dan
BurnRockBurn

climber
South of Black Rock City (CC,NV)
Jul 1, 2010 - 02:09pm PT
Chim and Footy
Im off the next six days and may be able to get up there with you guys on one of my days off. Let me know.
Shawn
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