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gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
Jan 9, 2012 - 03:13am PT
Why in gods name anybody would want to get on a crack like that is beyond me. I pulled a muscle just looking at it.
Doug Tomczik

climber
Bishop
Jan 19, 2012 - 02:28am PT
Does anyone have woodson photos that have yet to surface? Rummage through the archives and scan some slides! Accompanying stories are nice too.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 19, 2012 - 04:51am PT
I do, Doug. I'm trying to get boxes and boxes of slides and prints organized and digitized. I'll trickle things out as I get to 'em. There's some fun stuff buried in this mess!
Doug Tomczik

climber
Bishop
Jan 19, 2012 - 11:52pm PT
I'm looking forward to them, BVB.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Jan 19, 2012 - 11:56pm PT
nice pic of tom.
Doug Tomczik

climber
Bishop
Jan 27, 2012 - 11:37pm PT
Let's keep the stoke alive. What's everyone's favorite climb(s) at woodson? Top five, top three, top ten, top whatever...

Personally, I'm going to have to go with Driving South. Also, the right start to Stairway has to be one of the best boulder problems anywhere.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 28, 2012 - 12:19am PT
Huh Doug that's a good one! I'm gonna pick my top five ('cause I like top five lists, top ten are too easy) and edit 'em in as I sort 'em out. Right off the bat, I know Jaws makes the list.

Lessee...if God granted me a wish, and I could do just five climbs at Woodson, but they'd have to be climbs I've already ticked...?

1. Jaws
2. Lie Detector (took a few minutes to think of that one.)
3. Head First In The Bushes
4.
5.

Ones I love that I already know won't make the cut: Aids Victim; Painted Boulder West Face; Robbins; The Widow, Bereft (that's the actual, gramatically correct name -- "The Widow, Bereft"); Pickpocket; Alcoa...hmmmmmm sh#t

Driving South is sooo good, and has massive sentimental value, but it's over in three f*#king moves...

Hear My Train seems obvious, dosen't it? But I've done it so many times in the last 35 years...I'm not burned out on it or anything, but I'm not sure it'd be a Desert Island Woodson Climb. Jaws I've done at least as many if not more times, and when I think Jaws, I think oh HELL YEAH.
deepnet

Boulder climber
San Diego
Jan 28, 2012 - 01:14am PT
as far as "ultra classic"...???

Hand's down..."Christ on Crutches"

Credit: deepnet
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 28, 2012 - 02:17am PT
That photo does not even begin to do justice to he f*#ked-up landing on that thing, Rick.
REIGN 1

Social climber
Carlsbad, Ca
Jan 29, 2012 - 02:44am PT
VP's ofice has Henny's name all over it.

My favorite Woodson problems
1. Uncertainty principal
2. Mother superior
3. Seminar wall
4. Starving in stereo
5. Stairway to heaven
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Jan 29, 2012 - 02:58am PT
Lemon Chiffon? (only cuz that was one of my better efforts that day)


What time of year, ya'll thinking?


I'm in for a weekend trip. Ideally a day or two at Suicide would be the perfect complement to a Woodshun trip.


bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 29, 2012 - 03:15am PT
Yeah Mungester, I've been sitting on the fence all day about Lemon Chiffon. You just nudged me off. It definately makes my Woodson Desert Island Climbs list. I've never gotten tired of it, it was part of me and Watusi's "Big Wednesday", and there is no question it is Powell's best boulder problem in California.

Way better then that stuff he did at Roobeedoo.

MungeBob ruthlessly pressing the crux mantle slabdyno on Lemon Chiffon...
MungeBob ruthlessly pressing the crux mantle slabdyno on Lemon Chiffon, 2004.
Credit: One guess, bitches.

The new, updated (c)American Motherf*#king Legendary Top Five Woodson Climbs List:

1. Jaws
2. Lie Detector (took a few minutes to think of that one.)
3. Head First In The Bushes
4. Lemon Chiffon
5.

OMFUG only get to pick one more!
thaDood

Mountain climber
PortaLedga OnzaKaleefa
Jan 29, 2012 - 09:11am PT
1)Uncertainty Principle
2)Starving in Sterio
3)Mother Superior
4)Airstream
5)Silk Banana

There are way to many to limit it to just five!
Horvath

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2012 - 12:59pm PT
man Christ on Crutches... its really a shame more people don't get on that thing.

this is gonna take some thought.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 29, 2012 - 01:33pm PT
There are way to many to limit it to just five!

You're right. 5 ain't gonna do it. I'm switching to 10. BUT I'm going to list them as a traditional Top Ten with #1 being the best, #2 being the second best, and so on. Qualitative FTW!!1!!166!
LMo

climber
Jan 30, 2012 - 02:06am PT
After another great day at Woodson I figured an update of happenings on the hill was in order. Mark, Doug, Jake and I (Lauren), set up in the odd January heat to show Jake, a Woodson newcomer around and to get my bush whacking quota filled for 2012. A couple pictures to keep you interested.

Started off at Robbins, the bees at the cracks above are seeming to grow in number. After that did Hamburger Crack for the first time. I must say I always scoffed at it but actually enjoyed it. After that we headed up to the Cave area- the place to be! At one point there were groups on Alcoa, the Cave, John's crack, Fisticuffs and Greg's crack.

After a day spent on something wide, Doug and Mark just had to get on Greg's crack. This is Doug, having fun, as per usual:
Doug, making it look easy, as always.
Doug, making it look easy, as always.
Credit: LMo

Then we went to Big Horn, everyone took a turn bouldering it, said goodbye to Jake and then headed up for some exploring. We went up and over the summit, and the potato chip rock was very popular (especially with aspiring yogis). Anyways, I will let you all look at where we ended up. Although this climb is a short distance from the trail there was still some full value bush whacking to be had for all.
Credit: LMo

A great day up on the hill and with that, a few of my favorite climbs:
Uncertainty Principle
Milkbar
Jaws


Will have to take more pictures next time.

bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 30, 2012 - 02:11am PT
Wow, is that Firefly in the last photo?! Haven't been to it in well over 25 years.
henny

Social climber
The Past
Jan 30, 2012 - 04:03pm PT
Guess I haven't been keeping current with this thread, Donny pokes me and 2 days later I finally see it. And then bvb has to go and try to insult Rubidoux by using KP's name. Now, mind you, I have zero problems with dragging KP's name through the mud, but trying to belittle a stellar place like Rubidoux while doing it is going just a little too far.

It's been too nice at home & in Idyllwild recently so I haven't been making it down. If we don't get some winter weather soon it may not be much of a Woodson season, consistently a little too hot.

Favorites? Any of the Woodson wannabe as good as Rubidoux problems. For crying out loud what'd ya think I'd say? Well, I'll try anyway: Flabob, Middle of the Road Madness, Coathanger, Pinkbug, Pyschoanalysis, The Ex, Bullethead, The Octopus, Popgun, Major Concept. I think that makes 10. Oh wait, Woodson favorites, not quality. Ok, well, in that case:

1. Big Grunt
2. Vice Prinicpals Office
3. Mother Superior
4. Silk Banana
5. Undertow

hahaha. Oh boy. Yeah, right.

Maybe I'll try again - in no particular order after #2.

1. Whatever the last problem I just did was
2. Any Woodson problem with "Rubidoux" in it's name (goes without saying)
3. Kurtains
4. Lie Detector
5. Slap You Silly (love/hate that pile)

Seriously, how is one supposed to come up with 5 favorites much less 10.

Edit: Don't go there. I'm just getting warmed up.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jan 30, 2012 - 04:42pm PT
Took you long enough Darrel. I was beginning to think you were dead or something.

Pinkbug a clearly a boulder problem that was airlifted off Woodson in the dead of night and reinstalled at Roubidoux to give the place some cred. Has it been hit with graffiti yet, I wonder?

Where is Slap You Silly? Is that the impossible looking bowling-ball smooth arete down by Eppi Birthday?
henny

Social climber
The Past
Jan 30, 2012 - 04:56pm PT
That would be Slap You Silly. A gem, IMO. Just a few feet right of it's big brother and role model - if you know what I mean.

Has it been hit with graffiti yet, I wonder?
Sorry, but I don't quite seem to follow what you're getting at.



Probably.
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