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bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Jun 22, 2012 - 04:46pm PT
The thing to the right of Slap n' Tickle....know not, do I. But I remember how bummed my 'ol buddy Ronbo was when I hiked Slap n' Tickle.

He should have known better than take me to a slab. I think it was around the same month I did Head First In The Bushes. Heh.
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jun 23, 2012 - 12:20am PT
Hey Bob, Ron, other Woodson locals (still not sure whether to fit you in Darryl),

Share some tales of how you used Woodson to directly/indirectly prepare/train for a particular route/crack. I recall hearing about, then having the incredible opportunity of following, Tom Lindner, up the hill on his solo crack circuit, while he was training to do the Nose in the Valley. You must have some of your own.
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jun 24, 2012 - 01:27am PT
Hey Bob, Ron, other Woodson locals (still not sure whether to fit you in Darryl),

Share some tales of how you used Woodson to directly/indirectly prepare/train for a particular route/crack. I recall hearing about, then having the incredible opportunity of following, Tom Lindner, up the hill on his solo crack circuit, while he was training to do the Nose in the Valley. You must have some of your own.

Maybe not!
Doug Tomczik

climber
Bishop
Jun 24, 2012 - 01:42am PT
It's all about the opposite... training for Woodson.
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jun 24, 2012 - 10:51pm PT
I was just commenting to someone today about how a problem like Lemon Chiffon was a classic problem that prepared your head for the runouts experienced at Suicide. Then again, I know for me, I pushed myself to highball problems just so that my head would develop while on the lead. Woodson was always a test piece for that, for as someone said in the past, "Ah, Woodson, where a fifteen foot fall could be fatal."
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jun 25, 2012 - 12:49pm PT
Out of curiosity (and maybe this has already been discussed), what is the most definitive and up to date guide for Woodson these days--published, or unpublished? I know all the classics, and then some, but lots of other areas have been more fully explored since the years I regularly haunted the hill.
matisse

climber
Jun 25, 2012 - 03:32pm PT
I'd have to say Horvath, Mark K or Doug.
Sure there is BVB (American Legend) Amick etc. but they are not widely available.

:)
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jul 5, 2012 - 10:10pm PT
"Out of curiosity (and maybe this has already been discussed), what is the most definitive and up to date guide for Woodson these days--published, or unpublished? I know all the classics, and then some, but lots of other areas have been more fully explored since the years I regularly haunted the hill."

Man, I'm not going to touch that one, for I'd get my head bit off by someone for sure! Matisse has a good point though, if a visitor can find a consummate guide to head up the hill with, they're golden! Even with a thorough guidebook, you just can't navigate efficiently on that mountain with all the hidden trails, etc. I was fortunate to have had a mentor, Roger Barnes, to take me under his wing and guided me for the first five years or so, and continues to be a part of my climbing memories to this day. He's in his seventies now. When I first met him, I used to call him "old man," and he'd call me, "punk kid." I was (19), he was (45). Time flew, that's for sure!
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jul 17, 2012 - 10:24pm PT
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jul 17, 2012 - 11:08pm PT
OT but, I just came upon this photo online and said, "Wait, that's me (with the glasses on)!
I believe I was at this ACSD meeting asking for help in putting the Woodson Reunion together.

Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jul 17, 2012 - 11:15pm PT
Korean Cowboy?...

Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jul 17, 2012 - 11:26pm PT
Two year old Chris Lindner at the '86 Woodson contest...

Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jul 17, 2012 - 11:34pm PT
Mr. Paul...@ the '86 contest?

Phantom Fugitive

Social climber
Misery
Jul 19, 2012 - 07:57pm PT
Headed to Santee to visit the fam next week. Any locals wanna give me a tour of ze' Mt Wilson? Looking for ze' classic cracks.
I can bring a healthy pad and am a 5.15b spotter.

Jeremy Collins
Horvath

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 21, 2012 - 03:06pm PT
sick photo of Greg's Face Gary. and yes that's eliot on Korean Cowboy.

Doug Tomczik

climber
Bishop
Jul 21, 2012 - 03:25pm PT
Jeremy, I'm down for woodson. When did you want to go?
deano

climber
sonora
Jul 21, 2012 - 03:45pm PT
Does anyone know who did the first ascent of Hard As Nails? Or the first ropeless ascent? Such a bad ass route!
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jul 21, 2012 - 10:21pm PT
deano,

I can only tell you who/when I first heard of someone third classing HAN, and that was Dave "Spray" Robinson, circa ' 85-90, but I wouldn't be surprised if Rick Piggot did it before Dave was even born! Rick third classed hard up on Woodson!
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Sep 21, 2012 - 08:48am PT
Bump...cool enough back there yet?
ATS

climber
Mountain Project
Sep 21, 2012 - 11:49am PT
Just had the hottest week of the year last week!
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