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ATS

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

climber
Sep 21, 2012 - 11:52pm PT
Just means you have to burrow deeper into the shade...

Credit: hellcyon
hellcyon

climber
Sep 26, 2012 - 11:32pm PT
Mouth fulls of berries...
Mouth fulls of berries...
Credit: hellcyon

..and fist fulls of boulders.
..and fist fulls of boulders.
Credit: hellcyon

Fingers full of fun.
Fingers full of fun.
Credit: hellcyon

Ent Warts.
Ent Warts.
Credit: hellcyon

Inspiration.
Inspiration.
Credit: hellcyon

Happy Trails ^-^

GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Sep 26, 2012 - 11:38pm PT
Hey buddy, what routes are in photos 2 and 3?? Look amazing!

I've only played out there :( haven't had the real tour
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Sep 26, 2012 - 11:48pm PT
That malignant grapefruit hold looks boss.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Sep 27, 2012 - 12:42am PT
I think that hold is actually somewhere in Oakland....
hellcyon

climber
Sep 30, 2012 - 07:21pm PT
Hey Greg
Oak...land alright..
Credit: hellcyon

Which isn't far from Big Pine
Credit: hellcyon
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Oct 7, 2012 - 08:55pm PT
I know that "fist full of Boulders" shot down by the dirt road that swings around that pond at the bottom of the mountain. It's there on the cool looking inverted "comma" looking seam/boulder that Johnny, et al, found. Cool little 5.9 finger/hand crack with a slippery topout.


...and my favorite berry patch is in full swing I see...yummmmmm!
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Oct 14, 2012 - 04:54pm PT
I got this text/MMS yesterday:

Wish you were here...
Credit: Andrew

My long time friend, Steve Belford posing on the "Capt's Chair" on The Cave, Mt. Woodson. That was perfect timing after having just got home from surgery for a herniated disc with spinal chord compromise. I'm ambulatory and doing well. Thank God for His talents through others.
Horvath

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 26, 2012 - 01:47pm PT
Well despite this weekend's coming temp spike, this past week felt good on the hill. maybe just maybe the season has started.

Doug and I were chatting about the thread the other day, and came up with a few things to share. Hopefully these will be funny and helpful.

Some things we hope to see on the thread this season to keep psych and motivation high:

More Stories (especially from the last cohort): FA's, adventure, schwacking, crazy sends...
More photos, especially good but forgotten stuff, or new stuff
Less personal attacks- that's what pm's are for
Less non-woodson related posts
More bvb

hope to see you on the hill!

Not a great photo, but hopefully funny. This is me, trying real hard o...
Not a great photo, but hopefully funny. This is me, trying real hard on Sickle, on one of my first days out at woodson.
Credit: Horvath
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Oct 26, 2012 - 04:06pm PT
Truthdweller,

Good to hear you are healing up! Prayers for you.

If anyone is up for another Woodson Reunion in 2013 I'd be glad, once again, to host the party portion.

Cheers to All. lynne l.
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Nov 3, 2012 - 10:56pm PT
Heck, I'd fly out just for the grub at Lynne's house! Chicken quesadillas, homemade salsa, guacamole, all you can eat home-grown oranges with coffee, man, comfort food last time or what?! Directions online would suffice for an after climb get together.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
moving thru
Nov 3, 2012 - 11:20pm PT
It was a totally fun time and I owe it all to you Truthdweller. What a great evening and an even greater group of people to hang with.

The gift of the rope was an incredible surprise. Thanks, and worn it to a frazzle. Cheers, lynne
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Nov 4, 2012 - 01:47am PT
Lynne L;
I sent you an email thru ST on this avatar you are using now..

Don't forget to check your email.

Cosmic
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Nov 9, 2012 - 03:59pm PT
Great weather at Woodson last Sunday. 2013 reunion would be cool, hope it will materialize.
Credit: dirt claud


splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 15, 2012 - 06:22pm PT
Yo, all past, present & future Woodson StoneMonkeys, i have a question for ya; how many times has 'Silk Banana' been sent? Up to the current date? And, what is the current rating?

This (latest, me thinks) guide & that other site (rock.com, or whatever its called/and elsewhere) call it 5.12c!

Sounds plausable to me, although i haven't done it in over 20 years! And, in all the days I spent there in the 70's-80's to early 90's, I never saw or heard of anyone else sending it other than Rick Piggott!!!

I have seen the pics of Bob Van Belle "sending" it, but he uses his left knee all the way across the undercling. I don't consider that as a pure undercling/send (sorry BVB). It would take someone very tall to do that, and I doubt it is really anywhere near as hard as straight underclinging it. Not sure how Rick Piggott did it, since I wasn't there (maybe Largo remembers?).

Anyway, the person with the history on it & Woodson in general, is Ron Amick (gonamok). But he hasn't posted her on ST in almost a year! Are you out there Ron??

According to him, the only person who has really done it, as far as he knows, was Rick Piggott!

So, has anyone done it recently? ... Speak up!

The reason I ask is because about a year ago (maybe last Spring/April) I sprayed about how I had done it bitd, and had gotten to the point where i was doing laps on it. Believe me, it wasn't easy to get to that point. I/we couldn't do it for the first year we tried it (off and on/'85-'86). And i eventually gave up on it. (harder than shit). But we were trying it on the way back down the hill. So, one day I had this brilliant idea (lol), I decided to make it "my project" (LOL) and focused just on it (or as the first thing in the day). First 2-3 days I got nowhere, then the next time I got that first real hard un dercling move (where everyone falls off in the vids, etc). I eventually got all of them (not any harder, but not any easier). Then i got to the point where i could do laps.

Of course I was WAY honed back then (L&LOL). Could do around 40 consecutive pull-ups & over 100 pull-ups in 3 sets! Now I prollie couldn't do 5-10 consecutive pullups & I way about 40 lbs more than i did then!!!

OKAY ... those are the stats! The reason I am bringing all this up, is I believe I can still send that MoFo ... 1st try ... and I have NOT even been to Woodson, let alone on Silk Banana, in over 20 years!!! Haven't even climbed in about 10+ years.

Why do I bring all of this up? Because, I am a gambling man, and I am willing to bet anyone, any amount of money I can still send that sucker first try!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone willing to bet me, and OLD f*#king fart, that I CAN'T, do it???

If you are willing, then put your f'n money where your f'n mouth is!!

I will match ANY amount!!!!

We could designate a third party to hold the doe! I will match anything that comes in. We can set a day. I will meet you there, and the winner takes the whole pot. Or, at least, I will take the whole pot if I send it FIRST F'N TRY!!! Everyone else will just double the money they bet against me not being able to send it 1st try!

ANY TAKERS???

EDIT: Not only am I in the worst fookin shape of my life, I need a total knee replacement (TKR)! Workers Comp is going to do it (whenever I want). BUT, i want to do this first.

ONCE AGAIN ... ANY GAMBLERS OUT THERE???

YOU COULD MAKE SOME BIG $$/BUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GO FOR IT! FLEECE MY F*#KING ASS!!!! LOL

BTW, I am pretty sure that it is MUCH harder than 5.12c! I was firmiliar with .12's & some 13's bitd, and that (Silk Banana) seemed much harder (in my opinon, anyway). Just saying. Ron Amick (gonamok) seems to think so also! The d00d (guideb00k to Woodson, d00d) who rated it 5.12c has never even done it (not sure where he came up with that rating) And it seems that all the other ST type internet sites came up with the same rating because he said so (lame)!!!

Wudevah!!!!

splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 15, 2012 - 06:52pm PT
here is a pic of 'Silk Banana'...
Credit: Horvath
doesn't look all that intimidating since it is right next to the ground (i wish it was a LONG ways off the deck) and maybe it doesn't look all that hard, but just go and give it a try and report back!

edit: Horvath, did you manage to get that problem (silk banana)? what do you think it should be rated?
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 15, 2012 - 08:25pm PT
check this vid of the "Pullharder" crew failing on it (Silk Banana) it will give you an idea just how hideously strenuous it really is!

Plus, i will NOT use my knee[s] at all!

[youtube=http://vimeo.com/9570998]

edit: any takers?

once again, i will match any amount; $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $10,000 ...!!!

I WILL put my money where my mouth is!!!!!!!
splitter

Trad climber
da'Raven / Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 15, 2012 - 10:30pm PT
YO, PEEPS, WTF??!!??!!

Not even one F'n comment?

WATSUP, STONEMONKEYS??

AND THIS IS CLIMBING RELATED!!

I AM SERIOUS ... !

IF SOME STUPID FU.CK WANTED TO THROW HIS MONEY AWAY ON SOME DUMBASS BET, I WOULD BE THE VERY FIRST PERSON TO JUMP ON IT!!!!!

JUST THINK ABOUT IT ... WHAT'S THE LIKLIHOOD THAT I COULD SEND THAT THING (SILK BANANA) ON MY FIRST TRY?

YA NEED A LITTLE EXTRA XMAS MULLA?? ... LET'S TALK!!!

edit: it's a CHALLENGE, i'm CHALLENGING anyone with the balls (and money) to come forward and bet me that i CAN'T do it (on my first try), that i'm FULL of SH#T!! ... AND, if your right, YOU walk away with the MONEY!!!

d00ds, it don't get any EASIER than that!! it would be like PICKING MONEY OFF OF TREES, for goodness sake!!!!!!!!!

edit: DID YA WATCH THAT VID? THOSE GUYS ARE ALL IN THEIR PRIME, I AM WAY OVER THE HILL!! SHEEEESH!!! I CAN'T EVEN GIVE MONEY AWAY, WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO???
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 15, 2012 - 11:31pm PT
splitter;


tranquillo dude! they were awesome videos. y'all check them out.

I made one visit to Woodson during a confersence in SD in ... '93, and it defined my concept of heaven.

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