The trees disappeared with the choss. Falling refigerators and household appliance sized rocks are more effective than chainsaws. That was a beautiful dogwood, or was it a buckeye? Can't remember. I started climbing there in '93 I think. McClannahan was always lurking around asking for belays. The climbing is better than it looks.
I always looked at the rock when I travelled from the East Bay to Columbia, Cedar Ridge, Sonora Pass in the mid-1970s, but it always looked dirty and chossy and I figured there was enough good rock around not to bother. I guess I should have expored a bit closer.