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bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 18, 2014 - 08:58pm PT
I'll be down there from the 1st of Aug through the 5th. It's a family trip but I've received clearance to climb on one day before we hook up with family in Coronado.

Anybody have any good ideas on good stuff? Woodson sounds ideal.

Anybody interested in climbing? Or spotting? I only climb at 5.11 on a good day, but am a good spotter. I wanna nail some of the .9'ers or .10's.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 18, 2014 - 09:04pm PT
Woodson, you'll love it! Don't miss baby Robbins
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jul 18, 2014 - 09:14pm PT
Woodson is great. Mission Gorge has some good, slick stuff too.

Mother Superior at Woodson will keep you amused for a while ;-)
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2014 - 09:16pm PT
I'll have more info when we get closer.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jul 18, 2014 - 09:17pm PT
I can see through this thinly veiled attempt to climb with warbler.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2014 - 09:27pm PT
I can see through this thinly veiled attempt to climb with warbler.


Nah, I just want have a partner. El Fish, or Wendell, or STahlBro would be sweet. But I just need a spotter.

My wife and boy are totally useless....for spotting.

Kevin would be sweet too though!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2014 - 09:35pm PT
Dirt Claude lives down there too, eh?

Dirt? ElCapinyourass?
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Jul 18, 2014 - 09:47pm PT
I'll be up in the sierras but it'll be hot, hot, hot! Get out from pre-sunrise - 8am, or 5pm-dark.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Jul 18, 2014 - 10:11pm PT
If I'm around I'd love to give you an afternoon tour :D
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 18, 2014 - 10:15pm PT
Tahquitz/Suicide is pretty close.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jul 18, 2014 - 10:59pm PT
Here's a thinly veiled response...

Blue, you picked the wrong month to climb in SD, but

If you climb in the shade you might be ok

Eagle Peak's steep wall goes into shade about 2:30. Time your arrival at the parking area at 2:00. It'll be hot, but the hike's not too strenuous - about 45 minutes to the base. Kick it in the shade til about 3:30/4:00, then climb 5 or 6 or 10 steep bolt protected pitches in the shade on killer stone with nobody else in a gorgeous wilderness setting until dark

Hike out by headlamp

You won't be disappointed

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2014 - 07:11am PT
Thanks for the beta, Kevin.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Jul 19, 2014 - 07:48am PT
I'm too busy to give you a tour, but if you want more info let me know here

mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Jul 19, 2014 - 08:02am PT
bluering - Bummer! I'm down here right now, and could give you the full meal deal tour of Woodson (leaving on Tuesday). You might try connecting with the Allied Climbers of San Diego website (think that's what it's called), as there may be someone who could do that for you. It's much better to go with someone who knows the mountain really well already (if you decide to head to Woodson, that is), since it's loaded with absolutely beautiful splitters from bottom to top.

Have fun!
Josh Higgins

Trad climber
San Diego
Jul 19, 2014 - 09:07am PT
I saw someone mention Mission Gorge. Just a heads up, but there was a fire in the park that looks like it burned through Middle Earth and the park has closed the entire climber's loop so there is no legal climbing in the park at the moment. I'm trying to talk to a ranger to figure out the details of the closure, how long it might be, and whether or not the Main Wall will open up sooner or if the complete closure will stay in place. MTRP might not be a place to climb by early August if the closures remain...

Josh
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jul 19, 2014 - 09:31am PT
Sucks about Mission Gorge, hopefully it won't be closed for too long. I will be around Bluey, hit me up. We can at least hit up Woodson, or some of the other local crags in the afternoon shade. Have a safe trip :)
Steve Belford

Sport climber
Poway, CA
Jul 19, 2014 - 12:29pm PT
It seems like Mission Gorge (if open) in the morning (until noon or so) or Woodson would be most convenient since you want to end up in Coronado after. Woodson can be done in blast furnace conditions as proven during a Woodson Shindig about 7 years ago.
I would love to join you guys if I am in town. I will check to see if something is happening.

If Woodson is the destination try to make it on a weekday. On Sat and Sun the masses show up to hike to the top to see Potato Chip Rock. It is pretty much a total buzz kill.
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