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gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
May 3, 2017 - 12:38am PT
Credit: gonamok

The young phenom, Michael Paul takes first place in the jr division, '78 (i think) contest at woodson
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
May 3, 2017 - 12:39am PT
Credit: gonamok
Credit: gonamok
Nothing to Fear 5.10a
T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
May 3, 2017 - 12:41am PT
the freaks come out at night
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
May 3, 2017 - 12:42am PT
Photo by Peter Campos
Photo by Peter Campos
Credit: gonamok
this is the original photo, taken by Peter Campos
from left to right, Peter Campos, Ron Amick, Rick Allenby
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
May 3, 2017 - 12:46am PT
me, MP and alan nelson at woodson
me, MP and alan nelson at woodson
Credit: gonamok
Me and Michael Paul over by Control Tower sometime in the 80's, hanging with one of the best climbers san diego has ever produced, Alan Nelson (center) RIP Alan old buddy, i still miss you
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
May 3, 2017 - 12:48am PT

the freaks come out at night

heh heh
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
May 3, 2017 - 12:50am PT
booB, ya the one you describe is the eppulator
way runout

Boulder climber
Poway
May 11, 2017 - 09:55pm PT
I was looking for woodson bouldering on google and found this...

https://vimeo.com/80500101


nathanael

climber
CA
May 19, 2017 - 12:17pm PT
Yo friend come do and film Hardy Boy crack at Rubidoux. I can't really bring myself to climb anything without first watching you solo it by yourself with no pad, and I was surprised to see it's not on your channel yet. It's basically a Woodson problem so I assume you can flash it.

Thank you
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
May 19, 2017 - 05:03pm PT
The young phenom, Michael Paul takes first place in the jr division, '78 (i think) contest at woodson

Had to be a different year Ron, 'cause in 1978 I was still living in San Diego, had my mom's car, and that was the year Mike and I were climbing there 4 - 5 days a week and pretty much wired and soloed everything. every. single. thing. on the mountain. If there had been a '78 contest I'd most def have been there, expecting to win, place, or show, then choking in an epic fashion. I think 80 or 81 is more likely, and I was up at evergreen and recall I'd missed a contest. Mike still looked quite youthful in '78. My dad would pick us up and bring him home to my house, my mom would wash his clothes while he took a shower then they'd feed us mountains of food. This was right before he moved from Mission Beach to Miramar with his mom, and then bailed for good to the Valley and Joshua Tree. It was all a very long time ago, so we're probably both fuzzy on the timeline!
adenparker

climber
May 20, 2017 - 10:07am PT
Credit: adenparker
Credit: adenparker

First time back at Woodson in a while. Here's a fun slab from last night. Anyone know it?
gonamok

climber
dont make me come over there
May 20, 2017 - 08:04pm PT
i will defer to your memory bob-o, mine is getting worse all the time
Friend

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2017 - 08:50pm PT
I haven't done Hardy Boys but would like to. Who's got photos and stories of that one?
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
May 23, 2017 - 01:16am PT
Hardy Boys is a LOT like Hear My Train but is NOT at ALL like Hrear My Train, slightly right leaning at the bottom in a really shallow, barely-there right-facing groove. The big difference is that the hard moves -- tips jams in pin scars -- are way off the ground, over a not-so-good boulder-strewn landing. So there is quite a bit more committment involved. It's a for sure puckerfest. But it is also pretty manageable -- you can climb up and down and up and down pretty easily before committing to the ankle snapping finish. And it's on that killer Roubidoux stone, so baybee man that's just the frosting on the cake! It was my first trip to Roubidoux, Jan or Feb 77, just me and Mike ditching school, no rope, no pads, scats on the hoofers, not much spotting going on. It was a good day.

Like I say, I only did it the one time, scared myself,
one and done on a perfect winter day, so everything I just wrote could just be an epic case of confirmation bias smothered with rich creamy euphoric recall.

But I don't think so.
nathanael

climber
CA
May 23, 2017 - 08:22am PT


Definitely feels reminiscent of Hear My Train.. maybe a bit harder but I haven't spent much time on it. I played on it a little bit on TR. The first 3-4 moves off the ground are real tough and I couldn't quite do them. Tips in pin scars and some laybacking.

Then a few steep moves on ok fingerlocks to the jug, still pretty hard but doable for me (I'm weak). Then it eases up.
Jon Clark

climber
philadelphia
Jul 17, 2017 - 05:41pm PT
Crucible
Crucible
Credit: Jon Clark

Crucible 2
Crucible 2
Credit: Jon Clark

video screenshots from this past weekend

A nod to Eyonkee for setting the precedent of bouldering this one.
henny

Social climber
The Past
Jul 17, 2017 - 10:02pm PT
Hardy Boys is, well, let's just say, sort of a wanna be Woodson crack. A little to short and not quite hard enough for Woodson (although close.) This is not to dis Rubidoux. It has slab/face problems that can rival anything at Woodson. There are just to few cracks at Rubidoux, especially of difficulty.

There was rumor at one time that some Woodson operatives had snuck in and done Hardy Boys. Names being tossed around were BVB and Mike Paul. I had completely forgotten about BVBs post re Hardy Boys. Guess the rumor was true. I can't help but notice the dig BVB got in when he mentioned scats as the shoe of choice, haha. Trying to get even with KP for 10a on the Outside I suspect.

Friend should consider doing Hardy Boys if he hasn't already, it is actually quite good. By the sounds of it, BVB and Mike Paul may have soloed it. I know that Tim Powell essentially soloed it because his girlfriend didn't take rope in and he didn't notice until toping out. I don't know of any other solos BITD, and I'm out of touch with the current scene. I suspect solos are still fairly rare?

Re the Hardy Boys video clip, love that orange/red rock. Good stuff, that Rubidoux rock.
henny

Social climber
The Past
Jul 17, 2017 - 10:11pm PT
Re the passing of BVB: as I mentioned in the dedicated thread I hope someone can get around to doing a new problem or two and giving names to them that commemorate BVB. If I was down south I would try to do that, but I'm rarely down that way anymore.

Maybe that is wishful thinking, as the current crop of people doing new problems may never have met BVB. Sigh, time marches on. BVB will always be a name associated with Woodson.
Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Jul 18, 2017 - 04:41am PT
^^^ That's a really nice thought, Henny. I hope the same.
Friend

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2017 - 08:32am PT
not quite hard enough

Henny, my sandbag meter redlined when I read your post. Not that that's unusual. Hmm guess I will have to pay the HBC a visit. I've seen it some years ago and remember it looking Quite Hard Enough. Perhaps when it cools down.. the thought of downtown Riverside in July is bleak.
I'm pretty sure crack wizard Paul Parker has bouldered it too?

Awesome shots Jon. That's an easy one for you but it sure is beautiful. The snaps really capture the steepness and elegance of it.
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