The places I typically climb, seeing another person in a season would be a busy season, let alone a day. I get what you're saying though, that extra hour guards the gates for sure, especially during the winter months.
I got nothing against Woodfords, I think it's a priceless recourse for the adventurous spirit. The only thing that keeps you from seeing my face on a weekly basis is that there are several, mostly undeveloped areas with really big and bold top notch routes to be done and all just a bit closer. Pitches over 50 to 60ft are a rarity at Woodfords and I like setting off into the unknown and putting up routes that are 5 and 6 full length 180ft+ pitches.
I don't know, maybe I just need a tour guide for a day or two. Sometimes just craggin is a relief.
...and as far as pure quality of the route goes, One of These Days is a far superior route to little ol Tombstone.
I hear ya, Sal. I mean bay area in more in the sense of the higher ratio of n00bs that originate from there (i.e. not you). There are plenty of great climbers coming out of there too, but you tend to get more of the pure gym climber coming out to the crag thing from that area.
I should know, I lived out there and in Sacramento (basically the same thing) and was that crowd for the beginning of my climbing career ;).
Woodfords has the adventure for sure. Pretty cool people are still picking off lines of all grades there. I have reason to think it won't ever get blown out with people the way other crags have, but who knows.
Well, maybe I'm wrong. What do I know anyway, the only thing I've climbed there is OOTD and all the other stuff on that particular wall. Not much around looked any taller and I was able to rap off that thing with a 60m. I may have downclimbed a little.
Anyway, I'd like to get back there and do a little more exploring around. Where's all the good stuff at? Or at least, where should I start looking around. Somewhere with a decent concentration of solid .10's .11's and maybe low .12's to start. Cracks would be preferred. With the amount of vertical realestate, I'm sure y'all ain't kidding when you say there's a shitload of great climbing all around there. Maybe I should poke my nose in around there this weekend what with all the people that are going to be up there for your festivities. There's no better source for beta than the local source.