One fo these Days vs. Toomstone Terror

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kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
May 20, 2013 - 09:29am PT
woodfords is a chosspile yer better off at sugarloaf or the leap.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
May 20, 2013 - 09:32am PT
The hike to climb ration is better at those crags, that's true. The bay area climber ratio is waaaaay better at Woodfords though. And that counts for a lot ;).

This is my Woodfords leap year though, so I should just shut my dirty mouth.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
May 20, 2013 - 09:34am PT
six or eight people is a busy day at cloudburst
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
May 20, 2013 - 09:37am PT
God bless that extra hour of driving from the West. It guards the gates.
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
May 20, 2013 - 10:01pm PT
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.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
May 20, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
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.
Friedo

Trad climber
South Lake Tahoe
May 21, 2013 - 02:05pm PT
Pitches over 50-60 ft are a rarity at Woodfords? I don't think you were climbing in the 'Fords Bro. Yes, there are some shorter routes, but I ALWAYS BRING A 70 TO WOODFORDS!!! ALWAYS!!!
Chim-Chim

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2013 - 05:18pm PT
Yup!
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
May 21, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
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.
Chim-Chim

climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2013 - 07:10pm PT
Chad, I'll have a map of High Energy Wall to hand out to the revelers. One 5.8, two 5.9's six 5.10's,four 5.11's,five 5.12's. Should keep ya busy. Dan
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
May 22, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
Holy sh#t... really? That's a good full day.
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