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Cragging Above Woodfords
November 17, 2009, 4:00 am
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Sunday, Charlie joined me for a day to check out the climbing in Woodfords canyon. The town of Woodfords lies on highway 88, near Lake Tahoe, as it descends east into Nevada. I had driven through Woodfords dozens of times in the last few years, coming and going from the eastern sierra. Each time, I would dangerously peer up at the surrounding cliffs while keeping an eye on the road wondering if there was any climbing up there. Well of course there was. The real questions were, is the climbing any good and has anyone climbed up there before. Since moving to Davis, I learned that the answer was affirmative to both. First, a Davis student, formerly a resident of South Lake Tahoe, claimed there was a bounty of excellent crack climbs throughout the canyon, a fraction of which had been climbed. Then, information about the area began to appear online. A rudimentary guidebook, circa 90’s, circulated online in pdf form. Everything was telling me, I should climb there. So Sunday, I finally made it happen. The weather was perfect, the climbs superb, now all I think about is when I can go back.

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Oh, the possibilities! These photos really give you the feeling of being high up on the cliffs!

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