If your looking for high-quality 5.10 cracks then this area should be high on your list of destinations at Woodford's. From thin crack splitters to big-fist burlfests this crag has something for everyone. Also, the various exposures encountered in the 2nd Alcove means that you can climb in either the sun or the shade here throughout the day.
Located just east of the Donnie G, the 2nd Alcove is basically an extension of that wall. Follow the climber's path through the brush up to the nice belay pad found under the distinct pine located at the base of I Be Jammin' (5.10a).
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 2nd Alcove:
Quoia the Destroya 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
I Be Jammin' 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 75 feet
Walking Jack 5.10+ Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
O.U.L.D. 5.10d Trad, 1 pitch, 130 feet
Just Face It 5.11a Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Ears to You 5.11 Trad, 80 feet
Featured Route For 2nd Alcove
O.U.L.D. 5.10d CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : 2nd Alcove
With a combination of thin, balancy crack climbing, featured slab and exposed knob pulling O.U.L.D. is a climb not to be missed. The fun, bolted 5.9 slab warms you up and leads to the shallow corner that makes for the crux of the climb. Utilizing small cams and wires (RP's helpful but not necessary) carefully work your way up the beautiful tips/finger crack to a rest. Shake out and continue straight up the finger crack past some small bushes. Move left to a left trending flake peppered with kno...[more] Browse More Classics in CA