2 - Wood Hood Rock Climbing
The almighty Hand of God (5.11+ 4p) follows the le...
This wall, or series of walls, contain some of the longest climbs in Woodfords. With routes up to four pitches in length and a wide variety of quality base routes it offers something for everyone.
Several multi-pitch classics are found here such as (from west to east) Topographic Ocean (5.10d), Drake's Passage (5.10a R), and the popular Hand of God (5.11b or 5.11+).
The climbs here generally face south, although there are a few exceptions. The granite here is quite good with most climbs utilizing cracks varying from thin fingers to chimneys with a bit of OW for flair (no pun intended). Lead protection bolts are rare here (as in most of Woodfords) and only a few climbs need or utilize them. So bring a big rack, a 70m rope is handy, and don't forget your sense of adventure.....there's lots to do in the Wood Hood!
The Wood Hood is located on the north-side of Highway 88, between the Books area to the west and the Donnie G to the east. It sits a bit higher than either of those areas and is most easily accessed from the east by way of the standard approach trail for the Donnie-G. With careful route-finding it's five minutes from Whisker Biscuit.
Climbing Season For the The Fortress area.
Weather station 2.2 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in 2 - Wood Hood
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 2 - Wood Hood:
Inside/Out 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 140'
Featured Route For 2 - Wood Hood
Topographic Ocean 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b CA
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P1 - Climb a right-facing corner to a face with a single bolt below a roof. Move up and through the roof, follow the hand crack up and around the left side of the formation to a bolted anchor. P2 - Move around left to a broken ledge. Climb up a finger crack in a left-facing dihedral, encountering several 10+ sections along the way. Half way up the rock is a bit loose, but the pro is decent. Belay at the bolted anchors atop the dihedral. P3 - Head up broken rock and move left into a short, c...[more] Browse More Classics in CA