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Routes in California Night Area

Big Mac Chimney T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
California Night T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c V2 5+
Honeynut Cherrios TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Patchouli arete TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Patchouli face/Hippy cave area TR 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Rasta face TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Welcome Home TR 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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Type: Trad, TR, Boulder, 15 ft
FA: Bachar, Long, or Kauk 1970s
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Shared By: Adam Stackhouse on Jun 28, 2006
Admins: Marc Kajut, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This sterling route climbs a steep finger crack for about 15 feet. A couple of good ring locks lead to a typical Woodson top-out crux. Those comfortable at the grade can easily boulder this, otherwise for the rest of us two bolts at the top provide an anchor for this classic problem.

Location

After rounding the corner from the Uncertainty Principle Area, e.g., Pickpocket, continue past a heavily chalked "blasted boulder" to a tight left switchback. Looking up and to the right from this corner is a wide offwidth crack, beneath which, and not seen from the road, is California Night. Follow the trail from the road in, up and right to this gem!

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Two bolts for TR
AJ
 
AJ  
 
A super classic finger jamming puzzle. The height and landing are reasonable but your most solid jam at the crux might be your right toe... so take care not to fall awkwardly. FA was Bachar. Oct 29, 2014
Drew K
 
Drew K  
 
On of my favorite climbs to date at Woodson. I got spooked on the top-out myself. Feb 25, 2013
G.McCay
Galloway, NJ
  5.11b V2
G.McCay   Galloway, NJ
  5.11b V2
Adam Stackhouse    
 
To set up a TR, tunnel under the scrub oak to the right of the crack to gain the top. Another fun warm-up alternative is to go around the left of California Night and on the backside of the boulder and climb a 5.9 grainy/juggy face to set up. Jun 28, 2006