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Jun 4, 2018
Agree 100% with Vince S. Our group of 4 climbers, who each climbed this route twice, had a consensus view… View Comment
Jul 25, 2017
Definitely fun. As of 8/23/17, there was at least one good-sized loose block near the top, per two of the… View Comment
Jun 6, 2011
A couple of very awkward spots on the lower portion, which are harder than they would appear at first glanc… View Comment
Jul 31, 2010
Quite an adventure! This is a very popular route (we climbed on a Friday and were the 2nd of 5 parties to… View Comment
Jul 15, 2010
Thanks for the GPS coordinates. Very helpful. Once the road turns to dirt, it is just about 1 mile ex… View Comment
Jul 15, 2010
With no stick clip or crash pad available, my climbing partner elected to climb the face up and to the righ… View Comment
Jun 13, 2010
5.9 in Watts' 2010 edition Smith Rock book. View Comment
Jun 13, 2010
Now rated 5.7 in the 2010 edition of Watts' Smith Rock book. View Comment
Jun 3, 2010
This is a great spot to string up the kiddos on a top rope. My son (5) and daughter (3) both made it about… View Comment
May 19, 2010
Caution! Watch your rope length. The first time we climbed this, what we thought was a 60m rope didn't qu… View Comment
May 10, 2010
There are actually a pair of bolts over the commonly done 5.9 route (about top center of photo). One can s… View Comment
May 3, 2010
There are many better problems on Woodson than this one unless: a) you really want to work on some short m… View Comment
Apr 28, 2010
Follow up to my previous comment... I just got ahold of Kennedy & Hubbard's 1999 book "San Diego Count… View Comment
Mar 14, 2010
My climbing partner used a #2 cam between the 3rd and 4th bolts. View Comment
Aug 14, 2008
If I'm not mistaken, the lowest newly-reinforced belay platform lines up with Alpha Centauri. The belay pl… View Comment
Jul 23, 2008
There's a real nice photo up above of "the jump." Definitely unnerving the first time you try it, but it l… View Comment
Jul 23, 2008
Great shot of "the jump." It was very unnerving standing on that little ledge and looking down and out at… View Comment
Jun 30, 2008
I found this route on another climbing site. That site has this route named "Nice Guys Finish Last," and g… View Comment
Jun 25, 2008
Agree. Bottom 4/5's or so is fun (but short). The crux move at the boulder is awkward and frustrating. S… View Comment
Jun 25, 2008
5.5 in Watts' book (circa '92). Very fun for the grade regardless. A great beginner's sport lead.… View Comment
Jun 23, 2008
This photo rocks! Of course, that's me on the rock! :) View Comment
Jun 23, 2008
Don't forget the other challenging part of route-finding here: just getting here! Where the "trail" swings… View Comment
Jun 23, 2008
Also note that there are some newer 5.10 - 5.11 sport routes on the overhanging wall to the left of Matt. View Comment
May 20, 2008
You can scramble up from behind to set a top rope (but my brother did it, so I can't give the details; he m… View Comment
May 20, 2008
Just about everything you need to know about Manchester Wall: Also:… View Comment