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2 - Wood Hood

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Hand of God, The T 
Inside/Out T 
Jammin' for Jehova' T 
Smearing for Jesus T,S 
Topographic Ocean T 
Two Lips T 
Weak Stick, The T 
Yellow Fin T 
Yellow Tail T 

2 - Wood Hood Rock Climbing 

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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!

Getting There 

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

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

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'   
Jammin' for Jehova'   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 110'   
Topographic Ocean   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   
Smearing for Jesus   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
The Hand of God   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 600'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The improbable, ultra classic roof of Hand of God.

The Hand of God 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : 2 - Wood Hood
The first pitch of this climb is the hike up to the Wood Hood. You will be well warmed up at this point, so quit dallying and get to the business!Pitch 1: It can be bypassed by easier/crappy gully climbing to the right, but that would also make you a weenie. A bolt about 10-15 feet up marks the start. Continue straight up, placing gear in intermittent cracks. Once you reach a large ledge and a downward facing tusk of rock you encounter the final business of the route with testy, technical, crumb...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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