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Gaute'

Average Rating = 0.00/5 Gaute' "Tomas" Einevoll of Norway onsighting Illusion Dweller, 5.10c (ca. 1983)

Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2007-07-02
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Bayan on the beautiful Nautod Wall (May '07)

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Bayan on the beautiful Nautod Wall (May '07)

Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2007-07-02
Views: 1434 | Vote: 1 | Comments: 0
The Trapeze, 5.12a

Average Rating = 5.00/5 The Trapeze, 5.12a

To the right of General Dynamics is a Mission Gorge test piece that will defy most climbers with another polished dihedral that leaves you baffled as to how to get into it!
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-06-24 | Last Modified: 2009-08-17
Views: 1739 | Vote: 1 | Comments: 3
R. Piggot leading Phd, 5.12a ('88-'89)

Average Rating = 4.00/5 R. Piggot leading Phd, 5.12a ('88-'89)

"Here's another shot of him...just before he ripped the pitch from the crux (still well above him in this photo) and nearly wiped out Lydia (aka the Pocket Russian) belaying at the base. Rick walked away."
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-05-25 | Last Modified: 2010-02-04
Views: 1431 | Vote: 1 | Comments: 0
R. Piggot down low on Phd, 5.12a ('88-'89)

Average Rating = 3.00/5 R. Piggot down low on Phd, 5.12a ('88-'89)

"So here's the start of Rick's 40 foot tour, Lydia on belay. Note the Hammer of Justice t-shirt that seemed to be his trademark for some time...nice swami, too." Photo/Description by: Mini
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-05-25
Views: 1344 | Vote: 1 | Comments: 0

Average Rating = 4.00/5 "The jingus gear..."

The first lead attempt on Phd, 5.12a was made in 1988-89 by R. Piggot where he took a 40' ground fall after ripping some protection. He walked away from this screamer.
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-05-25 | Last Modified: 2009-03-08
Views: 1266 | Vote: 1 | Comments: 0
R. Piggot high up on Phd, 5.12a ('88-'89)

Average Rating = 0.00/5 R. Piggot high up on Phd, 5.12a ('88-'89)

"From here is where he ripped the FIRST time, this time, setting up for drilling.
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-05-25 | Last Modified: 2009-06-01
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Average Rating = 0.00/5 "Ahhh, the ping of the rawl..." Phd, 5.12a ('88-'89)

After taking a near 40' grounder and walking away R. Piggot, keeping to ground-up ethics, hung out on a hook to drill two bolts to protect the upper crux section. Photo/Title by: Mini
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-05-25
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Lydia Pankiher on the Crucible, 5.10c ('88-'89)

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Lydia Pankiher on the Crucible, 5.10c ('88-'89)

Another Woodson classic the Crucible spoils the crack enthusiast with perfect granite and a widening crux.
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-05-25 | Last Modified: 2009-02-27
Views: 1881 | Votes: 4 | Comments: 4

Average Rating = 0.00/5 "Mini" fanessing TV Screen, 5.10b ('88-'89)

Battle the "barn-door" effect while applying Kung Fu concentation on this classic arete! Photo by: Mini collection
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-05-25
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Average Rating = 0.00/5 "Woodson, eighties, euro-trash, Retropulsion...", 5.12b

Kim Worsman meeting resistance on this extreme overhanging arete that gets harder as you go higher.
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-05-25 | Last Modified: 2007-12-05
Views: 1455 | Comments: 0
Mt. Woodson Bouldering, by Keith Brueckner, 1987

Average Rating = 0.00/5 Mt. Woodson Bouldering, by Keith Brueckner, 1987

Here is a "back in the day" guide to Mt. Woodson put together by Professor Keith Brueckner of UCSD. You can find a complete version at: http://illusiondweller.blogspot.com. This guide lends a bit to the mountains nostalgia from that era. Although many new problems have been added, it can still be a useful guide for most of the problems on the mountain today. Photo by: G. McCay
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-05-04 | Last Modified: 2007-03-11
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The Diving Board

Average Rating = 4.50/5 The Diving Board

Across the road from The Headless Horseman is a unique formation. A frighteningly thin flake that can be traversed is somewhat of a right of passage amongst my friends to hang off the edge and pull a cliffhanger. If you lay down on top and tap the rock, you can hear it ringing, it's that thin! Good fun! Photo: welikoa
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-05-02
Views: 3058 | Votes: 2 | Comments: 0
Entrant #9, Ron Kauk awakens the Nightmare on Elm Street, B1

Average Rating = 0.00/5 Entrant #9, Ron Kauk awakens the Nightmare on Elm Street, B1

Between problems at the GWBC '86 on Mt. Woodson Rick Piggot shows Ron Kauk one of his new roadside creations.
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-04-30 | Last Modified: 2009-02-25
Views: 3000 | Comment: 1
Russ Walling on a night ascent of Boulder #13

Average Rating = 0.00/5 Russ Walling on a night ascent of Boulder #13 "back in the day"

Requiring fist stacking and overhead foot jams this off-width nightmare will work you silly! Photo: R. Walling collection
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-04-30
Views: 2396 | Comments: 2
The reverse layback to Super Edge, 5.11b

Average Rating = 0.00/5 The reverse layback to Super Edge, 5.11b

Laying this classic arete to the right proposes a much more crucial approach than it's predecessor. A barn-door start and a committing foot/hand match crux above complete's this gorgeous problem! Photo: Unknown
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-04-30
Views: 1395 | Comments: 2
4 year old Chris Lindner soloing Robbins Crack, 5.10a, 1988

Average Rating = 0.00/5 4 year old Chris Lindner soloing Robbins Crack, 5.10a, 1988

Elke Lindner was doing this crack when she was seven month's pregnant with Chris. You have to wonder if this rubbed off a little on this wonder kid! Photo: BVB collection
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-04-29 | Last Modified: 2010-04-26
Views: 1576 | Comments: 4
4 year old Chris Lindner soloing Robbins Crack, 5.10a, 1988

Average Rating = 5.00/5 4 year old Chris Lindner soloing Robbins Crack, 5.10a, 1988

Coached by his father, Tom Lindner, and overseen by R. Piggot, Chris works his way through this classic off-hand crack. That is, off-hand for us big people!
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-04-29 | Last Modified: 2009-02-27
Views: 3372 | Vote: 1 | Comments: 5
Rick Piggot bustin' a move on the f.a. of A Nightmare on Elm Street, B1

Average Rating = 0.00/5 Rick Piggot bustin' a move on the f.a. of A Nightmare on Elm Street, B1

This near the roadside problem begins with a low start and works it's way left up difficult pulls and edging.
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-04-29 | Last Modified: 2010-10-07
Views: 1504 | Comments: 2
ShoeDoper on 5.10a on the Oustside, 5.11d

Average Rating = 0.00/5 ShoeDoper on 5.10a on the Oustside, 5.11d

The ShoeDoper tries to make it happen while HennyPenny offers his own special brand of encouragement on this short yet deceivingly hard seam/face! Photo: BVB collection
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-04-29
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Tom Lindner starting the crux on Widow's Bereft, 5.12a

Average Rating = 0.00/5 Tom Lindner starting the crux on Widow's Bereft, 5.12a

This manufactured route involved car-jacking boulders at the bottom to chiseling a hold to gain access to the top section. Later attempts succeeded without the use of the chiseled hold. Photo: BVB collection
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-04-29
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Rick Piggot on a lead attempt of Phd, 5.12a (1988-89)

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Rick Piggot on a lead attempt of Phd, 5.12a (1988-89)

Most popularly top roped, a lead was attempted on this impressive flake/face in 1988/89. With L.Pankiher (aka "the pocket Russian") belaying below, R. Piggot blew off the crux high up on the route, ripping out his gear and grounding, nearly taking out his belayer! Rick miraculouly walked away from this fall and was soon back up on the route hanging off hooks to drill two bolts for the upper section. Story and Photo: BVB collection / L.Pankiher
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-04-27
Views: 1119 | Vote: 1 | Comments: 2
JVB below Shockley's Lunge, (1985)

Average Rating = 4.00/5 JVB below Shockley's Lunge, (1985)

The south face of V-Rock entertains the friction conniseur's with difficult smears and scary topouts.
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-04-27 | Last Modified: 2010-07-11
Views: 1461 | Vote: 1 | Comments: 3
JVB spreading her wings on the South Face of V-Rock (circa 1980's)

Average Rating = 0.00/5 JVB spreading her wings on the South Face of V-Rock (circa 1980's)

Requiring somewhat delicate balance this is the start to a traverse along the bottom of more difficult problems. This is also the opening sequence to the severe Eppi's Lunge above. Photo: BVB collection
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-04-27 | Last Modified: 2010-07-10
Views: 1083 | Comments: 2
BVB on Alcoa, 5.11d (back in the day)

Average Rating = 0.00/5 BVB on Alcoa, 5.11d (back in the day)

Another fine, overhanging arete producing a very powerful finish! Photo: BVB colllection
Submitted by: illusiondweller on 2006-04-17
Views: 1763 | Comment: 1
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