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 Post subject: The Climbing Thread!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:22 am 
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I figured I'd heard enough references to rock/ice climbing around here that I'd start this thread. Plus things have begun their seasonal slowdown, so maybe this could be a way for others to share their climbing adventures!
Anyway, spent the weekend at an area that is closely tied to splitboarding (R Minton photo):

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If you've ridden the slackcountry north of Bridger Bowl Ski Area, you have shredded beneath these cliffs many times. The whole Wolverine area has a ton of undeveloped limestone. A couple of friends have just recently started developing it and the rock quality is fantastic on the few developed routes. The setting is spectacular and the elevation and east aspect keep things cool up there, especially in the afternoon.

Hopefully having this thread will motivate me to take more climbing photos, which requires a little more work to nail a decent shot (usually) than the classic "participant observer" approach I take with shred photography!

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 Post subject: Re: The Climbing Thread!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:45 pm 
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Cool thread. Haven't done much climbing in the last year or so, and still riding this summer, but here's a shot taken a few years back at Smith Rock in the Marsupial's area.....

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Smith is a pretty cool area, and easily combined with a trip to the Central Oregon volcanoes in the spring :thatrocks:

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 Post subject: Re: The Climbing Thread!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:49 pm 
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More of a scramble than a climb but a great day regardless. From 7/10. Bugs were bad in meadows but not as bad as they can get.

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Mt. Conness with the glacier poking through the snow. We scrambled the north ridge which is lookers right in this photo.

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 Post subject: Re: The Climbing Thread!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:54 am 
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Sick Dave! The North and West Ridges of Conness are two of my favorite alpine rock routes.

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 Post subject: Re: The Climbing Thread!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:02 am 
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my buddy Harry fired me up to bolt some routes last fall so we had em all teed up for the spring
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harry balls called his route 'munkey ballz'
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photos Harry Van Oort

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 Post subject: Re: The Climbing Thread!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:43 pm 
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Good call on the thread. Last weekend I went up to Tuolomne for good ole alpine climbing. T-Meadows has some killer stuff.
Here's some shots from Cathedral Peak.

From the trail.

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climbing pitch 2.

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Pitch 3 in THE CHIMNEY.

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More vertical.

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Frenchy topping out.

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Pretty sweet view.

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Me Topped.

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"Killer. How do we get down?"

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A glimpse of our accomplishment on the way down.

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 Post subject: Re: The Climbing Thread!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:07 am 
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Great photo TR. I miss that place so much sometimes!

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 Post subject: Re: The Climbing Thread!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:00 pm 
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So stoked someone started this thread! Some great pictures here- I need to get some more action shots like you guys. Here's a few from my wife and my spring skiing RV trip. My wife doesn't climb but she was an amazing sport and belayed me at the climbing areas I had to go to.

Castle Rocks State Park, ID which is not as well known, as City of Rocks which is right down the road. Castle Rocks is well bolted with easily accessible rocks and was a great choice for teaching my wife some basic rock skills. The town of Almo, ID right outside the parks is awesome as well. Castle Rocks is granitic rock that is part of the Almo pluton which intruded into the country rock which includes the Green Creek complex that is nearly 2.5 BILLION years old. Rad.

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While in Central Oregon we visited Smith Rock. I had to see the sights and pose in front of "To Bolt or Not to Be". I of course did some climbing of my mine- albeit at a significantly lower grade. I think the hardest sport route I led there was "Nine Gallon Buckets" only to the first chains which I guess is 5.9! Stiff ratings for sure! Smith Rock proper is made of 30 million year old welded tuff and rhyolite which was formed when hot ash from volcanoes rained down, cooled and then eroded. There's also some basalt there too.

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I was lucky enough to meet up with a childhood friend in the Stuart Range of the North Cascades and climb the South Ridge of North Peak. The serpentine rock is out of this world and is super slippery! Absolutely beautiful scenery in the area. I really don't know too much about the geology of the Northern Cascades.

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The last week of the trip we were back in Oregon getting some lift served turns at Mt. Hood. We ran across this small slab near our camp with some bolted routes on it. My wife once again obliged me and I got a little more climbing in. I asked a guy what it was called and it turned out to be aptly named given it's location along the Salmon River, "Salmon River Slab". Fun climbing but some really loose holds. No idea about the geology here either!

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Now to get back to my "home" climbing area the 'Gunks. Hopefully I'll make it up to the Adirondacks this year to climb. As a relatively new climber it was awesome to climb such different rock in such beautiful places. :guinness:


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 Post subject: Re: The Climbing Thread!
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:38 pm 
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Here's a few more pics from last week. Climbing in The Valley. It was super hot and time to pro tan. :lol:

Here come's Frenchy on the first pitch

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Movin up the second

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Third

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The BROTHERS! look pretty nice from here

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Still climbing 4th pitch

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Almost there, 6th pitch

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Topped out

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And a quick bolter near home

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F-bomb rappin

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And up again.

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"Oh Dear!"

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:bananas: :thumbsup: :thumpsup: :thatrocks: :rock: :guinness:

Heading up to Mt Whitney for the East Face and Buttress next week!


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 Post subject: Re: The Climbing Thread!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:55 pm 
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atop french's dome a couple of days ago. 3 pitches 5.9~. its hard to see all that snow and not want to go ride it, the recreational opportunities around oregon this time of year is unreal!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:50 am 
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Went to a little crag called Little Falls yesterday. It's composed of Gneiss and is near Utica, NY. Very short cliff about 30-40 ft tall with lots of top roping and some trad opportunities. We got some people climbing real, outdoor rock for the first time. It was fun and it didn't even rain!

I led a short little thing just to get a lead in.
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Some top rope action.
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A great day!


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Climbing>Splitboarding because there is so much more gear to obsess over.

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 Post subject: Re: The Climbing Thread!
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Just got back from the East Buttress of Mt Whitney. That was a killer climb.
11 pitches and 1000' of consistent climbing up to the nations tallest point.

Here's a view from my tent the morning of.
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We quickly headed over to the base of the climb after a 5 star breakfast of Top Ramen and Power Bars.
and started movin on up.

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After pitch 2, the views started to get pretty nice.

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Mt Russel's Fishhook Arete across the ridge.

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Continuing on...

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and up...

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Further....

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So we took a breather to take in a view of Iceberg Lake.

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And continued.

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Soon we were in the shade again.

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But still marveling over the view of course...

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With no shortage of granite mazes to attempt to follow.

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However our brake was only momentary...

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Then we charged on again, with Whitney looming over head.

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Before we knew it we were on the final pitch, after a 70' 3rd class scrambled egg.

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30 minutes later we were stoked on the summit all alone.

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Some pretty killer views to be had up there.

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We hung out for maybe thirty minutes, then made a mad dash down the Mountaineers Route and back down to camp in the dark. A full day was had by all. Avocado's never tasted so good, I'm promising you.

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