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 Post subject: Re: The Climbing Thread!
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:13 pm 
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sick climb hoglord! i camped atop keeler needle once after hiking the jmt and watched the sunrise. the most beautiful area! (aside from all the trash, people and shit)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:13 pm 
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Thanks Christoph, Yeah it's a beautiful place. We were fortunate to have the climb, and the summit, all to ourselves this trip, but yeah there can be quite a few people out there. That must have been an awesome, (and early) sunrise. That would be pretty killer to experience. How's Rainier looking? I haven't forgotten. I've just been super busy.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:55 am 
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A few images from the summer:

Tensleep Canyon, WY
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Vedauwoo
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The Winds
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Thought I'd bump this one back up to the front page. The seasons are definitely starting to change (for the better) in Tensleep, WY. Still have the rest of Sendtember, then Rocktober and onward to shred season!
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lots of great trip reports and pics...thanks for the stoke.

my wife and i haven't been climbing much for the past two seasons...focusing on other equally fun pursuits.

spent this past weekend on the east side - did some trail running and mountain biking, and we squeezed in a mini-alpine climb near the mammoth crest that was perfect given we are both a little rusty. croft has yet to let us down and we've done a number of high sierra routes of the last five years...if you've only got a half day or haven't been out in a while, crystal crag is pretty fun - two pitches of 5.6ish climbing with some loose stuff but generally good quality rock, then some 4th class or so on the ridge to the summit and a descent down a scree-filled gully. killer views, alpine feel and about an hour from the trailhead to the base of the climb.

view of crystal crag from the approach

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and my wife topping out the crystal (quartz) section of the 2nd pitch (we stayed roped in for the ridge section and simul-climed - that's why a section of rope is around her shoulder)

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Wow, I had no idea there were routes up Crystal Crag. Have to check that out...

Was in Bend the other weekend and checked out Smith Rock NP on the way out. What an incredible climbing area with unlimited potential:

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climbed SE corner on beacon rock, portland's best climbing spot (its in WA) X2

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climbed chimney rocks on silverstar mountain.

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logging operations on silverstar

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:46 pm 
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been doing lots of climbing these days

smith rock, oregon
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chimney rocks, sw washington, 1.5 hour hike but worth it to climb on granitic rock (all the rock around portland is basalt or andesite)
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mostly slings on rock horns, kinda sketchy
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rappel off chimney rocks
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best climb of the year, mt. hood north face right gully


2nd best of the year, mt. baker north ridge, just a couple days prior to road wash-out
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i dont have cable but saw this on TV while sitting at a bar, shits silly
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off to Juneau icefields in 9 days to climb some unclimbed peaks on the B.C/ Alaska border!
its gonna be an adventure!

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Index b&b is open.

Have fun up north benelli.


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i finished building a new route at raptor wall
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just gotta send it now.....

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Labatt-Ami 5.7 at the Beer Walls in the Adirondacks, NY
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First wet and slippery pitch of RMC 5.5- at the Trapps in The Gunks
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Top roping Ken's Crack 5.7
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Hanging out on the first belay ledge of Frog's Head 5.6- while a rope soloist comes up. Frog's Head is a really great climb!
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Fun to see this thread back on the front page again!

Bighorns, WY, summer '13 so far (Trevor Bowman photos):
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Karkis- that area looks sick. Fixed chain draws! Some kind of quartzite?

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nickstayner wrote:
Fixed chain draws! Some kind of quartzite?


yah we fixed the clips there cuz its super steep, you end up more than 30' out from the base when you lower off, cleaning draws would be a hassle.
and we want to encourage people to try the routes!
Quartzite yah, super crappy quartzite!! lots of moisture plus cold and sun makes for really fractured stuff. fun to climb on tho.
some of it is actually quite solid, but not most of it.

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