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  1. Thoughts on Hood South Side...

    From the quote above it sounds like 2 feet of fresh is brought up as a good thing... which I can understand if you're worried mostly about rocks and wanting them buried. Note that 2 feet of snow is a lot, and would almost certainly make avy risk rather untenable. In general spring is a somewhat easier time for summitting since the snowpack has consolidated, is deep, and avy danger is generally lower and predictable... since the dangers are usually associated with daily changes... sun warming surface layers etc. Winter, and its snowpack of various layers, can be much more complicated. NWAC forecasts don't apply above Palmer on Hood. Not to say that reading the forecast doesn't help, but one needs to extrapolate for those areas outside the forecast zones, and that can only be done with a good background of avy knowledge. Good luck and be safe.
  2. Want to buy:

    looks a lot like this gear list to me: http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web14w/newswire-fitz-traverse-caldwell-honnold dude is gonna send the gnar!!
  3. Want to buy:

    ..... where ya going?
  4. jake - was just about to send this to you... i'm game once we get another cold snap!
  5. Bugaboo Rope Question

    raps down the bugaboo spire and pigeon-snowpatch col are all fine and dandy with a single 60m. all the other climbing is too hard for me.
  6. Cool thanks - sounds like the plan, and sweet photos btw.. dig the zoom in view of n. ridge approach.
  7. what'd you find useful for rapping? Just one rap into the gully and boot down, or did you set up another? I've been up before, but hadn't rapped, and was curious what folks usually do... planning on taking a buddy out and would want to be equipped to rap if necessary...
  8. is that rap shot looking down the Shuksan summit gully?
  9. Spearhead Conditions?

    cool thanks for your thoughts... I think the mediocre weather and lower snow melt will have us waiting for another year.
  10. Spearhead Conditions?

    Anyone been out on the spearhead of late? I have not been closer than Baker so would appreciate any snowlevel / glacier conditions updates. Only info I've found is the whistler webcams, which aren't all that useful. I have not been to the area previously so not sure what "standard" conditions are, but I figure the last few warm months have melted away quickly at the above average snowfall. Still worth it to spend a few days finding lines out that way?? thanks Erik
  11. Nanny share -- NE Seattle (Nov 2016)

    though it's probably assumed it wasn't mine, I should say, it's a Patagonia ad from... 80s? flipped through their book they put out of catalog photography... worth a borrow from the library!
  12. Nanny share -- NE Seattle (Nov 2016)

    Cool thanks Rad - I'll check out those sites too. We've had a few other parents we've been talking to, but it just occurred to me that if we shared some outdoorsy-ness, it'd be easier to coordinate a day at the crag together too or whatever.
  13. Nanny share -- NE Seattle (Nov 2016)

    Might seem an odd forum to ask, but was hoping to team up with another family to do a nanny share... if other family are climbers, I figured it might transition well into logistics for getting some mellow rock time sorted out too. The pertinent details: Located in NE Seattle (Maple Leaf); small house but workable for nanny plus two blobs. Also willing to switch weeks etc. Not sure about schedule: hoping to only do 4, possibly 3 days of day care a week. Looking to start mid-November (due beginning August) Immunizations a must [img:left]http://www.supertopo.com/photos/8/31/204642_26145_L.jpg[/img]
  14. [TR] Mount Baker North Ridge - 5/7/2016

    it was whiteout when I did it too. gnarly. way to send.
  15. Snow conditions on Rainier

    Link below isn't the best source for snowfall totals for this type of terrain, but... 63" forecast is wrong. http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-121.7589593017578&lat=46.85703728550956#.VzO2Z4QrKUk this site has good info generally: http://mountrainierclimbing.blogspot.com/
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