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  1. [TR] Chair Pk - NW Ridge 02/11/2018

    I don't really remember a big chockstone chimney other than the upper feature in the 5th and 6th pics. After I took that shot of Don on the south side he deked right then back up to the cool spiny crest. We just about followed the way we went a couple summers ago. I totally agree with your sentiments about the Snoq Alps! There's even stuff left to do on the NW side of Snoqualmie Mtn. I'm positive that last weekend there could have been numerous new routes put up all over them Alps!
  2. [TR] Chair Pk - NW Ridge 02/11/2018

    Actually, the first clean winter ascent awaits; I rested on a couple pieces due to decrepitude!
  3. Trip: Chair Pk - NW Ridge Trip Date: 02/11/2018 Trip Report: More fun in winter I thought, especially with the amazing conditions. More alpine ice well adhered to the rock than I've ever seen in the Snoq area, neve even! Don, my long time climbing partner, and I had a blast in this puppy yesterday. The last 10' of the first pitch gaining the ridge was a good opener. The second pitch we traversed on the south side of the ridge up to a small notch with a chockstone, then up a short runout slab then a downward traverse to a small tree belay on the right. The third pitch went straight up to a steep hard (for me anyway) chimney topping out on the crest. Fantastic hooking! Running belay along the sharp crest and on to the top. I hope folks got out and got some in these incredible conditions! Left side of N face (yep, that's all good alpine ice and neve!): N Face route: 1st pitch top out: Don on runout slab (red dot), belay tree barely visible down and right: 3rd pitch: Looking down 3rd pitch top out: Running belay toward top: Gear Notes: Rock rack, no pins or screws needed Approach Notes: Casual, no floatation needed/wanted
  4. The Tooth speed record?

    Best I know of is my friend Scotty's sub 2 hour c2c. I bet Leor or the Haley alpinerope(less)gun could break 1.5 hrs.
  5. We stopped at the Beep for no particular reason; it made it a nice afternoon on the rock, in a bit of a whiteout. Definitely fun climbing. BTW, dig your TR!
  6. +1 Oh he'll be back... he'll be back. For what it's worth (nuthin'), a buddy and I made our way up what will now forever be known as "Beep" a few weeks ago and I'd bet we weren't the first.
  7. tvolk, Yep, Barrier Crest; not as bad as I expected, all in the shade!
  8. My buddy Don and I spent a few days last week up there, too. Camped on a perfect granite patio 100ft above the Chopping Block col. Climbed the Block (raps good now for a single 50m rope), the (unnamed?) peak west of the Ottohorn, and the normal route on Terror. Great traveling now with all the snow. Love them Pickets!
  9. Going to Vantage?

    I'll pay for gas and beer if you're willing to pick up 2 souls and 2 bikes in North Bend Saturday (27th) morning and drop us off at the Columbia. Thanks! Mark
  10. FOUND: Ski Climbing Skin, Alpental

    Sweet! Yellow, BD (I think), ~110mm x ~170cm, tip tongue, tail hook. It's my buddy's; I'll pm you w/ his name and number. Thanks!
  11. Shee-at, welcome back to earth boys. Masks, capes, and speedos?
  12. All Foam Helmets

    F'n classic, thank you for the reminder Ivan.
  13. I guess a car is gear... Where would you take a Honda Element to get a clutch job in Seattle? Thanks! Mark
  14. MSR Hoop 2-person tent $180

    Found this again under a bunch of random gear. Another crazy price reduction, 100 clams.