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coldiron

Lion's Head trail work

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Brian, Joe and I recently put about 25 man-hours into clearing the Lion's Head approach trail. We probably cut out close to 100 logs and used machetes and even a cordless hedge trimmer to return the trail to its original condition. It's an awesome trail once again! The trail is impossible to lose now... a literal stroll through the forest.

 

16 years ago, a group of hard-core Spokane climbers had put many hours of upkeep into that trail. I used to see these guys out at Dishman climbing every night after work. Lawn chairs and a cooler of PBR's, smoking dope and crushing old-school 11's and 12's. They had good style and climbed hard... it was cool to continue some work they started long ago. Dishman Dave and Tug are the only two I remember. Does anyone know if any of this crew is still climbing?

 

Lion's Head is a bad-ass, massive chunk of alpine granite. You should get out there and check it out! On a sunny day the Southwest Wall would be great climbing even through October. Route descriptions and beta are being added to Mountain Project. Go get some!

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Also, the access road had grown over a half mile from the trailhead, so we cut the brush there too. The trailhead is once again fully accessible.

 

 

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