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#1153138 - 01/14/17 07:59 PM FA Wind Walker Columbia Gorge
Peter Way Offline
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Registered: 08/18/07
Posts: 70
TRs: 7 Photos: 30
Loc: Portland OR
Location:
Cape Horn Columbia Gorge.
Take Cape Horn road, off Hwy 14, to the end (gate). Continue walking down the road (this is a private drive way) to the rail line. Follow the rail line west, down stream, (this is BNSF private property). Approximately 100 yards short of the rail tunnel, the climb can be found on a cliff band 50 yards up and above the rail.

Route:
50m WI4
The first 10 meters lays back a bit, then sustained WI4 to the top. The ice ends in frozen brush. 5 meters through the brush to a rap tree.
The water weeps out of the tree line above the cliff and is not associated with a major drainage.

This climb was repeated today by Yeman, Andreu, Tohper and Jeff.
The name Wind Walker seemed appropriate given the 60mph wind gusts we were climbing in.

The Gorge ice right now is in better shape than most people can remember.
Yeman and I also climbed Nancy's Run today, in awesome shape.
Tomorrow may its last day.

Peter
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#1153139 - 01/14/17 09:30 PM Re: FA Wind Walker Columbia Gorge [Re: Peter Way]
ryland_moore Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 1690
TRs: 5 Photos: 45
Loc: Hood River, Oregon
Great work! With the amount of time below freezing and moisture in the ground, it has been the perfect opportunity for FAs coming in.
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#1153167 - 01/16/17 06:38 PM Re: FA Wind Walker Columbia Gorge [Re: Peter Way]
ivan Offline
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Registered: 03/12/02
Posts: 17396
TRs: 118 Photos: 1803
Loc: Oceania
rawk

think i managed to frost-nip my pinky today - fuck it was cold - looked something south of austere down there on the river...
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#1153168 - 01/16/17 07:05 PM Re: FA Wind Walker Columbia Gorge [Re: Peter Way]
Peter Way Offline
journeyman

Registered: 08/18/07
Posts: 70
TRs: 7 Photos: 30
Loc: Portland OR
Couple More Wind Walker picks

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#1153205 - 01/18/17 07:35 PM Re: FA Wind Walker Columbia Gorge [Re: Peter Way]
sean_beanntan Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 03/01/04
Posts: 214
TRs: 2 Photos: 24
Loc: portland
Looks like great conditions. Myself and Reuben D climbed that location back in 2007. I will look for a photo to compare the difference.


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#1153207 - 01/18/17 09:05 PM Re: FA Wind Walker Columbia Gorge [Re: Peter Way]
Mr_D Offline
journeyman

Registered: 01/10/05
Posts: 65
TRs: 3 Photos: 18
Loc: The Gorge
Sure looks and sounds a lot like a climb sean beanntan and I got 10 years ago. My photo records indicate 1/16/2007, which would be 10 years to the day tup

We hiked down the trail from where the west trail tunnel now resides. Climbed and topped out back at the car.






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#1153208 - 01/18/17 09:42 PM Re: FA Wind Walker Columbia Gorge [Re: Peter Way]
Cobra_Commander Offline
spray'prentice

Registered: 01/31/05
Posts: 3343
TRs: 0 Photos: 6
Loc: Lair
MWAWAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!
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#1153211 - 01/19/17 08:43 AM Re: FA Wind Walker Columbia Gorge [Re: Peter Way]
ivan Offline
Sick Spray Bird

Registered: 03/12/02
Posts: 17396
TRs: 118 Photos: 1803
Loc: Oceania
all white ice-climbs look the same smile
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#1153214 - 01/19/17 11:47 AM Re: FA Wind Walker Columbia Gorge [Re: Peter Way]
G-spotter Offline
Sick Spray Bird

Registered: 12/20/01
Posts: 15175
TRs: 57 Photos: 410
Loc: free range
COBRA COMMANDER sighting ftw!
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#1153217 - 01/20/17 08:14 AM Re: FA Wind Walker Columbia Gorge [Re: Peter Way]
Water Offline
veteran

Registered: 04/12/09
Posts: 1375
TRs: 8 Photos: 182
Loc: pdx
i too was happy about that. for a moment it felt like when i first found this forum and it was non-stop fun.
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#1153218 - 01/20/17 10:20 AM Re: FA Wind Walker Columbia Gorge [Re: Peter Way]
ivan Offline
Sick Spray Bird

Registered: 03/12/02
Posts: 17396
TRs: 118 Photos: 1803
Loc: Oceania
where are the snowdens of yesteryear? frown
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#1153220 - 01/20/17 11:21 AM Re: FA Wind Walker Columbia Gorge [Re: Peter Way]
JosephH Offline
sprayer

Registered: 08/11/04
Posts: 5606
TRs: 1 Photos: 478
Loc: PDX
Not to be confused with Mark Def's 'Wind Walker' at Beacon Rock.

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