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#1081396 - 09/09/12 11:37 PM [TR] Spring Mountain - Other Side of the Tracks 9/8/2012
Ryan Hoover Offline
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Registered: 09/09/12
Posts: 62
TRs: 10 Photos: 215
Trip: Spring Mountain - Other Side of the Tracks

Date: 9/8/2012

Trip Report:
On Saturday, we decided to climb "Other Side of the Tracks" out at Spring Mountain. I've been surprised that the two times I've visited Spring it has been empty. Great climbs, though dirty in spots, the area deserves some attention.








Starting up the first pitch, already regretting the, "it feels like a good day to not where a shirt" idea. One tricky spot by the small overhang, but overall pretty easy going.


Joey leading the second pitch, fully bolted, although a piece of gear may be useful near the top.

P3 is full of tough slopin' knobby chicken heads with no feet. Requires 14 draws, great pitch!


Nice spot for a break at the top of P4. The 5th and final pitch is the dirtiest pitch, but a lot of fun.





Testing 70 meter rap from the top of P2 to the bottom.

Gear Notes:
Rack to 2", slings, 14 draws, and 2 50 meter ropes. Pitch 1/2 can be rappelled (barely) with 2 70's, and 3/4 seems like it could reach under the same circumstances, although the 3/4 rappel is untested.

Approach Notes:
From Darrington, drive Mountain Loop Highway to North Fork Sauk River Road 49. Follow 2.5 miles to a turnout with a camp spot, the trail is on the left. Follow the trail until you reach a group of large boulders and the trail branches right. Follow until some cairns appear, the trail will y. Follow the left y to the base of the wall and the route is left of the small spring.

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#1081434 - 09/10/12 12:50 PM Re: [TR] Spring Mountain - Other Side of the Tracks 9/8/2012 [Re: Ryan Hoover]
hanman Offline
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Registered: 12/11/02
Posts: 394
TRs: 27 Photos: 269
Loc: Arlington
Glad you had fun! Nice to have the road open again, took a drive up myself yesterday.

MH brew

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#1081637 - 09/11/12 10:43 PM Re: [TR] Spring Mountain - Other Side of the Tracks 9/8/2012 [Re: hanman]
Ryan Hoover Offline
journeyman

Registered: 09/09/12
Posts: 62
TRs: 10 Photos: 215
That it is, I'm looking forward to another chance to get out there again. Great work on developing a new area close to home!

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#1083876 - 09/28/12 07:21 PM Re: [TR] Spring Mountain - Other Side of the Tracks 9/8/2012 [Re: Ryan Hoover]
mountainsloth Offline
old hand

Registered: 01/03/07
Posts: 823
TRs: 26 Photos: 593
Loc: Seatte, WA
yes, more visitors please! that place is sweet!

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