Buying Gear Online?

Use our price tool to find the best price on any piece or gear or clothing. Purchases using this tool support

Supporting Sponsors

Pro Mountain Sports
UL Tec Down Jacket. 11.3 oz

Who's Online
1 registered (1 invisible), 41 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
27516 Members
50 Forums
101097 Topics
1148777 Posts

Max Online: 627 @ 12/18/06 12:02 AM
Top TR Contributors
ivan 118
KaskadskyjKozak 112
JasonG 107
tvashtarkatena 99
off_the_hook 90
danhelmstadter 88
wayne 78
AlpineK 73
telemarker 71
G-spotter 57
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#1090324 - 11/26/12 05:10 PM [TR] Illumination Rock - Skylight 11/25/2012
bonathanjarrett Offline

Registered: 01/29/05
Posts: 189
TRs: 21 Photos: 129
Trip: Illumination Rock - Skylight

Date: 11/25/2012

Trip Report:
No pictures so it didn't happen--I know--but this is more a conditions and route description note for posterity than anything.

We found excellent snow, ice, and neve on Skylight on Sunday. The route went in two pitches. The start can be found at a single bolt at the right end of the wall. Currently you need to make a half dozen mixed moves up and right to the ledge where it is located. From there the route goes essentially straight up to a two pin and one nut belay at about 35m. For the second pitch we made a rising traverse left until you meet the single bolt belay to what I presume is Skylight Direct. From there we continued straight up through two M5ish right facing corner systems. These sections were stellar with ice choked corners, scratchy smearing, gloved fist jams, and super sticks in neve. We belayed from about ten feet below the skylight at a single bolt.

Descent via two double rope raps the way we came.

Gear Notes:
Med rack blue Mastercam to 3 inches. You could do without the 3" piece but it helps protect the final corner/fist jam section.
Iron not necessary, but we placed (then cleaned) a single KB on the traverse of the second pitch.

Approach Notes:

Help Support CascadeClimbers

Want to browse more deals? Check out our price comparison and deal finder tool!

#1090332 - 11/26/12 06:50 PM Re: [TR] Illumination Rock - Skylight 11/25/2012 [Re: bonathanjarrett]
ColinB Offline

Registered: 10/16/06
Posts: 322
TRs: 7 Photos: 89
Loc: Portland, OR
Good to see you guys up there! Fun conditions up on Illumination and it looks like your line was a bit more solid than ours.

#1090335 - 11/26/12 07:51 PM Re: [TR] Illumination Rock - Skylight 11/25/2012 [Re: bonathanjarrett]
wayne Offline

Registered: 05/14/01
Posts: 3602
TRs: 78 Photos: 656
Loc: Seattle!
A que on I-rock?!! Good times.

#1090342 - 11/26/12 09:26 PM Re: [TR] Illumination Rock - Skylight 11/25/2012 [Re: bonathanjarrett]
el jefe Offline
old hand

Registered: 01/31/07
Posts: 762
TRs: 0 Photos: 0
Loc: pdx
good job getting out on i-rock you guys. the mountain looked beautiful yesterday and i was wondering if i-rock was "in".


Moderator:  fern, mattp, Off_White 
© 2000-10 · Cookies · Board Rules · Mark all read ·
Powered by UBB.threads™ · Pimped by: Chinooktc · Top