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#613161 - 11/29/06 08:48 PM [TR] Vantage: Sunshine Wall - Various Routes
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Trip: Vantage: Sunshine Wall - Various

Date: Saturday 11/25/06

Trip Report:
This was just another nice day at Vantage, except that we had a pretty good photographer along, N. Greenland, so I thought I'd do the trip report just to show them off.

We were all bundled up against the cold as we hiked towards Sunshine Wall on the Near Trail

Jim Yoder calls Gully No. 1 the "Dog Filter"

As this was the first trip to Sunshine Wall for some, I listed off some of the more well known routes as we walked by them.
That's Shady Chimney on the left.

Here's a nice shot of Sensimilla and Stems and Seeds

I warmed up on strokin' the Chicken, and set a top rope on it for folks to play on.
You can use just about any and every climbing technique on this one and it will likely work.

Maestro leading Vantage Point. There are a couple of tricky moves near the top.

Top roped lots of routes. Everybody had a go on everything.

Tangled Up in Blue

When you have short legs, you just have to stem wider.

I liked the way the sun came through from the other side of the column on this shot from Seven Virgins and a Mule.


Edited by catbirdseat (12/02/06 10:21 PM)

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#613491 - 11/30/06 03:44 PM Re: [TR] Vantage: Sunshine Wall - Various Routes [Re: catbirdseat]
AllYouCanEat Offline
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Cool. I just went there for the first time a few weeks ago. Thanks for the photos.
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#613497 - 11/30/06 03:59 PM Re: [TR] Vantage: Sunshine Wall - Various Routes [Re: AllYouCanEat]
Weekend_Climberz Offline
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Registered: 08/04/02
Posts: 3403
TRs: 4 Photos: 139
Loc: Overlooking Elliot Bay
CBS, you are a Vantage freak. Nice pics....Did Hanna join you?
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#613501 - 11/30/06 04:03 PM Re: [TR] Vantage: Sunshine Wall - Various Routes [Re: Weekend_Climberz]
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Registered: 11/16/06
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Great pics, I love that place. A little loose though
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#613515 - 11/30/06 04:38 PM Re: [TR] Vantage: Sunshine Wall - Various Routes [Re: strumpett]
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We expected to freeze our tails off, but it was actually quite comfortable on the rock, a little windy as you climbed higher up. There were 6 of us and Hanna wasn't there. We had a blast and even the drive over the pass was mellow.
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#613527 - 11/30/06 05:40 PM Re: [TR] Vantage: Sunshine Wall - Various Routes [Re: Maestro]
pink Offline
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very sunny that wall is

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#613568 - 11/30/06 08:37 PM Re: [TR] Vantage: Sunshine Wall - Various Routes [Re: Weekend_Climberz]
catbirdseat Offline
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Originally Posted By: Weekend_Climberz
CBS, you are a Vantage freak. Nice pics....Did Hanna join you?
No Hanna in the group. Which Hanna are we referring to here? The SG Hanna? Nope.
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#613576 - 11/30/06 10:44 PM Re: [TR] Vantage: Sunshine Wall - Various Routes [Re: catbirdseat]
Weekend_Climberz Offline
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Registered: 08/04/02
Posts: 3403
TRs: 4 Photos: 139
Loc: Overlooking Elliot Bay
You're a freaking dog man
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#631397 - 01/06/07 07:19 PM Re: [TR] Vantage: Sunshine Wall - Various Routes [Re: Weekend_Climberz]
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Flick and I headed out to the Coulee today, 1-6. Looking east in the morning revealed clear skies. It was somewhat warm to start out, then got real cold, with constant bluster. We were able to get in a number of pitches before it became too cold. Bootied a stopper someone left about 10' up Pony Keg after a couple gentle taps of the nut tool. Pretty good day of winter cragging.
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#631448 - 01/07/07 12:45 AM Re: [TR] Vantage: Sunshine Wall - Various Routes [Re: telemarker]
DirtyHarry Offline
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Registered: 07/28/04
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I went ice climberin' there the other day. HOw ironic.
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#647113 - 02/13/07 07:39 AM Re: [TR] Vantage: Sunshine Wall - Various Routes [Re: DirtyHarry]
kevino Offline
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Its been good weather out there recently. I've seen lots of other people there too.

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#649247 - 02/19/07 01:03 PM Re: [TR] Vantage: Sunshine Wall - Various Routes [Re: kevino]
Spungdeeper Offline
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Registered: 04/05/04
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Loc: Some Beckey Route
Looks great.
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