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  2. for sale Approach ski setup

    Sold!
  3. So I have 31 day punch passes for The Circuit bouldering gyms in Portland (and Tigard.) I’ve had them for a while, and, well, I don’t like bouldering. Don’t think I’ll ever use them, so I hope somebody can. They are fully transferable and never expire. They’re good for any of their 3 locations. It’s $16 a day to climb there, so let’s say $250 for all 31 passes? I’ll consider offers as well. All they need is your name and date of birth to transfer them. I’d take payment by any of the traditional forms (PayPal, Venmo, etc.), or even meet you at the gym or somewhere if you’d prefer. If interested, maybe shoot me an email at jlawrence10 (at) mac (dot) com and we can chat. Or reply here and I’ll turn on notifications. Thanks!
  4. Current Snow Levels?

    Anyone know where the snow starts? Was thinking about running up the Hoh valley next week and curious where the postholing will start. Snotel shows lots of snow at 4k, but can't find anything lower, and the NPS doesn't seem to answer their phones this time of year (don't blame them, only morons would be trail running in a rainforest right now). Any other ideas for a good marathon to 50k distance that's snow free within a few hours of Olympia?
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  6. MSR Coyote Snow Picket with SMC mid clip cable in excellent condition. Excellent snow protection for good price of $25.00, Cash or PAYPAL Please see photos for details. Thanks, Paul
  7. Petzl Nomic's for sale: 375.00 for pair. These tools are in excellent conditions with low miles. They are wrapped with Super 88 tape to make gripping easier along the shafts and to insulate your hands. (Got the tip from the Cold Thistle blog.). The tape really adds to the tools performance. The tools come equipped with hammer and adz. Please see photos for details. Payment either by cash or PayPal. If interested send me a note. Thanks, Paul
  8. Mt Hood

    I have been worried about this as well but have camped in the lower lot a handful of times with no issue - Just my experience.
  9. Mt Hood

    I have been worried about this as well but have camped in the lower lot a handful of times with no issue - Just my experience.
  10. Mt Hood

    A partner and I had to leave some screws in the Pearly Gates on Sat. Not holding out too much hope, but if anyone makes it up there and gets them I would happily offer a sixer or two for their return.
  11. for sale a few things

    Here are a few items: prices do not include shipping BD Stance Belay Pants - worn just a few times. Size M. $100 Dynafit TLT5 - size 26/26.5 One needs a new lower buckle - available from Skimo in SLC. Used $50 Blue Ice ski pack. New, unused. $65 For details see here: https://www.mountaingear.com/blue-ice-white-tiger-35l/MG253094P.html
  12. [TR] Moose's Tooth - Shaken, Not Stirred 04/15/2018

    Badassery John! Great work you 2. I'm with Stefan, "let's get a climb in this weekend, yawn, did Mooses Tooth, went to work Monday..." LOL.
  13. Cassin Blade Runner NWT $180 Grivel G20 used, just returned from A Nice Screw sharpener, so super fresh points $120 Patagonia Black Hole pack NWT $120 Maxim Unity half rope 8.0 mm x 70m NWT $100 I would prefer to sale locally in Seattle, also traveling across the state for the holidays. Call or text 208 six40 055four
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  15. Radio sold. Also have a couple C3 000’s if anyone is interested.
  16. Looking for a feathered friends helios jacket size XL male with hood
  17. Ice Climbing Mentor

    Hi I am hoping to find a willing ice climbing mentor! I took a beginner and intermediate ice climbing course last winter with KAF and had only had a couple opportunities to practice climbing on the manufactured ice wall in Canada after those courses since I don't know really any ice climbers! I really enjoyed it and am eager to get better at this activity this winter. I have ice tools, crampons, rope, and 2 screws (from my crevasse rescue gear basically). I am also learning alpine ski touring this winter, and would be ecstatic to combine the 2 but my priority would really be to find someone I can learn and improve my ice climbing skills with! Send me a message- natasjay@gmail.com Thank you Natasja
  18. Concerning snow pack

    My friend and I were skiing in bounds at Mission Ridge and saw a skier drop in and set off this avalanche (in bounds). The crown was 5 feet tall in its biggest area. The skier escaped and was very lucky.
  19. Little Big Chief

    North America, United States, Washington, Little Big Chief Mountain, Falcon Route Climbs And Expeditions Climb Year: Publication Year: 2004 Little Big Chief Mountain, Falcon Route. Jeff Hansell and I made this new route (IV 5.9) on September 10,2001. Little Big Chief Mountain is located in the seldom-visited Summit Chief Valley in the North Central Cascades. The Summit Chief Valley is a tributary of the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River Valley. The route is never really hard, but is remote and demands a variety of alpine skills. From the end of the Middle Fork Valley Road, hike up the valley for about three hours. At a small steel bridge, leave the trail and hike cross-country in a southerly direction to the entrance of the Summit Chief Valley. The objective should be visible on the east side of the valley. Hike up into the Summit Chief Valley until you reach the flat gravel wash at about 4,650'. There are great low-impact camp spots. From camp ascend a talus field for 900 feet to the base of the route at a prominent left- trending gully. Follow this for 50 feet; move right to a dead tree. Go up and right to another dead tree and continue to easier terrain. Ascend sloping heather benches to the prominent right-trending ramp and follow it to the beginning of difficulties, just left of the prominent chimney. The First pitch features an undercling to the right (5.8). On the second pitch, climb a groove for 60 feet, then move left onto a rib and into another groove. On pitch four climb a steep headwall (5.9) to yet another groove. Follow this groove on pitches five and six (5.7/5.8) to easy terrain and a big ledge, which is at the elevation of the top of the prow to your left. Pitch seven trends slightly right to a ridge near the summit crest. On pitch eight keep traversing right on exposed rock to the crest (5.7). Class 4 climbing on the narrow ridge leads to the 7,225' summit. Descend the ridge to the south for several hundred feet, then turn left and gain a pocket glacier. Go down the pocket glacier and trend left over glacier-polished slabs. Keep trending left and reach the ridge crest at 5,400'. One to two rappels then take you back into the Summit Chief Valley. Continue trending left, follow goat ledges, then descend through steep forest to camp. Martin Volken Seems the route starts more to the left, sounds great
  20. Little Big Chief

    Curious if this is the aprox line taken?
  21. Lightly used, a few small scuffs on the lenses as shown in photos. Spectron 4 lenses. Comes with leash and case. $75 Brand new BCA Link Radio, camo, in box, recently purchased and ended up with an extra. SOLD Black Diamond Snow Saw Pro, light use, blade sharp. $60 BD C3 000 two of them available -$50 each Located in Portland, happy to ship
  22. Yes, I would say talk to CAST. They do exactly that for alpine ski boots. casttouring.com
  23. Concerning snow pack

    I read something by NWAC, I think on IG, that basically said the same thing in that we need some major rain for long term stability. A Bellingham based photographer got swept over a cliff in an in-bounds slide the day before opening at Baker, but thankfully he was fine.
  24. Concerning snow pack

    I agree on this. Unless we get a gnarly rain event that decimates our snowpack, we might have that persistent layer for quite a while.
  25. Concerning snow pack

    I went up to Chair Peak last two Saturdays. I noticed a hard, 1/4" thick layer of ice under the snowpack. Last Saturday it was covered by 12" of unconsolidated snow. The steep slopes in Chair basin had slid below the SW Chimney all the way to the hard layer. I personally find the persistent sliding layer unusual for the Cascades, and I don't think the warm, wet weather this week will do much to consolidate the snowpack to the sliding layer or below it. I am concerned that the sliding layer will persist throughout the winter causing high avalanche danger until some kind of event or change in conditions bonds the ice layer to the layers below and above it. Please be mindful as you head out into the backcountry this weekend that avalanche conditions appear to me to be uncharacteristic of the Cascades. Be safe out there.
  26. for sale BD Cams in great condition.

    Only the C4s.
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