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  1. Great photos as usual and good work finding a route without crowds. Like many folks, I had my closest call on Torment with rockfall. I remember saying to myself, "make yourself small, make yourself small" while cowering behind a tiny outcropping with my pack pulled up to cover the back of my neck. Definitely not dad approved.
  2. Nice work, how was HWY 2 traffic on the way home?
  3. Bolts on Little Sister

    I thought new bolts are prohibited in Washington Wilderness areas. Did something recently change?
  4. Cascade River Road Closed

    More fun with a new fire on the backside of J-Burg.
  5. "The Alpinist " Mark-Andre' Leclerc

    No kidding, bring the tissues in case it's "dusty" in the theatre...
  6. [TR] Forbidden - Northwest Face 07/18/2021

    You guys made the right call to stay put until light. The slabs between you and camp have been the site of several accidents, some fatal. Good job on the climb!
  7. Washington Pass/Methow Fires

    Here's a link to current USFS closures. No change at Washington Pass but the Pasayten has real limited access to anything up the Chewuch River Drainage. https://www.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=8e69381e35144962a835ee59aafba153
  8. From the summit of Columbia this weekend, we could see there's a steep slope you can scramble down from Monte Cristo Pass to the Columbia Glacier. The moats are pretty significant right now including the snow finger in the gully you'd normally use to get from the glacier onto the west face of Kyes. It was a little surprising considering the high snow pack we had this spring but I guess that heat wave did more damage than I figured. Glad you found a way down Monte Cristo!
  9. If you're planning to do any climbing in the Washington Pass area, it'd be wise to check up on access. HWY 20 is closed just East of Washington Pass and probably will be until we get some significant precipitation. This likely means September or October before you can get through. Areas that are definitely closed include Cutthroat, Silver Star, Wine Spires, Spontaneity Arete and the Gardeners. Also affected is area North of the Twisp River drainage. Though the Liberty Bell are is technically just outside of the closure, I'm not sure it's a great idea to head there right now with the close proximity to the fire operations and potentially placing additional stress on resources and first responders. Same goes for Goat Wall and crags up Lost River Rd as this area is not technically closed but is subject to a Level 1 evacuation order. This is a map of the current USFS closure area:
  10. [TR] Goode - NE Buttress 07/02/2021

    [TR] Goode - NE Buttress 07/02/2021 Fake news!
  11. You should reach out to Burdo. If he doesn't respond, the developers are likely not done and don't want folks in there while they're finishing up. I don't know if Burdo is the sole poster behind it but I understand he's involved with the FB account "Mazama Rocks". You might start there.
  12. Climbing with invisalign - tips?

    Didn't Beckey commonly use a stick for eating and after dinner hygiene?
  13. Climbing with invisalign - tips?

    I rely on gel blocks and shots and just wash them down with water between actual breaks where I can pop them out to eat/brush/re-insert. I hate these things and look forward to being done with them!
  14. A friend and I had planned to tackle the Gunn-Merchant traverse a few summers ago. We did Gunn and decided it was too hot, too smokey and didn't trust Smoot. Rad - Having done Baring and Gunn, Baring is much more straightforward route and legendary in Cascade lore. Nobody knows where Gunn is or can pick it out on the skyline.
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