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  1. Pseudo-TR from a Carolina gumby

    Sounds like a routine day around Paradise. At some point you have to laugh and hope nobody gets hurt or lost. The tourists come from all over the world to walk in the snow up there.
  2. Road Closures

    Just a heads up, there is a temporary traffic light installed on HWY 530 between Arlington and Darrington for some fish passage work. I think it cost me 30 minutes headed East on Thursday night and 45 minutes to an hour coming West last night. Sedro Wooley route to HWY 20 recommended until this project is done. The detour around the rockslide on HWY 20 is pretty insignificant by comparison.
  3. [TR] Mt Index - Hourglass Gully 06/05/2020

    Nice TR Dana. I never get tired of photos of the Norwegian Buttresses. Terrifying and intriguing to think about the routes up there.
  4. Some good news (in these unprecedented and trying times). It looks like they plan to give it to USFS to preserve access. The 11-acre private property includes Alphabet Rock and the Icehouse Boulders, as well as the initial access path to Givler’s Dome and outlier crags on adjacent USFS lands. Together, these granite cliffs and outcrops feature more than 40 historic cracks, slabs, faces, and hueco-filled roofs, ranging in difficulty from 5.7 to 5.13, as well as dozens of challenging boulder problems. The prominent 250-foot Givler’s Crack, Dogleg Crack, and Meat Grinder are just a few classics that have attracted climbers since the 1970s. https://www.accessfund.org/news-and-events/news/access-fund-purchases-climbing-areas-outside-leavenworth-washington
  5. Climbing this spring (and maybe summer)

    No word yet on NCNP. I may be able to put my hair in a man bun by the time they open it up. They barricaded a lot of the roads at HWY 20.
  6. Climbing this spring (and maybe summer)

    Some good news: 20200521 Phased Reopening NEWS RELEASE.PDF
  7. Most REAL experiences climbing

    I'm in total agreement with vetting partners. When I was still pretty new, I had a brand new partner freak out 2 pitches off the deck at Index. I had lead up to anchor #3 and he was terrified of an undercling traverse under a roof and refused to attempt it. I had no clue what to do. The wind was blowing and of course a train went by while we were trying to communicate which just added more stress to the situation. I had to figure out how to lower him back to anchor #2 and rappel back down to him. Fortunately it was a shorter pitch so he was able to stay tied in to the end of the rope while I rapped over the roof and made a big swing in under the roof and grabbed the anchor. I have a couple of other experiences with new partners that were lucky to get out of without an actual epic. It is challenging when you're new and assume everyone else must be more proficient and capable.
  8. Came across this Youtube channel and found some really interesting stuff. This one in particular caught my attention as I have some older dyneema slings. Surprising how much more quickly the strength degrades compared to nylon (he tests some 30 year old nylon slings in other videos). I know 10kN is still pretty strong but slings are cheap.
  9. Just like Honold! Thanks for posting the TR on a lesser known route!
  10. question New winter boot recommendations

    I have a pair of Salewa Vulture Vertical boots for winter and they fit my wide, high arched foot very nicely. I think Ascent Outdoors has a bunch of Salewas in stock to try on and top notch boot fitters.
  11. 2016 Mariners Whining Thread

    One positive of the Corona-19 is we don't have the Mariners to be disappointed about.
  12. So awesome to have an Eiger TR on the site considering how many of us were influenced by the historic ascents!
  13. Climbing this spring (and maybe summer)

    Here's a link to all of the closures that I've read about: https://www.accessfund.org/news-and-events/news/climbing-area-closures-and-restrictions-due-to-covid-19 Many closures are only though April so you really need to check the specific agency for where you plan to go and what you're allowed to do.
  14. Climbing this spring (and maybe summer)

    Goes double for you Mister!
  15. Message from Olympic Mountain Rescue I had high hopes of ticking off some climbs this spring and summer but decided to forego technical alpine climbing for the time being. With the crisis overloading our healthcare system, we all really need to be staying well within our skill set and not taking any unnecessary risks. You do not want to be taken to a hospital full of Corvid-19 patients. Stay safe out there.
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