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Szyjakowski last won the day on December 19 2020

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About Szyjakowski

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  • Birthday 11/21/2004


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    Jamn in WA
  1. Booty discussion

    What? I was answering the question and quoted the samplers. BTW- remind me to write up a TR for an unreported FA of the east face of The Professor, Cashmere Crags (9-2004 -?). Dan and I climbed the main face right up the middle to summit blocks. 5-6 pitches at 5.10+ A1. Aid was only for about 6 inches when I thought I was stuck in the summit chimney.... we called the route “why, i think it‘s booty”
  2. Booty discussion

    Why I think its booty... booty.... that’s what it is....(-beastie boys sample ca. 1990s) I have friends that have/had entire racks composed of found gear. What’s funny is some of the gear was found at the base of crags or mountains.... Whatever one thinks, the longtime accepted method in the climbing world is: if you abandon gear whichever way it happens, then it’s abandoned and you chalk it up as experiencing an adventure or epic or keep it silent due to self embarrassment. If you think it’s stealing, then that implies it was taken from private property. Last time I checked most crags and mountains are on public property. So I suppose you are stealing from the public domain when/if you collect found gear or really you’re stealing from the government overlords who control us. All hail the king and return your booty or be subjected to the 3 days in the public square pillory. (Insert appropriate emoticon here). have a great day!
  3. [TR] Summit Chief - Standard 09/21/2019

    Thanks i have a nikon too and love it- need a telephoto lens
  4. [TR] Summit Chief - Standard 09/21/2019

    Wow! Nice pics. What kind of camera? cheers-Ben
  5. [TR] Das Toof - The Tooth Fairy, 5.9+ 08/15/2019

    Thanks @dberdinka. That too is exactly what I mean- adds to the adventure.
  6. Need a new camera

    Canon G15 or elf. Big or micro- similar features and great photo quality.
  7. Nice report Sean. Did you study geology at WWU?
  8. [TR] Das Toof - The Tooth Fairy, 5.9+ 08/15/2019

    Awesomesauce! looks and sounds like fun... it also sounds like a topo could really add to the adventure. I thought Whitelaw liked making topo maps?
  9. [TR] Dragontail Peak - Dragons of Eden 07/19/2019

    Sweet! mountain climbing on the dragons of eden... what a place; what a rock. good job Michael and Sean.
  10. Ride of the Valkyries @ Purina

    Always looked wide to me from below as one can see daylight from ground near apex of roof. Lots of potential in the vicinity for other gems or resurrections.
  11. chucK has passed away

    Well shiet! My sincerest condolences to his family and close friends. I did not know him well but ChucK and I climbed one day together. I was late driving from Leavenworth to Index (not untypical back in my 20's) We climbed a bunch of routes on LTW and then drove up to Static Point to climb "On Line" since I had never climbed it and always wanted to... ChucK led the first few pitches in one or two leads and I led the crux pitch. It was so bloody hot I could not stick to the slab so I moved over to "Off Line" and finished the slab on that route. It was amazing climbing with such a great human. I will never forget the day I climbed rocks with ChucK. I still want to climb "On Line" as I have yet to go back that giant slab. ChucK later told me it was one of the hottest day's ever in Seattle, the day we chose to climb Static Point in July of 2002 or 2003 or 2004? We both laughed and agreed it was worth it!
  12. This is rad. AMAZING climb by some intrepid adventurers. I am late for the party to congratulate but don't blame me even thought I lost my password.