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  1. Did you summit?

    Here's some drone shot image of David Lama headed to the actual summit of Lunag Ri; clearly the distinction seemed to matter at the time.
  2. First time visiting Tieton ?s

    Or the whole Lava Point bluff if you just want to clip bolts - mostly 5.9 to 5.10 and interesting climbing. The Bend has a few bolted routes, but there is a reason it was once tentatively named The Crack House. ;-)
  3. How to initiate someone to alpine?

    If he's inexperienced leading on trad rock, you will likely find yourself always on the sharp end. That can be really fun, but don't underestimate the impact of being on point all day, including making all the route finding choices. That probably won't matter since as others have pointed out, most alpine rock around here won't be in condition during your visit. The volcanos often offer crampon hiking with serious consequences and rare moments of terror: What's that whooshing sound? Why are my legs dangling in space? Oh no, I put my helmet down on it's top, when will it stop sliding? Stuff like that. If you want a good Forbidden Peak adventure, consider the North Ridge rather than the west. More glacier travel, you'll circumnavigate the peak, you'll probably be out 2 nights early season, and it'll be pretty wild and lonely. Downside might be the last few pitches; though moderate rock, it may present some challenge if all snowed up. Peruse the trip reports here, you'll find a lot of info on many possible objectives. Hope you both have a great time.
  4. Feeling curious to read the "After Hours" TR on Lemolo again, I did a search in the TR section. Oddly, the link connected to some old 2008 political thread in Spray; interesting to see posts of so many old regulars, but not what I was looking for. Tracked it down by other means, so here's the link for others who are curious. I think the assessment of this as a more "fun" route than the Zorro Face is probably correct. Lemolo FA TR
  5. confessional

    Huh, I just always assumed everyone here who wasn't me was Olyclimber. I was never any good at the sock puppet game.
  6. Stuart West Ridge - more beta than you can use

    Funny. none of this much sounds like how i climbed the West Ridge, and we only roped up for the last pitch and a half to the summit. Still lots of adventure to be had on this moderate classic route.
  7. Another reminder there is no climbing in Idaho

    I dunno, the state is developing a disturbing habit of losing it's summits. Both Baron Spire and the Finger of Fate in the Sawtooths have had house sized summit blocks fall off this year. I hope these are a little more solid ;-) Here's another teaser, no climbing in this part of Idaho either...
  8. Bozeman, MT or Victor/Driggs, ID

    Dan, do you know the former moderator Minx? She moved to the Boise area from North Bend some years ago and really likes it. She's more into horses these days than climbing. I could probably connect you via email if you're interested & she's willing. Boise is more of a real city than Bozeman, and it's quite a bit more mild in the winter, but mountains are nearby. Sawtooths are like an hour and a half, wonderful range. Never skied at the area outside Boise but I hear it's good. Basalt cragging along the snake near town. If you like limestone sport climbing then Hells Canyon is just the ticket. Summers are hot though.
  9. [TR] Mount Challenger - Eiley Wiley Ridge 08/17/2020

    Wow, great adventure and super thorough TR, well done.
  10. [TR] Johannesburg - 1957 NE Rib 08/01/2020

    I'm only talking duration for the sake of a grade, I agree the routes have very little in common. We don't have a seriousness grade, which is too bad, because we could discuss that endlessly too. How cool you've repeated both of those recently!
  11. [TR] Johannesburg - 1957 NE Rib 08/01/2020

    We did it in 9 hours back in the stone age, but got benighted on the descent. Grade IV states that "some parties my bivouac", and complete N Ridge on Stuart still gets a IV; it's a comparable amount of work albeit a very different route and kind of climbing. I'd stay with IV, that is, if I had a vote.
  12. [TR] Arrigetch Peaks, Brooks Range - Arrigetch 08/15/2020

    It seemed appropriate to move this to the Alaska forum, what a cool range, thanks for posting.
  13. [TR] Triumph - NE Ridge 08/23/2020

    Nice, that's a lot of ground to cover in a day, I recall being happy to make it in two days. That first early morning picture of the second lake is very beautiful, I like the way you framed it so that the lake just ends at the notch and the lower lake is completely hidden. Thanks for the TR.
  14. [TR] Cowlitz Chimney - Standard 08/01/2020

    You're on the other side of this, aren't you? Probably isn't any easier to approach via Owyhigh Lakes given the work to get around to the start. Out and about to less popular destinations sure seems like a good call this year! Thanks for the report and swell pictures. <Edit> Oh never mind, that's Governor's Ridge, Cowlitz Chimneys are behind me! That's from the only time I've been up in that area about 5 years ago.
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