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Everything posted by Crackman

  1. Royal Columns Injury

    Congrats! Nice climb and report.
  2. and you had already left when I came back later to return it. Thanks but I'd sure like to get it back to you. PM me with the specifics and I'll figure out a way. Tim
  3. Congrats - that's one sweet tripple crown
  4. WOW - Excellent Climb, TR, and Photos! The upper ice step looks fantastic. Glad you survived the shooting gallery. Congrats Nastia
  5. Currently planning to drive solo to Bozeman to meet up with east coast friends for a week of ice climbing. Looking for fellow NW climbers heading that way to split travel costs. Planning to leave Portland Friday evening or Sat morning and return the following Sat or Sun.
  6. WA Ice Feb 2-3

    Really bummed I missed the sweet climbing window we had. Temps are warming but if it's not too late would like to get on some ice this weekend. Strobach, Entiat, Banks Lake? I'm coming from near PDX so carpool from there Fri night or meet up at trailhead. I'm willing to lead WI 4+/5- or follow up to WI6. Tim
  7. Congrats, well done Vern and Craig!!! Way to get out and seize the opportunity. I wanted to get on that route today but couldn't find a partner.
  8. Congrats on the solo Ben! Well done
  9. Fantastic! I was traveling in Yunnan Province in Sept and only afterwards learned of this place. Ahhh living with regret...
  10. Trip: Mt Hood - North Face Left Gully Date: 12/9/2011 Trip Report: Decided to take the day off on Friday and get up on Hood before the weather window closed. Conditions on the route were superb with firm neve and ice to enjoy all the way. Came down Cooper Spur, which was also in fine shape. Sunrise - going to be a great day!!! Note - several good ice flows forming below the spur Skier on Cooper Spur - party of two heading up the spur with skiis, were the only other people I saw the whole day Massive bergschrund streched across the entrance to both N face gullies. The two step ice flow on the left looked to be the best (most fun) start. First Ice Step Looking down Second step Traversed over to the left gully proper - pulled by St. Helens, Rainier, Adams Found a perfect rock for a resting perch halfway up Near the top of the gully, another ice step awaits... A couple more shots looking down. Futher up, yet another ice step... Self Portrait One last bit of ice to enjoy Happy to finally get to be in the sun on top A final look back, at the end of a great day.
  11. [TR] Mt Hood - North Face Left Gully 12/9/2011

    Wow Tom!!! That is a splendid looking pitch of ice
  12. Enjoyed your write up and photos . Sounds like you had a great experience. Thanks for sharing!!!
  13. [TR] Mt Hood - North Face Left Gully 12/9/2011

    Good to hear from you Pat - yeah it's been awhile. Was thinking of you as well during the climb, about when we did the right gully with Pete many years ago. Hope all is well and maybe we can get out climbing together again. Hoodie, Glad you could enjoy them! Thanks for solving the mystery in my mind, as I was wondering where you guys came from and then where you went? I like your idea of coming from T-line with skis. Nice collection of climbs and photos on your site.
  14. [TR] Mt Hood - North Face Left Gully 12/9/2011

    Going up: Didn't get a look at Yokum, as it is on the other (W) side of the mountain. There are probably a couple spots (depending on conditions and ability) where one could travese/downclimb from the spur to the base of the route. Spotting them on the way up and then re-locating successfuly on the way down would be key. SS: The entrance I took bypassed the wide-open section of the bergschrund on the left. It would be quite a challenge to take it head-on.
  15. Nice pics Dave. Glad we got a chance to climb together at Beacon again when you were back home.
  16. Oregon Ice update

    Appreciate the scouting report Pete and Mito! Inspired me to go check it out for myself late today. Followed your steps right on up - thanks! Same as you - soloed several lines up to my comfort level and then down-climbed. Thought there might be several others there after your report but had the place all to myself. Would like to return tomorrow with someone and get some TR laps in. After two aborted attempts to get to Strobach this week, this hit the spot.
  17. Gorge Ice November 2010?

    After the fact, update from Wed... Lower Cape Horn Routes were starting to form, but I'm sure they're long gone by now. Managed to get a few good sticks in here and there but never too far from the ground. Hope the next cold snap lasts a little longer... Salmon Run: Cape Horn Lower Tier:
  18. [TR] Cody - Classics 2/21/2010

    Awsome John We must be on the same wavelength. Was in Cody for 4.5 days a couple weeks before you and did some of the same great climbs. We had blue bird skies and perfect conditions. Here's a link to my pics. Sadly it was the only ice for me this season. http://picasaweb.google.com/Holscher.Tim/CodyIceFeb2010?feat=directlink A while ago you asked about my first trip there. I never wrote up anything but the guy I was climbing with did. Here's a link to his TR. http://www.splitterchoss.com/2008/03/11/cody-ice-in-wild-windy-wyoming/
  19. Went back out to day with the Mrs. to retrieve some gear. All the lines had fattened up considerably over the last 3 days. Ran into Nate and Marcus just heading up the first route. Played around downstream on the couple of routes until Jillmarie was looking too cold.
  20. Nice TR Blake! It was a pleasure to get out on the ice with you. Thanks Nate for hooking us up. Does anyone know any history on the lower and middle tier climbs at Cape Horn? Martin & Krawarik state that no complete ascents have been recorded on the lowest tier. Olsen's book says, little is know of ascents here. I find that hard to believe since the routes are striking, highly visible from the Oregon side, and easy to access. We climbed the first line of several you come to (east end). From there we bushwhacked a bit until finding a nice trail that led to 2 more middle tier falls. We climbed the left one in two pitches on Fri and then returned Sat to TR the right one. Hope to hear of others experience on these climbs. With this extended cold snap they should be around a little longer.
  21. Beacon Friday or Saturday

    I might be able to do either/both mornings. I'd be happy to climb anything within my limits. Ther are no limits to what I can belay!
  22. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    Looking to climb tonight ~6pm, Rocky B or Ozone. Anyone available?
  23. Two actually? 1 @ Vertical Therapy 1 @ Expresso (Ian from OMC, is it yours?) PM me with the description and I'll get it back to you.
  24. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    How about breakfast cracks? Or look for the white F-150 with WA plates
  25. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    I'll probably be out there around 5pm.