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  1. FS: Asolo AFS 8000 boots

    Outer shells, soles and inner boots are in good condition, clean, size US 11. http://www.trailspace.com/gear/asolo/afs-8000/ Good for Denali, Aconcagua and winter climbing in Cascades. $100. Located in Seattle area.
  2. FS: Asolo AFS 8000 boots

    I reinforced few places on the inner boots with shoe glue to prevent wear and tear of stitched rubber/plastic parts.
  3. FS: Asolo AFS 8000 boots

    bump good boots, it's winter - someone, take them up the hill!
  4. FS: Asolo AFS 8000 boots

    My size is 10 and the boots would feel a little large for me with one sock. I was wearing them with double socks.
  5. FS: Asolo AFS 8000 boots

    this is the size on the liner
  6. FS: Asolo AFS 8000 boots

    Inner boots are waterproof, no holes or anything like that. I did some minor repairs to keep them in good shape. I think boots are true to size.
  7. FS: Asolo AFS 8000 boots

    bump price reduced to $100
  8. FS: Asolo AFS 8000 boots

    size US 11, added to description
  9. Sold: approach ski setup - $200

    Skis - Atomic Chugach, 166 http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/3074,75286_Atomic-Chugach-Rugged-Backcountry-Touring-Skis-Waxless.html Bindings - Silvretta 500, size L http://www.silvretta.de/bindungen.php?chid=16&m=4&lang=uk&prid=13&ac=det Skis and bindings are in very good condition.
  10. Sold: approach ski setup - $200

    Sold Thank you guys!
  11. Leavenworth ice update

    It's on Snow Lakes Trail, I guess just before the turn (fork) towards the snow creek wall. You won't miss it - it'll be 10 yards to the left of the trail.
  12. Leavenworth ice update

    Climbed millenium wall few hours ago. Lower-mid part was still well formed despite the warm temps. Upper part felt rotten and required some excavating. Awesome day!
  13. Anybody been up to Lane?

    Been there yesterday. Fly and Zipper looked filled, however rock step at the last third in zipper might still be uncovered. In lovers lane chockstone looked uncovered. the rest, it seems, was also in. Snow was hard slab over unconsolidated in many places, it should improve during this week.
  14. 12.10am wake up, coffee 3.00am redbull, pack on, hike off 3.05 damn ice on the trail 4.00 hoar frost sparkles brighter than stars above, feels like in fairy tale, beautiful night! 5.30 Tilly Jane Cabin - barking dogs inside, altimeter is wrong 300ft 6.10 coming out of woods, first taste of winds 6.40 first light, windy freezing, reached the rock shelter, all clothes on 7.00 sunrise, beautiful mountain, going goes well, a bit less wind 8.00 sun on, high winds on the upper mountain 8.30 calibrate altimiter at 8500ft 9.00 short rest, breakfast and crampons/harnesses on at about 9000 9.30 exposure to Elliot, not so steep, not so windy yet, just pressing up 10.00 10000ft, ropeup, start simulclimbing 10.30 slow progress because of simulclimbing, excellent climbing on steep snow, windy! 10.50 got into cadence, sorted out technical issues, but now getting tired, altemiter shows 10500, I suspect its wrong again 11.00 windy and freezing, a bit tired but still moving good 11.20 got used to slopes and it's cold, peeling ice off eyelids, decided to keep only one piece of pro at a time, this speeds up the progress 11.50 last slope before the summit, blowing like hell, hypothermic, altimeter is again off 300ft - SUUNTO you made a piece of crap! 12.00 summit - step over the edge off the route - from hell to heaven - no wind and warm on the other side! 12.10 I think I saw 20 or so climbers following us on cooper - Oleg doesn't see any, I am clearly tripping. Gatorade is below 32 but still liquid, painful to drink. I am shivering even though it is warm. 12.35 Ok, bailing from Sunshine descent - too windy, let's go south side. 13.00 where the fuck is perly gates? 13.30 where is the main summit, PG should be right under it. Everything looks steep and all the tracks are going up. Where are all the people who supposed to climb from south? I see three climbers but Oleg says these are just rocks. 14.00 looked at all the options - all tracks are going up. only one option seems to have more tracks than the rest, we ruled it out because it seemed exposed to falling rime ice. I see climbing monkey - I see it's moving up on steep ice few hundred yards away. Too embarrassed to tell Oleg about it - I know it's in my head. 14.30 Oleg suggests we have to get out of here, I belay him on the option with lots of tracks and rime ice - see if there is a way out. 15.00 the option goes easy, unrope 15.30 we are off the steep part and coming to the devils kitchen 4.00 rest at the devils kitchen, trying to call Mara to "rescue" us off the timberline lodge (our car is on the north side) 4.30 on the traverse of Steel Cliffs - cellphone picks up we make calls. 5.30 sunset, beautiful 5.40 hurricane resumes at the top of the lift 6.30 still going down, freezing cold, 45mph gusts, I see red flashes and sparkles in my left eye (wind is blowing from my left) 6.40 my toes feel like someone fries them with a lighter 6.50 loosing it because of painful toes, take off crampons, Oleg is walking ahead choosing the path, I can't keep up with him, I slip on ice and fall every three minutes, still better without crampons because toes don't hurt that much 7.00 reached the lodge, standing outside waiting for Oleg to take off crampons, people sitting behind the window, drinking booze and eating steaming hot food. Oleg can't take off his crampons - lashes are frozen. All doors on our side are closed - we can't get inside. FF... 7.05 descending to the visitor center, I have hard time keeping upright on the frozen trenches. The final piece is 30ft down to the road over the snow bank just above the cars. 7.10pm It's over! sitting on the bench in the climbers' corner, waiting for pick up. Life is so goood! ) First light of the day Sunrise on lower Cooper Spur 8500ft Breakfast Winds on the upper mountain Oleg, midway up the Cooper Spur route Me just below the steep part on cooper Spur Cooper Spur at its best Midway in a wind-protected spot [video:youtube] Redface 100ft below the summit Looking down the Cooper Spur route from the summit Rime ice Iron man, Steel Cliffs
  15. [TR] Hood - Cooper Spur 2/20/2010

    Amazingly, there was not a soul up there on Saturday when we topped
  16. [TR] Mt. Hood - Multiple routes 2/22/2010

    Hey Clam, we've seen your tent on the way down Nice outing
  17. [TR] Hood - Cooper Spur 2/20/2010

    On average upper part is 40-45 degrees. There are couple steps of 50. There were few options, I guess one could make it spicier or keep it well under 50 if wanted. Later in the season, when snow consolidates, it might get few more steep steps. Snow was between perfect styrofoam at times to knee deep.
  18. [TR] Hood - Cooper Spur 2/20/2010

    Wow, you are right, we summited about 2.30pm (I checked timestamps on photos). Odd indeed I somehow lost 3 hours near the summit. I suspect my body might be producing tetrahydrocannabinol above 10k
  19. WTB BD Rage (was: Shrike)

    Need to replace a lost one
  20. WTB BD Rage (was: Shrike)

    Sorry my stupid, I am looking to replace friends lost tool and I misidentified it with Shrike, while actually I need Rage. The lost tool had adze, but I think second hammer would do just fine. Sort of bump
  21. [TR] Mount Rainier NP - Tatoosh traverse 10/26/2008

    Looks like a great trip!
  22. newbe needs advice

    Hi, I just assembled my first AT setup and am burning with desire to try it out. I am blue-black downhill skier and assume this qualifies as a beginner level on non-groomed terrain. I am thinking going up Muir. I've been on the snowfield at least 20 times but hardly ever looked at it from skiers perspective. Hence the question - will a beginner be able to ski down the snowfield at least 80% of the way? There is one caveat - I will be skiing in my plastic climbing boots which I assume will make things quite challenging.
  23. newbe needs advice

    I got 170 Atomic Chugach which might be 5cm longer than I initually planned for backcountry but hope it works Going up there tomorrow albeit weather is gonna suck. On the other hand I skied Tahoma creek up to the wonderland trail bridge three weeks ago in 185 xcountry skis and it did not feel so bad except some clumsy fight on icy crust spots on the way down.
  24. newbe needs advice

    Day pack, should be way less than 15 pounds. Yeah, I've heard climbing boots make it gnarly... My biggest reason for getting into skiing is to speed up approaches, so I am willing to tolerate the inconviniences unless they grow into bone-breaking. Yes, I will play a bit downhill before getting above the steep hill at 7k. I have vague memories there is a way on climbers left of the panorama point that looks like a not-so-steep ascending traverse. I wonder if this could be the easiest ski route in both directions
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