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  1. Enchantments loop hike via Toketie this weekend?

    Nope, wanna do Pershing? It's been on my list.
  2. Enchantments loop hike via Toketie this weekend?

    Go up Nada creek and the back side of Temple Ridge for fun and you can add that cute unnamed tarn to your list. I camped back there several years ago and then came out Toketie. The path down to the snow lake trail was long hot and dusty. Cool loop though! Although I might be free this weekend for the Olympics. :-p
  3. Yes, he's like super old, fairly cranky, and can't get too far off the road right now, but he's also a legend and is looking for someone to do something with this weekend! I'm heading out of town to Banff tomorrow but said I'd post up for him. If you are free and want to put up with Fred for what will be a memorable day or two let me know and I'll connect you. Alternatively he's been invited to a 4th of July party Sun-Mon in Leavenworth but would need a ride or someone to drive his car (he can't drive anymore). You'd probably get into the party too!
  4. Fred Beckey wants to climb this wkend,or get a ri

    Are you volunteering Oly?
  5. So the lovely wife and I are taking the 4th of July week off and heading to Banff to visit some friends that moved there recently. We'll be cruising up in my camper. We'll probably jet up there and visit our friends for a few days and then take the next 6 or 7 days to work our way back. Neither of us has been to Banff before so I'm looking for suggestions on good day climbs up there or on the way back to Seattle. Overnight is a possibility too although it's nicer not to have to pack too much extra gear. Since my wife is along, probably keeping things at 5.7 ish or under is good, long alpine rock, moderate snow/ice, even good scrambles. Or cragging/multipitch along the way? Our camper is a 1984 Nissan Sunrader so it's fine on moderate dirt roads, but not 4wd and not a huge amount of clearance which I know is limiting for some spots. It sure is a nice place to get back to after a long day though. Thanks all!
  6. Day trip suggestions on the way to/from/in Banff?

    Hey thanks everyone for the suggestions! We are planning to drive up through Idaho but make it pretty quick to get up to visit our friends and then take longer on the drive back on the northerly route. Brewer's buttress and that hut sound pretty nice and like my wife would have fun. We'll look at some of the other Lake Louise options too. Or go caving? We thought it would be fun to hit Mt. Sir Donald on the way back but it may be a bit early for the ridge route still? Maybe the same for other Roger's Pass climbs or are there ones that melt out earlier and don't require too much snow gear for approaching?
  7. Great TR, thanks Bellows! Oly, I need to hit up Mystery too! Also this Anderson thing.
  8. Sweet! I'm glad you got up both of those. We actually were socked in almost all of Saturday up at Harrison Lake so you had much better weather. We had killer views from 5345 though across to Constance and the Brothers in the morning though!
  9. Olympic Scrambles

    Me of course! I haven't even been out there to climb this year! That being said, I might be booked pretty much through July except maybe the weekend of the 16th. I might be able to swing a weekday if I'm not traveling for work. There are still a ton of peaks I haven't done!
  10. [TR] Liberty Cap - Southwest face 5/27/2016

    It really wasn't too bad, but it was a bit scary to have to get out of my aiders. The 5.8 mantle at the beginning of the pitch is chill, then it's just some easier but true slab (no obvious holds or well trodden path). Do it! It was a fun route.
  11. [TR] Liberty Cap - Southwest face 5/27/2016

    And where are the pictures of HandyCorn??? Hehe, thanks for putting up the TR and belaying me dude!
  12. [TR] Warrior Peak - 1a 6/5/2016

    C'mon old people, it's only 5.1. You can climb that with a cane and depends. Hehe, close enough though, nice TR.
  13. [TR] Dark Peak - Dark Meat with Veggie Floss 5/31/2016

    Yep, kleenex!
  14. Cleaning up and moving again, I have a dozen+ Climbing and Rock and Ice magazines from the last couple years. Also some Brew Your Own mags for any homebrewers. FREE I'm in Georgetown just off I-5, I can leave them on my doorstep for pickup.
  15. I really don't use these now that I got into touring, 130 cm skis with Salewa Tour bindings (fit mountaineering boots) that have a heel lifter and sort of release in a fall). Skinny skins come with them. Also I still have two pairs of well used approach shoes for free, around size 10 and an old Eddie Bauer sleeping bag, also free but not worth shipping.
  16. WTB- your used mountaineering boots size 42.5, ie

    I have some well used approach shoes that would fit you if you need those. They are free!
  17. Cleaning the closet out before moving, all of this stuff is cheap or free, just make an offer or have a good story. If you know someone getting started who needs this let me know. I can email pics on request. North Face Cat's Meow Sleeping Bag Synthetic Mummy Bag - Used to be a 20 degree but it's well used so it's more of a summer bag, still in good shape though Eddie Bauer Sleeping Bag - pretty old synthetic semi-rectangular, good car camping bag or ok for backpacking still. Also has drawstrings so you can seal off the bottom for kids or short folk REI Winter Gloves, lightly insulated with leather palms, also with liner gloves, size M, used but still pretty serviceable Fingerless wool gloves, large and rockin old skool Go-Lite Stretch Waterproof Breathable shell jacket, size Medium, pretty good shape but used, I think it's still waterproof Mammut stocking cap, still in plastic, was a raffle prize at a slide show Windproof fleece stocking cap, black
  18. [TR] The Brothers - Lena Lake 4/10/2016

    Cool, it worked!
  19. Doing some super exciting closet cleaning and getting ready to move! Pics in my gallery if they don't show here. Etch Hangboard - HERA/Climb for Life prize, never used - $30 Scarpa Approach Shoes - a few years old, maybe a little bit of life left, size 43.5/10.5 - free! Other approach shoes, can't remember brand, a few years older, more trashed, size 44/10.5 also free! Ropes - NOT FOR LEADING/TOPROPING 60 meter old Petzl lead line, retired but could be used as a fixed line for your proj, decent shape just ~10 yrs old - $40 60 meter Mammut old lead line, also retired, but also good enough for a fixed line, also around 10 yrs old - $40 NOT FOR BODY WEIGHT BEARING/LIFE SUPPORT 60 meter half rope, well used and not fit for climbing but I used it as a tag line, no core shots - $30 two more older and more worn retired lead lines, would not use for anything body weight NOT FOR CLIMBING - $30 each Go ahead, make a rope rug, a ton of dog leashes, or tie up your boat, otherwise they'll go on craigslist. Discounts for multiple purchases. I'm in Georgetown and work in Bothell so can arrange a meetup somewhere in the Seattle area.
  20. Hangboard, retired ropes, old free approach shoes!

    Bump, just in case, heading to craigslist.
  21. [TR] The Brothers - Lena Lake 4/10/2016

    Sad, I want to hear it!
  22. It's kind of belonging in the yard sale, also we'll probably be having one as we pack up our crap. So help a climber find some new digs! We've had a great 3 and a half years in Georgetown but our landlord is selling our house. We made an offer but it's such a crazy market we weren't willing to overpay when we know exactly how much work it needs. So who's got a place to rent for us, our lovable well trained, hypoallergenic poodle, and all our climbing/skiing/biking/homebrewing crap? Unfortunately I work in Bothell and she works in Tukwila so our neighborhoods are sort of limited to Georgetown/Beacon Hill/Seward Park/Rainier, parts of West Seattle/Delridge, or maybe even the north end of Renton/Newcastle/Bellevue. Great credit, rental references, very easy tenants who fix minor things ourselves, etc but not unlimited budget since we have been paying $1500 a month in our current spot. I know that will not be an option anymore though for a place with room for all our gear and a spot to park the camper van and our 2 cars. Ideas? Well, serious ideas anyways? We've got until the end of July to get out.
  23. Because all you climber folks are real estate magnates and slum lords in your spare time, help my wife and I find a new place to live! We've had a great 3 and a half years in Georgetown but our landlord is selling our house. We made an offer but it's such a crazy market we weren't willing to overpay when we know exactly how much work it needs. So who's got a place to rent for us, our lovable well trained, hypoallergenic poodle, and all our climbing/skiing/biking/homebrewing crap? Unfortunately I work in Bothell and she works in Tukwila so our neighborhoods are sort of limited to Georgetown/Beacon Hill/Seward Park/Rainier, parts of West Seattle/Delridge, or maybe even the north end of Renton/Newcastle/Bellevue. Great credit, rental references, very easy tenants who fix minor things ourselves, etc but not unlimited budget since we have been paying $1500 a month in our current spot. I know that will not be an option anymore though for a place with room for all our gear and a spot to park the camper van and our 2 cars. Ideas? Well, serious ideas anyways? We've got until the end of July to get out.
  24. [TR] Dragontail Peak - Gerber-Sink 4/17/2016

    Wow, sure seems like this route is getting climbed more and more each year! Looks good!
  25. Looks like your average spring day out with two more trips up the wall! Wish I was there this time.
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