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  1. I'm heading to Smith Rock Weds March 28th- April 1st. Looking to share gas with someone on the way down or back. Interested PM me.
  2. Snowball Volunteers

    Friends of the Northwest Avalanche Center are looking for volunteers for this years Snowball. Event will be April 20th and volunteers will need to be there 5pm-11pm (dependent on job) If interested please email me at jpark1199@gmail.com Subject Volunteering
  3. 2011/12 Washington Ice Conditions

    Climbed the chair lift climbs on Sunday and the ice is in, though in challenging conditions. Climbed the center line which I believe is considered WI4. As for climbing it, you can climb it but it's best to check in with ski patrol if you plan on skinning up in area. Even better have a ski pass and do a couple of laps while waiting for others to climb it.
  4. The Friends of the Northwest Avalanche Center are looking for volunteers to help with Vertfest 2012 on Feb 18 and 19. If you are interested please contact Jeremy Park at jeremyp@orgear.com
  5. 2011/12 Washington Ice Conditions

    Headed up to Lillooet, BC (I know it's not WA but close enough) based on a weatherunderground.com weather report that said temps would be in the 30-32 range. It was 53 in Lillooet so needless to say not a lot of climbing was done. I've included a couple of pictures so you can take a look. Most of the stuff, outside of IcyBC, probably won't be in climbable conditions for at least another week/two weeks (cold weather provided) Moral of the story: Weatherunderground sucks for temps. IcyBC. It was 40 degrees. Weeping Wall. There was stuff falling off this all afternoon.
  6. [TR] Snow Lakes - Unknown ice line 12/8/2011

    I think I've done this line as well, last year I believe. Though I don't think it gets done that often because it get's buried by snow pretty quickly. PS: Good job getting after it. Sounds like a good pitch o climbing
  7. Some new stuff I haven't posted, some old stuff I'm still trying to sell. Selling my gently used REI Kilo Plus 0 degree bag. This is one of the last bags they made before switching to low quality down, 600fill, and can be yours for $150.00. Picture and product description below: * Premium 700-fill-power goose down is efficiently distributed for maximum comfort with 60% of the down on top and 40% on the bottom * Tightly woven, lightweight ripstop polyester and soft taffeta lining are silky, and breathable * Vertical Baffle construction allows the goose down to remain fully lofted and keeps it from shifting and migrating, preventing cold spots * Vertical Baffles also prevent down from shifting to the sides and keeps more down on top of the bag where it keeps you warmer * Contoured hood, roomy foot box and full-length draft tube, draft collar keep heat in, cold out * Differentiated drawcords (1 round, 1 flat) let you adjust hood and neck easily in the dark * Efficient slim cut keeps the weight down * large cotton storage bag A perfect for Denali, M's Med Megaplume Jacket Size: Med Price:$100 This bad boy is in tip top shape and has only been used twice, an ice festival and a trip to Peru. It is 650 downfill with Pertex endurance fabric to keep your down nice and dry. Vario Gloves Size: L Price:$20.00 A never been used pair of goretex claw mitts with primoloft claw mitt liners.
  8. Gloves have been sold
  9. Friends of NWAC Photo Contest

    Do you like showing off your awesome winter photos? Do you like winning sweet gear from Outdoor Research? If yes then enter the Friends of the Northwest Avalanche Centers photo contest. From now until 10/13, we'll be taking photo submissions of you doing your favorite winter activity. Photos will then be posted on Facebook for people to vote on. First prize wins a OR down jacket, second prize a pair of OR gloves, and third a comfy OR hat. Winners will be announced at Snowbash 2011. Please send photos to jpark1199@gmail.com Only one photo per person and keep photos family friendly.
  10. Friends of NWAC Photo Contest

    Only 5 more days to enter the contest!!!
  11. Snowbash 2011

    Snowbash 2011 in t-minus 5...4...3...2...1 Tickets are now on sale for Snowbash 2011. Buy your tickets in advance and save some cash for beer. Tickets are $15.00 via Brown Paper Tickets and $20.00 at the door. Act now as this event sold out last year. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/199339
  12. Snowbash 2011

  13. Do You Like Pirates?

    Of course you do that's why your reading this. Do you like Rad? Rhetorical question you say. Then you should check out Outdoor Research Retail Store Pirates of Rad: Expedition AK. Slide show will be at 7pm on Oct 7th @ the Outdoor Research Retail Store. Details? Contact the store at 206-971-1496
  14. Closet Cleaning session

    I have way to much crap and need to sell some stuff. Here's what I'm looking to sell M's Med Megaplume Jacket Size: Med Price:$100 This bad boy is in tip top shape and has only been used twice, an ice festival and a trip to Peru. It is 650 downfill with Pertex endurance fabric to keep your down nice and dry. M's Mentor Jacket Size: Small Price:$125 This is a Goretex ProShell jacket. The size is small but fits a little larger, I'm usually a Med. The fabric is thicker in the shoulders and arms for durability and thinner in the body for reduced weight. The jacket has gotten some series use but is still in tip top shape (I take good care of my gear). Vario Gloves Size: L Price:$20.00 A never been used pair of goretex claw mitts with primoloft claw mitt liners. PM me if you are interested in this gear.
  15. Closet Cleaning session

    Gore Tex jacket is sold. Puffy jacket and the gloves are still available
  16. Friends of NWAC Photo Contest

    Forgot to add. Please make sure photos involve snow and or ice. Thinking skiing, boarding, mountaineering, etc...
  17. Aztar's for Sale

    I'm selling a pair of Aztar Ice Tools(one hammer, one adze). Tools have been used but are good shape. I'm asking $120 piece or $200 for the pair. PM me if interested. Pictures can be provide upon request.
  18. Aztar's for Sale

    These have been sold
  19. [TR] snow creek wall - Hyperspace 8/23/2011

    That flack is a perfect placement for a #4 cam.
  20. Trip: Jaberwocky Tower - Acid Baby Date: 8/9/2011 Trip Report: Did Acid Baby on Tues at Asgard Pass. I feel like there are a few topo's with a ton of information but here are my general thoughts and pictures. We split Layton 1st pitch into two. This is due to length, he describes it as 65m, and there is a perfect belay station in the middle. All the belay's are pretty chill/comfy so if you find yourself having to setup a super uncomfortable belay you are off route. Finally this route could use a clean so feel free to clean it a little while you are up there. Here's our route description: P1: Easy climbing leads to a short slightly over hanging corner crack with good holds. 5.9 P2: Crack climb, offwith, and stem your way up the obvious corner crack 5.10. This leads to a sweet 5.8 hand crack up a slab to a nice belay below the major roof section. P3: Climb thin and sometimes crumbly cracks,5.9, to a slab below the giant roof. Take a sharp right across semi-protect able slab, 5.5, to a nice belay ledge. P4:Climb easy hands to fist sized crack on the right wall, 5.8. When you get just above the roof cut back left on small fingers and flacks,5.10. Get a good stance, take a deep and do a mandatory 20ft run out on easy slab, 5.7, to a comfy corner belay. P5: Here's the money pitch. Climb obvious corner crack, 5.10+. Cut right at the roof and climb an easier finger crack to a comfy belay ledge. P6: Couple of different options here. We took a fun looking hand/fist crack straight above the ledge, 5.10. DO NOT touch the jumbled blocks at the top of the crack. Blocks are super loose. Fun move around corner leads to fun protect able slab climbing,5.7 and a belay on the left side of the summit pinnacle. P7: We ended up going the wrong way so don't keep going left. Instead climb a fun looking hand crack with knobs for feet/hands on the right wall to the summit. P2 Seconding across the slab below the roof on p3 Gear Notes: Set of nuts with emphasis on smaller ones. Double sets to #2 and a single #3,4 Approach Notes: Go to Colchuck Lake. Go 3/4 up Asgard. Take a left. Look for obvious corner
  21. [TR] Jaberwocky Tower - Acid Baby 8/9/2011

    Corrections are always welcome. I'm basing my assumption off of Layton's original TR which claims it as Jaberwocky Tower. Here's another picture from the route. This is use going the wrong way at the summit.
  22. Aztar's for Sale

  23. Trip: Underwear is called pants in England - Numerous Date: 4/27/2011 Trip Report: It's been my dream to visit England for a long time so when an English expat, Blue, invited me on their vacation I couldn't pass up the chance for personalized tour. After five days of London, I made my way to the Yorkshire District for 9 days of climbing English style. A few notes: Gritstone is Sweet!!!! Need I say more. The brits have a lot more Limestone then expected about half of our climbing was on steep bolted limestone. The Brits are fing nuggets. Some of the original grit lines are just glorified hi-balls minus the pad. Sparse gear placements, via threads, and limestone gear leads make this area not for the faint of heart. Despite this, I found plenty to lead for those us without the testicle fortitude for mandatory 20-40ft run-outs with ground fall potential. And in case you are wondering the beer does suck but the food and pubs are awesome!!!!Enjoy the pictures!!! Earl's Crag Bouldering Malhome Cove Limestone Brimham Rocks Frances Direct E2 5c Kilnsey 6c+ Hepston Quarry E2 5c+ And finally not for the faint of heart: Gear Notes: Pro is nice but not necessary, see above. Bring a bouldering pad!!! Approach Notes: Grab a flight preferably Air Canada, they rock, and not British Airways, they suck.