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  • Birthday 09/28/1985

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  1. You probably already know this, but if you take the old trail out (which is the branch off of the PCT) its easy to follow and saves a full mile of hiking. The more people that use it, the better shape it will stay in.
  2. Wow, it's amazing how much snow is gone. Thanks for the updated pics.
  3. I found a blue one in there sometime last year, is that yours Ron? I carried it out and threw it away...Along with 40 feet of old webbing, two chewed up ropes (that some idiot stashed, but didn't leave in a bag) and a bunch of rusty shit.
  4. Steven, I have gone all three ways and think the Nelson description is by far the easiest and quickest (also the most pretty). However, I know people who swear by Hook Creek (slaphappy) and others who perfer Rat Creek. Give the Nelson way a try next time.
  5. I was talking to Erik the other day and didn't realize that they left the cam and and sling at the bottom of the route, climbed the route, and then hiked back to the bottom to find it gone. Thats incrdibly poor style on Dan Cappellini's part not to give it back, even after he knows whos it is. Sure its only a cam, sling, and some biners, but its just more about good ethics I guess. Kinda sucks.
  6. I deserved this shit. After about 4 failures in a row, it's about time I got up something.
  7. Climb: Mount Stuart-Northwest Face Couloir Date of Climb: 5/13/2006 Trip Report: As usual, shoulder seasons suck. Ryan and I spent the entire week trying to figure out what to climb, changing our minds about 14 times. Friday night we finally decided on the Northwest Face Couloir of Mount Stuart. I had already been unsuccessful on the Northeast Face this year and was eager to get up that mountain. We bivied high on the moraine with the intent on carrying all our gear over. As usual the scenery was ugly. About all I have to say is this climb is now my most favorite mixed/ice route I’ve ever done. The climbing was difficult; it seemed as if every pitch had a crux, ice conditions were thin. It took us 12 hours on route, approximately 15 pitches. It made for a really long day. I ain't used to this kind of abuse with all the sittin' around I've been doing. My whole body hurts. High bivies: Looking down from pitch one, estimated 5.9+, bottom ice pitch was non existant: Making slow progress through difficult rock bands: Ryan starting up a difficult dihedral: Higher up: Ice runnels nearing the summit: Gear Notes: -Twin 50m ropes -brought 4 screws, didnt use -large rock rack -1 picket, more would've been better -tools and crampons, of course Approach Notes: North side approach. Easy going (3 hours, not pushig ourselves)
  8. I did see Erik get his ass pushed through a wall once, it left two big but cheak size holes in the wall.
  9. Did you know that suckbm is the a-hole who threw up all over me, resulting in you sparing me the pants. I see a correlation here, you should be kind and get C-4 and Erik back together again.
  10. If I raped the n. ridge of Stuart with skiies on would that be considered a ski descent too?
  11. Got out there as well. Met catbirdseat for the first time. Didn't get to many climbs in for the amount of time we were there, but had fun. Warmed up on the classic bird poop offwidth, called Steel Grill. Next we did Bob's Your Unlce. Then Ryan did Stems & Seeds: And we finished the day off with Red M&M:
  12. Anyone want to go. Send me a pm with your phone number. I can meet anyone there. I'll be checking this often through the day. -Craig
  13. Weather cleared in Ellensburg, nice and sunny. But there still looks like some nasty dark clouds hovering over those hills.
  14. It's been snowing for the last day or so up there, it snowed in Ellensburg today. 100% of snow today, 70% percent chance on Friday, 50% into Saturday morning. The chance of good weather is about as good as you finding your icescrew.
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