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OlegV last won the day on July 26 2018

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  1. I am looking for a long-term climbing/training partner in PDX. I am less interested in cragging and more interested in long alpine routes. If you like trail-running and pristine alpine wildness, we might be a good match. Oleg varlamov@ohsu.edu
  2. Liberty Ridge - Ski descent accident

    Hey Jason, it brings up some great memories from our 2004 winter ascent of Gibbs Ledges!
  3. Liberty Ridge - Ski descent accident

    we are not that old
  4. Liberty Ridge - Ski descent accident

    We should team up Dan! I always wanted to do a 5.8 rock variation. The climb of the veterans
  5. Liberty Ridge - Ski descent accident

    I actually liked the PR better because of its remoteness and variety of the terrains
  6. Liberty Ridge - Ski descent accident

    Getting on the other side of Forbidden is a real pain though.
  7. Liberty Ridge - Ski descent accident

    Dan, your LR experience sounds classic - Thumb Rock is falling apart and scarring people. I suspect some of this rock derbies turn into a meteor shower flying down the first pitch of the LR. I've never had any problems with the rock fall ABOVE Thumb Rock, although people did get hit by the avalanches there.
  8. Liberty Ridge - Ski descent accident

    Whoever called the LR the "classic climb" was wrong. I've climbed this ridge twice and each time my partner or I were an inch away from being hit by a flying rock. The PR is a much better and safer objective. There is nothing aesthetic about LR either. The bottom line, the LR is a boring dangerous place.
  9. It looks like they are turning the T-line into a crazy land. We now must purchase a ticket to get there? As always, the businesses and the government are trying to patch their budgets out of our pockets and the climbers are not even considered. There are other ways you can climb Mt Hood. Park at the snow park parking lot across the White River Recreational area and follow the White river canyon to a great weakness in the canyon wall from where you can get to the south side. This trip will add extra 2000 ft to your climb. From Mt Hood Meadows, you climb North-East-facing routes
  10. Is Smith Rock open?
  11. Thank you for sharing your TR. Did you have a good look at the Black Spider lines? Is there any ice on the face?
  12. Did you have a good look at IR?
  13. The weather forecast may improve in the next week or so. I am looking for a alpine partner to climb snow and ice (if there is any left). Some ideas: Mt Hood (Devils Kitchen HW, Sunshine, NF gullies (considering low snow level, it's a stretch and an extreme calf burner) Rainier (Gibbs Ledges...maybe) Chair Peak (NF?) Extreme hiking is always an option