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  1. [TR] Mt. Stuart - Direct North Ridge 6/25/2016

    Did you get a look at how the descent from Goat pass to the base of the ridge looked? Mostly melted or still a fair bit of snow?
  2. follow the stuart lk trail past the colchuck turnoff. it more or less goes straight for a while. at the first legit switchback, look left for the trail.
  3. Oh yea and the Petit Cheval approach is entirely snow free with a perfect log crossing 20' uphill from the trail.
  4. Trip: Liberty Bell/ Petit Cheval - Beckey Rte/Spontaneity Arete Date: 6/8/2013 Trip Report: Sorry, no photos, just a quick conditions update. Got out of work early on Friday and drove out Hwy 20 and did a quick lap on the Beckey route. Mostly snow from the parking lot that made for great boot packing even at 2p. Continuours snow in the upper gully meant no falling rocks! Wahoo! Route is snow-free and just as much fun as I remembered. Saturday went to climb First Ammendment, but got a late start and changed plans to climb Spontaneity. I had done it before and thought the first pitch more or less went up and to the left towards the old snag. My partner started on the handcrack in the corner which had some loose rocks, then kept going striaght up instead of left since it looked easier. She accidently dislodged a HUGE block (she said the size of a goat) and somehow caught it on her lap and was able to set it down. We decided we must be off route, grabbed the gear and called it a day. Any beta on the proper start? Were we on it and just found some loose crap or were we way off? If you go up there soon be aware of a couple large precarious rocks on the slabs above the handcrack.
  5. i have midday fri-midday mon off. possible: wa pass rock, anything in boston basin, ski something, even crag or boulder. sport to .11+, trad to .10+, newer skiier. pm me if you're open/have ideas!
  6. Thanks for letting me tag along! Hopefully I provided enough comedic relief trying to work on my kick turns
  7. wtb skins

    looking to buy skins for a pair of 176cm BD justices.
  8. looking to get a pair of at skis. im 5'6" and looking somewhere in the 165-170-ish range. ideally already setup with fritchi bindings or similar, but w/o bindings ok too. want something in good shape too- not your 10 year old rock skis . thanks!
  9. Adams Approach Beta

    pffffft. this sounds better: http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USWA0264?par=bing&site=bingsearch&cm_ven=bing&cm_cat=bingsearch&cm_pla=search-us&cm_ite=wx-tenday
  10. thanks for leaving out the photos of mrs. duong. running dog- perhaps you would like to trade vehicle for 3 good pair of levis jeans? american made! or 1 nike wind jacket- blue and pink color-way...?
  11. Trip: WA Pass - E. Face Lexington/Serpentine Crack Date: 8/22/2011 Trip Report: We climbed the E. Face Lexington as a party of 3 on Saturday. Conditions were great and not too many bugs on the route. Snow was soft enough to approach in tennies with a couple of rocks just in case. We started no the right side (thanks Sol!) which had quite a bit of loose rock, but was fairly easy. Then up the 5.7 slabs to some trees. Another short pitch brought us to the beginning of the 5.8 climbing. A long pitch brought us toot he huge roof. Up until this point we had been a half pitch off on everything (ie we stopoped int he middle of pitch 2, then the middle of pitch 3), but had found decent stances anyways. The 5.9 traverse pitch was great, I found it easier to go across with my hands but the other 2 walked across it (hard to remove gear). The offwidth was fantastic and the old rusty bolt in the topo is actually 2 shiney bolts. More fun climbing following wide cracks brought us to a semi-hanging belay and then 2 more pitches brough us to a short scramble to the pass. Decent: We traversed South past the 2 first gullies to a 3rd (just before the obvious rock face S. of Lexington) which wasn't to bad. We kept heading SW towards NEWS and got on that trail out. Sunday Ben and I climbed Serpentine Crack on Liberty Bell. The approach was fairly casual (the exposed 4th class is only a couple of moves to gain the crest). We started a bit too far left and ended up doing 2 pitches to get to the base of the crux crack. Ben styled the crack and I was happy to only hang twice. It was actually mostly hand jams, just steep and a bit awkward getting into the upper flare. We both agreed it was no harder than .11a/b. I took the .10+ pitch which was great although also soft (we thought .10a/b). Some 5.7-y climbing up and right lead us through a tunnel and then a belay past a couple of 5.8 moves let us simul to the summit. A great climb that doesn't seem to get much traffic. Great gear the whole way and neither pitch is as bad as the Nelson guide makes it sound. We brought a double rack to #4 with 3 #3 cams. We placed the #4 once but there was other gear around it, so probably fine to leave it at home. I'll try to post pics later.
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