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  1. Squamish Climbing

    Update: Climbed at The Smoke Bluffs one day last week. It was during the week and NO ONE was there. Felt melancholy from years ago when we could walk up and do any of the routes. So, that's just what we did. Wonderful Day. Climbed at a newer area called Area 44 - the easy approach and route descriptions at the base were eerily like the Brian Burdo crags at Little Si and Mazama. Relatively crowded, meaning any 5.11 was open, and many 5.10 climbs available. The rock climbs like the formerly mentioned as well. Good experience. climb the Grand via Apron Strings. Shuffling along Bellygood ledge I was nearly in tears because it had been so long since I've been up the route and one of such high quality. Did this on a Tuesday with only one party two pitches behind us. The smoke in the area made for lousy views when hiking with the family. The High Note Trail is spectacular. Also hiked the second peak of The Chief. Great trip.
  2. Smiffy TuftTuft

    Madras is going to be a mad house! If you can get through, maybe it would be worth it.
  3. Squamish Climbing

    Need some beta! So I used to climb at Squamish a lot. Like all through the 90's and used to know all areas and most of the routes. BUT Haven't been there in 10 years so I know there been lots of changes, upgrades and more folks climb. I've kept up with climbing so the grades are not the problem. What I'm hoping to find out is: If we drive from Seattle to Squamish on a Saturday morning and climb the rest of the day, are the Smoke Bluffs or Penny Lane like out of the question because it will be insanely busy? What about parking? Here's a throw back story. There was a forest road next to the established campground back in the day. We'd climb The Grand or Exasperator then chill with a camp fire. Now there is a beautiful tent campground. And oh yeah, back then Diedre used to be a wilderness experience. Peace
  4. Sat, 14 May 2016 Fatality in Icicle

    It's been reported that she completed the R&D route and slipped from the top after the rain began falling. Any one know her name?
  5. Sat, 14 May 2016 Fatality in Icicle

    Just saw this as well. I'd be interested in some details to learn from the incident. The dude that died in Prime Rib last week is a tragedy as well. Double check everything. Climb your ass off. And get home.
  6. Mazama Rappelling Accident

    Here is the link - http://methowvalleynews.com/2016/05/04/climber-dies-in-fall-at-mazama/ Double check your set ups.
  7. Mazama Rappelling Accident

    Just heard there was a rappelling accident over in Mazama yesterday. The first reports are the rappel knot untied. No judgment or speculation on my part, just wanting to know the details to better equip myself. Be safe - climb your ass off - have fun
  8. Careno Crag Accident

    Would anyone have any further information on this accident yesterday May 31st? http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Mountain-rescue-teams-reach-climbers-in-the-6299005.php Let's be safe out there..
  9. first female 5.15a

    Have you ever met Lynn? One badass mutha - if the 15a grade was in her sight back then she would have nailed it. To discount her ascent because it's a bit old....Ludacris
  10. first female 5.15a

    Catherine is pretty hot in some of those video's! Good golly. My vote is for Paige Clausen - total hottie
  11. Favorite Quote

    If you're not out front - it all looks the same.
  12. Index

    Thanks - I'm not on face book, but wicked stoked to go (eff work)
  13. Index

    Has anyone been climbing at Index lately? I'm hoping to blow off work next week and get some pitches in somewhere. Thanks
  14. Favorite Quote

    This the one I hear - "Ahhh, I'll pass, you can lead this one" Mine - It's simple, but not easy.
  15. What Are Your Favorite and/or Best Climbs?

    I whole heartedly agree with SOL, that with commitment we can do anytime. Well here's my 2cent 1) Have climbed, * McKinly (2), Aconcagua (1), Alpamayo * Rebel Yell - North Cascades * Torment-Forbidden Traverse solo * Darkness at Noon - Smith Rock * Nose - Yosemite * Levitation 29 - Vegas 2) Capable of but have not climbed. * Everest * Trango Tower * Girth Pillar - Mt Stewart * Model Worker - Index (always fall off at the end) * Clean Break - North Cascades 3) Admire but will never climb. * It's all possible
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