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  1. Mt. Hood Conditions

    I was gazing fondly up at Mt Hood post alpineglow this evening, noticing how far North the sun must be to create those interesting shadows when I saw a large avalanche on the Reid that started a few hundred feet above the saddle. I couldn't believe my eyes but I saw it like a large dark stain flow down. It looked like quite a bit of debris. I wish I had time to check it out tomorrow and I hope no one's up there.
  2. Was it the yellow tri-cam? I call the mountain booty!
  3. Garbage on the Eliot

    I am glad you pulled that rock outta there. Every time I go up the Elliot I see lots of rocks... ...too many in my opinion.
  4. Pearly Gates vs. Old Chute on Mount Hood southside

    After replacing several pairs of shell pants from butt-sliding down from triangle morain, I crafted a pair of "summit skis" just for SouthSide climbs. I took an old pair of 80cm ballet skis and mounted an old pair of Rainey SuperLoops on them. I have a pair of (hybrid) leather mountaineering boots that have crampon notches which fit in the bindings and I can schuss down the slopes doing bastardized tele-turns. The whole set-up only weighs a couple of pounds so carrying them isn't a hassle if conditions warrant.
  5. Portland Gear Shops?

    Richard and the gang at Oregon Mountain Community rock. They are definately the kindest specialty store around and they have treated me very well over the past 15 years that I have shopped there. Not too sure what John was griping about them being stingy. When I buy stuff at other stores I don't expect them to give me a discount just b/c I am climber...
  6. Here we go again

    I'll bet if they had an MLU, they would've pulled the plug and waited and waited and waited and then finally frooze to death. Now that would be an interesting headline --->MLU kills climbing group!
  7. Mark Twight wips Hollywood into shape

    Sounds like a cool flick, although it doesn't look like much climbing is involved. Battle of Thermopalae
  8. The Grundle

    I think the question concerns femunda cheese on your mulablonda? I was taught to never eat brown snow...
  9. [TR] Mt Hood - Castle Crags 12/19/2006

    Is there going to be a pay-per-view?
  10. Liberty Ridge- Ipsut approach 4/25 conditions

    ...and next year it is... Truly sad.
  11. MT Hood Continued

    Sherrif Wampler also mentioned finding a rope cut with a knife...
  12. 3 Lost on Mount Hood

    The Oregonian is reporting "Hood River County Sheriff Joe Wampler says searchers fear that the other two climbers might have fallen. Searchers focus on Eliot Glacier and an area just below the Newton Clark Glacier know as “The Gullies” by air." By "the Gullies" do you think they mean below the Black Spider - or are "the gullies" right above the spider? I don't think i recall an area known as "the gullies." Probably more disinformation - they are most likely taking about the NF chutes above the Elliot NOT Newton Clark.
  13. Bourbon

    Woodford Reserve - Damn fine bourbon, although Booker's is the best you can buy.
  14. 3 Lost on Mount Hood

    There it is! If those three only they took the advice of a racoon-eatin' guy with some military gear (I'll bet he even spits when he talks...) Troll... Gaper.... what's the difference? Help us dear lord!
  15. 3 Lost on Mount Hood

    Shini - Climbing the NF is no "Scout Troop" trip. You obviously have no cred speaking about gear prep for a difficult winter alpine climb by experienced alpinists. These climbers were not climbing to mountain just to get to the top by the easiest route to enjoy the sunrise. They have spent years climbing mountains across the world and developing technical skills that enable them to move vertically in challenging conditions. You seem to be more of a horizontal mover that lack the technical climbing skills for difficult routes - so STFU.