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  1. Washington Pass Conditions

    Hola: I am curious what the conditions for this area are, if anyone has been out there lately, trail conditions, snow coverage on formations...water drainage, will it be fun to climb there at this time of year, can I pull the crux on X route, you know everything that one needs to make a determination for a road trip.?. Thanks for your time.
  2. Washington Pass Conditions

    No car yet, but I am learning how to drive...ha!..if it were only as easy as climbing. I have the 17th thru the end of the month off and am trying to get something big in. We'll see. Any other suggestions?
  3. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    Bill: Those double dinos add up huh...Hope you heal up quick, but take your time, and you'll come back doin' triple dinos.
  4. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    Anyone up for celebrating independence day the right way? Beacon, Broughton's, Butte...
  5. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    Powder: I am available all day on Tuesday for anything. Send a PM or call 503.449.2973. Peace Seth
  6. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    Anyone up for some climbing at the Butte, Saturday afternoon around 3/4p?
  7. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    Bill: I've entered the hotline into my phone...you know so when I'm doggin a route and I see bottles flyin I can just tap my ear piece and shaazzam, instant police action without confrontation. I hope the bottle breaking does die off so the area can be cleaned up and stay clean, these are wishful thoughts, people will always party there...we just need them to party without the needles, condoms, car parts, trash, bottles and cans (wait...can you actually party without those things?.. i tried once without the car parts and there was something missing). Yes, I did bail out on plans for Beacon to go climbing at the Butte, but I did have a fabulous time and now that i've climbed my second crack climb in my entire life, I feel sufficently prepared for anything beacon can throw at me...except anything above 5.8...oh, is there anything...?ha! I am trying to get out there in the near future, if you have a lead, let me know. As for my ass hitch-hiking; as a transplant eastcoaster I still fear three things: open spaces without trash and noise, people who say hi to me and don't know me, being picked up off of the side of the road with 20lbs of climbing gear in my pack and not a clue as to where I'm going. I did read On The Road in highschool, but I was high, so I can't remember a damn thing...and I am not sure it would help anyways, in our post 9-11 world. Maybe some day though...maybe... Peace. Oh yeah; who wants to climb tomorrow? The BUTTe or elsewhere.
  8. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    Bill Coe: The Passionate Yeoman of the Butte. Thanks for fighting for our little piece of crag!
  9. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    Hey knotty and mav, are you two headed out this afternoon? If so i'd like to tag along, my partner (i mean gri-gri) is a little sick of my company and wanting me to find new friends.
  10. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    Ok, who is up for some climbing tomorrow. Weather looks nice. Broughtons? The Butte? Anywhere? Anyone? Bueller?
  11. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    Aradia: Are you able to head up earlier in the afternoon, like 2ish. Drop a line or call. Glad you are feeling better.
  12. PDX to Smith for Fri/Sat

    Hello: I am looking for a partner and ride to Smith for climbing this Friday and Saturday(7/16-17). I can take the bus, but would rather not. I can leave early Thurday afternoon, but need to be home for work Sunday morning. I am a competant sport leader (up to .10-) and trad to .8s (only have half rack though), can follow a bit harder. Looking for a relaxed and motivated climber for some good times. Have $ for gas and stories to tell and solid belay. Thanks for looking.
  13. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    I am down for some RB around 3ish. Anyone going to be around in the afternoon. Holla back.
  14. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    A few thoughts on 'Rusky bottle tossing': I like the idea of a sign indicating usage of trails below the cliffs. Maybe the letter should come from the Access fund or Mazamas and be linked to proposed sign or future action by the groups to better climber/hiker/dirt bike jumper safety. Are we sure that you can drink alcohol in a park? If all else fails, we can always adopt the 'eye for an eye' roadmap for peace in the Middle East, and 'rain bottles and trash down from the heavens' on the bible college and its attendees. plan b or m depending...
  15. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    I think that is doable; let me confirm my ability to get there and get back to you. Thanks.
  16. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    Looks like the rain might hold off for a day or two, anyone up to climb tomorrow (monday) afternoon evening or Tuesday (anytime). Come on, it still beats the gym...!
  17. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    Off to climb Hood late tonight. I'll post to climb some rock later in the week.
  18. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    Bill: I'll be there. I'll have paisley lycra on and a shogun (to manufacture holds of course). See ya.
  19. Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

    John and others: Headed out to the Butte this early evening, interested? Seth 503.449.2973
  20. smith 29th or 30th (one day only!).. anyone?

    Oregonclimb, Still hoping to get to Smith and climb Sunday with you and 112, maybe RodJ as well. Let me know your status.
  21. PDX climbing partner

    Hello: I am new to Portland and looking for a solid climbing partner. I do climb inside on occasion (but hate to pay for it), but I am looking for an outdoor partner for trad/sport/alpine/ice/mountaineering/bouldering. I am very interested in getting out to explore the potential of this area and I am open to climbing anywhere. I am a 5.9-5.10 sport climber, 5.7/8 trad climber, V2+(recovering from tendonitis) boulderer, WI 3-4, I am fit, dependable and have a possitive attitude, ambitious and like excitement (exposure), but not fool-hardy (live to climb another day). I do not yet have a car. I am 6'4", 200lbs...so it would be great if you were over 150lbs:) I am open to male/female/ciborg hybrid, very experienced to mildly so, religious/paganists, vegan/swine-diners, drinkers/non, smokers(any type)/non, republicans/green, classical/indie, old/young, monog/poly... I am not looking for racists (pdx it too f#ckin white already), homophobes (again, for a queer city, there are too many of these to) or LAZY asses. If interested, write back. Thanks for your time. Climb hard Climb high.
  22. Ken: I am in PDX and looking for partners from all over. I do not have a car though. I do have gear (although east coast partner has most cams...not all). And, until gainfully employed, i too have some free time. I noticed your response to a SMith Rock partner post, I too am available, and by later today I will know if I am available for the entire week. Shoot me a PM if interested in climbing soon or in the near future. cheers. seth. ps: I climb sport to 5.10+, and lead trad to 5.7-5.8, and will follow up to 11a, boulder v2-3.
  23. smith 29th or 30th (one day only!).. anyone?

    Hi Are you in the PDX area and do you have a car? I have gear, no guidebook (although they are easy to come by) and I am available to climb Saturday. Cheers.
  24. JC Lafaille missing on Makalu

    I read a similar disheartening report a while back, but did not here anything since. But, if you search for more articles, it appears that he is gone. His personal web site has yet to be updated, and I do not commonly read climbing mags (other than Alpinist) so...maybe I missed the bad news or good news, but I don't think so.
  25. Avy at Hood Climbers Lot?

    I hear it's true, although still hard to believe. Aparently some folks wanted to set a TR and practice climbing a cornice and low and behold it collapsed, who'd a thunk it, pinning a climber under enough white stuff that he needed some help from a Mazamas group to get out. The upside of course is that neither SAR or Ski Patrol was needed for an extended backcountry rescue because it happened at Timberline lodge PARKING LOT. Better safe than sorry; better in a parking lot than on a mountain.
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