Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


ScaredSilly last won the day on June 17 2018

ScaredSilly had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

20 Excellent

About ScaredSilly

  • Rank
    old hand


  • Occupation
    Serious Yahoo
  • Location
    Ootah, USA
  1. Years ago before the permits and shit show we skied up one March. The ski up was fine, but we walked down cause it was so icy. My friend brought his dog who was having a hard time with the ice as well. Several times she went sliding down.
  2. Rainier- Kautz vs Emmons route

    Yes, I do realize that the OP is a new to glaciers, but walking across the Nisqually and looking up 7k feet is way more impressive and exciting than the Emmons. I distinctly remember that from my first couple of trips to Rainier and even 25 years later it was just as impressive.
  3. Rainier- Kautz vs Emmons route

    I have come down the DC and Emmons a bunch. I would not want to go up the Emmons as it is one big seemingly never ending slog. The DC is a cattle trail. I would not want to spend a bunch of time on either routes because of all the people. I would go to the Kautz, there is some objective danger but no different than the DC. It takes about a minute to cross under the serac. Traveling up to the high camp requires glacier skills (crevasses) on the first day whereas that is not the case for the DC and Emmons. There are good camps with views that are not crowded. One can easily take two days to get to high camp and enjoy themselves while doing some skills along the way. The can be some ice on the Kautz, many think they need two tools but a competent person can do it with one. The first step is actually close enough to the high camp one could go up to it for a bit of practice. Earlier in the season it will be snow. The time to for it is mid-June to mid-July. Later the upper part of the route get lots of sun cups. I would also check out the courses on Baker by AAI. We ran into a couple of folks doing a course over 6 days and they were having a good time.
  4. [TR] MT. HOOD - Devils Kitchen Headwall 03/10/2019

    Nice perseverance, but you were not in powder but Cascade Cement :-)
  5. Dawn Wall on Netflix

    Thanks I ended up watching it. Not bad. I did not know and forgot about few parts. There was some good images - all scenery though. More for the climbing crowd than the general public.
  6. Nice job, great write up, and great photos.
  7. review Sleeping bag for the cascades

    Second that except more like 25 years for my Swallow.
  8. crampon lace

    Unless they are really long I leave them as is mostly because after a bunch of use they start to fray. At that point I can cut that bit off and melt the end to make a stiff end. Also I use crampons for different boots and sometimes with thick gloves so longer straps is helpful so not to take one's gloves off.
  9. for sale Searching for Feathered Friends Helios

  10. [TR] Mt. Hood - North Face Right Gully 01/02/2019

    Very nice. I once had the opposite on a trip on the north side. Windy the whole trip up the hill. Once on the summit it was gone.
  11. Dogs and Mt St Helens

    Same here. A local trail which is dog friendly people do this ad nauseum. As such, I have gotten in the habit of kicking the shit bags into the middle of the trail. What is even worse is when their dogs shits within 100 yards of the parking lot, they still leave the bag trail side. Like it would kill them to run 100 yards back to the poop can. I talked to a friend who is a rabid pro dog person and worked with a local group that was active with allowing dogs on this trail about trying to advocate that people pack their pup's poop. Their response was if they have to pack it, they will not pick it up. At this point I am now working with FS for more active management.
  12. Winter climbing in Bend?

    If the weather is descent a trip into Mt. Washington is a reasonable ski tour day trip. Though spring time is when most go in as the snow is more consolidated. One issue to consider with Broken Top is avy danger. See the attached picture.
  13. Suunto recommendations?

    Years ago I bought a Suunto watch from their woman's Core series because one could get a rubber case that allowed it to hung from a lanyard around one's neck. Not sure if any of the newer watches can be set up the same but in most usages actually wearing a watch on one's wrist is a PITA.
  14. Falling with skis A-framed

    Except when one is climbing up one route and descending another route which I have done many times. For the OP, while I have never tried or had to self arrest with skis on my back my immediate thought is that if you are lucky enough to fall and be in a self arrest position that the tips of the skis are likely going to impede one from getting in a full arresting position.
  15. Need ice tool suggestions for harder routes

    Like DPS I learned to climb ice in the last century. I have found that people have gravitated to curved handled tools for climbs that really do not need them. Especially when there is barely any steep terrain. Which means the tool is worthless for caning and plunging. At the same time such tools force people to go all four well before it is really needed and thus crawl. For Leutholds all one needs is a std. axe and a ski pole. Petzl Summit Evo and a 50 cm Sum'Tec are a good recommendation. That will get you up many routes even routes like Liberty Ridge. IMHO the best all tools are the first generation BD Cobras. Slight curve, can plunge and cane, good swing, functional adze, can climb all kinds of stuff with them.