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  1. Sauk River Road Access?

    Further evidence of road being open to TH: https://turns-all-year.com/trip-reports/glacier-peak-all-to-ourselves
  2. Triad Climb

    You might ask on TAY. There was mention of skiing the W face in a recent thread about the Lost Marbles Couloir
  3. That's a VERY understanding partner considering how good the conditions were anywhere in the Stevens Pass vicinity yesterday.
  4. [TR] Guye Peak - South Gully 02/20/2020

    I climbed that when I was in high school (about 40 years ago). I took a 30' fall (unroped, thank god) and landed in a soft, deep pile of snow. I was unfazed, but my partners were sure freaked out.
  5. [TR] Chair Peak - NE Buttress 12/09/2019

    Pretending you"re Ueli Steck seems like a bad idea.
  6. You guys nailed it. Nice work!
  7. To paraphrase a saying commonly (but probably erroneously) attributed to Mark Twain: Ice climbing is a good winter hike spoiled.
  8. Strong work lads! While it seems like you had things well in hand, second guessing your decisions, even after a successful outing, will help to make your alpine careers long and productive.
  9. Winter Speculation Thread

    I've been thinking the same thing. PMed you.
  10. Not that helpful Mr Berdinka, since it only gets you partway through pitch 5. Did you even climb/finish the route?
  11. Winter Speculation Thread

    Buy that pass. https://cliffmass.blogspot.com
  12. Muy bueno. Muchas gracias Senores!
  13. "If" I don't profess to know and was making a point about risk in general versus risk on the individual level.
  14. If the objective danger hasn't changed over time, then the risk to a given individual/party isn't greater simply because more people are climbing the route (other than the risks imposed by those sharing the route with you).
  15. This brings up a question that I have long wondered about. I have been carrying snow "flukes" rather than pickets since I was a teenager climbing with my dad. They are a lot less awkward to carry and, based on intuition, l believe they have greater holding power in a wider variety of snow conditions. I have weighted them when set as an anchor, but never subjected one to a fall-type load. Does anyone have experience or know of any testing that indicates how flukes stack up against pickets? Found this, but it doesn't really answer the question: https://www.msrgear.com/blog/gear-archives-diving-deep-evolution-msr-snow-fluke/ and there's this: