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  1. Idaho Ice Partner wanted

    Seems like most Idaho ice climbing this year is in Utah and Montana.
  2. Mount Borah North Face TR + Beta

    More Idaho ice info is found in Teton Canyon outside of Driggs Idaho. Lots of ice and it's moderate to advanced. Keep heading North and you'll bump into Hyalite Canyon. It never disappoints. City of Rocks can grow some ice in good years. Don't think its a big deal ice destination, it isn't. However if you climb ice and you live in Idaho, you have to do it at least once. It's good for you.
  3. Mount Borah North Face TR + Beta

    A few people started hitting me up for beta on how to even get to the North Face of Borah. The last time I went, a member of our group brought along a GoPro. For your viewing pleasure here's the video mashup. It's very similar to a Cascade climb (long hike up very steep snow). If this still doesn't do it for you. Go To Mountain Project and look up Psycho Therapy. The approach is the same. By the way, the freeze/thaw cycles are perfect for growing ice in the range right now. The snow pack might not be the safest so do your homework.
  4. Help me pick a route on Rainier.

    Growing up in Idaho my entire experience is limited to the City of Rocks, trade routes in the Sawtooth and Teton Ranges, crazy scree of the Lost River Range, and climbing steep ice in Montana and Utah. I've only been on Rainier once when a partner and I did Kautz Glacier and came down the DC. We hope to head back in early July with a small group of folks similar to my abilities and experience. I'd like to do something like Liberty Ridge or Ptarmagen Ridge, yet it could be a little above the groups speed limit. What routes present a challenge, yet are still ideal for intermediate mountaineers?
  5. Thanksgiving @ City of Rocks

    Right now things are wet and cold. Not an awesome time to be at 6,000 feet in the Albion mountains. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday look yucky to me. But you may get out for a few climbs on Friday and Saturday if you're ok with climbing with a puffy and beeny. If you do have to go, Elephant Rock hosts the classics and you should hit those in the sunny morning. Then I'd head to the upper Breadloaves in the Afternoon and evening. If its windy, stay down off the rim (avoid the Breadloaves, Bath Rock, ect.) and opt for climbing down in the bowl on Lost Arrow Spire, Stripe Rock, ect. Just some ideas. Don't forget to hit Durfee Hot Springs to warm up after a long day of teeth chattering cragging. On the flip side, the Friday and Saturday pocket of good weather could be almost tropical. I've gone to the City in Dec when the sun is shining and there is no wind. Even though its 28 or 35 degrees, it feels like its in the 60's. Good luck.
  6. [TR] City of Rocks - Ten days at the City 9/20/2015

    A fair sampling of the Classics. In my view, you've hit all the cherries with the exception of maybe 2-3 you missed. Don't forget Yellow Wall, Site 18, and Theater of Shadows on your next trip. Beef Jello is full value as well. Also Castle Rocks is very good as well. I think it gets 10% of the climbing traffic the City gets. And 90% of the climbers that go to Castles, stay on Castle Rock. I feel spoiled living 30 minutes away. Don't forget December climbing at the city. Sure the weather man says its 25 degrees out, but if there is blue skies, no wind, it feels like 60 degrees on the west side of Bath rock. If you're training for Patigonia climbing, no better place to climb ice, than at the City.
  7. Long Moderate Routes in Central ID?

    Oh, I found another source. http://www.idahoaclimbingguide.com/pat-mcgranes-wildhorse-classics-guide/ Kevin
  8. Long Moderate Routes in Central ID?

    http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z273/pmcgrane/Sky%20Pilot/P1010193.jpg Sounds to me like "SKY PILOT" 5.7 on 11,280 is just what your looking for. Also in the same neighborhood is a route on Devils Bed Stead East. The third route I'd point you to is "Stur Chimney" 5.7 on Mount Hayburn near Red Fish Lake. I've enjoyed sport climbing, I've paid my dues on big walls, questioned myself every time I get the screaming barfys on ice, heck I've even tolerated the dirty trail on Borah far too many times. But the real good stuff, the real cream of the crop is solid Alpine Trad climbing at 10,000 feet. I love, love, love just climbing tame, 5.6 to 5.9 pitch after pitch after pitch till the sun goes down. Its the stuff of romance, the stuff of adventure, that transforms you from what you were to what you are now. http://www.network54.com/Forum/105717/thread/1343019856/Peak+11280 http://sawtoothguides.com/rock-alpine-climbing/alpine-climbing/ Post a TR after you knock off some of these. Kevin
  9. Psycho Therapy Dean Lords Testpiece

    There are routes that stand as a measuring stick to see how a you measure up. This is one of those routes. It's on the North Face of Mount Borah. Now that I can check it off my list, I can say hands down the hardest and scariest climbing I have ever done in my life. No I will not do it again. Here is a TR. http://eat-climb-run.blogspot.com/2014/06/psycho-therapy.html
  10. Idaho Mountains on TV

    Idaho Public television aired a special highlighting some of the High Points and some of the core players in Idaho's small climbing circles. http://video.idahoptv.org/video/2365102528/ Enjoy for free.
  11. I've done a lot of research on Psycho Therapy including speaking with Dean Lords about it. He climbed it in Nov and said it was more of a dry rock climb. The ideal time to get in on it is May and early June. Brad Schilling (City of Rocks ranger) and Doug climbed the couloir(s) to the left. Brad said in speaking to me that "it was overhanging 5.9 choss". But he told Dean "some of the best alpine ice I've ever climbed!" I have yet to find a partner for either of these routes. As far as Beta for how to get to the North Face of Borah, this is about the best resource you'll find. I was even criticized for how complete the beta is. http://www.network54.com/Forum/105717/thread/1369152445/Conditions-Partners+N-+Face+Borah
  12. WTB black diamond guiding light tent vestibule

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  13. WTB black diamond guiding light tent vestibule

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  14. My Stuff For Sale Click that link. Kevin
  15. BD quit making this tent back in 2010ish, and the vestibule is impossible to find. http://www.mountainproject.com/v/wanted-bd-tent-vestibule-for-the-guiding-light/108098253#a_108184507 If you know someone who has one, or have a substitute in mind post it here. Kevin
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