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About Riley81

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  • Birthday 07/11/1981


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    Climbing Gym Operator
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    Seattle, WA
  1. Very good condition touring setup, all last years models, used only 5 times, mostly in bounds. 176 CM Black Diamond Link 90 skis DIAMIR VIPEC 12 TUV bindings La Sportiva Sidrel 2.0 Mens size 28 Black DIamond Glidelite Mix STD skins (Cut to fIt) $1200 OBO Sold as package only PM to make an offer
  2. [TR] Dome Peak - Three Fingers, No Lube 6/29/2016

    I would say doing Dome and Sinister together in a day is easier if you come in from the East and approach through the Gunsight notch. The Chickamin glacier is amazing!
  3. Check it out CC.comers! I am proud to announce that Everett Washington will continue to have a Climbing Gym in the heart of Downtown!!! My Company Summit Everett will be taking over the Cascade Crags facility and keeping it going for all of the residents of Snohomish county. Vertical World is on there way out and we plan on revitalizing the facility and opening it back up for the local climbing community in January 2016! Summit Everett is a small company owned by three local climbers who want to give an establishment that we have loved for many years a fresh new look and keep it open for the local climbing community. Check out our expanding website and leave your email so we can keep you informed with great deals and all the improvements we are planning for the Summit Everett Facility, or check us out on Facebook, give us a like, and share with your friends. We will be posting regular updates or our progress as we work hard to make Summit Everett an amazing place for the local climbing community! Climb Local!! Summit Everett
  4. Cool! Gonna have to check that spot out soon.
  5. Nice! is you ever want to part with that pan let me know. I'll give it a good home, and the rock looks sweet!
  6. Thanks for the TR shappart. Love the tamale pie pan and that rock looks sweet! Is that all limestone?
  7. [TR] Sherpa Peak - North Ridge 8/23/2015

    Nice work finishing of the Stuart range.
  8. [TR] Mt Slesse - NE Buttress 8/7/2015

    Our own little piece of The Valley in the good old NW. Are all the ledges sticky too?
  9. Trip: Mount Rainier - Liberty Ridge Date: 6/9/2015 Trip Report: June 9 and 10 Mike Rynkiewicz and I (Daniel Coltrane) climbed Liberty Ridge. With a solid weather window and slightly decreasing temperatures we found good conditions on the ridge with slightly soft snow and small sections of exposed glacial ice in the upper portions of the route. A good boot pack was in place so we were able to follow previous parties for the majority of the route. The route currently stays close to the ridge the whole way skirting the upper ice face on climbers right. Short sections of low angle ice were encountered just above the black pyramid and just below Liberty Cap. Plenty of rock is exposed on the lower ridge and the carbon glacier is close to separating from the ridge at the current access point low on the ridge. Our initial plan was to climb to Thumb Rock the first day, but with the site currently in horrible condition, due to avalanche debris and continuous rockfall, and no visible bivy sites I am glad we elected to camp at Curtis Ridge and climb Liberty Ridge in one push. It made for a big day, but upon arriving at Thumb rock and having two rocks roll through in the 10 minutes we were there I was happy about the decision. Mike enjoying a little shade at the Curtis ridge Camp The ridge. Early morning crevasse crossing on the Carbon. Sunrise on Thumb rock. Thumb rock campsite remnants. If you want to bivy here expect to put in some work making a descent site. The ranger said previous parties had built walls around there sites. I saw no evidence of anybody doing any development so it must have been obliterated since. Mike sending the last bit of the ice face above the black pyramid. We took the shortest route through the exposed ice but still found thin snow over underlying glacial ice. Getting ready to send the last technical section to gain Liberty Cap. From here we slogged it out to the summit since Mike had never been. Not coming back here for a while, of course this will not be the first time I have said that. Sunset on Rainier from Paradise. Gear Notes: 5 screws and 2 pickets Approach Notes: Accessed the ridge from the west side. Glacier crossings were in good shape.
  10. Looks like we got a name theme going. Strong work fellas! I will be checking that out for sure.
  11. [TR] Dragontail Peak - Gerber-Sink 4/4/2015

    The third couloir is much better with snow in it. There isn't much gear, But it the lowest angle of the three couloirs, so it is pretty tame. I found a couple small cam placements along the climbers right side.
  12. How to aid solo when there is no available anchor

    Don't risk your life on a bad anchor just cause you can't find a partner. The anchor is your main point of connection to LIFE! A series of cams in pods does not equal a good anchor. And belaying aid pitches is fun. I hate the old adage that everyone should aid alone cause belaying is so boring. Get my number from Ryan and a six pack of good IPA and I'll throw you on a gri gri and you can climb till your hearts content. Just don't ask "watch me" cause I won't. It hurts my neck.
  13. Trip: Dragontail Peak - Gerber-Sink Date: 4/4/2015 Trip Report: Ryan Hoover and I climbed the Gerber-Sink route by the most obvious path; Straight up the white streak and left at the fin. It was a very direct and enjoyable route. We started from the trailhead at 2:45 AM and started climbing at 6:45 AM. Hit the summit at 10:30 AM after climbing the route in two long simul blocks. After a nice break on a windless summit we headed down Asgard back to our wonderful shoes at the lake and were back at the car at 3:45 PM for a nice 13 hour round trip. Conditions were amazing and the mixed pitches just below the fin were adequately protected. Just save a #2 or #3 camalot for the crux in the second section of mixed climbing. Getting ready for the sunrise start. Ryan heading up the start of the route on nice ice and snice. Cruising the huge simul block that took us up about 1600-1800 feet of the face. So many good sections of ice chimneys. More Ice Chimneys! Can you say more ice chimneys. Ice chimneys! Ice chimney close-up. This was the first belay after we ran out of gear. It was at the bottom of the snow field below the fin. Cruising the second block below the fin. From here you keep going up through the gully that funnels you up and left to the third couloir on the TC route. The first of the two more difficult mixed sections. Getting er' done! Looking down at Colchuck lake from between the two mixed sections. Working the crux mixed section. We guessed it was about M4ish. Good gear is to be had in a hand crack on the right face. Which also provided good hand jams to compensate for the super thin neve on the slab. Stoked to be at the end of the third couloir! Relaxing and hydrating on the summit. We took advantage of the windless conditions and hung out for a half hour or so. Summit Pano. Mt. Stuart with its North Ridge standing proud. Witches Tower Conditions are great right now! Go up and get on this thing! Gear Notes: Single rack to 3", set of nuts, few KB's, 6 ice screws. Approach Notes: Road is open to bridge before trailhead. Approach shoes worked to the lake.