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  1. WTB G20 Crampons

    Looking to buy Grivel G20 crampons. (http://www.backcountry.com/grivel-g20-crampons)
  2. My backpack strap somehow came un-double-backed causing me to drop my ice axe. I was climbing Dragontail, pitch 3 of Serp Arete and I'm guessing/hoping it's just to the climber's right of the base.It's an orange BD axe. Keep your eyes peeled and let me know if you find it please. Thanks everyone.
  3. As of right now I have Sunday/Monday off work. Looking for an alpine partner one or both days, but I prefer longer car-to-car days than overnights. Rock, snow or both. Maybe something in Boston Basin, Baker, or Alpine Lakes depending on what's looking good conditions-wise. Open to suggestions! PM me.
  4. I've lost my blue Anasazi shoe. Right shoe, size 38. Last worn at Smith, maybe around the Spiderman area.
  5. Foggy Glacier Glasses

    Kind of similar topic: Does anyone know if there are glacier glasses out there that fit small faces? I've tried the Julbo Dolgans but they fog up like crazy and are too big for my face anyway. I have a small head, even for a woman, and the kids glasses are too small. I feel like Goldilocks here! Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks.
  6. gym partner

    I'm looking for a consistent gym partner who wants to lead climb whenever we both have time. Evenings are best. Seattle Stone Gardens is my preference but I'm willing to go to Vertical World as well, too. Maybe transition to outside as the weather (and, um, trust) allows? It would be nice to find a partner around my age (28f) and ability (5.10-11) but I'm not picky. PM me. Thanks.
  7. gym partner

    Bumping this post. Still down to climb during the summer at VW when the weather isn't so great. Weekdays anytime, 'cept Tuesdays. Also looking for solid alpine partners. Shuksan, Sahale, Eldo, etc. PM me. Thanks!
  8. I have a few climbing goals this season but always have a hard time finding partners off the cuff. Stuff on my tick list: Ruth Mountain Eldorado Sahale Peak Ingalls (South Ridge) Anything SEWS/NEWS within my ability Silver Star Shuksan Sulphide (ski?) or Fisher Chimneys Baker (North Ridge) Squamish (Angels Crest? or some of the longer multipitch) ...or pretty much anything I haven’t done yet. I’d even repeat some stuff I've done before. Just want to get out. I like longer car-to-car pushes than overnight trips. Feeling strong this year and am good on crevasse rescue, but I'm a beginner skier. Some may be a little ambitious for me, especially North Ridge of Baker, so I’d only want to go with someone who is willing to take lead. I can lead 5.7/5.8 trad but can follow in the high 10s/low 11s. If any of you want to tag some of these, message me. I'm 28/f and live in seattle. some stuff i have done for reference: Baker Coleman Deming Baker Coleman Headwall Rainier Adams Daniels Ingalls Dragontail
  9. summer alpine climbing

    busy this weekend, so i'm out.
  10. Anyone been up to Silver Star recently? I saw a post from last month but wondering if anyone has been there since then.
  11. Silver Star conditions?

    perfect. thanks!
  12. summer alpine climbing

    Sweet. I'll shoot you an email Lindsey, sorry I didn't see this sooner.
  13. Crevasse Rescue Practice

    i've taken glacier courses and feel pretty good but i'm always looking to brush up and remove cobwebs, especially as a group. i'm in seattle and am a 9-5er so weekends are good. i can think of a few places to go. let me know.
  14. any update on leavenworth area or chair peak?
  15. Has anyone been up there recently and know what the approach is like for any/all routes? still have the additional 5 miles to trailhead? thanks.
  16. Adams Approach Beta

    thanks that helps.
  17. - Nano Puff (small) - Ski / Snowboarding jacket (small) - OR windshell (small) - La Sportiva Boulder X Shoe (size 8) See the CL add for more info/pics. Prices negotiable . Trade? http://bellingham.craigslist.org/clo/2516302963.html
  18. Women's Jackets and Approach Shoes

    i'd do the north ridge but skiing the coleman headwall seems sketchy/suicidal right now. last i heard it was out...? plus, i'm broke right now (suppose that's obvious, eh?). selling parts of my soul for gas money sucks. how are ya?
  19. Water Tower Fun Police

    lame, dude. sorry to hear that.
  20. Trip: Mt Baker - Coleman Headwall Date: 6/25/2011 Trip Report: I’ve never posted a trip report, but this trip deserves one. I don’t think I’ve ever pushed myself so hard before with such little sleep. Here goes… Kevin and Chris picked me up around 1:20 am in Fairhaven. Kevo was bright eyed and caffeinated as per usual. Turns out we all got about 1.5 hours of sleep the night before. Kevo got us to the trailhead in about an hour (white-knuckled but alive) and we started the approach at 2:40 am. I think that hike goes faster in the dark. I zoned out. The last time I did a car-to-car Baker climb was last year with Yasso in August. The trail looked totally different with all the avalanche debris and snow rather than dirt, dust, and flowers. Roped up at the top of heliotrope an hour and a half later. Chris and Kevin are master navigators and thanks to that we made decent time to the base of the climb with only one sketchy snow bridge crossing. At this point the weather was getting fickle. I’d look up and it would be partly sunny, then two minutes later it would be totally overcast. It held steady though. On the headwall, we did running belays but the first few leads we pitched out and were actually pretty spicy - big “yawners” and fair amount of rock fall potential. We had to move fast through the first two pitches and I was absolutely exhausted. My calves were on fire. The rest of the climb went smoothly. It was mostly snice with a bit of nevee at the top. This was my first time doing alpine ice. Not a whole lot of full on tool swinging. Most of the time I was daggering, which was really friggin' fun. Those guys were super patient and encouraging the whole time... I had to rest often to shake out my legs and catch my breath! We descended via the Coleman Deming and saw a bunch of people heading up in the afternoon sun. The massive glissade at the bottom was a lifesaver (knee-saver). Despite insulin issues and asthma, I didn’t hit a brick wall until I we were back at heliotrope. Thank dog for black tea, albuterol, and ibuprofen. Thirteen hours car-to-car. Pizza and beer soon followed. A big thanks to Kevo and Chris for making it happen. I had a great time. I also attempted to climb in Squamish the next day. Needless to say after driving up there and top roping a 10 a couple of times, I was done. Good weekend all in all.
  21. Touche, Kevin. Not that savvy with the skiing (yet). That sh!t is steep!
  22. My car was broken into last night. If you see anything let me know. 206 334 1172. I was parked in Fairhaven. Gear: Blue GriGri (engraved with my name) Katanas size 38-ish Blue and Red Acopas Petzl Harness Ushba Ascender Helmet - Petzl Elias (gray and green with lots of produce stickers. i like apples!) A couple of biners. Anyway, yeah, today sucks. Thanks.
  23. Mt. Baker Guide Question

    I second yasso.
  24. Looking to relocate...

    i agree that bellingham is great, but i wouldn't say fucking phenomenal. i've been living here for a year and i still have a hard time finding partners most of the time. plus, there really is no good after-work cragging to be had. nor a decent gym (yet). so for me, it's hard to stay strong year round. but hey, other than that, bham IS a wonderful place to live.
  25. Just saw this posted on Facebook: http://bbjtoday.com/blog/hold-climbers-climbing-gym-coming-bellingham/9505?source=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bbjtoday+%28BBJ+Today%29