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  1. Cascade high routes

    Was it the picket traverse? Couple guys did that in trail shoes a few years ago. It's in the NW mountain journal inbox.
  2. I don't want to pay for your climbing trip

    feathered friends is among one of my biggest supporters. I got a free ball cap about 3 years ago... didn't know I was among the elite.
  3. To make it a little more of a challenge, I liked the far west variation of the north face of shuksan, eric wherley &? Adds some spice, and you probably should use protection.. Hasn't been skied?
  4. P.s.s. The north line you skiied is called hidden couloir.
  5. Nice one kurt! I've done that route dozens of times.. guess it's my arrowhead, which i have yet to climb. Maybe we can trade for a while? I prefer going in and out the east side of nason from the east road. Takes out the water crossing, and is easier to exit on skis without reskinning or booting. Go to end of road, and up and right of last house respecting private property, then drop to the creek and handrail it til you get to the clearings... low is the way to go. P.s. the last photo you posted. The face above you(west face of south peak), slid pretty big a week prior to your trip. Curious if the carnage was evident? There where some pretty big trees getting broke off.
  6. Peak Identification

    most left peak is the high point of jump off ridge, aka, Gunn shy. Gunn is just right of that. the rest, I think is correct. You might get good info from nwhikers.net I now a few other of them highpoints have unofficial names like gunn slinger, and tail gunner. just not sure which is which. edit so say I agree with that being eagle rock, and not townsend.
  7. Pers-Index Traverse 7/20-7/21

    Pm sent.
  8. bottum 5 of 2012

    it's not all smoked salmon and virgins. 1. too ealry season of an attempt at snowboarding mt logan.. 3 cold wet night, frozen shoes, and epic bushwhacking our way to know where.. with kyle miller 2. kicking off and getting caught in, if only for a second, an avalanche. my first, but not cool at all. fucking embarassing. 3. deep snow free soloing at heather ridge. landed on my back, made a bomb hole, then almost died choking on cold smoke as the hole refilled itself. it's all fun and games til you dig up your blue friend. 4. losing to many good aquaintances. 5. not having john plotz in my top 5... last year was as bad as it was good. if not worse. stay safe, stay thirsty my friends.
  9. bottum 5 of 2012

    a good sheep fucking would have made my top five.
  10. bottum 5 of 2012

    Bummer. Blue balls suck. I took care of it. sure that aint where the carpel tunnel came from? i feel you though. i almost had a serious break down when I lost my job because I couldn't hang onto my tools anymore. funny Ivan. I can at least say john would make my bottum ten if we went that far. I took spring clothes to snow show and hudled between some rocks to die of hypothermia on berge while john continued on. like it's friggen everest summit fever or something. I imagined how I would become a iconic landmark like blue boots, but john came back and we went skiing.
  11. colchuck lake area conditions 12/24

    TC's looked the same yesterday as in john's pics. Stuarts north side was sporting a mean wind slab on sugar. One foot on two in places going up the sherpa. Awesome schralping. Thanks kevino and john. The skin track we put in the mtnrs past the junction is flawless. Trick is to hug the bottum of colchuck as soon as you get through the first meadow. 0 up and downs and talus to contend with.
  12. [TR] Foreskin - 5/20/2011

    anyone wearing a go pro? I wouldn't mind seeing some clips of foreskin. sorry, couldn't help myself.
  13. [TR] Mt. Cashmere - NW Face 12/30/2012

    and the worst of us........20 miles and 3g for me yesterday. never took the skins off. character building? Man, that looks great Pete. way to score guys.
  14. 2012 Top 5

    I wasn't going to post since I'm not really a climber, but since I am perusing your lists for good ideas. In the name of fair sharing. 1. far west? climb/north face shuksan. Scott Wicklund E svege. watching speed flyers on the hanging glacier 2. Kyes peak counter clockwise circumanav. KMC and Goblin couloirs with Ben Starkey. some how made Lowells inbox. 3. South side walk up/north face Maude with E Svege. 2nd time for me, 3rd for Erik. 4. Surprise lake and snow fort fun... over 2 dozen days in that area last year. too much to list. 5. Pickets traverse south to north. Fury se face and challenger north decents. Seth Holton, Frankie CD, and Kyle Miller. edit to add that these where all snowboard trips.
  15. Castle Rock: Project Complete

    Sick work man!!! Better put some of those lbs back on. It's getting cold out!
  16. Hehe.. Kyle's expession is classic. Thanks for the great story John.
  17. Car break-ins at Index

    Please do not judge my shady character either;-) but incase ayone noticed me, √∑ld like to remove myself from the suspect pool. I showed up sunday am to help with the work Party and I do not climb. I rode my bike and arrived a bit late. I rode my bike around the parking lot looking for a familiar vehicle and seen none. Climbers where looking down from the wall, and I realised I was looking shady. Went over to drink a beer by the river and noted the white vw with frsh glass in the driver seat. Warned an arriving single female to not leave anything.bhung out for a while hiding down by the river waiting for the next attack. Nothing. Seen a suspicous white van, turned out to be nothing. Drank my other beer and went home. Sorry for the people who got stuff stolen.
  18. Homemade Split Board

    DIY boards work fine. Especially if you are just looking for a fun way down from the alpine. Unless you are a 'serious' snowboarder.. It's about all I've used for. The past 3 years after not being able to afford the huge mark up on the novelty of a two peice snowboard. You can probably get some used voile hardware for cheap.. occasionally new skins pop up super cheap, or you could renovate bsomeones old ones. If you need that inside edge, you probably need crampons anyways. Or at least that is my experiance. It's usually the curved edge that wants to slide out anyways. Shiny and new, out the box is great and all, but if you are working on a budget, you can get it done.
  19. best of cc.com [TR] Black Peak - NW face 5/19/2012

    Well, you guys are definatly on another level. The big differance is, neither Dwayne nor Lebron would be chattin on the inter webs with us regular folk... let alone let us ball with them on occasion. Not only Dan and Eric, but the lot of you. You know who you are. You inspire on and off the court. Cept with this one... not me!
  20. [TR] Chair Peak - NE Buttress ski 4/19/2011

    Gnar dudes! seen your rig this saturday afternoon in the tumwater. was expecting something coming from the east side,,, then this! Nice style Dan and Drew!
  21. Tumwater and Icicle Canyons closed

    Only a few big boudlers on 8 mile rd, and it's snow free until the 10 mph truck sign. stuart lake TH has a couple feet of snow. mt creek bridge crossing is nearly to the rails. every thing above... super fat! bring mt bike for first and last 3 miles?
  22. [TR] Maximum Impact Climbing - 8/28/2010

    It was almost a triple!!! ohhhhhhh ohhhhhhh OHHHHHHHHH!
  23. [TR] Kulshan - North Ridge 8/6/2010

    I was kidding. I'd put my eye out on that thing.
  24. [TR] Kulshan - North Ridge 8/6/2010

    Hells yeah!! Nice line guys! How do you think it would go on a snowboard right now?
  25. Epic spinion and cbcbcbcbcbcdoug!! Try and smile and enjoy the climb a little, eh? How do you think the climb would go as a ski decsent right now?