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  1. Every time I go climbing at Tieton I like staying at the Hause Creek Campsite. I am aware that it is not scheduled to open until May 25 as I have been to their website: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/hause-creek-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=74018 The reason why I am asking is that it has been my experience in the past that sometimes that campsite actually "opens" earlier than the stated date. In 2014 the Hause Creek campsite wasn't due to be open until May. But we were interested in climbing there on our way back from Indian Creek, so we dropped by on April 25. Fortunately for us, the couple who live in their RV and are in charge of that campsite just arrived that day and opened it! So I am hoping that we can get the same stroke of luck again since I am planning on being there May 1 - May 3. If anyone is driving that section of Hwy 12 I'd greatly appreciate it if you could take a quick look to see if ANY of the campsites are open yet. THANKS!
  2. My top recommendations for moderate sport climbing in Squamish are Area 44 AND The Pillary. The Pillary is not in any current guidebook as development wasn't completed in time for guidebook printing. The Pillary is the extension to Area 44! As you approach Area 44 you will come across a fork in the trail. There will be a sign pointing right for the base of all climbs, and left for the top of all climbs AND The Pillary. Go left. Further down that trail, after passing The Distillery (topo: https://www.quickdrawpublications.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/topos/Brohm%20Lake%20-%20Distillery%202.jpeg Text: https://www.quickdrawpublications.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/topos/Brohm%20Lake%20-%20Distillery%201.jpeg) there will be a sign directing you to turn left to get to The Pillary. Here's the topo for The Pillary: https://www.quickdrawpublications.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/topos/Brohm%20Lake%20-%20The%20Pillary.pdf
  3. I'm heading down to Vantage, Monday, Feb. 13 to Friday, Feb. 17. I'll be doing some trad climbing AND sport climbing. This will be my 5th time there. Need a partner or partners.
  4. I'm heading down to Vantage, Monday, Feb. 13 to Friday, Feb. 17. I'll be doing some trad climbing AND sport climbing. This will be my 5th time there. Need a partner or partners.
  5. The most recent Marlene Ford and Jim Yoder guidebook is from 2008. The Marc Dillahunt Select guide (pdf) is from a few years after. Last time I was there a few months ago it looked like there were several new climbs on and around Satan's Pillar. A few years ago I heard that the next edition of the guidebook is at least a few years away. Has anyone heard anything about when we could see a new edition?
  6. I'll be heading down to Smith Rock with some friends, but I have to head back early for work. I'd greatly appreciate a ride from Smith Rock to Portland on either A) Monday, April 7 OR B) Tuesday, April 8 Either day works for me, as long as I can get to the Greyhound bus station in Portland before 4:45pm to catch the bus that leaves at 5pm. I'm a really slim guy so I don't take up a lot of space. I'll have 1 backpack and 1 duffle bag. I'll be more than happy to chip in for gas! THANKS!
  7. Recent dumps?! Has the area received snow in the past few weeks???
  8. Some of my friends are taking the entire month of April off to go on a rock climbing road trip. They're doing Vantage --> Bishop --> Red Rocks --> Zion --> Moab/Indian Creek --> City of Rocks --> Smith Rock. But a few of us, myself included, can't take the entire month off, so we're going to meet up with them in Moab/Indian Creek. I was hoping to do a few days in Tieton before joining them. I haven't been there since 2011 and I kinda miss the place. I went to Vantage last year for the 3rd time, and I am not interested in climbing there this year. I know the Smith Rock (my FAVOURITE climbing destination!!! I go there every year, even if I am injured!) would be a GREAT spot to hit up in lieu of Tieton River Canyon, but we're already going there at the end of the trip. I am not expecting to get rained out at Tieton, but I really want to do a bunch of climbing at Lava Point, especially at Dream Wall. The guidebook mentions that the road leading up to it could be snowed in as late as May. I have no idea how much snow Lava Point has received this season. Here in the Vancouver area, we have received very little snow so far. Even if there's just a moderate amount of snow, I'm hoping maybe we could park near the hwy and hike to the crag.
  9. Why, thank you. I am hoping for at least one good answer.
  10. I've been to Tieton River Canyon twice before. The first time was end of June early July 2010, and it was quite hot at the Royal Columns and The Bend, but nice at Lava Point. The second time was in mid/late July 2011, but it wasn't as hot. That time we climbed at the Royal Columns, South Fork, and Lava Point. We're planning on climbing at Tieton River Canyon on April 17-18, en route to Moab/Indian Creek. I'm hoping to do some climbing at Lava Point, especially Dream Wall, but will the road leading up to it still be covered in snow by then?
  11. I've been to Tieton River Canyon twice before. The first time was end of June early July 2010, and it was quite hot at the Royal Columns and The Bend, but nice at Lava Point. The second time was in mid/late July 2011, but it wasn't as hot. That time we climbed at the Royal Columns, South Fork, and Lava Point. We're planning on climbing at Tieton River Canyon on April 17-18, en route to Moab/Indian Creek. I'm hoping to do some climbing at Lava Point, especially Dream Wall, but will the road leading up to it still be covered in snow by then?
  12. Heh heh, I knew Squamish would come up. We climb in Squamish very often. We're in the mood for something different....
  13. Two or three of us will be driving down for a 3-day trip (Monday-Wednesday) to Ext 32/Exit 38. None of us have been there before. I have the guidebooks for both areas. What are our options for camping? We are also considering, if there will be 3 of us, the option of splitting a motel room. Any recommendations there? Thanks!
  14. Vantage Sketchiness?

    From what I read, possibly even on this site, the Washington State climbing community has this peculiar custom of naming climbing areas after the nearest town or the nearest freeway exit. Myself, I use both Vantage and Frenchman Coulee, often going back and forth between the two.
  15. As I was told, they were having a contractor work on a major renovation project, so everyone assumed that the pack belonged to the contractor. It wasn't until the project was completed and the contractor packed up everything and left that they realized that the pack and its contents were stolen gear.
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