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diepj last won the day on September 6 2020

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  1. This was a while ago but nice work in the early season.
  2. Way to do something a little unique! I'm curious where you found these route names - I'm not familiar with them.
  3. I hate to pile on but I hope you were placing protection/pickets. If not please educate yourself about the dangers of unroped team climbing on those routes. If not for yourself then for the others you put in harms way.
  4. [TR] Mt Hood - Yocum Ridge 03/12/2020

    Awesome climb! Thanks for the report and pics.
  5. [TR] Mt Hood - Yocum Ridge 03/08/2020

    Nice work! Thanks for posting.
  6. Great TR. Would be awesome if the pics could be restored!
  7. Mt Hood

    No beta on the cool routes but took a romp up the old chute on Saturday. Conditions were good on the mazama chute (right hand) variation. Mainly posting to politely ask that people not climb these routes roped up without pro. I thought we were past the age of shenanigans like that but apparently not.
  8. Mt Hood

    I am not aware of a bergschrund forming beneath the old chute so you shouldn't have issues descending there. One almost surely extends under the Pearly Gates right now and might be easy to cross or end run but I'd avoid a downclimb of that if you haven't looked or don't get a report. There is likely an open 'schrund at the head of the Reid right now, as well as other open cracks. If you go up the Reid post a TR, I'd love to see what it looks like this early.
  9. review Sleeping bag for the cascades

    I love FF gear and own some. The quality and customer service is absolute tops. I got an expedition bag from them when I wanted no compromises. With that said I will second DPS on the stoic bags. I picked up and somnus 30 and a somnus 15 super cheap from backcountry and/or steep and cheap. Can't remember the cost but I can guarantee I am in to both of them a lot less than any FF bag. They wouldn't stand up to 20+ years of 30 days a year but I don't get out that much. I've been using them for 5+ years and I'll get some more out of them. The 30, which I have used the most, might not be lofting quite like it was at first but probably I just need to wash and tumble it. The 30 is almost nothing and great in the summer. The 15 also very light and good for spring and fall. I run relatively warm and wear clothes and have even used the 15 in winter but wouldn't make a broad recommendation for that. These bags have half length center zippers on top so you can't vent them as easily as a bag with a longer side zip. For that reason I would not recommend the 15 for a do everything bag as it is easy to run too hot in it.
  10. What hapened with the site?

    I'm having the same problem on my desktop. At first I thought either 1 of 2 terrible things happened. Either the site was dead or my work decided to block it. Then I loaded it on my phone and thought it must be the latter. Turns out if I google cascade climbers forum it will load through the google link.
  11. Sounds like moths to me. I haven't lost any smartwool/icebreaker items to them but definitely sweaters from time to time.
  12. Himalaya/Karakoram weather models

    I'll plug Chris Tomer. Used him a couple times in the AK range. Great guy, very helpful and responsive. I know he works with a lot of expeditions in the Himalaya as well. http://www.tomerweathersolutions.com/