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About Krentist

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  1. FS: Western Mtnring, Dynafit, BD, Scarpa

    Sent you a PM regarding Dynafit boots.
  2. Alpine tools and AL crampons

    I'll take the aztars please!
  3. FS: Petzl Aztarex Ice Tools

    I am also interested in the pair if something doesn't work out with bobmike. Located in Seattle.
  4. WTB Splitboard

    What size? I have a Venture Zephyr 168cm split that I could part with...
  5. Couple of items for sale, I am in downtown Seattle: Montbell Thermawrap Park size XL (Gray). Love this jacket, but it is definitely too big for me. Asking $100. Mountain Hardwear Dragon size L (Lime green). Windstopper softshell with hood, underused. Asking $75. OR Countour Windshirt size L (Tan w/red zipper). Older version of the Ferrosi, pullover style. Asking $50.
  6. FS: Montbell, OR, MH jackets

    Couple of items for sale, I am in downtown Seattle: Montbell Thermawrap Parka size XL (Gray). Love this jacket, but it is too big for me. Asking $100. Mountain Hardwear Dragon size L (Lime green). Windstopper softshell with hood, underused. Asking $75. OR Countour Windshirt size L (Tan w/red zipper). Older version of the Ferrosi, pullover style. Asking $50.
  7. FS: Raichle boots and Five Ten climbing shoes

    Boots are sold.
  8. For sale: Pair of moderately used Raichle Mountaineering boots, size 14. These are similar/identical to Mammut Monolith (Mammut bought Raichle)... goretex, semi-auto crampon compatible. I usually wear size 13 and these fit great with thick socks. $80.00 Pair of lightly used Five Ten Coyote rock climbing shoes, size 13. $40.00
  9. Broken in perfectly. Cross posted on CL: http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/spo/3841516989.html Located in Seattle.
  10. Closet Cleaning Sale

    Hi- is the Grivel hammer still available? I will send you a PM.
  11. Trip: Chair Peak - West Ridge Date: 9/23/2012 Trip Report: Overall a fun day and nice longish route for the area. Loose rock everywhere was annoying enough to probably keep us from ever repeating the route. Pitch one: scrambled up a little too far and stopped at a cramped ledge below this first "bulge" to harness up. Partner led all the way up and over the ridge to belay at a tree, no protection placed except clipping the two fixed nuts. The low angle corner stemming was kind of cool but dirty. Pitch two: I started traversing high, but didn't like it so retreated and scrambled down around easier terrain until seeing the chockstone chimney, then climbed low fifth rock up to the base of the chimney. Continued up beneath the chockstone then climbed around and stepped across it to the slab section. This was the most fun part of the climb - and the belayer can see you as well! Made it to the horn and set up a belay. Pitch three: partner chose to continue up the ridge, climbing the 10 ft "headwall" and then across another chockstone, followed by some downclimbing, and then more traversing this time on the north side of the ridge. Stopped at a notch with another tree belay - in retrospect could have continued further, but I don't think the belay would have been as comfortable or convenient. Pitch four: thinking this was the final pitch, we decided to stay roped up and cruise to the summit. There was some smooth bulging rock with cracks up and to the right that looked fun, but after not finding a safe way to access it and thinking we were close to the top, I chose to scramble a crumbly 4th class section leading back to a higher notch on the ridge. Once at the notch, I made a few sketchy moves to reach what turned out to be the false summit! Disappointed, I built an anchor and settled in for a comfortable belay as my partner followed by gaining the notch and traversing on the north side not up and over the false summit. Pitch five: partner led a short traverse, along top of ridge and around north side to belay at a giant horn in the last notch before the summit. Possibly could have continued on up to the summit, but didn't know if we had enough rope left, so I followed. From here it was one more half pitch to the summit which we stayed roped up for having come this far, though the climbing was easy enough for an exposed scramble. Met a party of 4 on the summit who had come up the NE buttress. They said they were planning to rappel down the same route so the SW chimney didn't get too crowded. After spending about half an hour on the summit and looking around at smoky haze, we scrambled and downclimbed to the SW chimney and made 2 rappels to the scree. On our way out we heard a lot of yelling and noticed that the party of 4 was still only about halfway down the NEB... looked like they were going to be hiking back to the car in the dark. Time: just over 2 hour approach, 3.5 hours on route, 0.5 hours on top, about 3 hours back to the parking lot. Gear Notes: Placed about three cams, 2 nuts, not including the one anchor built on top of false summit. Approach Notes: All remaining snow is easily avoidable.
  12. Vantage top rope?

    Heading over to Vantage this weekend and hoping to top rope some easy-ish cracks. Any suggestions?
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