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  1. NW Face Forbidden - W ridge notch approach

    We climbed the route yesterday by the Boston Glacier approach with a spectacular bivy at the north ridge notch. Getting onto the rock from the higher snow ramp was trivial with no moat or serac shenanigans. Here is a photo of the terrain below the west ridge notch taken from where we gained the rock. It likely would have saved us lots of time but I was glad to have taken the long route just for the incredible bivy. Have fun out there.
  2. Brand new (never worn) ASOLO AFS 8000 size 47 1/2 (13). $50 obo
  3. Anyone interested in climbing ice/mixed in Banff area, Cody, or Lillooet 1/26-2/2? I’m very familiar w/ the Banff area. Less so w/ Cody and Lilloet though I’ve climbed in both areas. I’m hoping to find a partner w/ a fair amount of winter climbing experience and am happy to discuss mine. I’ve got a Tacoma and a truck camper w/ propane heat that i was planning on using to keep the cost down if the forecast isn’t too cold. I’d be leaving from Seattle. Hit me up.
  4. This is a Voile split-board hardware kit that allows you to put regular bindings on your factory built split board. It is not the kit to cut your own split board. http://www.voile.com/voile-splitboard-hardware-standard-bindings.html c.cox.42@gmail.com
  5. Alpine rock 8/29-9/1

    Anyone interested in a last minute alpine mission this week (Tue-Fri or some part of that time)? Some ideas include: CHEHALIS (Vienese to Clark Traverse and then Tuning Fork on Bardean), a couple routes on CASTLE PEAK (Harrington-Kearney and Harrington-Hirst), NESAKWATCH SPIRES (Dairyland, Bugaboo Crack, Fairytales and Fantasies), PASAYTEN (various options on Cathedral, Amphitheater, and Deacon), and COLCHUCK BALANCED ROCK (Scoop and Let it Burn). Alternatively, with the right partner I've got some more committing and chossy ideas.
  6. Alpine rock 8/29-9/1

    partner found
  7. I'm looking for a partner for a trip to the Sierra. I will be traveling from Seattle and would be psyched to roadtrip with someone from the PNW but would also be happy to meet someone down there. My timeframe is 9/5 to 9/17 ish. I am not set on any specific routes but my preference is towards routes in the 5.10 to 12- range or long traverses/ link-ups. Some of my ideas include Evolution or Minaret Traverse, Edge of Time Arete on the Citadel, Bastille Buttress to the summit of Lone Pine Peak, Harding Route on Keeler Needle, anything on the Hulk other than the Red Dihedral, East Face of Aiguille Extra, The Emperor on Bubb's Creek Wall, and Astro Gil on Tehipite Dome. I am also down to spend some time in the valley if the temps are reasonable. I am completely open to other routes and expect to add to this list in the coming week. Hit me up. Cheers.
  8. My partner and I are seeking two other climbers to share a helo into the Waddington range around the first two weeks in August. We plan to fly from Tatla Lake into the Tiedemann Glacier with White Saddle Air. The cost of the flight will be 600-700 USD per person w/ a group of 4. If there are any individuals who might be interested we know a 3rd person who would be a strong partner for rock or mixed routes if they can find a partner w/ similar interest in longer technical objectives. Hit me up if you're interested. I was in the range last summer and would love to chat. Cheers.
  9. Pmd about blue, green, yellow aliens
  10. Lost a #3 and #4 last Saturday (6/3). They would either be at the base of the Brett and Scott memorial route or clipped to one of the anchors on that route.... most likely at the top of pitch 2. I would love to swap these for some beer. Thank you.
  11. We found some cams and slings beneath Tatoosh/Thin Fingers on Saturday 7/16. After trying to find the owner we believed that they had already returned to the city. Someone said that the climbers names might be Jeff (Hall?) and Bev (or Beth?) but this might be entirely wrong. If anyone knows climbers that lost gear on 7/16 please pass the word along. c.cox.42@gmail.com
  12. WTB Spantiks 41.5

    I'd like to find a used pair of 41.5 Spantiks with some life left if anyone has a pair they are looking to sell. Cheers.
  13. WTB Spantiks 41.5

    Thanks for bringing them to my attention but my partner already found a good deal on a pair of Baruntses in her size.
  14. I know this is a long shot...A friend and I are headed north for a week and only have one set of approach skis between the two of us. We will make do with snowshoes if necessary but I thought I would put this out there incase a generous soul was willing to let us rent/ borrow an old pair of skis with skins. Anything that would fit a 29.5 scarpa maestrale or a climbing boot would work. Something with silverettas would be perfect. I might be willing to buy them if they are really cheap, otherwise I would rather just borrow them for a weak. Let me know what you think would be fair compensation. We leave Friday 4/3 and will be returning on 4/12. We're in the Seattle area. Cheers.
  15. Want to rent/borrow approach skis.

    Wonderful. CC.com provides. I sent you an email.
  16. [TR] Dragontail - Gerber-Sink variation? 3/24/2015

    We climbed the route on Sunday with the variation left of the fin as you described. The ice near the bottom was getting a bit slushy after a couple very warm days last week but I expect the colder temps this week should return it to prime condition. The pitch around the fin was engaging with some small edges and a little chimney action. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. A fantastic climb. Go get it! Start early and you could run up Acid Baby or The Valkyrie on your way down They looked more or less dry on Sunday.
  17. A few more photos of this fantastic route from last week with Riley81.
  18. Thur/Fri ice and mixed

    I've got lots of ideas for ice and mixed routes and am flexible. Let's bounce some ideas off each other if you might be interested. Two routes that are very compelling with the current conditions are Watusi Rodeo on Colonial and The Misunderstandin on Mixxup. Cheers, Chris C.cox.42@gmail.com 206 - two -nine - five - zero -154 Feel free to call late.
  19. Mount Hood North Face 3/4, 3/5,3/6

    Are you still seeking a partner? Where are you located? I have Thursday and Friday free. Cheers, Chris C.cox.42@gmail.com 206-295-0154
  20. I'd love to find an ice climbing partner for a trip to Canmore or Cody for part or all of the week between 2/4 and 2/13. I'm in Seattle and would love to connect with someone in WA but would be interested in meeting up with anyone already in those areas or anywhere along my route. Hit me up if you have time/interest and want to talk about details. I'm open to other ideas as well. c.cox.42 At gmail
  21. Thanks for the invitation Haireball. Unfortunately my days off are not flexible this time or I would take you up on the offer. Have a great trip.
  22. I'm looking for partners for a last minute ice climbing road trip from Seattle to MT/WY. I have off 11/28 to 12/7 and would love to spend as much of that time as possible climbing ice. Ideally I could find a partner in Washington that wants to go for the whole week but am also open to a shorter trip if necessary. As this is pretty last minute, I don't anticipate finding a road trip partner so I would also be excited to hear from anyone that will already be in MT/WY and looking for partners. I have a VW vanagon with a heater that I was planning on sleeping in for much of the time but would also consider splitting hotels if the winter van experience doesn't sound appealing. I have all necessary climbing and ski/avi gear. Let me know if this interests you or if you want to talk details. Cheers, Chris c.cox.42 At gmail