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  1. Great TR and photos. How steep would you estimate the first ice step to be?
  2. Found watch and wedding ring

    How many wedding rings could there be on Prusik?
  3. Looking for a partner for moderate alpine rock this Saturday and Sunday, somewhere like WA Pass or Leavenworth. Example itineraries: WA Pass: Sat: Spontaneity Arete Sun: N Face Lexington (with some things on Concord) Leavenworth: Sat: E Ridge of N Ingalls Sun: S Face of The Mole (or something with a shorter approach...) Open to going elsewhere or doing other climbs in these areas, if you've got something in mind. A little about me: been climbing 4 years, a mix of snow, glacier, and rock. Some multipitch trad stuff I've done previously: S Face (The Tooth) S Arete (SEWS) Beckey Route (Liberty Bell) Spontaneity Arete (Le Petit Cheval) W Ridge (Prusik) SW Rib (SEWS) Saber and Midway (Castle Rock) I've got rope, rack, and car. In Seattle and would like to carpool as much as possible. Flexible on departure time (would prefer Friday to Saturday, though). Safety is paramount, so please have prior multipitch trad experience, and be a solid belayer and anchor builder. If interested, email me: ckl[ignore this, including the brackets]umb at google's email service.
  4. While descending Mount Rainier on Sunday 6/14, a green bag containing tent poles for a Hilleberg Nallo 2 was dropped somewhere between Camp Schurman (9500 ft) and the toe of Interglacier (6700 ft). The route we took from Schurman descended the lower Emmons before crossing over to Interglacier around 8800 ft. We then descended on the Interglacier side of the ridge to a minor notch on the ridge, just southwest of Mount Ruth, around 8600 ft. (This notch is lower than Camp Curtis.) We took a short break at this notch and then continued down to the toe of Interglacier (6700 ft), passing prominent rocky outcroppings in the central glacier on the west side. My guess is the poles are most likely at the notch near Ruth (or the snow on/around it), or else somewhere on Interglacier below this notch. This area gets a pretty decent amount of traffic so hopefully if the poles are there someone will see them. A lone trekking pole (silver/yellow/green in color, if I recall) might also be found nearby the tent poles. If found, please respond here and/or pm me.
  5. Cooper Spur Conditions?

    Thanks for the info. This weekend looks too warm for my liking so I'll have to hold out for next. In the mean time, any new information is much appreciated.
  6. Cooper Spur Conditions?

    Thinking of heading down to try the Cooper Spur sometime soon, if it's still in. Looks great in YocumRidge's TR from 5/3, but we had some warm weather after that. Does anyone have more recent conditions information (particularly regarding snow coverage in the chimneys)?
  7. conditions on Stuart, Dragontail, & between

    I was in the area on Friday (5/8). Headed up NBC on Colchuck and descended Colchuck glacier. Continuous snow started a couple hundred or so feet above the lake. The couloir and northwest face were generally well-covered with snow, though there were a few moves on ice/rock. Snow was firm as long as it wasn't in the sun (weather.gov overnight low for Colchuck Lake/Dragontail was 30F, and skies were clear). The summit plateau on Colchuck was mostly snow-covered. Glacier was all snow-covered. At 1pm I was about to leave Colchuck Lake for the TH when I heard what sounded like rockfall coming off Dragontail. A few moments later snow started pouring out of the first couloir on Triple Couloirs, and continued (at a significant rate) for about 20 seconds. No idea what things will be like in 3 weeks
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  9. Prices include shipping to CONUS. Can post additional photos by request. Reply here or PM if you have questions or want to buy something. All items were purchased new and have had only one owner. Payment via paypal. OR Crocodiles Goretex Gaiters Men's Size L black. Light use (no schwacking) < 5 days. A couple of streaks (not sure from what); see photos. No problems. $30 Northeast Hiking Books and Maps: AMC's White Mountain Guide (29th Edition), Maine Mountain Guide (10th Edition), and Catskill Mountain Guide (2nd Edition), with all included maps (pictured below) and two additional map sets (also pictured below), from NY-NJ Trail Conference for the Catskills and Map Adventures for the White Mountains (4th edition). All are unused I removed the (awkward) map pockets from the back covers of the books; this tore out a bit of paper (pictured) on the inside back cover of the Catskills book, but not the Maine or Whites book. Covers are in excellent to new condition. $55 for all books and maps. Northeast Climbing Books: Latest editions of the Dick Williams guides for the Trapps, Millbrook, and the Near Trapps, as well as Selected Climbs in the Northeast. Gunks guides are (sadly) unused, but the cover of the Trapps guide has a few small indentations (nothing major, just don't expect the cover to be quite pristine). Near Trapps/Millbrook cover is in better condition (nothing worth noting). Selected is a bit dog-eared but overall in excellent condition. $55 Scarpa Force size 45. Worn indoors to test size, never climbed with. Shoes are in new condition except for a few white spots on the soles (from cat litter). $50 Scarpa Force size 44.5. Worn indoors to test size, never climbed with but did edge once with the left shoe on some floor moulding (hence the white streak). Right shoe has a tiny (2mm x 2mm or less) low-contrast spot on the white part of the upper. Spots from cat litter also on soles. Otherwise new condition. $45 La Sportiva Nepal Evo Size 44.5. Used about one year. Fabric eyelets broke and Dave Page replaced with leather-reinforced metal hooks (see photo); this work did not affect the Goretex liner. Waterproofed a few times with Nikwax (as recommended by La Sportiva). Have not been resoled but will probably need a resole soon due to wear at the toe end (photo). General appearance (including lace-related wear) is documented below. A relatively new pair of factory laces will be included (free) with the purchase (they were removed for photos to better show condition). I might be able to scrounge up the factory insoles if you really want them but honestly you'd be better off with your own. I'm giving these up because I need a half size larger to avoid numb toes; to the best of my knowledge they have no problems, just some wear. $90 eVent size XL (30 L) waterproof breathable compression stuff sack (with compression straps). Used once. Condition is excellent; a few small dark streaks on the (white) interior is all I noticed. $15 [sOLD] La Sportiva Boulder X Mid GTX size 44.5 [sOLD] BD Alpine Carbon Cork Trekking poles [sOLD] Brunton Analog Altimeter and Barometer
  10. Clothes, Footwear, and Gear FS

    Could a moderator delete this thread? I'd like to remove some items, cut prices on others, and add new items, but apparently I can't edit the original post anymore.
  11. Prices include shipping to CONUS. Can post additional photos by request. Reply here or PM if you have questions or want to buy something. All items were purchased new and have had only one owner. Payment via paypal. Scarpa Force size 45. Worn indoors to test size, never climbed with. Shoes are in new condition except for a few white spots on the soles (from cat litter). $60 Scarpa Force size 44.5. Worn indoors to test size, never climbed with but did edge once with the left shoe on some floor moulding once (hence the white streak). Spots from cat litter also on soles. Otherwise new condition. $60 Gregory Baltoro 75 size medium. Used on a single trip (4 days). Only signs of wear are on the bottom of the pack and on the lower back portion of the pack (i.e. the part facing away from your back when the pack is being worn), where it appears the pack was leaned up against grippy rock(s) at some point(s). Damage to the bottom of the pack is not visible from the inside (i.e. it does not penetrate the fabric) and is basically just light scuffing. Damage on the lower back portion of the pack does visibly (but not really palpably from the inside) penetrate the fabric in a few small spots. In both cases the damage seems only cosmetic, i.e. it doesn't appear to affect the integrity of those areas of the pack. $160. Scuffing on bottom of pack. Scuffing on lower back of pack from the outside. Spots of penetration viewed from the inside. Sea to Summit Ultrasil Pack Cover size Small (30-50L). Might have been used once but I think it just sat in my pack instead. Like-new condition. $15 by itself or $10 with another purchase. eVent size XL (30 L) waterproof breathable compression stuff sack (with compression straps). Used once. Condition is like-new except for a few small dark streaks. $20. Brunton Analog Altimeter and Barometer. Used < 10 days. Case looks used but no damage to speak of. $15 La Sportiva Nepal Evo Size 44.5. Used about one year. Fabric eyelets broke and Dave Page replaced with leather-reinforced metal hooks (see photo). Waterproofed a few times with Nikwax (as recommended by La Sportiva). Have not been resoled but will probably need a resole soon due to wear at the toe end (photo). General appearance (including lace-related wear) is documented below. A relatively new pair of factory laces can be included (free) with the purchase (they were removed for photos to better show condition). I might be able to scrounge up the factory insoles if you really want them but honestly you'd be better off with your own. I'm giving these up because I need a half size larger to avoid numb toes. $110 [sOLD] Jetboil Sol TI [sOLD] Kayland Crux Grip approach shoes US Men's Size 12. [sOLD] Patagonia Ultralight Down Hoody Men's Medium Black [sOLD] Thermarest Neoair XLite size regular. [sOLD] Sea to Summit Reactor Plus sleeping bag liner [sOLD] Feathered Friends Down Booties size L Green. [sOLD] NWT Patagonia Super Alpine Jacket Men's Medium Mango
  12. Here's a taste of what the Enchantments looked like in early August 2012: (This was taken from a relatively high and breezy spot.) The Enchanted Valley area does have some large trees. There are big trees before you get to the valley, too.
  13. Washington Pass Beta

    There are some nearby SNOTELs: http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/snow/
  14. Mount Olympus ONP - Spring / Summer

    The north side of the West Peak also has a commonly-done 5.4 option; the rock quality there is decent (and supposedly much better than that on the scramble route).
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