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  1. 21 hours ago, adventure43 said:

    Great job sending the route and what a fantastic write up.

    Watermelon sized, ouch! Glad you two made it without serious injury.

    Love seeing the full resolution shots by opening images in another window and removing the extra filter from the URL. Definitely beats trying to figure out where Instagram hides full res images locally.

    You are correct that the 7775 crossing of Yocum is right under that big ass rock in your 4th picture. So yeah, overhead danger but so nice not losing more elevation.

    The route appears to be melting out fast. Seemed like there was full, or nearly full, snow coverage 20 days previously. The part where you decided to skirt rather than do the bouldering thing was much easier earlier. Had the same reaction as you did, no way on the left, right was maybe OK, but let’s give going straight up a chance – not too bad with snow coverage.

    Always wondered who uses those string crampons things – scary 😊.

    Here is to wishing next season Mt Hood will get several storm cycles without accompanying 40+ MPH winds.

    Agreed on all accounts! Thanks for putting up the conditional beta a few weeks prior, that was nice/lucky to read before heading out! It was also cool to see a few remnants of your bootpack up super high on the ridge. 

    As for those crampons, yeah.... I still don’t know how I feel about them after using them for a couple years. It’s a love hate relationship. 

  2. Trip: Mt Hood - Cathedral Ridge

    Trip Date: 04/18/2021

    Trip Report:

    Finally got a nice window to shoot for this route on 04/18/2021, just as cool as I anticipated!  Good icy conditions, more "climbing" than expected. Nice campsite at 8050'.

    Full trip report and lots of route info:


    Gear Notes:
    2x short screws, 2x pickets, a few slings

    Approach Notes:
    Timberline to Illumination to Yocum to Sandy
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  3. 12 hours ago, zaworotiuk said:

    I'm glad someone else "enjoyed" our "useless variation" at the top :D

    I also did the "right" exit above the crux that you mention last weekend. I'd never gone that way but recalled the book mentioning it. It was... weird. Not totally clear where to go and we ended up belaying a short section of traversing downclimbing to get onto the finish of the Wy'east route.

    Oh that's interesting and unexpected. I think we'll give it a shot next time we are up there as well haha

  4. Trip: Mt Hood - Devil's Kitchen Headwall (4/2/21) DKH

    Trip Date: 04/02/2021

    Trip Report:
    Climbed on 4/2/21, very solid climbing conditions.  Not "super fat", but still very possible to get good sticks and place screws and protect without any rock gear or pins.  

    Full trip report:

    Gear Notes:
    Screws, pickets

    Approach Notes:
    South side, you know what to do


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  5. Originally purchased to check sizing for my wife and couldn't return them.   Arcteryx Procline Carbon AR boots in sizes 23.5 and 24.5.  They are still totally new, still in the box with tags.  This is by far the lowest price I could find on the internet, I don't want these in my closet anymore!! :crosseye:


    $370 - Pickup in Seattle 98101
    +$20 - shipped anywhere in the USA


  6. For sale, all in very good condition:

    • 2x Petzl Reactik+ (Orange) - $65
    • 1x Petzl Nao (White, previous gen) - $90
    • 2x extra Petzl Reactik/+ batteries - $25 ($15 if you buy a headlamp)
    • 1x Petzl Reactik/+ AAA battery pack - $0 if you buy a headlamp
    • 1x extra Petzl Nao battery - $40 ($30 if you buy a headlamp)

    Tried to make sure these are the lowest prices on the internet.  $5 for shipping, free pickup in Seattle.

  7. On 5/22/2020 at 2:32 PM, kadyakerbob said:

    you don't need to pay or have any reservation if you are climbing or backcountry skiing from timberline.  You need to park in the climbers lot and that's it.  no passes for your window or anything like that.  

    There was a brief period of time (C19 closure related) that to access the Timberline Highway you needed a hotel reservation at the Timberline Lodge.  Typically this is not the case.

  8. Trip: Hood - Flying Buttress & Wy'east

    Trip Date: 05/15/2020

    Trip Report:


    Timberline access is back to normal-ish.  


    My current condition ratings, obviously these should be taken with a grain of salt.  Photos attached.

    Hogsback/Old Chute: A+
    Pearly Gates: A+  (didn't climb, just visual)
    Wy'east: A+
    DKH V1/2: D (didn't climb, just visual)
    Flying Buttress: B+


    My blog for the climb: https://gethighonaltitude.com/2020/05/15/mt-hood-flying-buttress-wyeast/

    Gear Notes:
    A picket or two

    Approach Notes:



  9. Through a strange turn of events, I managed to pick up an extra 2x sets of BD Alpine Carbon Z 120cm poles that I cannot return. I searched around a bit and tried to price these lower than anything else on the internet!

    $155 shipped per set, and I’ll knock of $10 if you can pick up in Seattle (98101)

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