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  1. [TR] Sloan Peak - Superalpine 03/15/2020

    Good work once again! Is there a reason you guys decided to fuss with the tricky ridge again rather than take what you pointed out as the "Optimal Approach?"
  2. Cascade River Road conditions?

    @DPS If you go up there before this weekend I'd be very interested in hearing how far you can get.
  3. @Kyle M I think we tried to force it this time around. We should have known it wasn't gonna go after hearing that baker got a surprise 2ft of fresh the day before. Going forward I'm definitely gonna wait for firm safe conditions and a bombproof weather forecast.
  4. My friend Sean and I went for the FSA (First Second Ascent) this weekend the slow and heavy way, Unfortunately the weather gods had different plans. When we got to camp in the basin it had snowed more than expected, and kept snowing hard through the night. We called it as we were going to bed to the sounds of large natural slides ripping down the north and west face. Luckily I brought my fat (read only) skis and we got a few laps of knee deep powder in the basin before skiing out. I had been looking at your guys line earlier this season as the obvious line of weakness up the face but I lack the motivation to venture that far into the unknown. Thanks for dreaming big and I hope you heal up fast to get back out there this summer!
  5. 2019/2020 OR/WA Ice Conditions

    The rain then freeze cycle last week made for some good alpine ice conditions at the pass. NW Butt on Chair was in cruiser condition yesterday. Would likely be hard to protect per usual. The upcoming snow fall will likely make it wallowy again. Hard to tell if routes on Snoqualmie are in or not. Someone should go check out NY gulley. Had to chop out the cornice.
  6. I think I have one of those! Will have to verify size and version when I get home but it sure does have some large drop pockets.
  7. for sale FS: Cilogear 60L Worksack

    Is this still available?
  8. 2019/2020 OR/WA Ice Conditions

    Some ice is coming in around paradise at the lower elevations. This is a flow off the NW face of Eagle Peak north. Looks a little out of my pay grade, but I think it would go.
  9. Never Never Crack

    I've walked by it plenty and stared at it. It looks pretty grimy but shouldn't take too much work.
  10. [TR] Eldorado Peak - NW Ice Couloir 11/06/2019

    Climbed it yesterday and found slightly different conditions. Due to Tuesdays precip, there was a fair bit of mostly well bonded wind blown snow on the glaciers, this made for slower travel. The route got a lot of wind transfer, and most of the cruiser neve for other folks was deep wallowing and for us. The ice steps were still tons of fun with the occasional spin drift to the face. Dare I say the thing was picked out. I figured instead of writing yet another NW Couloir TR I'd just comment here...
  11. Aasgard Sentinel pictures (Winter)

    Does anyone have any pictures of Aasgard Sentinel in the winter? Asking for a friend.
  12. wanted to buy Static Line

    Line found!
  13. Yosemite Valley September 21- October 10th

    Partner found!
  14. wanted to buy Static Line

    I'm looking for a 60-70m static line between 9-10mm for hauling. I'm open to a range of prices and states of use.
  15. Hey Folks, I'm gonna be down in the valley from about Sep 21st- Oct 10th and am looking for partners for some of the time. I'm looking for folks who are solid 5.10+/11- climbers but are up for trying something like the Rostrum. Ideally I'd like to go home having done at least one El-cap route, but I'm definitely not just going down to aid climb. Shoot me a text at 206-641-1920 and we can see if our ambitions align. -Michael