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  1. [TR] Cutthroat Wall - One Piece at a Time (5.10d) 09/20/2020

    @Ben Johnson You were on the right track! The key is never taking the same route twice. As far as I'm aware the Wright/Pond also is waiting for a second ascent by someone other than the FA party. There is so much potential in that little zone!
  2. [TR] Cutthroat Wall - One Piece at a Time (5.10d) 09/20/2020

    Hell Yeah! I had been looking at that line up there as well! Glad you guys put in the work to clean it up for the masses, It's certainly not the most pleasant approach. What obscure route were you guys originally planning to climb?
  3. I mapped it out. It doesn't look too bad, apart from it being over 50% bushwacking...
  4. SEWS Escargot info?

    @mtangemanNothing new on my end. What part of the wall is Cascade Mall on? I haven't heard of that one.
  5. https://www.mountainproject.com/route/113868664/wright-pond It looks way more fun.
  6. [TR] Stuart Range Traverse - Stuart to Dtail 08/10/2020

    Not too shabby. An onsight solo of the N-Ridge is proud in it's own right!
  7. @MarkAllen Mikey says it wasn't him, but who knows what he called the feature when/if he climbed it. Hopefully the walls up there get more traffic, and a trail emerges soon. I already would have been up there a few more times if it wasn't for the schwacky approach. It probably only needs a days worth of work with a hand saw and cairns to bust through the lower section. I might take you up on the belay offer some time soon. There are a few more lines calling my name.
  8. Why do you tease us like this?
  9. Congrats! I'm curious how the Taco held up on the wall. It looks a little soft
  10. That's pretty funny that a wall that gets so little action has so many names. Chris and Mike called it Little Liberty Bell/Cutthroat Creek Wall. Since that was the only info I found on the wall, I went with their name. I'll ask Chris if he can change the Mountain project listing. Dawn Wall it is! I'll definitely reach out to Mikey. One of the slings seemed very new while the other might have been his. There are definitely more out there somewhere. The chances of intentionally finding them have got to be almost zero without some sort of drug dog.
  11. for sale FISH single portaledge

    OOhhh! If I didn't already have the double version of their ledge I would be all over this!
  12. Trip: Silverstar Mountain - Complete East Ridge Trip Date: 07/18/2020 Trip Report: Over the weekend Gabe and I ticked off another Wa Pass obscurity with the East Ridge of Silverstar. Apart from a two part NWMJ story (P1 and P2), Allen/Layton's Wa pass traverse, and a few comments from Scott Johnson we had very little specific beta on the route. I'm curious how many people have climbed this route. It proved to be quite the adventure and I feel like it would be a shame to take that from the next party to go up there. So in order to preserve the adventure and mystery of the route I've decided to be vague on specifics and heavy on photos for this TR. Here are a few notes that I wish I had known before heading out. 1.)Don't rely on Mudhole lake as a water source, the first spot we pulled from was rank and clogged up our filter really badly. We should have expected that... 2.)Expect just enough terrible rock with enough frequency to be stressful. 3.)Don't expect to find prefab bivy spots along the way. The only one we saw was the one we made. 4.)The lichen grows thick in these parts. Now here's the photo dump. Day 1 Mudhole Lake AKA Horseshit puddle Long way to go Silver Moon and Varden creek spire, the 3rd "major" summit along the ridge Finally able to see the meat of the ridge Our nice little sloping bivy Day 2 Started the day with a rappel and stuck rope. Looking back at Silverhorn and Silver Moon, as well as many other gendarmes and sub-summits Summit at last! Traversing back to Burgundy col Gear Notes: Singles .2-4, Doubles .3-2 and a bunch of slings. 1 60m rope and 30 ft of tat. You could bring less of everything if you soloed more of the ridge, we roped up earlier than most other parties. Approach Notes: Take the unmarked horse packing trail a few hundred feet up the cedar creek trail. Just keep following the ridge to infinity and beyond.
  13. [TR] Mt. Index - North Norwegian 06/25/2020

    Don't forget about the NE face of Robie Reid!
  14. I feel like I have good endurance. Then I read your TR's.
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