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Asfahl last won the day on February 26 2020

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  1. [TR] Lundin Peak - West Ridge 10/27/2020

    Looks like good fun! Nice pics, too.
  2. [TR] Kaleetan Peak - South Route 10/25/2020

    @OlympicMtnBoy Frozen fun was the order! Been waiting on winter all summer.
  3. Trip: Kaleetan Peak - South Route Trip Date: 10/25/2020 Trip Report: As Kaleetan Peak is a pretty simple scramble in summer, I thought I'd put up a quick TR to update conditions as the Cascades move into winter. I used the Denny Creek approach and the South Route to access and solo Kaleetan on the October 25. Snows from the 22/23rd and cold temps have brought the Snoqualmie region into Winter, although accumulations are modest thus far with plenty of exposed brush and rocks on the climbers trail to access Kaleetan's South ridge. From there, I found consistent ankle to calf-deep snow to the summit. The final 4th-class scramble pitch is in that awkward stage where details are nearly filled in, including most holds, but not enough to turn it into a straightforward snow climb. There was a decent crust for step kicking in the gully, but I had to excavate holds with a basket-less trekking pole as I left the axe in the car. Unless it all melts out again (quite possible), axe/crampons will be welcome additions for the final pitch to the summit for the rest of the season. What views! Chair, Bryant, and the Tooth were all looking downright beautiful, and distant views of Glacier, Kulshan, and Tahoma warmed my spirits in the 25F, 20 kt winds. Gear Notes: Brought micro spikes. Pons/Axe would have been better for final scramble/snow pitch to summit. Approach Notes: Denny Creek Looking West from summit Conditions pic from summit of final snow pitch/scramble from Kaleetan Ridge: Early views of the Tooth (?): Upper Falls Chair, what a babe: From Kaleetan Ridge: Another from the ridge on the way up: Tahoma welcoming winter: I have a huge crush on Chair, now:
  4. [TR] Constance - South Chute 08/10/2020

    What views! Really great trip report. Not sure what you two had planned for the N. Cascades, but this looks like a rather satisfying outing. Prost!
  5. ...of course I would spy and drool over an ice climb called “Death Picnic”! Hahahaaa
  6. Fantastic images! Looks like conditions were x5000000. You all are really making that couloir dance lately...
  7. Agreed on that avy apron above Source. Simply not a sunny day uproute for me... Goods that are not shared are not goods, you know!?!
  8. Nice! Looks like you found the goods!
  9. [TR] Guye Peak - South Gully 02/20/2020

    Conditions look amazing in your photos. Nice one!
  10. Shootdang! Looks like a fantastic day to be out with some great conditions. Thanks for sharing the pictures, too, I’ve not swooned for Shuksan quite like this before.
  11. [TR] Stevens Pass - Yodelin 02/17/2020

    Right on! There was such good snow! I bet we did run into each other. Fun vibe out there. Fingers crossed for more after this weekend’s storm. Feels like the season still has plenty of legs!
  12. Wow! Looks like a great trip - I look forward to the captions for more context, but dang the routes really do like fun. And it's so nice that you were able to enlist a NatGeo photographer to tie in with you guys
  13. Awesome TR! Really dig the video component, too - nice work. Looks like you all had a great outing!
  14. Sicko! Great TR and images... it looks like you two had *perfect* conditions up there. Such a beautiful climb on the ridge, with plenty of airy feelings and spectacular views. Well done!!