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About underscore_child

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  1. Dayum, your first Cascade trip outside of the Pickets? Thats fuckin hard core. Can't imagine the motivation needed to attempt a new route (on Mox, no less) after a week in the wilderness.
  2. [TR] Mount Goode - Megalodon Ridge 07/19/2021

    So rad. Inspiring TR doodz
  3. Aid Climbing Practice Circuit

    Funny you mention it, I've been wanting to get on that baby for a while now.
  4. [TR] das toof - South Face & Tooth Fairy 06/21/2021

    Ahhh. Remembered I was gonna bring Mr. Herrington's weird ass Trango cam and place it and take a pic so he could see what all my shenanigans scaring his neighbors at 11pm finding his house to pick it up came to fruition, but I forgot. Such is life.
  5. [TR] North Early Winters Spire - Labor Pains (Retro Bolt) 06/21/2021

    OK so hard to tell exactly what you bolted, but based on here and what you posted on MP... one fixed pin replaced with bolt... one replaced bolt at anchor... one to mitigate factor 2? Doesn't sound so terrible to me. I find it funny that 'this route's been on your todo list but you were too intimidated' and then you go on to rope solo the whole thing in its original state. Maybe ya weren't so intimidated after all. Big props for honesty too.
  6. [TR] North Early Winters Spire - Labor Pains (Retro Bolt) 06/21/2021

    Fair enough lol.
  7. [TR] North Early Winters Spire - Labor Pains (Retro Bolt) 06/21/2021

    Couldn't get permission... like you couldn't contact the FA party or you did and they said no? (far be it from me to criticize someone making the effort to hand drill to make something safer, I'm just wondering)
  8. [TR] Mount Terror - West Ridge 06/20/2021

    Holy shit that sunset pic.
  9. [TR] das toof - South Face & Tooth Fairy 06/21/2021

    Kk pics. Skin track on the way up Chair Bryant Slopes Pineapple Basin The notch Zach on the final pitch Chair from the summit More views Scramble to first rap The route Second rap into the gully
  10. [TR] das toof - South Face & Tooth Fairy 06/21/2021

    And by later I mean tomorrow not this unholistic hour.
  11. Trip: das toof - South Face & Tooth Fairh Trip Date: 06/21/2021 Trip Report: Finally got the trade route done with a bonus linkup of the rape bolted monstrosity the Tooth Fairy. woot. Zach and I sacked up at 8:30 on some skin track that leads the short way to Source Lake. Being a regular SAR + ski patrol member has given him encyclopedic knowledge of the myriad paths scattered around Alpental. I (snowshoes) and Zach (microspikes) followed two skiers, Eric and Allen (I think...) most of the way to Source Lake. Nice dudes. They were headed for the Tooth Fairy as well. (You know that weird overachieving stoke that comes in the car ride at about Exit 45? We mutually agreed to try for the twofer S. Face and the Fairy so we wouldn't have to slog all the way up there again for a while, until we would get REALLY psyched and storm the East Face sideshow attraction.) The big ramp above Source Lake was a slog but the moats were interesting to look at, if terrifying. I have yet to become comfortable on snow, at all. This was a big step tho. Eventually we reached Pineapple Basin. No sign of the skiers but we had two ladies ahead and a two dudes + dad behind. We passed the ladies and the trio passed us. Shoutout to them storming up that gully in approach shoes. Fortunately they, too, were off to the Tooth Fairy. We got to Pineapple Pass first and racked for glory. I led P1 and the P3 scramble, leaving, coincidentally, the crux 4th for Zach. We chose that juggy layback in the middle; I'm a little tempted to come back for the Catwalk but when I head up there again it'll likely be for Chair... Summit was exquisite and certainly the nicest of the four ( :3 ) Snoqualmie summits I've been on. On the raps down we passed the ladies on P3 and the skiers on P2, as evidently a party of three in front (on toof fairy) was too much for them to endure. The spoils of whatever war they were fighting finding a better skin track. The moats around the SW face are unpleasant. I shall say no more about that. Tooth Fairy was a fun second half albeit a bit hot. Mostly 5.7-8ish except the very fun P2 and the awkward P5. P5 reminded me of the Plank (a highly overrated and rather contrived route at Exit 38) in the way that to avoid making their multipitch .11+, there's a bleh slabby traverse at the base of an overhang. Goes to show how difficult it is finding sport multipitch on andesite, so props to Nelson and Whitelaw. Quite dehydrated at the end of P5, we discussed the necessity of expediting things. I gave up looking for bolts on P6 after mistakenly skipping the first one and romped left in a rage. Fortunately the gully I found led straight to the summit on dirt and heather plus had an overcammed placement for the one piece of pro on my harness (secondhand .75 X4). We rapped the South Face again with dry lips. Contouring back on steep snow in climbing shoes was problematic. Getting over the moat was worse. Zach tried to jump and [REDACTED]. I found an OK spot and carved out steps with my axe. Rapping down those beautiful bolted anchors in the gully was exquisite. Terrified initially by the glissade I was disappointed by the lack of slope and speed in the rest of Pineapple Basin. Then there was no more glissading due to moats/pits/boulders, but lots of self-arrests to avoid those unpleasant little scummers. Eventually we made it out. Nice day out altho now I can't sit down because of glissade abrasions and my back hurts from carrying the rope whilst lurching about on slippery snow. Ya reap what ya sow I suppose. Will post pics in a moment. Gear Notes: Buncha draws for tooth fairy. A few cams for South Face. Dry rope was nice for gully raps. Helmet... ICE AXE! Approach Notes: Patchy ski track to Source Lake - long snow slope to Pineapple Basin - couloir to Pineapple Pass
  12. Aid Climbing Practice Circuit

    this is actually awesome. psyched to go try them once I get my hands on sum hooks.
  13. [TR] Jack - Nohokomeen Headwall 05/30/2021

    Great pics. Jack is such a monster.
  14. So is this where we spr8y about b**ldering

    heh.
  15. [TR] Guye Peak - South Rib 05/25/2021

    Hey thx guys. more to come soon, as soon as the weather gets better, and I find my ice axe. I'm just uploading pics to a private album on MP and linking the URL now
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