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  1. September Glacier Routes

    Both are late season classics!
  2. Zig Zag, Mt. Erie, Pitch 2 retrobolted

    I remember when the Boat Launch wall was retrobolted in the early 90's, replacing the old 1/4" bolts with 3/8" bolts. Were additional bolts added or the 25+ year old bolts replaced?
  3. Is that a 30 Rock reference? I just finished binge watching the entire 7 seasons before I go back to work.
  4. Anyone seen this guy on at Darrington?

    I think I saw this guy walking down the Apron 30 feet to the right of Banana Peel.
  5. Wrist pain (not Carpal tunnel)

    I used to bus commute across the I-90 bridge and every time my wrists would hurt while in the Mt. Baker tunnel. Turns out I had a case of carpool tunnel syndrome.
  6. https://www.climbing.com/people/drew-ruana-theres-no-reason-to-climb-if-it-makes-you-sad/?fbclid=IwAR3KHP7tjldwYHWSYAHlslP-KgVtw-xXPm3R4KDyFD4I0Q4hMNHT5u-NHH8
  7. [TR] West Fury - Mongo Ridge 07/05/2021

    That is a MONGO trip report. I feel like I climbed the route now. Nice work on the climb and thanks for keeping us arm chair alpinists entertained!
  8. Does anybody have current conditions for the Cascade River Road? I know it is gated at MP 19, but is it drivable that far? Thanks.
  9. Alpine BUCKS

    Now that you mention it I don't recall seeing many, if any, deer in the high country.
  10. I'll never give up my hexes, but I have some Tricams that I would be happy to unload. I have pink, red, and brown available. I've carried them a few times but only placed each one maybe once or twice. The slings are in good shape and they have been stored in a sealed plastic bin. Email daniel-p-smith@hotmail.com if interested.
  11. Flipping channels the other day and caught a really bad movie set in an exotic mountain range with what was clearly Mt. Shuksan in the background.
  12. Hah, I see the Fish duffle bag I sold to mthorman a few years ago! Nice to see its return to Alaska!
  13. I agree with the above comments, the section below the false summit is steep and a fall would be bad, so here is a thought. Go late season (August - September) after the snow has melted out. Rather than take the Cascadian Couloir, hike past the turn off and continue east on the Ingalls Creek trail and take a path that climbs the ridge between the Cascade Couloir and Sherpa Basin. The trail is much better than CC. You can cut back west once above the the nasty scree and sand in a decent talus field below the false summit.
  14. Kid carrying packs

    I was running up Mt. Si once and saw guy with a plastic lawn chair strapped to his back with ~9 y.o. kid sitting in it.
  15. You missed the sit start from the Ruth Glacier.
  16. Solo Alpine Climbs in North Cascades National Park

    Totally agree.
  17. Mt Baker private climb

    Are you asking for training advice? Plenty of blogs and resources on the web that can help. Here is a link to my personal trainer's website: http://www.bodyresults.com/mountaineering-training.asp I would say that on the C-D you will need to carry that 40 pound pack from the trailhead to the Hogsback camp, a distance of ~4 miles and 3,000 ft elevation gain. The next day is another few miles and 4,000+ ft elevation gain, so maybe take that into consideration. This page has some metrics that seem about right. http://www.fitclimb.com/page/mt-baker-conditioning
  18. [TR] Kulshan - Boulder 05/16/2021

    We are all getting older but at least the mountains aren't getting any easier.
  19. Spring Access - White River

    White River opens when they say it will, typically Memorial Day weekend. The White River Road is gated at HWY 410, ~5.5 miles from the trail head. One can park at the gate and ride bikes to White River trail head.
  20. Liberty Ridge -- best timing

    I would worry less about the condition of the Carbon, but rather the ridge itself. Once the lower part of the Ridge melts out it is like a giant pile of un-mortared bricks. I would suggest trying to go by the end of June to ensure adequate snow coverage.
  21. The other day I was watching the 1983 movie, War Games (totally holds up BTW), and a scene that was supposed to be Colorado was obviously shot in Darrington below Whitehorse Mt. Such a photogenic peak.
  22. Nine out of ten times I go skiing it feels like survival skiing, except of course if I am climbing, then conditions are dreamy for skiing and crap for climbing.
  23. Typical Cascades character building conditions, which probably explains why there are so many characters here.