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About Alex

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  1. chucK has passed away

    Just saw this. Sad passing. Chuck and I climbed at Static together, fun and easy times.
  2. Good for trying them. I found the Lennox climbs to be fun but it certain is a real approach, you really want snow cover for it.
  3. nice job, its a nice route with good weather, I like it a lot more than the N Face
  4. The stuff above melawka lake I've never heard of anyone climbing nor have I climbed them (though I did the stuff lower down, keekwulee falls etc) so I'd say good job getting out and climbing something!
  5. [TR] Johannesburg - NE Rib 1957 10/13/2018

    nice to see shit still getting done
  6. This place is like Monte Cristo

    I like the newer forum software. It's made me check out cc.com a few times in recent weeks. Not much to chat about in the winter, as right now I just post some random ski pics on FB. If there is a real ski TR it generally goes on TAY.
  7. 1 week - end of march - alpine where?

    Honestly unless the weather window is amazing I wouldn't spend the time in the cascades unless you are ski touring. If you are ski touring, it would be perfect time of year for Isolation Traverse, Ptarmigan on skis, or Forbidden Traverse I'd echo Banff for ice, JTree or Red Rocks or Smith for rock climbing. Moab for a week of crusher mountain bikling. Indian Creek if you are up to it. Sierra for melting-out-but-probably very cold higher elevation scrambles
  8. great pictures as always! worthy of a coffee table book!
  9. Kid-friendly top-roping in Leavenworth?

    Barney's Rubble, Roto Wall, Playground Point has a few climbs as Gene mentions, we also regularly TR Mountaineers Dome climbs, and make up a bunch more; it depends on your kid a bit. We started them on all these, then graduated to multi-pitch rock climbs and now the 10-year old is leading easier routes.
  10. [TR] Dragontail Peak - Triple Couloirs 5/2/2017

    Hey Josh et co, good job getting up a big face in good style. This trip is a big undertaking no matter what the route conditions, so great job! Sounds like your training paid off and you got a great day in the mountains, and back down safe!
  11. need info on a route in exit 38

    Take the fall, Ram
  12. Help me pick a route on Rainier.

    Lib Ridge and Ptarmigan both are traditionally marginal or "out" by early July in a normal snow year, which this is. Lib Ridge because the Carbon becomes very difficult to navigate and the ridge proper starts melting out. Ptarmigan for different reasons but YMMV. What's wrong with the route you already did? Kautz isn't a mobbed trade route so it's a good choice, and up-and-over should present plenty of challenge for your group even if you aren't front-pointing the entire way. I think the Spring will tell better what conditions present in July: If it remains cool and cloudy here with below normal temps, then my first paragraph can be tossed, and you could try Lib Ridge, which is remote but not technically difficult.