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  1. [TR] Yak Peak - SOMWOW 8/1/2016

    the bivy/camping is much better at the rest area about 5km north. take the Coquihalla Lakes exit. Flush toilets, picnic tables, sort of quiet spots in the woods couple hundred yards from the highway.
  2. [TR] Golden Slam - Standards 8/27/2016

    my memory of descending Tower's gully is it is one of the worst in my 35 years the Cascades.
  3. Backcountry Ethics

    food for thought https://www.wildsnow.com/2012/backcountry-skier-code-ethics/
  4. This tower could be called "Vegan" since it it just N of Vega Tower.
  5. [TR] Mount Constance - West Arete 5/31/2015

    Jason great job on the TR. This is the most useful TR on the West Arete of Constance I have seen.
  6. Red Rocks in February?

    my schedule is wide open. primary interest is trad up to 5.9 send a pm if interested.
  7. looking for Orin

    anyone have his contact info, including the man himself? please send me a pm. Joe
  8. FS La Sportiva Trango S size 46

    worn, but still a lot of life left. $50 plus shipping or will trade towards size 46.5 http://www.flickr.com/photos/wotanofballard/sets/72157630721643794/
  9. sleeps 3 to 4. $150. OBO excellent condition, used only 7 nights. 11.5 lbs
  10. FS camp chairs $10 each

    one Crazy Creek chair like new $10 one Therm-a-Rester $10 like new uses standard thermarest pad $20 viking NOT included
  11. solid durable boot. accepts clip on crampons. light to moderate wear
  12. FS Asolo AFS 101 double boots size 12

    $40 OBO Shells in very good shape, liners have small "bunion holes" cut in them, otherwise ok shape.
  13. Dynastar Vertical skis 180cm x 60mm with skins and Ascention nylon skins + ski crampons + silvretta 300 bindings. Fits all plastic climbing boots $150.
  14. [TR] Castle Peak - NW Ridge 9/21/2011

    "how come you didn't go in via manning park?" It's the journey, not the destination. border "issues" might be another factor.
  15. A good sized rattlesnake was on the trail down from the top of Castle Rock. Moved off with a little encouragement, but wasn't that visible in the dappled light and light brush along the trail.
  16. FS Millet Roc & Ice GTX boots

    Size US 13 light use $125. http://www.prolitegear.com/millet_roc_ice_gtx_shoes.html
  17. FREE AVALANCHE CLINICS SEATTLE AREA

    FREE AVALANCHE CLINICS PUGET SOUND There will be a number of free avalanche awareness lectures. These informative clinics are a good introduction for novices. They also present an opportunity for those considering taking a complete course to see if our avalanche programs might be of interest in the future. (sign-up necessary at Marmot and Backpacker only). The clinics last about 1:40. DATES OFFERED 2004-2005: Nov 15, Second Ascent, 7:00pm/ Nov 16, Marmot (Bellevue), 7:00pm / Nov 17, Tukwila REI, 7:00pm / Nov 30, Tacoma REI/ Dec 2, Backpacker Supply(Tacoma), 7:00pm / Dec 9, Alderwood REI, 7:00pm (date changed from December 1st)/ Dec 14, Feathered Friends, 8:00pm/ Jan 6, University of Washington Climbing club (contact jjantz@u.washington.edu), 7:00pm/ Jan 12, Redmond REI, 7:00pm / Jan 13, Seattle REI, 7:00pm / Jan 27, Backpacker Supply(Tacoma), 7:00pm FREE LECTURES: "AVALANCHE TRAGEDIES IN CANADA 2002-2003" "Avalanche Tragedies in Canada 2002-2003" is a free Power Point presentation that parallels the new Level II avalanche course emphasizing "Persistent Snowpack Weakness" that has been created by Gary Brill. The focus of both of the new programs is not so much on detailing each accident but rather on analyzing common threads that run through the accidents. These programs utilize an historical look back at the highly unusual snowpack in Canada last winter as a vehicle for presentation of relevant materials and current thinking and theories on persistent snowpack weaknesses, a key factor in as many as 80% of recreational avalanche accidents. This presentation will be most effective for individuals who already have basic avalanche knowledge. This program lasts about 1:40. DATES OFFERED 2004-2005: Nov 29, Second Ascent, 7:00pm/Dec 7, Marmot (Bellevue-advanced sign-up recommended), 7:00pm/ Dec 16, Feathered Friends, 8:00pm www.geocities.com/garyabrill/avalanche.html
  18. Climb: FREE AVALANCHE CLINICS SEATTLE AREA- Date of Climb: 11/15/2004 Trip Report: FREE AVALANCHE CLINICS PUGET SOUND There will be a number of free avalanche awareness lectures. These informative clinics are a good introduction for novices. They also present an opportunity for those considering taking a complete course to see if our avalanche programs might be of interest in the future. (sign-up necessary at Marmot and Backpacker only). The clinics last about 1:40. DATES OFFERED 2004-2005: Nov 15, Second Ascent, 7:00pm/ Nov 16, Marmot (Bellevue), 7:00pm / Nov 17, Tukwila REI, 7:00pm / Nov 30, Tacoma REI/ Dec 2, Backpacker Supply(Tacoma), 7:00pm / Dec 9, Alderwood REI, 7:00pm (date changed from December 1st)/ Dec 14, Feathered Friends, 8:00pm/ Jan 6, University of Washington Climbing club (contact jjantz@u.washington.edu), 7:00pm/ Jan 12, Redmond REI, 7:00pm / Jan 13, Seattle REI, 7:00pm / Jan 27, Backpacker Supply(Tacoma), 7:00pm FREE LECTURES: "AVALANCHE TRAGEDIES IN CANADA 2002-2003" "Avalanche Tragedies in Canada 2002-2003" is a free Power Point presentation that parallels the new Level II avalanche course emphasizing "Persistent Snowpack Weakness" that has been created by Gary Brill. The focus of both of the new programs is not so much on detailing each accident but rather on analyzing common threads that run through the accidents. These programs utilize an historical look back at the highly unusual snowpack in Canada last winter as a vehicle for presentation of relevant materials and current thinking and theories on persistent snowpack weaknesses, a key factor in as many as 80% of recreational avalanche accidents. This presentation will be most effective for individuals who already have basic avalanche knowledge. This program lasts about 1:40. DATES OFFERED 2004-2005: Nov 29, Second Ascent, 7:00pm/Dec 7, Marmot (Bellevue-advanced sign-up recommended), 7:00pm/ Dec 16, Feathered Friends, 8:00pm www.geocities.com/garyabrill/avalanche.html
  19. Cinderella Peak (Twin Sisters Range) Beta??

    I did this route a few years ago when the south entrance was open. used mtn bikes for an hour, then reasonable approach thru woods. the route itself was a disappointment. average quality at best. West ridge of N Twin a much better climb for less effort. My partner thought the same. I think there was some "1st ascent euphoria" involved in the comments in Red Fred.
  20. Climb: Mt Stuart-Ice Cliff Glacier Date of Climb: 6/21/2006 Trip Report: Climbed rte in 7.5hrs with Paul Cornett. had a good freeze. no SFOs (significant falling objects) observed. getting past ice cliff on east edge was cruise. crossing bergshrund to upper couloir was spicy snice. little bit o mixed in couloir. cornice easy. awesome alpine setting. descent: jumped Sherpa bergshurund altho could bypass on either side. Gear Notes: no pickets, no regrets 4 pins, more LAs & bugaboos wooda been better. more of smallest cams would have been nice 4 screws enuf Approach Notes: first 1/2 mile of mteers creek rte could use some work. don't need a permit if bivy above 5600', just day use pass for each day
  21. FS Nike air cinder cone sz 12

    trail tennies. almost new. too narrow for my wide feet. $60 jcatellani at att.net
  22. coleman ice bouldering ?

    anybody interested in ice bouldering on lower Coleman Glacier Sat. Aug 9th. lead and TR too ? send a PM if interested.
  23. destruction of summit registers

    Building on the "Rangers Lie" thread, I've heard from reliable sources that it was (and still is?) NCNP policy to have climbing rangers remove (ie toss off) summit registers because they are "installations not in keeping with wilderness". I think the tradition of summit registers should be kept as it preceded creation of NCNP. Just as plane landing are allowed in Denali NP because they historically preceded creation of the park, so should the tradition of summit registers be allowed to continue. Is there anyone out there with a legal background that would like to pursue this, ie get a judge's order that the park can't destroy summit registers? It's kind of a little brother to book burning.
  24. more trailhead break ins

    I was in leavenworst last week and 3 cars at the Snow Lakes TH had windows smashed and were ransacked on tuesday night 6-26. Later the FS "cops" came by and taped garbage bags over the windows to try and keep rain out. beware!
  25. Mt Berge, Zen Arete

    Mt Berge is NW of Buck Mt in the Chiwawa River area. On 6-23-93 Garth Ferber and I gained the crest of the east arete just west of the twin towers from the north. We climbed 17 mostly mid 5th class pitches near the crest. Probably many ways to go, the first third of our climb was usually half a rope length below the crest on the south, then generally on the crest or very close. To avoid a bivy we did not climb the entire arete-instead we traversed west on a ledge and climbed a snow gully to the summit. there might be another 4 pitches to complete the arete. 16 hrs RT from a camp at 5800' on Cleator's east ridge. IV 5.7 ? The approach is up Buck Creek trail about 5 miles,then the trail descends slightly for 100 yards to 4240' in timbered area. Cross Buck Creek and ascend the wooded east ridge of Mt Cleator initially on game trails on the north side then a good trail on the crest. At 5800' descend a little to the south and contour the basin. High Pass, west route on Mt berge, and Mt Cleator can be reached by continuing up the basin. I found the rock quality and the area's scenery to be good enough to come back a month later with Gordy Skoog and climb the east face. Because a schrund blocked access to the right slanting ramp across the face two 5.8 pitches on the wall to the right were climbed. The ramp consisted of 700' of clean slabs (class 3 to 5.0)with little opportunity for pro until directly below the summit. II 5.8 Include small pro including TCU's. The Berge affair continued into 1994 when Garth and I came back and climbed the twin towers, calling them Buson and Basho after the Zen poets. Each has one 70-80' pitch up to 5.8 from the notch between them, best reached from the south. bring small tcu's. I'd like to hear from anybody who repeats the Zen arete , particullarly if they finish the complete arete. PS you can bail to the south with only one rope. [This message has been edited by cascadeclimbers (edited 06-22-2001).]
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