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  1. Lowa Triplex boots size 12, with matching rigid crampons (REI branding) I used these for ice climbing. They're not really for glacier travel.
  2. for sale 20 carabiners. $90

    (20) carabiners, mixed SMC and REI Cash please. I live in Seattle.
  3. (11) show tent pegs (1) 4x7 snow anchor Cash please. I live in Seattle.
  4. (2) SALEWA BDP 14" (1) SALEWA BDP 10" (1) unknown maker 9" Cash please. I live in Seattle.
  5. This is a tri-blade tool. I used it for both ice and rock.
  6. My boots were size 12, but these are adjustable. Cash please. I live in Seattle.
  7. I am trying to get a couple of people together to take a ski mountaineering course this spring with AAI. Need three people total in order to book a spot and am new to the area. The course is six days long in late April/early March on Mt Baker. Link to the course details https://www.alpineinstitute.com/catalog/ski-mountaineering/ I am an expert skier with a moderate amount of backcountry experience and AIARE 1. I'm looking to get my glacier travel skills up to snuff and meet some people willing to earn their turns. Let me know if you're interested. Should be a good time. Wes
  8. Climbing / mountaineering partners

    Just did West ridge of Stuart and Shucksan via sulfide they were a blast!. Looking to do infinite Bliss, El Dorado, Liberty Bell and really whatever else will go before fall ends. Send a PM with describing what experience you have. Do you have crevasse rescue experience, multi-pitch sport/trad, Ice, what mountains have you climbed in Washington, ect If interested shoot me a text or call at 425-362-8406
  9. Hey Everyone! My job is causing me to move to southern California so I'm looking to off load all of my winter gear to help me fund my move south. Everything listed is in great condition and fully functional if not unused entirely. If you have any questions let me know. Reasonable offers will be considered. Mountain Hardwear Thermal Q Elite Puffy Royal Blue Size XL - $50 (Medium warmth) Mountain Equipment 800 Fill Down Puffy Black Size XL - $150 (high altitude/deep winter warmth) Rab Hardshell Jacket Green Size XL - $50 (Small rip in front easily patched) Rab Permaloft Full Zip Puffy Pants Size XL - $75 (Fits like a Large, Never Used) Marmot Precip Full Zip Hardshell Pants Size L - $75 (New with Tags) Petzl Laser Speed Ice Screw 17cm - $40 (Never Used) Petzl Laser Speed Ice Screw 13cm - $40 (Never Used) 1 Black Diamond Ice Screw Storage Bags - $15 or free if you buy the screws
  10. Moving sale! Most of these were never even used as they were bought for a planned summit that was canceled by COVID last year. I'm really hoping to let these go as a lot, but here are individual prices: 21" Cable Pickets - $40/each (I have 3 total for sale) 2' Pickets - $25/each (2 total) 3' Picket - $30 (just the 1) I will update this post as these sell - let me know if you'd like to make a deal for the lot of them!
  11. This jacket is awesome but the Euro fit is between a US L and XL and I just want more room in a shell. Because of that I was not able to wear it. It would be great for someone 5'8-6'2 and 190-210. Cheers! High alpine jacket designed to keep you covered and moving forward NatureTec Rips material offers robust scuff and wind resistance DWR treatment on face fabric repels light rain and snow with ease NatureTec light material in key areas releases heat and moisture Merino lining helps control temperature and wick moisture Adjustable hood blocks out blustery winds and blowing snow 2 large chest pockets can be easily accessed when wearing a pack Hem width adjustment locks in a secure fit under harnesses, packs
  12. These are awesome boots. I have used them once and will not be skiing anymore. These will hopefully serve you well as you get after it!
  13. For your next trip to high heights, cold climates, and technical terrain, gear up with the Mammut Eigerjoch Pro In Hooded Jacket. Designed for mountaineering, this jacket has everything you need to thrive in extreme environments. The shell of the jacket is made up of Pertex Quantum Pro fabric, an ultralight material that repels water, resists abrasion, and adds almost no weight to your kit. On the inside you've got a combination of down and synthetic insulation for a one-two punch of warmth and comfort in cold conditions. PrimaLoft Gold insulation is placed in areas that are more sensitive to moisture buildup, giving you warm-when-wet warmth where it counts and reliable down insulation everywhere else. face fabric] Pertex Quantum Pro (100% polymide), DWR treatment Insulation 90% down 850, 10% PrimaLoft feather Baffle Construction double-chamber Fit regular Length hip Hood helmet compatible Pockets 2 chest, 2 internal mesh, internal chest, 2 front Thumbholes elastic hand gaiters Claimed Weight 1lb 10oz
  14. Lowa Civetta plastic boots size 15. Very good condition. Great for snow climbs like Mt Rainier and ice climbing and snow shoeing. Very warm and comfortable. I wear size 15 shoes and these allow for extra insoles or socks. They could fit size 16 too without extra socks. I got them to go to Alaska and didn’t make it. I used them to climb Rainier and ice climb a few times in Montana. Text Scott in Olympia 360 556 5922 $95. Got big feet? I will make you a deal.
  15. Mt. Shasta Mountaineering

    Hey there! I'm a 31 YO male living in the town of Mt. Shasta. Looking for a mountaineering partner to explore more of Mt. Shasta's glacial and alpine offerings. My goal is to climb all 14 routes (already have 2 down). I already have another climber (another Mt. Shasta local, 32 YO male) competent in glacier travel/alpine climbing. Looking to create at least a team of 3 for safety reasons. Former Marine, experienced thru-hiker, high level of experience in map and compass navigation, skier, and beginner glacier travel/alpine mountaineer. Safety is paramount. Proper trip planning is essential. I have a 9mm 40m single dry rope, snow protection, slings/cordette, and use the partner pulley/tibloc/micro traxion Petzl system for crevasse ascent and setting up hauling. Competent with munter-mule/prussiks/ and other essential mountaineering knots. I of course have all non-technical gear as well including a 3-person four season tent. For orienteering I use a map of Mt. Shasta, a high quality compass, and a Garmin GPS. My technical skills include: 1. Self-Ascent out of a Crevasse 2. Setting Protection 3. Prepping the lip 4. Setting up a hauling system 5. Belaying a climber 6. Moving on the rope with a running belay If you have any interest in teaming up please send a text to: (831) 345-9638. My first name is Theo.
  16. For sale is a pair of Lowa Alpine Expert GTX mountaineering boots, men's size 12 (US). These are brand new boots, never used, with the tags still on, no defects. The original box was thrown away. MSRP is $440. From the Lowa website: A new take on a versatile all-around alpine boot, this insulated model’s design balances flexibility with durability, and excels in both hiking comfort and climbing performance. The Fit Wing features allows for easy ankle articulation, making it ideal for heavy backpacking trips as well as for mixed climbing. Automatic crampon-compatible. Durably waterproof/breathable. Upper: Mountaineering Split Leather/Microfiber Lining: GORE-TEX, PrimaLoft® 400g Insole: Insulate Pro Alu-Coated w/Fleece Midsole: DuraPU® Outsole: VIBRAM® Alp Trac® Ice Stabilizer: Mountaineering Hard Winter Weight: 870 g/Single Shoe Country of Origin: Italy Resoleable: Yes
  17. Only the boots left $100 Backcountry ski setup $600 Salomon MTN Explore 95 184cm skis Market Kingpin 13 bindings Kingpin crampons Black Diamond climbing skins Black Diamond poles Scarps Maestrale boots I believe they are 29.5 I wear a size 12 and I mostly wear Salomon footwear, for sizing comparison I used these for the last 4 years. I am a boarded but I bought this setup to teach my girls to ski and I had hopes of getting into ski mountaineering. They’ve been used gently inbounds with one Hood ascent/descent. I’d like to sell as a package, but I would consider offers on separate pieces too. 971-645-9112 located Portland
  18. Footwear is the most important of gear, no question. I've taken some time to think about all kinds of different footwear in the Cascades, from trail running to ice climbing and skiing. Here are my thoughts and strategies. I welcome diverse opinions! https://climberkyle.com/2020/09/15/footwear-in-the-cascades/
  19. Selling a few items. Email aaron.tiff@gmail.com if interested. Buyer to pay USPS flat rate shipping ($18 for the boots, $8 for the shirt and pants). Will post items on eBay if no offers after a couple days. Pics located here - https://photos.app.goo.gl/CHLnSiLKQYxD6t3h8 $35 - La Sportiva Trango Gore-Tex Mountaineering boots (size 43.5) - had these a few years and could probably use a new waterproof coating but still lots of life in them, very comfortable for hiking or alpine environments $25 - Kuhl long sleeve highly breathable shirt (size medium) - like new (too big for me) color is much more of a dark/navy blue than the gray that came out in the photo. $25 - Mountain hardwear softshell pants (size large) - excellent condition but also too large, no holes or rips
  20. Trip: Mt. Rainier - Kautz Route Trip Date: 07/25/2020 Trip Report: Bare Bones Cross-posting this from where I keep my trip reports, so if format is wonky below it's cause I'm lazy to reupload photos/format: https://www.natexploring.com/tripreports/kautz-route-mt-rainier Route: AI2-3 Grade II-III; Ice, Alpine, 9000 ft* Ascent via the Kautz Route. Carry over and descent via the DC. *According to Mountain Project/Summit Post Length: Two days with an overnight at Camp Hazard at 11,200’ Dates: July 24-25th, 2020 Climbing Gear: Here’s my regular PSA that just because someone on the internet used a certain rack (or lack thereof) does not mean it’s the right rack for you. Air Tech Light Crampons (yes, they’re aluminum and light. Aluminum is known for bouncing off hard ice, so either be very comfortable reusing axe pick holes for feet or bring something steel) Grivel Ghost Evo Axe with trigger (great to have one of these for the approach since it’s also aluminum & therefore light/a good plunge-stepping and self-arresting tool, but I was glad I brought the tech machine as a second ‘real’ tool) Carbon Tech Machine 4x screws ranging from 13-17cm 5 draws; 2x double-lengths 60m Beal Opera 8.5mm dry-treated rope 1 picket (not used, but I’m told real Cascades climbers always bring one 🤷‍♀️) The Details Deb and I left the parking lot around 9:30am ish. Who doesn’t like to start up a route in a complete ping-pong ball whiteout? The first 4500’ vertical feet looked like this. It felt like we were climbing a never-ending snow slope with surprise crevasses that would sneak up on us (not hard since we could barely see 10 feet in front of us). Being able to read a topo map was essential for navigation and we got to the base of The Fan no issues. There are two main approaches, we crossed the Nisqually Glacier on a flat traverse at 6,300 feet to the base of a large gully called The Fan. It wasn’t really ‘in’ per say, and there was a lot of rockfall everywhere, so we moved fast and up this gully to reach the bench at 7,400’. I think other parties have been taking the Wilson Glacier approach because I saw no bootpack at all the whole way (only some goat tracks), even in very narrow snow constrictions. Eventually we broke out of the cloud soup to blue skies and a view of Rainier. No more ping-ponging through clouds. That’s cause to celebrate We slogged pretty uneventfully up to our camp at 11,200’ and were very lucky to have running water up there, meaning that I was carrying a lot of extra fuel. Better safe than sorry. We left the parking lot ~9:30 am-ish and were up at camp before 5pm. For the whiteout navigation in the morning, and us taking it slow, it was a good pace. Drinking a 30cal packet of miso soup and standing on clouds with views of Mt. Adams Altitude and I don’t mix very well. Above 11k, my appetite disappears entirely. I had a packet of miso and 15cal of electrolytes mixed with hot water for dinner and that was all I could stomach for the evening. Not great if you’re planning to go up and over a giant mountain the next morning. You know what time is? 7:30pm, also known as alpine bedtime. Using my rope as a pillow and my stuffed puffy as a cuddle toy 7 hours later the alarm woke us up at 4am. Sleep did miracles for me. I woke up fresh, having actually slept (which never usually happens for me at altitude), and interested in some food. So I made the cup-o-noodle that was supposed to be half of my dinner the night before. After ramen (which would prove to be the only food I ate for pretty much the rest of the day not counting 1 clifshot blok and 6 dates), we packed up our tent, sleeping bags, pads, stove, fuel, and everything else. We were coming down the other side of Rainier via a different route, so no chance at leaving our gear behind to grab it later. At 5:30am we set off and rapped down the rock step. We didn’t really need headlamps at this point. I love non-super-alpine starts. The sleep definitely helped me feel fresh for the technical ice pitches. Soloing the bottom ice steps that aren’t really ice steps and more frozen giant waves. Super fun ‘ice scrambling’. Rainier’s shadow at dawn with St. Helens off to the left No pics of the actual ice climbing section above the lower half since I was focused on climbing with my aluminum crampons + 1 aluminum tool/tech machine combo and the 35lb pack on my back, and my partner was focused on not getting pelted with ice and was being a vigilant belayer. I linked together all the ice until it was walkable with no tools. I think it was about 90m of climbing since we simul-ed the first 30m. Placed 2 screws along the way and felt fine with that since the ice was super mellow (albeit a bit dinner-platey) Above the ice. Now a long 2000’ snow slog to get up and over. Crevasses that could swallow a semi-truck. These behemoths we had to traverse many hundreds of feet to find a snowbridge crossing Up and over and down the DC route, which is a popular ascent and was marked with wands and had a very nice bootpack (the first of our trip). We cruised down, excited to drop some altitude and have the increased hydrostatic pressure get more oxygen into our bloodstreams. Seracs on the DC descent route Back at the parking lot with enough food and fuel to have lasted us another 2 or 3 days on the mountain (no, really. I had two giant sandwiches, 8 bars, 1 cup-o-noodle and a full ziplock of granola left over). But altitude made everything unappealing until we got back to the car. We ran into Porter McMichael (a guide on Rainier for IMG ) on our way down at Muir and he suggested we catch up over pizza and burgers. YES. No better way to end two days in the mountains. We had great weather on day 2, hardly any wind and the crevasse navigation was relatively simple. It was definitely a long walk to get on some ice, but the camping views and being the only ones on-route were worth it. Did I mention that this was Deb’s FIRST CAMPING TRIP EVER?! Aren’t you glad you read till the bottom of this trip report to find out? Deb is a fantastic car2car partner and is wicked fast, competent and also excited about ice climbing. But this was literally her first time sleeping in a tent outside. Ever. Or carrying a heavy pack with more than a day’s worth of anything. I’m not joking. She was a total champ and only asked me once how to inflate/deflate a sleeping pad or stuff a sleeping bag. If you get the chance to climb with Deb, she’s great, although you’ll probably have better luck getting her on a day c2c trip than anything overnight. I don’t think this trip convinced her that overnighting is for her Gear Notes: Air Tech Light Crampons, Grivel Ghost Evo Axe with trigger, Carbon Tech Machine, 4x screws ranging from 13-17cm; 5 draws; 2x double-lengths; 60m Beal Opera 8.5mm dry-treated rope Approach Notes: The Fan
  21. Hi! I would love to climb beautiful peaks in WA, especially 5 volcanos and I need buddy(ies) to make it reality. I have done a 6-day mountaineering course, covering all the aspects of it, though I did not get enough chance to practice. If any person or group is open to include and mentor a sort-of newbie, that will be awesome! Thanks in advance.
  22. Used less than a handful of times on some volcanoes. No longer have the Vipecs and therefore no need for these. I honestly forget the official size of these. I measured the base to fit 110mm. I used them on skis measuring 105mm which is likely around the ideal size. $75 + Free Shipping
  23. Hi all! My name is Zach and I just moved to the area, it's about the worst time of year for the types of climbs I wanna do but I'd like to make plans with somebody to do some winter-accessible stuff including but not limited to some of the tags on this post, and stuff in the spring and summer. Everything from cragging to alpine stuff but preferably the latter. My experience includes: AAI's AMTL1 class (South Early Winter Spire, Baker, Silver Star), trad following and leading at Devil's Lake in Wisconsin, easy glaciated peaks in Peru, ice climbing in Michigan, and several years of sport climbing. I have most of my own gear including a standard rack, but lack the correct ropes and snow/ice protection. I've been out of the game for a bit because of two hip surgeries earlier this year so I'll need to brush up on some stuff before hitting it too hard, but I'd definitely like to get active asap if anybody is interested. Shoot me a text at 616-443-8851, thanks!
  24. Four years ago I thought I was gonna be a mountaineer! I enrolled in the courses, I bought the gear, and I started paying the tuition. Currently, I am in school to be a doctor of physical therapy. Can you guess what happened? I got mega injured and spent so much time in rehab that I decided on a change of life course. Fortunately, all the gear listed here is 100% brand new and never been used. I didn't get injured USING the gear, but I did remove the price tags when I first purchased them- thus, I cannot return them to backcountry.com for a refund. I simply held onto all this stuff hoping that one day I'd use it. But now I lay awake at night thinking about my extravagant student loan debt and not so much about summiting any dang thing in Patagonia. So, you want some of these goodies? Everything is 100% brand new and the prices are simply 50% of what I originally paid for them a couple of years ago. Local pickup in Portland is preferred, but I can maybe drive stuff out to you or ship it also depending on what all is good for everyone involved. Attached is a nice little PDF of some photos, information, and prices about all the gear. I'll keep this list up-to-date as things move. If you see it here, then I have it at my house! Have a great season everyone! Again, prices are listed at 50% of what I paid for them and all items are in the same condition as I received them. The list includes: 1. Black Diamond- Prime Alpine Touring Ski Boot - 27 - Bd Orange $150 2. Salewa Vertical Pro Mountaineering Boot - Men's - size 9 $160 3. Petzl Lynx LL Crampon with Fakir Crampon Bag $105 4. Dynafit TLT Radical ST Binding - 92mm brake $250 5. Garmin eTrex 30 GPS $90 6. Black Diamond / Pieps Sport Avalanche Safety Set (incl. shovel, probe, beacon) $190 7. Grivel G1+ S.A. Ice Axe w/Leash - 66cm $50 8. Suunto MC-2G Navigator Compass $40 Mountain Goods.pdf
  25. Mountaineering Ropes

    I am new to mountaineering/glacier travel. I took a guided climb on Mt Baker last summer and will be taking a mountaineering course this coming winter. I am looking to get a rope for glacier travel and plan to start with Mt Baker again next summer. I was looking to see if there was a dedicated thread for this topic but didn't find one. If anyone knows of one could you point me in that direction? Wondering what type of ropes would be ideal for starting out with this level of climbing. I have read in various places that 3 people can be on anywhere from 30-50 m safely. I this accurate? Would 50 m be significantly extra for a 2-person rope team? The second question relates to diameter - would a half rope between 8-9mm be sufficient for this type of travel? I see that a bigger diameter rope (>9mm) is obviously going to weigh more and is often used in other types of climbing at longer lengths (60m). Is there a standard or ideal rope length and diameter that is standard or more versatile. Wondering what the thoughts are on trade-off between diameter, weight, length, durability and versatility. Any thoughts would be appreciated! Thank you, Joe
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