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Hello! The season has come where the rock is wet, skis are worthless, and ice has yet to grow, if it ever does. Behold, the best collection of dry tooling in the Pacific Northwest! Mik Metzler leading Chewbaccerotica D7 Over the past 10 months we have trundled, scrubbed, and fully bolted 25 routes from D4-D8. We are also working on an advanced crag holding 8 or so routes from D8-D12. These routes are nothing like the slab, mud, and road cuts you have tried. Tom Beirne on a repeat ascent of Piña Coladas With Palpatine D7 This is the beginning of bringing the PNW into the future, and if you haven’t been here yet you are in for a treat. All routes are accessible to TR access with bolted stainless anchors with stainless wire gates. We expect that some may not be able to complete routes, so you can TR through these wire gates. We want you to try anything without concern for having to leave your gear behind as popularity and skill for the sport grows. They are your anchors! All of the thousands of dollars of hardware was generously donated through hundreds of donations from the community. When the anchor biners need replacing, we will all be overjoyed to replace them. Jen climbing during the second Ladypolooza women’s event Currently as the season is picking up, there are about 2-3 groups out at Wayne’s World/Darkside every weekend, and a few groups during the week and development continues. We monitor and fix issues usually in a few days. 7 routes on the main wall have had new dry-static ropes installed (generously donated!) for fast access to route anchors. Joanne enjoys the new extension of Party Time! Excellent! D6 If you have questions or concerns, or looking for a partner you may contact me directly. We also have a community FB page SeattleMixed Climbing to see FA’s, condition reports, and developing updates and new routes are available. Kyle Willis https://www.mountainproject.com/area/118307806/dark-side https://www.mountainproject.com/area/118307059/waynes-world Tom Beirne during development (and sent!) of Boaty McBoatface D9-10 IMG_9652.MOV
Have you experienced issues with Sno-Parks not being plowed? I've run into this issue at Cougar Sno-Park on St. Helens multiple times. Turns out, the work is done by contractors, not the state, and the state has no way to verify the work is being done unless reports are made to them. Previously, you had to find their number and call. However, there is now an online reporting form: http://www.parks.state.wa.us/FormCenter/Winter-Recreation-9/SnoPark-Onsite-Evaluation-Form-68 I've copied the form below so one can see what type of information they are gathering. Cheers! Sno-Park Name Geographical Area -- Select One --123456 Date and Time of Visit Date and Time of Visit Day of Week -- Select One --SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday Project Type -- Select One --Snow RemovalSanitary FacilityTrail Grooming Verify Sno-Park Information Please note changes needed in the current sno-park brochure including driving directions. If none, please leave blank. Weather Conditions during visit Temperature during visit Snow Depth Around Lot Vehicle Count Number w/ permits Number w/o permits Estimated percentage of use by: Snowmobilers: Cross-Country Skiers: Dog Sledders: Snowshoers: Snow Players: Other (name): Signing- Condition of Trail Signing Clear signing from main road to lot? -- Select One --YesNo Bulletin Board (Emergency #, Nearest Phone, etc.) Trail Map Available at Trailhead? -- Select One --YesNo Parking Lot- Conditions of Parking Lot (Snow Removed, Users Parking Efficiently, Garbage, etc.) Sanitary Facility - Conditions of Sanitary Facility (Empty, Clean Surroundings, Etc.) Trail - Conditions of Trail Public Contact/Comment - Additional Comments- Equipment - Equipment Inspection (Damage, Condition of Paint, Parks Logo, grooming, etc.)
Hey all- I will be in WA during the first/second week of March. I'd love to do some climbing for a few days before heading up to ski in BC. Give me a shout if your are available/interested; happy to discuss more details over email, text or phone. Thanks!
Hi All, I'm doing a mixed route in the area on Friday, and wondering if I should extend my trip to Saturday for some ice. Given the recent conditions, it seems dismal. With the coming weather this week, how do we feel about ice climbing this weekend? Thanks much!