Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • olyclimber


      We have upgraded to new forum software as of late last year, and it makes everything here so much better!  It is now much easier to do pretty much anything, including write Trip Reports, sell gear, schedule climbing related events, and more. There is a new reputation system that allows for positive contributors to be recognized,  it is possible to tag content with identifiers, drag and drop in images, and it is much easier to embed multimedia content from Youtube, Vimeo, and more.  In all, the site is much more user friendly, bug free, and feature rich!   Whether you're a new user or a grizzled cascadeclimbers.com veteran, we think you'll love the new forums. Enjoy!
Sign in to follow this  
Peter Way

first ascent FA Wind Walker Columbia Gorge

Recommended Posts


Cape Horn Columbia Gorge.

Take Cape Horn road, off Hwy 14, to the end (gate). Continue walking down the road (this is a private drive way) to the rail line. Follow the rail line west, down stream, (this is BNSF private property). Approximately 100 yards short of the rail tunnel, the climb can be found on a cliff band 50 yards up and above the rail.



50m WI4

The first 10 meters lays back a bit, then sustained WI4 to the top. The ice ends in frozen brush. 5 meters through the brush to a rap tree.

The water weeps out of the tree line above the cliff and is not associated with a major drainage.


This climb was repeated today by Yeman, Andreu, Tohper and Jeff.

The name Wind Walker seemed appropriate given the 60mph wind gusts we were climbing in.


The Gorge ice right now is in better shape than most people can remember.

Yeman and I also climbed Nancy's Run today, in awesome shape.

Tomorrow may its last day.




Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites



think i managed to frost-nip my pinky today - fuck it was cold - looked something south of austere down there on the river...

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sure looks and sounds a lot like a climb sean beanntan and I got 10 years ago. My photo records indicate 1/16/2007, which would be 10 years to the day :tup:


We hiked down the trail from where the west trail tunnel now resides. Climbed and topped out back at the car.







Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

i too was happy about that. for a moment it felt like when i first found this forum and it was non-stop fun.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this