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[TR] Snoqualmonix - Pineapple Express 03/30/2019

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Trip: Snoqualmonix - Pineapple Express

Trip Date: 03/30/2019

Trip Report:

Another lap on it w/ Rolf.  Thinnish ice down low but well adhered to the rock and more quantity than expected.  The upper NYG pitch was quite dry.  Still a very fun outing for this late in the season.

It was a GroundUp-TeamFree-SmashAnGrab redpoint our sponsors (Geritol and Dr. Scholl's) would like to point out.

No good pics on the route so I included a shot of the start of last year's instant classic, the Turf Testament...

--I'd like to add a recommendation to rap after the 4th pitch since the traverse to NYG is a bit tedious, but more importantly the turf on the last pitch of NYG is not frozen.  We had to be very careful not to damage it.

Gear Notes:
Don't forget the Tricams.

Approach Notes:
Need younger knees.

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  • Snaffled 1
  • Rawk on! 2

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How many pink tricams?

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Actually I think we only used the brown (field) one, but used it 2 or 3 times.  We definitely brought pinko though!

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Nice work gentlemen, way to keep those knees oiled up and mobile.

 

Also, I'm having the last of your leftover post-climb pizza for lunch, so thanks Marko!

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I think it is rad that you guys can be casual about climbing a route like this @Marko @rat.  One of the great  aspects of climbing is that it is can be infinitely tweaked to your tastes and fitness, creaky knees and all. 

For me, it means low angled vegetated terrain, most of the time.  :wink:

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On 4/1/2019 at 6:33 PM, Marko said:

No good pics on the route so I included a shot of the start of last year's instant classic, the Turf Testament...

IMG_3810.JPG

Turf Testament was looking pretty fat, at least in the bottom, when I skied down there on Friday morning!

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Ya indeed; the above pic was from Saturday.  We expected a conga line going up it!

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On ‎4‎/‎2‎/‎2019 at 9:59 AM, JasonG said:

I think it is rad that you guys can be casual about climbing a route like this @Marko @rat.  One of the great  aspects of climbing is that it is can be infinitely tweaked to your tastes and fitness, creaky knees and all. 

For me, it means low angled vegetated terrain, most of the time.  :wink:

It should be noted that the Rat exudes casual when the climbing isn't.

And I think your assessment of climbing is spot on!

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On 4/2/2019 at 9:59 AM, JasonG said:

I think it is rad that you guys can be casual about climbing a route like this @Marko @rat.  One of the great  aspects of climbing is that it is can be infinitely tweaked to your tastes and fitness, creaky knees and all. 

For me, it means low angled vegetated terrain, most of the time.  :wink:

I need to climb with you!

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