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Dave_Schuldt

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Holy shit, the place was PACKED!!! Mounties everywhere plus other large groups. The large groups should rent a (porta poty) They were dressed in all the usual garb plus gators?!?! We did 2 routes and bailed to here.

 

 

This is the beach at Fort Ebey State Park. We walked the beach for a few hours then headed for home. We were the last car on the ferry!

Mount Erie is out till the fall. Still no new guide book. 1281P3280009-med.JPG

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Dave

 

When you say "MtErie is out till the fall" do you mean the Mounties will be visiting the Mt every weekend??? Do you know what areas of the Mt the mounties like to practice on? Are they at any of the Powerline, Orange walls or Snag Buttress? Are there parking problems if you want to park at the base? Don't they park at the trailer park area?

 

If you know answers to any of my questions thanks for answering them. Eerie

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One of the groups was probably the Bellingham Mountaineers Basic Climbing Class. They had their Rock I field trip at Erie around this time last year. Of course they were wearing gators, it was warm outside and they were rock climbing too, why wouldn't one wear gators cantfocus.gif. From all the times I have been there and seen climbing classes, they have been using the summit wall, but thats usually where they are at.

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Dave

 

When you say "MtErie is out till the fall" do you mean the Mounties will be visiting the Mt every weekend??? Do you know what areas of the Mt the mounties like to practice on? Are they at any of the Powerline, Orange walls or Snag Buttress? Are there parking problems if you want to park at the base? Don't they park at the trailer park area?

 

If you know answers to any of my questions thanks for answering them. Eerie

 

Hidden in this thread is the start of a list of places the larger 'groups' will be this spring and summer.

 

Should we make a special thread for this info somewhere?

 

 

***********************************

edit: Hell, I'll just cut and paste the info in here....

 

BOEALPS:

March 20, Mt. Erie, basic rock field trip

March 27, Horsethief, intermediate rock field trip

May 1, Smith, intermediate rock field tip

May 22, Squamish, intermediate rock field trip

April 24/25*, Leavenworth, joint class rock field trip

 

Bellingham Mounties:

March 27, Mt. Erie, basic rock 1

April 17/18, Skaha, BC, basic rock 2

 

Kitsap Mounties:

April 17, Mt. Erie, intermediate rock (rescue)

May 8, Leavenworth, intermediate rock 1

June 19/20, Leavenworth, intermediate rock 2

 

Tacoma Mounties:

April 24 or 25, Spire Rock, basic rock 1

May 15 or 16, Leavenworth, basic rock 2

April 17/18, (location TBD), intermediate rock 1

May 1/2, (location TBD), intermediate rock 2

 

Olympia Mounties:

May 15/16 or May 22/23, (location TBD), basic rock weekend

June 5/6, (location TBD), intermediate rock 1

June 19/20, (location TBD), intermediate rock 2

 

Seattle Mounties*:

April 3/4, Mt. Erie, basic rock 2

March 20/21, Leavenworth, intermediate rock 1

March 27/28, Leavenworth, intermediate rock 1

April 17/18, Leavenworth, intermediate rock 2

April 3/4, Leavenworth, crag course rock 1

April 10/11, Leavenworth, crag rock 2

May 8/9, Leavenworth/Vantage, crag rock 3

May 29/30, Leavenworth/others, crag rock 4

April 10/11, Vantage, Big wall course rock 1

May 8/9, Index, Big wall rock 2

 

Everett Mounties:

April 17/18*, Leavenworth, basic rock 2

March 27/28, Leavenworth, intermediate rock 1

April 24/25, Royal Columns, intermediate rock 2

April 24/25, Leavenworth, crag course rock 1

May 8/9, Royal Columns, crag rock 2

May 22/23, Vantage, crag rock 3

June 5/6, Squamish, crag rock 4

 

Tacoma Mounties:

April 17/18, Squamish , intermediate rock 1

May 1/2, Leavenworth , intermediate rock 2 (Sat - spread out in small groups; Sun - Barney's Rubble)

 

* = means I would guess that this gathering would be on the larger size, you know "mountie size". Doesn't mean the other gatherings won't be large though

 

 

Washington Alpine Club

 

Sat, March 27th Mt. Si

Sat, April 3rd Spire Rock

Sat, April 10th Spire Rock

Sat, April 17th Mt. Erie

Sat & Sun, May 1st-2nd Snoqualmie Pass

Fri/Sat/Sun, May 7/8/9th Tooth and Commonwealth Basin

Fri/Sat/Sun, May 14/15/16th Tooth and Commonwealth Basin

Sat/Sun, May 22nd-23rd Nisqually Glacier

Sat & Sun, June 5-6th Mt. Baker-Easton Gl Route

Sat & Sun, June 12th-13th Mt. Baker-Easton Gl Route (usually)

 

 

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Ha ha. Mountie size.

 

We hiked into Clamshell Cave in 11worth on Sunday, amazed by the lack of cars parked at the pullout. It wasn't until right below the crag we heard the tinkling of brand new hexes and the heavy thud of mountaineering boots. As we rounded the corner, we ran into the 30+ group of mounties wearing mountaineering boots, gaitors and shorts over poly pro. Classic. We bailed and went elsewhere, since the crag was top-rope sieged and we hadn't made a reservation.

 

They were waaay sneaky by carpooling. wazzup.gif

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Don't forget about Mountie mentor groups, there where a few of them there plus Canadians. The groups mostly use the top areas. There where several cars park for the Snag Butress.

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