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John Frieh

Alpiners Anonymous: PDX dry tool night

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Picklejuice, good to meet you as well. I took so long to do my post (got interuppted by 5 games of ping-pong, it's pretty serious around here), that I didn't see your reply about Wednesday.

 

Hope you can make it Tuesday?

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I could do Tuesday, either afternoon or evening or both. Maybe go early and winch that shit out of there. Someone have a pickup to haul it away in...?

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I only have @ an hour and a half Tue evening, showing up at approx 6pm, so for me, if I want to pick up garbage I'd just stay at home and clean the living room...... so I'll be climbing.

 

Joseph, I think if you just wrestle it down to Skidmore to the fixed garbage can, I suspect that the PDX people will get to it eventually.

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Well dang it, maybe I'll just have to come on Tuesday too.

 

Might be towards the tail end of daylight, but it will be a sucessful day if I can jump on at least one rope...

 

Went and checked out Rocky Butte today - I don't know the names of everything, but the one wall just north of where the stone bridge on the main road was pretty wet still. I ended up doing some laps on the wall up top for a while - pretty nice considering it's so close...

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I was going to try to get out for a few hours in the afternoon, 3-5 ish. I have class till 2, and then starting again at 6. I'll run into a few of you gappers for sure then.

 

Troy

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I was out there yesterday practicing some aid. I'm still not sure of the names of the different areas/climbs at the Butte but I was doing a crack that I believe was a 5.8 with a 5.10 start farther down past Phylinx (sp?) that was dry. The Silver Bullet area was dry like John said but the cracks to the right were still seeping a bit. Perhaps it will be better today, it stayed dry all day out there yesterday. Maybe I will see you guys out there tonight :wave:

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OK, sorry to swith directions at the last min, but Ujohn called and said that Lake Oswego would be perfect: warm AND dry. DOHHHH, I hadn't even thought of it.

 

Be safer too as wet as the Butte is right now.

 

It's where I'd like to go, anyone else?

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How do you get there? Where in Lake O? What time?

 

(Sorry, don't know jack about the crag there)

 

I'd be down for warm and dry...

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Take Country club turn S on Iron Mt, head to North shore blvd Cabana. Park at that space right at the RR tracks (Union Pacific on the map). Look west @ 1/2 a city block right down the tracks, theres a shitty little bolted rat hole right there.

 

Bring your own partner, rope and draws.

 

Bill: what time?

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Yeah, I used those directions to try to find it once, John. I still don't know where it is. :D

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Look for my gray truck.

 

Park next to it.

 

Walk along the railroad tracks.

 

If you want to follow me there call me and we can meet in SW before driving there.

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Yeah, I used those directions to try to find it once, John. I still don't know where it is. :D

 

Sean, i thought thats why God invented Mapquest. :grin:

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I'll look for the truck, or at least hang around the general location until you or Bill show up. ;)

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there's pretty good directions to the LO crag in the back of the new smith rock guide, plus a map too! don't believe the topo though, the overhanging "5.13+" felt more like 5.12 to me

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Really? Which new smith rock guide?

 

You don't have that book? Dan and I had ours months ago. It included the new granite lines out at Renton area and 3 totally new areas around town including the new 400 foot high cliff 30 min from town. It's amazing.

 

BTW, I don't know why the directions I gave you earlier didn't work. You want to try it again? Drive to Newport, then south to Coos Bay and take a left, go 25 miles towards the Cascade Mountains, take a right , then a left, go straight for 20 min, then left, then right. You're there.

 

No probs! :crazy:

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Ah! That's my problem. I took a left, then a right, when I should've taken a right, then a left. Duh!

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Well if anyone wants to meet up at Rocky Butte anyways, let me know. Tomorrow after 4 would be ideal...

 

I'm new to the area and will bring a rack and a rope if someone wants to show me around...

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