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[TR] Gorge Ice- 05/06 Round Deuce 2/20/2006

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Climb: Gorge Ice-05/06 Round Deuce

 

Date of Climb: 2/20/2006

 

Trip Report:

Took the liberty of starting a new thread for the second round of Gorge ice this year in hopes of hearing more about what's in.

 

Today (2-20-06), Michael Nozel and I climbed the Pillar (upper tier of Cape Horn) and found almost perfect conditions. At 200 feet and WI4 with great plastic ice, this is the best single pitch that I have climbed in the Gorge.

 

I would expect the ice to hang in for at least another day so get on it.

 

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Nice work Micheal!! Glad you got out this round. I am extreemly jealous of all of you folks who are out seeking it because it might be there. Yes I got my hernia surgery a week ago! I am finally off the Vicodin and just chillin online looking at where my mind is, and where the body is unable to satisfy the brain. I won't be out climbing until late April! Keep posting the frozen pics....I am enjoying looking at them. Portland folks...you would be supprised what you can find at Rocky Butte with these cold snaps. Also take a drive south on 99E into Millwaukie from Sellwood/Eastmoreland....You will see a body of water on your right, and at the far end of that...you will see something white and vertical....Yes that is ice. I can't go get it so someone else should. These were areas not known for ice that I found the last round as well as the stuff in the gorge. Let me know what you all find!! Happy hunting.

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is that salmon run, or one of the climbs below the highway?

 

It's one of "the Pillars" and it's located above the highway a little east of the Cape Horn lookout. Can't miss it, about a 45 second approach. Amazing thing was we didn't get wet while climbing!

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OK, you're right, it's Salmon Run and Michael Nozel doesn't know how to read a guide book and I couldn't be bothered to get mine out ('til now). At least there isn't like a half page photo in the guide of climbers on the route to help us figure out the name or anything.

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Whoops . . . sorry if I got that one wrong, Doug. Depending upon our next objective, I guess I'll have to bring 18-year Black Maple Hill.

 

Hey Gavin, that impending hernia surgery has been haunting you for a couple years. No fun now, but at least it's over. Get well soon.

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clamberin' on tunnel vision

Marcus Hacks Away

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I enjoy the bush

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and get Bessy to snowball into my coffee!

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Gotta love local moderate low commitment ice climbing minutes from home in a warm to temperate climate

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that looks like some unique westside fun. and ceramic barnyard animals to boot, so to speak.

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