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DirtyHarry

[TR] Rainier- Fuhrer Finger Climb and Descent 6/24/2006

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Climb: Rainier-Fuhrer Finger Climb and Descent

 

Date of Climb: 6/24/2006

 

Trip Report:

Kat and I left Paradise at 5:30 pm on Friday and skinned and hiked up to a camp around 9,000 ft by nine. Snow was nice and firm and temps cool once we got on the Nisqually and we were in the shade.

 

Kat was feeling worn down from a road trip to Yos and extreme lack of sleep for the past few days, so she elected to sleep. I woke and melted water around 3:00 and left camp by a quarter to 4:00 am. Hiked up the Finger in 'poons, then stayed climbers' left of the Upper Nisqually (Sky's beta) and up to the broad summit slopes. Went up real fast and was feeling like shit so the last 800 feet or so went slow. Then I went down to about 13,000 and chilled / napped for about an hour waiting for shit to soften.

 

Then I skiied down the upper Nisqually which was way fun obstacle course crevassiers skiing and into the finger which was steep smooth corn on skiier's right Yee Haw!!! Four thousand feet of good turns. Got back to camp and chilled for a bit in the sun, then Kat and I had another 3500 feet of fun corn turns back to the Nisqually, which I thought was just a blast on steep rollovers, rock bands, and skiing past crevices. Cool.

 

Then I hung out on a rock while Kat hiked up to below Pan Point and skiied down to the Nisqually. Back at the truck by two with all the tourons in the parking lot and it was hot!! so we drank Pacifico with lime and gaped at the gapers. Fun times.

 

 

 

Gear Notes:

Tele gear, aluminum cramps, third tool used once.

 

No pics 'cause Kat's camers was munched by a bear in Yos.

 

Approach Notes:

No 'schwacking!

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you two are the hardestcore couple on cc.com. its beautiful.

 

congrats on your climb and decent! but next time we'll need some glamour shots of the both of you. That wasn't technically a solo climb then, right? wink.gif

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Nice, Pete. Was thinking of you as I was postholing down the Emmons, wishing I was on skis too.

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Yep. With those weather and conditions it would be hard not to make it up. I was happy with Liberty Cap; I let Jens run up and tag the true summit while I napped in the sun. Couldn't believe how calm and nice it was that high; I didn't even pull out the puffy jacket.

 

Lots of stuff was falling off Willis Wall and Ptarmigan Ridge and we saw a massive avy thundering down Thermogenesis on Saturday evening; that was cool.

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Tan Snaffle is a TR highjacker. Further evidence to support my thesis: women are evil.

 

Nice work Dirty Harry!

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Tan Snaffle is a TR highjacker. Further evidence to support my thesis: women are evil.

 

Nice work Dirty Harry!

 

duh! anyone here could've told you that. nice climbing DH. Tanstaafl--even better work evils3d.gif

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Its not a competition, Minx. Everybody's a winner.

 

maybe in your world they are but in mine, we keep score and don't pass out orange wedges and juice at half time.

 

just admit it DH tanstaafl is better than you grin.gifwink.gif

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ha! at least you've got skillz. marco polo is definitely hardcore. you go girl

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I don't know why I continue to torture myself day after day with this shit. Nice job on a good day out on the big hill. thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

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