Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • olyclimber

      WELCOME TO THE CASCADECLIMBERS.COM FORUMS   02/03/18

      We have upgraded to new forum software as of late last year, and it makes everything here so much better!  It is now much easier to do pretty much anything, including write Trip Reports, sell gear, schedule climbing related events, and more. There is a new reputation system that allows for positive contributors to be recognized,  it is possible to tag content with identifiers, drag and drop in images, and it is much easier to embed multimedia content from Youtube, Vimeo, and more.  In all, the site is much more user friendly, bug free, and feature rich!   Whether you're a new user or a grizzled cascadeclimbers.com veteran, we think you'll love the new forums. Enjoy!
Sign in to follow this  
marcus

[TR] Snoqualmie Mountain - Pineapple Express 3/26/

Recommended Posts

Trip: Snoqualmie Mountain - Pineapple Express

 

Date: 3/26/2007

 

Trip Report:

Following icy rumours and plummeting temps on Monday, Bill Amos and I climbed Pineapple Express on Snoqualmie Mtn's NW face. I believe this to be the 2nd ascent of the route and it is definitely a great line worthy of attention. Kudos to Roger & Dan for linking up the features and figuring it out.

 

Thoughtful mixed climbing on well frozen rock/turf/scrub/ice 3p up buttress before doglegging out right 2p to find mega-ramp towards NYG. Cruxes at P3&5. I think I always get lost at the NYG topout: twice now i've led this steep awkward corner above loose blocks(w/2 fixed pins and a stopper) but i keep hearing about cruiser 5.7 to the shoulder. Am I nuts or just stupid? Anyhow, sweet line - go get it.

 

P3:pineapple_022_edit.jpg

 

 

...megaramp...pineapple_027_edit.jpg

 

 

...top of NYGpineapple_028_edit.jpg

 

Gear Notes:

.1-#3 camalots, KB, baby angle, egg mcmuffins, Reactors(2), 70m cord, Bill's sexy gators...and my lucky charm!

 

Approach Notes:

Phantom Slide, no floats, 2hrs to base.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well done! As far as I can tell, awkward corner is the correct finish to NYG. Reading the old reports I got the impression that the 5.7 cruise splits off at the moderate ramp that leads to the corner. Unless of course everyone else is super tough and thinks awkward corner is 5.7.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice work guys. See Billy, I knew you'd find someone to climb with! Marcus I'm glad you weren't too whipped from Crossfit!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was a great route, but in all actuality I'm pretty bummed I missed the "Charmed" marathon. Oh well, maybe next time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like some pretty hairy climbing! It would be great to see an overview shot. Looks like "...top of NYG" is creating a new ice line.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations on the second ascent! Surprising that it is in shape so late in the season. I think the 5.7 finish to NY Gully is a bit down and left of the awkward corner.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rolf and I climbed this route today. Pretty fun considering the approach starts only 45 min. from Seattle. Didn't seem like it was quite m6. But what the fuck do I know, I'm not much of an M-climber.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, Marcus, that looks like some real life alpine climben. Looks pretty fun. Nice photos as well.

Edited by sill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Strong work guys :rawk: Roj will be stoked his route is getting some traffic... looks like the new snoqual test piece... at least until Sky and Ross ski it :laf:

 

Didn't seem like it was quite m6.

 

Must be all that snowshoe drytool bouldering you have been doing :P That or you aided it :grlaf:;)

 

snowshoedrytoolbouldering.JPG

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:laf:

 

Sorry to hijack your TR Marcus. But here's some pic's of Rolf on the crux and the NYG crux and of topping out.

 

PI4.JPG

 

PI8.JPG

 

PI10.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×