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Lucky Larry

[TR] columbia river gorge - any 12/14/2008

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Trip: columbia river gorge - any

 

Date: 12/14/2008

 

Trip Report:

anybody know what's in yet? It is looking very promising in the next few days for all you ice ratz! Enjoy yourselves.

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going on a hunt tomorrow. looks to be good and cold the next few days. might need to get pneumonia for a week or so :grin:

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Shot this pic on Sunday. No ice of any kind, frozen moss and dry tooling was the the sport of the day.

 

 

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no school 2day - gonna go have a look-see what this'er cold winds been doing on the wa-side.

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I'm ready if you need a belay. Short on tools though. However, several seem to frequent this board so it shouldn't be a problem finding a couple.

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By Saturday the Oregon side should be sporting some of the best ice it's seen in years I would suspect. Maybe even some of those epic long lines up by Weyth will be in.

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If things go as forecast you guys could climb there for the rest of December!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Forecast Looks amazing!!!!

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I think the ice will be SOOOO GOOOD in the Gorge that everyone from Bellingham south should be planning on climbing there.

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cold and windy today but roads in good shape on the oregon side

 

this was the first time its froze up since i've had kids that i could even wander into the gorge to look for adventure

 

here's crown jewel - i assume there's a way across the water in front of me? there's a road over there but how do you get there? :grin:

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Yes, around the other side, follow the railroad tracks. Should be an epic week - enjoy

where do you pick up the train track?

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ivan, looks like its flowing pretty good but its hard to tell in that pic. you think its set up yet?

 

hamilton looks awesome! and scary as shit.

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ivan, looks like its flowing pretty good but its hard to tell in that pic. you think its set up yet?

 

hamilton looks awesome! and scary as shit.

no, not yet

 

chad and pete think 1-2 more days over in the other thread - sounds good to me - i know practically dick about ice-cragging :)

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About 1 mile West of the exit for Roster Rock State park there is a small pull-out on you right. Park here. Wall South 100 yards and pick-up RR track/road. Walk .5 mile East along track/road to base of climb. Take note, parking here is illegal as is hiking along the tracks. The safer bet would be to park at Roaster Rock and back-track 1 mile East along the freeway to join up with the above beta. The descent is grim, I'd park a car at the summit or hitch-hike back down to your parked car.

 

-Nate

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Or rap from the top of the second pitch. The top-out at crown point isn't really worth the effort.

 

I second Winter's comment on Hamilton.

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Howdy,

 

Me and a buddy are heading out the gorge tomorrow. I'd also love to head out Wednesday. Feel free to give a call (404) 808-3468 if you're game.

 

Cheers,

Erik

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So what do you guys see out there. Should I take tomorrow off. Who can go tomorrow. my cell 503-464-6548

naw ben, i think our plan is still the earliest good one - course, the impending precip on wendsday will no doubt fuck w/ the roads, but hopefully not too bad? as long as i can sit in the back and suck down 40s and not have to worry 'bout the crux driving though i'm happy :grin:

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Hard to judge the scale of the ice on Hamilton from here at my house but I bet they are much bigger than they seem from the pics. I've only seen really good ice flows up there a few times in the 3 years I've lived at this house. It would be cool to watch someone send that bee-otch from here with the binocs though. You used to be able to drive right up to the base of the cliffs via the old logging roads but the last few times I've tried, the gate was locked shut at the bottom here in North Bonneville. I might see if it still locked and maybe wander up a bit closer for a better glimpse if I have some time tomorrow.

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Do you think you are going to have to work tomorrow?

i imagine so - was suprised i got the whole day off today.

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Climbed at Mist today. Pump house is in also.

 

Crown is climbable now or later in the week depending on your screw selection.

 

Climb safe and report back! See you fuckers out there!

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