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best of cc.com [TR] Assguard Pass - Assguard Pass Std. Route 6/21/2009

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Trip: Assguard Pass - Assguard Pass Std. Route

 

Date: 6/21/2009

 

Trip Report:

Went up to Colchuck to try our metal on the Cascade jewel Assguard Pass.

 

 

Our objective:

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Who doesn't want a piece of this?

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WARNING! THIS PHOTO CONTAINS FORESHORTENING!

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We whooped up yelps of Alpine Joy to be on such a route

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Some hideous stack of rocks that surround this beauty

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This is what we came for

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Until we meet again fair lady

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Some other junk we saw

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get sum

 

Gear Notes:

tennis shoes

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One gear note: I did not consume any natural food on this climb. I subsisted soley off of energy gels, goo packets, red bull, 5 hour energy ("5 hour foot longs" should be the next cialis or viagra commercial btw) and other chemicals. i know mixing these substances is dangerous, but it had to be done in the name of science.

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I (we) spent saturday testing our mettle on this untamed alpine hardman testpiece. I suffered a tweaked knee while attempting to jump across a gap and slipping at the same time while trying to avoid falling 7 feet headfirst onto a boulder. Water bottle in hand with yoghurt bars went flying everywhere. We should have aided this section but my hardman partner insisted we simul-solo this. His fault not mine. We met a couple who looked forlorn sitting on some rocks. I told them I had just peed on a goats head. (True story with picture proof) They told us they were lost. "Where are you guys headed?" Them: "The Enchantments" Me: (Looking upward then back at them) "Nice" Assguard Pass claims three more victims of its selfish chossy satanic desire. I'll be back Assguard. And next time I'll send hard.

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we were not without injury

 

 

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not to mention my mental scars

 

Forgive me for being an armchair mountaineer, but if you're not going to rope up, shouldn't you have at least worn some kneepads?

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Holy Shit I'm glad you got outta there alright... you better have carried a SPOT beacon...

 

those are some scary rocks in the pictures...

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with a little bit more practice you'll get some knee callusses, they will be useful elsewhere too

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Hey, if you guys keep spraying on Jake's poor lil TR he may never post another one! No no no, I didn't mean that as encouragement.

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