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[TR] Observation Rock - North Face 9/2/2009

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Trip: Observation Rock - North Face


Date: 9/2/2009


Trip Report:

Just a conditions update. The face is in crappy condition. The current look of it makes me think it will be a rock climb in 2020. Ice and snice rule the day. Lots of water running on the upper face. Lots of mud and dirt.










Gear Notes:

Rope, screws, pickets, two tools


Approach Notes:

Took Knapsack Pass. More interesting.

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It always looks like crap with rocks and gravel showing until it is buried in snow again.


This is a picture Feck took August 3rd this year (origianlly posted in the skiing "stoke" thread) at the bottom of that thread.




My pictures are from Oct of '08. The nice white snice we were climbing on was very recent snow on top of all that mud and running water which is why the snow stuck to the face.




Just takes a tiny bit of new snow and a mildly cold front to hang around for a few days and the n face of OR is back in condition. Alpine climbing...even little dinky alpine climbs are all about the conditions that day.


Don't despair yet :) Save that for when they lock the gate.


temps 10am Sunday 9/6....looks like snow at OR :)


Summit 5°F

Camp Muir 23°F

Paradise 41°F



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