XXX Posted December 14, 2009 Share Posted December 14, 2009 (edited) Trip: Chair Peak - Northeast Buttress Date: 12/11/2009 Trip Report: Chair Peak: 6,238 feet. Me and my buddy Jesse Newman decided that we needed to get outside ASAP! The weather this past week was just amazing. We probably started our trip around 6:30am. The approach was pretty quick and easy. After a quick discussion we decided on climbing the northeast buttress. We simulclimbed a section of mixed rock and ice with Jesse leading the way up to a bomber anchor above. For the next pitch we quickly made our way across a steep snow slope where I set up an anchor to belay Jesse up a short section of ice. I would guess it to be WI3/AI 2 ice (but i'm not sure). Jesse made it look easy. After passing the short ice cliff we unroped to move faster. It was pretty much just a steep climb to the summit. It was a bit icy, and we were greeted with clear skies and beautiful views of the Cascades, Olympics, and Puget Sound. We were lucky enough to make out downtown Seattle and Tacoma from the summit! Such a beautiful day. If you look towards the center of the picture below, you can make out downtown Seattle and Puget Sound. We downclimbed some steep snow, and made 4 rappels to the base. A great trip! We were back to our car by around 4 pm. Taco time does a body good. Gear Notes: two sets of ice tools, 4 ice screws (only used 3), a 60 meter 8mm rope, and one picket got the job done. Edited December 14, 2009 by XXX Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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