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Frankazoid

Been to Darrington lately?

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Just wondering if anyone knows what the latest conditions are at the domes. I am hoping to climb exfoliation dome wed. next week. Have no idea if there is snow and seeping water on the climbs..... and hows the road? - Thanks

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I just talked to my buddy.

He was out at the Comb yesterday and was stormed off.

They then took a trip over by the Dome to check things out.

He said there was snow on the summit as well as at the forest/Blueberry Ledge, but nothing that he felt looked too threatening.

He did not mention any seepage on route nor did I ask.

If it were me I would just take my chances and if it did not pan out climb one of the other outstanding crags/routes in the area.

Enjoy and good luck!

 

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Roads clear of snow?

 

He did not mention snow on the roads.

If there is it is probably not too much as they were in either o ford van or an old subaru wagon with a very conservative driver.

 

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Also, what area (in Darrington) would feature more vertical climbing? rather than multiple pitches of slab...

 

What beach can you go to that doesn't have any water?

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Also, what area (in Darrington) would feature more vertical climbing? rather than multiple pitches of slab...

 

What beach can you go to that doesn't have any water?

 

:lmao:

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Walked in with a couple buddies with hopes of Slab Daddy- a couple large ledges had considerable snow and accompanying drool- no go without a fight.

 

We decided to go to Spring Mtn instead, which was dry, warm, and non drooly. Steeper face climbs on excellent gneiss up to 6 pitches there for Frankazoid :)

 

Turned out to be a great day!

 

As far as steep DTown proper, Solar Wall on the east face needs a FFA, it's real steep on pitches 3, 4, 5.

 

M. Hanna

 

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...We decided to go to Spring Mtn instead...

From this phrase I surmise there is a Spring Mountain near Darrington, and you are not referring to the Spring Mountain in eastern Oregon?

 

ThankyouverymuchOKbye!

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Yeah- about 15 miles past Clear creek, FS Road 49. The Blue Mtns are nice this time of year though

 

MH

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Also, what area (in Darrington) would feature more vertical climbing? rather than multiple pitches of slab...

 

What beach can you go to that doesn't have any water?

 

The Aral!

 

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Also, what area (in Darrington) would feature more vertical climbing? rather than multiple pitches of slab...

 

Witch Doctor Wall side has loads of steep climbing. Cracks are filled with dirt so a little cleaning is necessary.

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The Comb (can't remember which #) is much steeper than most of D-town. Excellent routes there as well that consist of off-vertical face climbing on knobs. Amazing 2 pitch bolted arete there as well that goes at what? 11+.

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i was out in Darrington this weekend showing a couple friends what it has to offer.

 

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Exfoliation dome.

 

Climbed half of Revolver before getting pummeled with sleet and had to retreat.

 

Spent the rest of the day checking out the comb area. Super cool stuff!

 

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Annihilator 11+

 

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I think this is the beginning of a 4 pitch 11+. Look closely, that is a wave of overhanging granite with knobs!

 

Sunday was a stroll up Silent Running

 

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My lady enjoying the day

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