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[TR] Tieton River Canyon - Goose Egg and Chunkyard Crag 7/6/2010

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Trip: Tieton River Canyon - Goose Egg and Chunkyard Crag


Date: 7/6/2010


Trip Report:

Due to my climbing partner Eric being called out to fight fires outside of Crescent Bar, we had to re-work our climbing plans. We decided to climb Dirty Sanchez on Goose Egg Mountain due to the easy approach so we could get a later start in the day.


So we got an alpine start and left ellensburg at 11 am. Parked the car at noon. Started climbed at 1. Finished the route at 3:45. Back to the car at 4:45. Started drinking beers with cute girls at 5:45. Solid day's work.


We soloed pitch 1. Linked pitches 3 and 4 (awesome 180 ft pitch) and then again linked pitches 5 and 6. We'd recommend this approach as it made the climb go by super fast and you get long and enjoyable leads.


Eric on pitch 2



Eric topping out on pitch 4



Finishing up pitch 5...he continued to the face climbing of pitch 6 after this



Me after the Jenga traverse and finishing the roped climbing




The previous day I went and visited a relatively new crag in the Tieton area called the Chunkyard. I believe Andy Fitz (andyf on here) developed most of the crag himself and made a route list on edgeworks climbing website. I went with my friend Chris, who is new to climbing, so we only climbed 5 of the easier routes but still had a good day. Stays shaded until the afternoon, well bolted routes (does not disrupt the flow of climbing and the bolts are adequately spaced) and most importantly of all, steep juggy climbing!


Chris on Arrowleaf



Chunked and Formed






Hopefully some info and pictures will get people out there more. The rock climbs way better than it looks. Thanks again Andy!


Gear Notes:

Goose Egg: Good rack to 3" if linking the pitches, and lots of alpine/extendable draws.


Chunkyard: Quickdraws.


Approach Notes:

Goose Egg: Steep trail by the spring.


Chunkyard: Go to moon rocks. Find trail going east across talus field.

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I believe Andy Fitz (andyf on here) developed most of the crag himself


My cover is blown!


Glad you liked the routes, Kevin. Chunk on!

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