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thoughts on multi-pitch first ascent styles

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I have heard he did them ground up, cannot confirm though.    So there is another rap bolted route up valley from the other rap bolted debacle MHC. Soon it will become the new standard of how climbs are done in the cascades, The new breed gym alpine climbers flock to these routes and I'm sure they are popular. but I personally think it's a step in the wrong direction. A main argument for keeping I-B was they "doubted more routes like I-B will be done in this style" Well they are here, and for better or worse they're here to stay

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There are large wilderness areas in Washington, including Alpine Lakes, Henry Jackson, and North Cascades. Washington wilderness expanded in 2014, the 50th aniversary of the Wilderness Act. At this point, much of the alpine terrain in the state is designated as wilderness. Power drills are prohibited in these areas, so new and old routes are done ground-up and bolt-free. Old school is here to stay.

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Don't forget the Boulder River Wilderness, home of some long alpine slab routes in the Darrington area.

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5 hours ago, Otto said:

Don't forget the Boulder River Wilderness, home of some long alpine slab routes in the Darrington area.

Right. Apparently there are 31 designated wilderness areas in WA, as you can see on this interactive map.

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