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First Ascents in The Cascades - Most Prolific??

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Does anyone know if there is a statistical compilation out there of first ascents in the Cascades and who has done them?

 

I am doing a "book report" and am curious who is #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, and #9 behind Mr. Beckey.

 

Thanks for any info you might have!

 

Tim

 

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Search cc.com (I'm too lazy to tangle with the google); there was a thread some years back. IIRC, Lage Wernstedt is by far #1 with Fred #2.

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Sounds interesting. What kinds of FAs are you talking about? Alpine summits via all routes, including class 2-4 scrambles? multi-pitch rock routes? Ice? Single pitch rock? Alpine mixed? You'll likely get different answers for each category. I suspect pulling data for any one will involve sleuthing through AAJ, Beckey guides and other books, and more modern internet sources. Look forward to seeing the results.

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I just hope it was someone with a classy first name. Something like Claunch, Ome, Wolf, Lage, or Helmy.

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Pete Doorish is still around, you know. He is not that hard to get ahold of, and he isn't that old, either. He is a very quiet understated guy, and a good pianist!

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I Haaaaaate vague questions like this, but I'll bite. There are many different sports-within-the sport

Peak bagging FAs: Roper, or Lage

tough alpine rock routes: Brian Burdo or Doorish

Traverses: yours truly

Alpine ice and mixed routes: not sure

Old school classic lines: Fred Beckey

Last Great problems: Rolf Larsen, Eric Wehrley

FWA: not sure

Sport: Burdo/Yoder

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Thanks for your input folks! Super stoked to learn about good ol' Lage Wernstedt. And, really sorry to ruin your day, Wayne!

 

Anyways, of course there are many different categories, and categories of categories. I was curious about all types of first ascents, which is why I was vague about it. After asking a ton of people, a few of whom have started lists or thought of starting a list...alas, I have found nothing remotely comprehensive for any "category"...

 

Always fun to dig in a do a little research, though. Through my efforts I discovered a bunch of new places to explore in this beautiful place we live! Happy Holiday, All!

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You can hear a few FA tales at this VW event on Dec 10th at 7:30pm.

 

2015 cascades FAs event at VW

 

Thanks to all who presented last night; it was a great show and good to put faces to a few names. And special thanks to running dog for the sweet Venn diagram!

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Sorry I missed it!! Tim, post up the diagram- or, are you bringing it up to the Skag tomorrow?

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