Showing posts from 2019

[Climbing] (09/30/19) Prime Rib Route (5.9-, 11 pitches, Grade III) @ Goat Wall in Mazama, WA

Route Details:  Mountain Project: Difficulty: 5.9-, 11 pitches, Grade III Report:  This summer, we did several other multi-pitch routes - a few at 2-3 pitches and one at 7 pitches ( Condorphamine Addiction @ Leavenworth). Prime Rib was definitely the longest out of all at 11 pitches. How the day went- I found that the climbing itself wasn't difficult at any sections of any pitches. All of it was very enjoyable. It was pretty cold though (low to high 40 degrees throughout the day) which added to the difficulty. My hands and feet were a bit numb at some parts of the climbs. It also had been raining so there were some wet sections which made some slab sections pretty slippery.  I was worried about walking along the ledges to find the base of pitch 3 and 6. It turned out to be no problem though; it was pretty obvious where to go, and the "ledge" actually felt more like a hiking trail with plenty room from the

[Climbing] (6/2 - 6/7/19) Taking "Alpinism 2" course and exploring the Washington Pass

Course Link:  here Trip Details! Jay, Nate, Alex and I took a course in Intermediate Alpine Climbing with American Alpine Institute. I said "yo this looks fun!" about half a year ago and they were all down 😅.  We worked with 2 guides - Kevin and Samantha.  First four days, we learned Trad and Multi-pitch climbing skills and summited two peaks in the North Cascades while trad climbing and short pitching.  During these days, we camped for 4 nights in the frontcountry. Liberty Bell: South Early Winter Spire: The last couple days - we were aiming to summit the Silver Start Mountain via Silver Start Glacier. We went to the bench camp, camped there in the backcountry on the fifth night, then got up at 3AM for the summit attempt. It was up to us to scramble up and route find in the dark. Unfortunately we got lost a bit and ended up being only in the