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Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : 1) Western Front : Upper Wall : ... : Photo
By: applewood When: Jul 14, 2015

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Comments: Fight or Flight - 5.9+ * (red line)
Prog-Gnosis 5.10d *** (yellow line)
Opti-Mystic 5.9 *** (blue line)
Kind of Blue 5.10a ** (green line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : SE Pasaytens : North Face Tiffany Peak : Photo
By: applewood When: Jun 14, 2015

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Comments: works in progress.... Helix in yellow, North Tower Ridge in red.


Location: WA : Okanogan : SE Pasaytens : North Face Tiffany Peak : Photo
By: applewood When: Jun 10, 2015

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Comments: Haha - I've always thought that's what climbing is all about!

ps. this photo makes these cliffs look a little grander than they seemed in person, but they do look interesting and worth exploring and have various potential intermittent face (up to 300+') and ridge routes with 700+' of climbing.


Location: WA : Okanogan : Pasayten Wilderness : Windy Peak/Windy Lake : Upper East Face Windy Peak : Photo
By: applewood When: Jun 10, 2015

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Comments: I bet it is great rock, also the big couloir in the center - when there's snow - looks to be really fun - at least 600' long and nearly vertical by the top.


Location: WA : Okanogan : Pasayten Wilderness : Windy Peak/Windy Lake : Photo
By: applewood When: Jun 10, 2015

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Comments: Note the main couloir right of center, this 800' tall gully and snow slope starts about half a mile SW of Windy Lake and is low angled at the bottom but almost vertical at the top. In a good snow year this would be a great climb!


Location: WA : Okanogan : SE Pasaytens : North Face Tiffany Peak : Photo
By: applewood When: Jun 10, 2015

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Comments: Jon, as I was climbing there I was thinking it's a lot like a small Ben Nevis (but with a much shorter approach), and that in all likelihood I was the first to climb something on it, and how if it was in Scotland it would be a major destination with a dozen popular snow and rock routes! Ah, the joys of the Great NW....


Location: WA : Okanogan : Kettle Valley (Curlew) : Roadside : Photo
By: applewood When: May 19, 2015

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Comments: Jitterbug Perfume 5.10a ** (red line
Skinny Legs and All 5.10c *** (blue line)
Another Roadside Attraction 5.11a ** (green line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Whistler Canyon Trailhead (... : North Canyon (Frog Pond Tra... : North Canyon - Cougar Corne... : Photo
By: applewood When: May 19, 2015

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Comments: Fe-line 5.8 ** - red line
Call of the Wild 5.7 ** (PG13) - yellow line
Cat Nip 5.6 *** - blue line


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : South Canyon (aka Last Wall... : Upper West Side : Photo
By: applewood When: Apr 28, 2015

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Comments: Lost Boys - 5.10 ** (red line)
Neverland - 5.9 ** (blue line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : South Canyon (aka Last Wall... : The Mid West - North End : Photo
By: applewood When: Apr 20, 2015

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Comments: Little Pine/Death Flake 5.8 ** - red line
All Been Done Before 5.10a ** - blue line


Location: WA : Okanogan : Whistler Canyon Trailhead (... : South West Face : Face Only a Mutha Could Lov... : Photo
By: applewood When: Apr 4, 2015

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Comments: Face Only A Mutha Could Love topo
Arrested Development - 5.4 * 100' - orange line
Blind Spot - 5.11c ** 60' - yellow line
Mother Knows Best - 5.10a *** 100' - red line
Ah-Baloney - 5.6 ** 80' - green line
Mother of Pearl - 5.5 * 80' - light blue line
Looking Glass World - 5.11a ** 100' - dark blue line
In-Fidelity - 5.7 ** 70' - white line
High Fidelity - 5.9 * 200' - fuchsia line


Location: WA : Okanogan : Whistler Canyon Trailhead (... : Photo
By: applewood When: Apr 2, 2015

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Comments: Deeply burned lines should work - especially in a soft wood like cedar!


Location: WA : Okanogan : Whistler Canyon Trailhead (... : Photo
By: applewood When: Apr 2, 2015

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Comments: Well, if they do they should NOT make them out of just painted plywood. This one has not weathered well. My next crafty project is to replace it with a routered and oil painted version.


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : Main Canyon - SE Buttress : SE Buttress Direct (5.7)
By: applewood When: Apr 2, 2015

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Comments: Cool, thanks Phil, nice to be able to add that info.


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : Little West Canyon : East Side : Photo
By: applewood When: Apr 1, 2015

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Comments: Hunter's Horn 5.10a ** (red line)
Projects (blue and green lines)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Whistler Canyon Trailhead (... : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 31, 2015

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Comments: WCT topo of select routes - viewed from the parking lot.
Lower NW Face
Aqua Vitae 5.4 ** 95' - (red line)
Lower SW Face
Diamond Head 5.10d ** 65' - (orange line)
West Face - Lower Garden Ledge
My Way 5.11a ** 80' - (brown line)
SW Face - Face Only A Mutha Could Love
Mother Knows Best 5.10a *** 100' - (pink line)
Looking Glass World 5.11b ** (100') - (yellow line)
High Fidelity 5.9 * 200' - (light green line)
West Face - Garden Ledge
Vapor Trails 5.11d **... more >>


Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Middle Crag : The Turret : ... : The Moon Shines Bright (5.9)
By: applewood When: Mar 28, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Jon, that name comes from a song title by John Renbourn (along with the neighboring route "The Hermit") - the fine British guitarist who died yesterday. Not the usual kind of name I'd choose, but I wanted to commemorate him. The route is stellar, short but vertical to slightly overhanging with some 4 finger pockets that feel almost like limestone features! It also goes right past a huge pack-rat nest filled cave that's probably been used for a few thousand years!

ps - note the more overh... more >>


Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Middle Crag : The Turret : ... : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 27, 2015

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Comments: The Moon Shines Bright 5.9 *** - red line
So Early In The Spring - green line
The Hermit 5.5 * - blue line


Location: WA : Okanogan : Sinlahekin Valley (Loomis) : Blue Goat Bluff
By: applewood When: Mar 20, 2015

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Comments: There are several designated camping sites along the lake (at the north end and along east side). The area is part of the Sinlahekin Fish and Wildlife area.

The rock is granite, fairly broken up, but with a few potential lines that may clean up to be good. It doesn't look like it's ever been climbed, and feels a bit wild...


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : South Canyon (aka Last Wall... : The Mid West - North End : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 19, 2015

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Comments: (from left to right)
All Been Done Before 5.10a ** 160' - red line
Uncle Meat 5.10a *** 85' - green line
Stink Foot 5.9- *** 70' - yellow line
Hot Rats 5.7 *** 75' - orange line
One Shot Deal 5.9- *** 90' - blue line
Plastic People 5.7 *** 75' - purple line


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: Good suggestion Jon. I have changed the sub area listings to reflect the older names - adding the old names as "aka" since the new maps, pics and route descriptions show the new names as well - yet only 2 are really different "Last Wall" for South Canyon and "Corral Wall" for Parking Lot Rock - all the other older named areas are off limits to the public anyways....

The main point of these new maps is to show where the public boundaries are.


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 16, 2015

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Comments: Note this close-up map of the Main Canyon (area south of the McLaughlin Canyon Rd. and BLM parking), is where the easy public access is limited to; however, this area is only a small part of the overall rock in McLaughlin Canyon. There are some older routes in this area, but at this time the beta is not publicly available for them. The new route development is concentrated in the "South Canyon" (aka "Last Wall"), with some as well in the "Little West Canyon" and "South By SE" areas (wh... more >>


Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Lower Crag : Middle Wall : ... : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 7, 2015

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Comments: Oh No - 5.9 ** 100' (red line)
Get A Little - 5.8 ** 50' (blue line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Lower Crag : North Wall : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 6, 2015

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Comments:
The owl nest is at the white spot just below the s...
The owl nest is at the white spot just below the shadow in the middle of the photo.



Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Lower Crag : North Wall : Photo
By: applewood When: Mar 5, 2015

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Comments: Both these cracks look moderately difficult, clean and sound with good gear possibilities (the one on the left is probably 100' long).


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