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Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : 1) Western Front : Photo
By: applewood When: 3 hours ago

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Comments: Little Pine Rock Topo (left to right)
If 6 Was 9 - 5.9 * 80' (green line)
Luna Tick 5.6 * 75' (blue line)
Moonshadow 5.7 ** 80' (red line)
The Golden Bough 5.7 ** 110' (yellow line)
The Golden Dawn 5.9 ** 100' (orange line)


Location: WA : Northeast Corner & Spokane : Spokane Area : Rocks of Sharon : Big Rock : ... : Southwest Chimney (5.8)
By: applewood When: 20 hours ago

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Comments: My daughter and I did this route as one long pitch last weekend (maybe 160'). I skipped a few bolts and used longer slings on a couple to reduce rope drag, but it was fun with no real drag. The 2nd long pitch (5.1 and maybe 180') to the top was the most fun though, it needed a couple of cams as well as the lone bolt I found, and the long runouts and wind gave it an alpine feel. I think the main route would benefit from some rebolting to straighten the line some and eliminate unnecessary placemen... more >>


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : 1) Western Front : The Golden Bough (5.7) : Photo
By: applewood When: 21 hours ago

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Comments: Little Pine Rock Topo (left to right)
If 6 Was 9 - 5.9 * 80' (green line)
Luna Tick 5.6 * 75' (blue line)
Moonshadow 5.7 ** 80' (red line)
The Golden Bough 5.7 ** 110' (yellow line)
The Golden Dawn 5.9 ** 100' (orange line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : 8) The Ledge : Photo
By: applewood When: Jul 16, 2014

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Comments: The Ledges (left to right)
"A" 5.5 ** 95' (red line)
B 5.5 * 95' (blue line)
C 5.5 ** 100' (green line)
D-Day 5.5 * 200' (yellow line)
Beginner's Mind 5.4 *** 100' (white line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : Upper SE Face : Photo
By: applewood When: Jul 16, 2014

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Comments: Upper SE Face (left to right)
(Beginner's Mind 5.4 *** on The Ledges face - white line)
unnamed project 5.4 ** 100' (red line)
unnamed project 5.6 ** 95' (blue line)
Chapel Perilous 5.8 * 100' (purple line)
Marco 5.6 * 95' (green line)
Polo 5.5 ** 90' (light blue line)
The Journey East 5.7 * 70' (yellow line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : 1) Western Front : Photo
By: applewood When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: The Western Front - Upper Wall (from left to right);
Fight or Flight 5.9+ * 85' (yellow line)
Opti-Mystic 5.9 *** 90' (red line)
Kind of Blue 5.10a ** 90' (orange line)
Baby's On Fire 5.10d ** 80' (blue line)
Chicken Pox 5.4 ** 60-90' (green line)
Scarred For Life 5.3 * 55' (light blue line)
Burgein' On The Ridiculous 5.10c * 140' (purple line)
Up In Arms 5.10b * 135' (pink line)
Grand Parade 5.6 PG13 150' (white line)
If 6 Was 9 5.9 * 80' (dark green line)
Luna Tick 5.6 * 75' (... more >>


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : 2) The Main Wall : Photo
By: applewood When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: Main Wall (left side) left to right;
Evening Star 5.8 ** 85' (yellow line)
No Pussyfooting 5.9 ** 160' (red line)
Hesitation Blues 5.7 ** 95' (green line)
Attention Grabber 5.10+ * 190' (light blue line)
One 5.6 * 100' (dark blue line)
Two 5.5 ** 100' (purple line)
Cliff Dweller 5.8 * 200' (pink line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : 5) The Green Wall : Photo
By: applewood When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: Green Wall Area (left to right)
Praying Mantis 5.9+ 100' (black line)
Sustainability 5.10 *** 100' (yellow line)
Energy Crisis 5.10 *** 100' (red line)
The Dragon 5.10+ 120' (blue line)
Chameleon Corner Slabs 5.1 * 70' (white line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : 7) Raptor Wall : Photo
By: applewood When: Jul 7, 2014

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Comments: Raptor Wall (left to right);
Grandpa Points 5.9+ * 100' (yellow line)
Grownup Points 5.11 *** 100' (red line)
Savor the Sweetness 5.11 *** 100' (blue line)
Party Time 5.10a *** 90' (green line)
Little Wing 5.11a ** 80' (white line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : 1) Western Front : Photo
By: applewood When: Jul 6, 2014

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Comments: Lower Western Front (left to right);
Out of Sight 5.11a ** 75' (white line)
Out of Mind 5.11b * 75' (red line)
Toss of a Lemon 5.10a * 65' (orange line)
Northern Spy 5.9- ** 65' (light green line)
Newtown Pippin 5.9 *** 65' (light blue line)
Send on the Clowns 5.7 * 60' (dark blue line)
Guys and Dolls 5.8 ** 55' (purple line)
Barbies Are BUddhas Too 5.8 ** 55' (dark green line)
All Quiet on the Western Front 5.7 * 50' (yellow line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : 6) Middle Earth : Photo
By: applewood When: Jul 6, 2014

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Comments: Middle Earth left to right;
Dark End of the Street 5.11a *** 110' (red line)
Mercy Street 5.6 ** 90' (orange line)
There and Back Again 5.7 * 160' (green line)
Therootytookus 5.9- ** 140' (light blue line)
Battle of the Burge 5.10b *** 140' (dark blue line)
Skyline Route 5.8 * 120' (yellow line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket...
By: applewood When: Jul 4, 2014

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Comments: Hi Glenda I have been to the caves several times and will be glad to chat with you about them - they are easy to find and still open as far as I know. And no, I seriously doubt they went to Republic since they are really just cracks in the faulted bedrock. I've heard rumors of them going all the way to the river, but I think you'd have to be more the size of a packrat to navigate the lower crack systems. I will post this here on MP, but am reluctant to say much more publicly since they are on pr... more >>


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : South by SE Face : West End : Photo
By: applewood When: Jun 25, 2014

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Comments: Red Hot Mama - 5.10+ ** 75' (red line)
Wide Spread Panic 5.8 * 60' (blue line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Pasayten Wilderness : Bauerman Ridge : Photo
By: applewood When: Jun 25, 2014

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Comments: Yes Jon, it looks very dramatic, but probably is only 500' of vertical rock. Still it probably has potential for some epic routes!


Location: WA : Okanogan : Pasayten Wilderness : Mt Remmel : NW Ridge (5.2) : Photo
By: applewood When: Jun 12, 2014

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Comments: I was thinking the same thing today when I posted this Jon, but it's probably not as good as it looks (short and a long way in to get there). There are more interesting and challenging areas along the north side of the upper NW Ridge (between the N Summit and the top) - some couloirs on the N side of the summit that could be fun.


Location: WA : Okanogan : Toats Coulee - Middle Fork : Photo
By: applewood When: Jun 10, 2014

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Comments: SW Face (left to right)
1 - Weather Station 5.8 (yellow line)
2 - Peakin' At Windy 5.7 (pink)
3 - Zen Caterpillar 5.12a *** (red)

South Face (left to right)
4 - Lost and Found 5.10d ** (orange)
5 - A Clockwork Orange 5.8 ** (light green)
6 - T Time 5.9 *** (light blue)
7 - Hoister Cloister 5.8+ ** (dark blue)
8 - Chasing Rainbows 5.7 * (purple)
9 - Gravity's Rainbow 5.7+ ** (white)
10 - Kim-eality 5.7 * (dark green)
11 - In White Helmets 5.8 (black)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Toats Coulee - Middle Fork
By: applewood When: Jun 5, 2014

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Comments: 6/5/14 - Discovered a smashed over bolt hanger at the top of "Chasing Rainbows" today. At first I thought it was done deliberately by hikers or hunters, then I noticed some huge rocks had been trundled from the slope above and figured it just got crushed by a boulder. The short gully above "T-Time" also had lots of rocks trundled down it and is now bare of ground cover (will take a few years for plants to return to stabilize it), and there are many smallish rocks loose at the top edge of the cli... more >>


Location: International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Okanagan : ... : Cytotoxic (5.11a)
By: applewood When: Jun 3, 2014

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Comments: This must be a packed little face of climbs now! The old 1997 Richardson guide shows 2 other routes just left of the Ready To Strike corner - "Easy Prey" (5.8) and "Rattle and Hum" (5.9) - but right of Sidewinder. Back in '97 we TRed a line just right of Sidewinder (adding a directional bolt at the top, 5 or so feet right of the Sidewinder anchor) which we decided not to bolt for lead because of some hollow sections in the middle - we called it "Rewind" and thought it 5.11a/b ** (20 m). I haven'... more >>


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket...
By: applewood When: Apr 26, 2014

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Comments: Hi Yanis. I understand your position, but you may also understand I didn't intend to "spit in the face" of anyone, or any tradition. You may not be aware of what is happening in the region, but there are now several other websites and groups promoting climbing in the Okanogan (before I ever got involved posting here), and so it is coming. It is my concern to establish some safe and fun routes, and get ahead of the curve so we can all enjoy these public areas. If you look at what has been done at... more >>


Location: WA : Okanogan : Toats Coulee - Middle Fork : Photo
By: applewood When: Apr 24, 2014

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Comments: 10 - Zen Caterpillar 5.12a *** (80')


Location: WA : Okanogan : Mount Hull - Lower SW Face ... : The Far East : Lost World Crag : Photo
By: applewood When: Apr 18, 2014

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Comments: left to right;
Meanderthall 5.11+/12- *** 110' (red line)
Lost World 5.10c **** 100' (blue line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket...
By: applewood When: Apr 17, 2014

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Comments: While I applaud Mr. Gleason's passion for the local climbing history, wildlife and human safety, I believe that much of his concerns are unwarranted - and that more generally, there seems to be some basic misunderstanding of BLM climbing policy. To begin with, yes, there has been a long history of trad climbing in the area (I also did several unrecorded ground up trad ascents here more than 20 years ago, but was not overly impressed with the overall quality of the experience). There was also a h... more >>


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : 1) Western Front : Baby's on Fire (5.11-) : Photo
By: applewood When: Apr 12, 2014

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Comments: From left to right;

Babys on Fire 5.10d ** (red line)
Chicken Pox 5.4 ** (blue line)
Scarred for Life 5.3 * (green line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : 1) Western Front : Opti-Mystic (5.9) : Photo
By: applewood When: Apr 12, 2014

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Comments: From left to right;

Fight or Flight 5.9+ * (red line)
Opti-Mystic 5.9 *** (green line)
Kind of Blue 5.10a ** (blue line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : 1) Western Front : Newton Pippin (5.9+) : Photo
By: applewood When: Apr 12, 2014

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Comments: From left to right;

Northern Spy 5.9- ** (yellow line)
Newtown Pippin 5.9 *** (blue line)


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