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Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : King Pins : Stems and Seeds (5.11a)
By: Jon Nelson When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Got it, thanks Geoff.


Location: WA : Central Region : Banks Lake / Northrup Canyo...
By: Jon Nelson When: Apr 7, 2015

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Comments: Nice job on that video Shane. It was fun to watch.


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : Tilted Pillars : Preying Mantle (5.10a)
By: Jon Nelson When: Apr 6, 2015

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Comments: There was once a route of this name at Index. But it fell down and ceased to be. I hope it doesn't happen to this one too.


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

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Comments: I've wondered about making the markings and letters with a woodburner tool. I used to play with one a lot as a kid. Colors though would be tough -- the woodburner might be good for simple signs though.


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

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Comments: Fantastic kiosk. I wish more places had something like this.


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

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Comments: Nice name, and looks like a really fun route.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : The Diamond Area : ... : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Mar 23, 2015

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Comments: Wow, a layback that vanishes in the clouds....

Nice job getting up there and getting the shot Derek.


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

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Comments: Looks like a nice place to climb and camp.

What kind of rock is it?


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Mar 15, 2015

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Comments: The top map, dated 2009, has the northern crags that this one (date unknown) doesn't. On the pages for the walls and crags where the two maps do overlap, why don't you give the name that the "pioneer climbers of the 80s" gave them. Both can be listed.

In general, it is very nice to read about the climbing history of these walls and routes, so the area and route descriptions are also a good place to mention the pioneers and their names for the area or route. We all appreciate a nice read.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Bowling to Biscuits (5.10d)
By: Jon Nelson When: Mar 9, 2015

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Comments: But Geoff, I thought everyone knew that 10d was harder than 11a. We are all on the same page here...

It is a strenuous stretch over the roof. The jams look so good, but the thing leans the wrong way.


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

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Comments: Great story, thanks!
If I were an owl, I might pick that spot too. Looks like quite the cool hangout, and of course an owl would know.


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

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Comments: Wow, that is incredible. Thanks.
Also fantastic that there are so many sub-10 routes.

I really must check this place out!


Location: WA : Okanogan : Chewiliken Creek Crags (Ton... : Lower Crag : North Wall : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Mar 4, 2015

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Comments: Looks steep and highly featured. There ought to be some very nice face routes on that wall.

Is there much loose stuff?


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Darrington : Spring Mountain
By: Jon Nelson When: Mar 3, 2015

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Comments: Fun place. Lower-angle face climbing, big holds, beautiful scenery, and tons of space for more routes. Some good places in the river to dunk into after climbing as well. Nice to see someone write it up here.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : 900 Oil-stricken Waterfowl ... (5.11a)
By: Jon Nelson When: Mar 3, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Kerwin.

When clean, it is a fantastic route.


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Baker Crags : Shuksan Crag
By: Jon Nelson When: Feb 25, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Nickley.

Maybe you can post these sport climbs here, and let us all know about the history of the routes and who first put them up.

If I had put up a sport route, cleaned it, and bolted it, then I might not be pleased to have people swinging their metal tools at it. But I have no knowledge of this area or who the FA persons are.


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : King Pins : ... : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Feb 21, 2015

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Comments: Thanks Geoff-
All those routes are now on my list.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Feb 21, 2015

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Comments: Nice to see someone on it. I hope you guys did pitch 2 as well. If not, you ought to come back for it.


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : King Pins : ... : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Feb 21, 2015

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Comments: I've been wanting to do this climb, but the picture makes it look like a wide crack -- I'm looking more for a thin tips and stemming experience. Is this wideness just deceptive lighting?


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Bellingham Area : Julia's Outcrop (Governor L... : Pink Medusa (5.6)
By: Jon Nelson When: Feb 21, 2015

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Comments: You're welcome.

The listing now says 'trad' again. I hope to visit this crag sometime soon --I pass through often enough, it's about time I checked it out.


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Bellingham Area : Julia's Outcrop (Governor L... : Pink Medusa (5.6)
By: Jon Nelson When: Feb 20, 2015

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Comments: I'm confused as well -- on the page I'm looking at, it says "sport".

At any rate, having some bolts doesn't make it a sport route. The route description mentions some gear sizes, which I suppose, must supplement the bolts for the average leader of such a route.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Careno Crag : An Exotic Affair (5.12a)
By: Jon Nelson When: Feb 11, 2015

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Comments: Yes, very nice, but what is a "hanging crack"?

Do you mean "overhanging"?


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Darrington : Squire Creek Walls : Illusion Wall : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Jan 14, 2015

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Comments: Thanks a lot for posting this Andrew.

Which lines are the variations? Do they go left or right?

(Also, if it helps, Mt. Project has an overlay drawing tool for photos.)


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Narrow Arrow Overhang (5.12d PG13)
By: Jon Nelson When: Jan 10, 2015

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Comments: You mean that V6 = Index 11b/c? But if you stack them, doesn't the rating go down? Ben would like that.

About the proposed names, this is for the free version of the entire aid line? How about 'Narrow Arrow Overhang does not care"?

Beautiful line, but I have yet to try it.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Jan 9, 2015

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Comments: Nothing quite like a sunny winter day at Index.


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