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Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Tumwater Canyon : Castle Rock : Saber (5.5)
By: Jon Nelson When: Jun 3, 2014

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Comments: Nice photos Quy!

This was also one of my first trad climbs. Back then it was rated 5.4. I took a fall traversing in on a more difficult variation, and landed on the ramp that one was supposed to take...


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : ** Bouldering in Icicle Cre... : Forestland Boulders : Busted (V8-9)
By: Jon Nelson When: May 31, 2014

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Comments: Maybe the jug breaking off is why they call it "Busted".


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : No Name Crags
By: Jon Nelson When: May 25, 2014

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Comments: Dave,
When did it get this name? Is it an alternate name for all of the crags here, or just one of them?

If you have some history about this area, please let us know.

I learned of the crag from RCNW.net, which said it was named after the nearby No Name Creek.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : A Ship Called Black Rock (5.10c/d)
By: Jon Nelson When: May 23, 2014

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Comments: Hi Geoff,

The one you did must have been the last pitch of Derek's Lookout Point Direct. I thought though that it needed some bolts to safely lead (~5.8).

About the one on the left - I have TRed it, but not lead. That horizontal finger-crack is amazing! Then it turns the corner and becomes a nice hand crack that continues up and left. I hope to put in another bolt or two this summer, clean off the bottom, and lead the thing.


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Darrington : Green Giant Buttress : Dreamer (5.9) : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: May 20, 2014

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Comments: Clearly, the knobs are not very big...
Slab knobs.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : ** Bouldering at Index : ... : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: May 18, 2014

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Comments: Wow, the fellow looks to have a good build for a boulderer - maybe he was working some new problem.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : The Zipper (5.10b)
By: Jon Nelson When: May 17, 2014

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Comments: I completely agree about pitches 3-5: they should not be missed. But they are best approached via the Perverse Traverse (no need for a rope now - just clip into the cable) and walk along "The Beach".


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : The Country Area : ... : Spooner (5.11d)
By: Jon Nelson When: May 16, 2014

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Comments: Chris,
I recall the crux of P1 as an all-out dyno. Or are you referring to the next pitches?


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Stern Farmer (5.12b)
By: Jon Nelson When: May 9, 2014

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Comments: Thanks Morgan for posting that video. Amazing job on the route - beautiful!


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: May 4, 2014

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Comments: Ahh... so that is what the plastic thing on the draws is for. Thanks!


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

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Comments: Hi Phil,

Those are all nice things to consider, and it seems like you've thought about the issue awhile. So maybe you and some others can organize a meeting group, and plan some "friends of the canyon" type gatherings to discuss things? Maybe include some non-climbers too. At some point, a representative from the BLM might join, but I suspect things could work out fine without them. There is such a wide range of compromises possible. Good luck, and have fun...


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Darrington : Three O'clock Rock : The Quin Konehead Pre-Memor... (5.9)
By: Jon Nelson When: Apr 23, 2014

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Comments: Thanks Joe - I was wondering what happened to Quinn, and was hoping he was still around.

I remember seeing him at the UW climbing rock around 1980 - he always seemed excited, hyper is what we might say now, and talked in a high-pitched voice. He said that the maximum difficulty he could climb was 5.9, but then he would solo 5.9.


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLaughlin Canyon (Tonasket...
By: Jon Nelson When: Apr 22, 2014

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Comments: Myself, I'm grateful that James has done all this work to show us this area.

As far as tradition goes, I don't know who has the authority to decide what the tradition (or etiquette) is or should be for an area, but it looks to me like this area has plenty of room for both traditional climbing and sport climbing. The area I frequent isn't large (Index), and has long had a healthy coexistence of trad and sport.

Moreover, this area is rather removed from any large population center, so it is ha... more >>


Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Mount Rainier : Central Mowich Face (AI3-4 Steep Snow)
By: Jon Nelson When: Apr 22, 2014

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Comments: To follow up on Chris's comment above, one can write whatever useful information they have as a comment, and I can add it to the main description.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Mar 26, 2014

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Comments: Yeah, it's a fun pitch. I've done it a few times now.

You can see part of the 2nd pitch to Law and Order on the right. When cleaned up, that should be a blast as well.

Ben, you might check out the arete on Derek's right (left, from our view). It might go. At the top where it is really blunt, a crack goes up and right.


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : 4) Jungle Gym : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Mar 18, 2014

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Comments: A topo-overview with character!

Reminds me of the one for the Higher Learning area at Index:
www.mountainproject.com/v/108143336


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : ** Bouldering at Index : ... : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Mar 14, 2014

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Comments: Fantastic shot.

Looks dangerous, yet attractive.


Location: WA : Okanogan : Kettle Valley (Curlew) : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Mar 11, 2014

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Comments: Idyllic.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Seattle and Seattle Eastsid... : UW Rock : Seattle Urban Climbing : Volunteer Park Water Tower (5.9+)
By: Jon Nelson When: Mar 5, 2014

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Comments: About kike's question, I am assuming it is about the outside, above the ground.

People have been doing the traverse for decades. In the late 70s, my climbing class instructor took us there to traverse. So, technically legal or not, traversing it is probably not going to be noticed.


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Darrington : D-Ton Boulders
By: Jon Nelson When: Feb 24, 2014

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Comments: Curtveld - the name change sounds good to me. If the main developers here are OK with it, I'll make the change.


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Darrington : Green Giant Buttress : Dreamer (5.9) : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Feb 20, 2014

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Comments: Interesting how the dirt collects on the ridges and cusps on the ceiling, just like it does when underfoot.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : An Act of Strange Boar (5.11a)
By: Jon Nelson When: Feb 11, 2014

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Comments: Geoff, do you mean the flake on Rice Krispies?

I don't think it is off. Sounds like an impressive way to go.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Voyage of the Majestic Glas... (5.10b)
By: Jon Nelson When: Feb 11, 2014

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Comments: About the tuna, do you mean this one and Dr Sniff?

I don't know if the similarity is a coincidence or not. I had nothing to do with either name. Bobcats, on the other hand, is definitely an Index theme...


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Feb 11, 2014

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Comments: Preying Mantel fell down. Rather scary to think about, but I think it was always thought to be barely there.


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Umbrella Rock : Sun Induced Amnesia (5.12b) : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Feb 10, 2014

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Comments: Beautiful colors on the rock.

Is that Chandler Davis?


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