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Apr 15, 2013
What would be a good mountain to be my first summit? This winter I'd like to learn to ice climb ... I'm a 5.8 climber, top roping, learning to lead. Any info on guides would be appreciated too. Thanks DerekD
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Apr 15, 2013
Awesome slab climb right out of the water! Rogers ...
Where do you live?

And what kind of climbing you seeking to do?

Mountaineering / Apline climbing?

Technical ice climbing?

Mixed climbing?
NYClimber
From New York
Joined Jul 17, 2011
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Apr 15, 2013
I live in Wisconsin so I'll be flying somewhere ...

I like to maybe do mixed so I could get a taste ..

I also backcountry ski so mountaineering would help..

I was looking at mt hood, as a starter with a guide .
DerekD
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Apr 16, 2013
About half way up the East Arete on Illumination R...
Kind of a broad topic.. Are you looking for a technical alpine route for a first mountain? Due to the significantly increased objective hazard of mountains, it's advisable to start on easier routes. You really need to develop a head for avalanche, rockfall, crevasse, fall hazard, weather, navigation, etc, etc, etc., before you start trying routes of commitment.

Hood is a great place to start.
Ben Beckerich
From saint helens, oregon
Joined Jun 24, 2011
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Apr 16, 2013
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Why not combine the trip and take a winter mrountaineering course on rainier? I took it, and while we didn't have snow that was stable enough for a summit attempt, I learned a crapload of great skills. 6 days I think, and a great investment on many levels. Maurice Chaunders
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Apr 20, 2013
Ithink a 6 good day beginners mountaineering course would be the best idea. Thanks for the replies DerekD
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