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Casey BatesScramble
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Casey Bates

Scrambled to the beginning of the technical rock on the north side of Chair. Solo. Tried to continue traverse north towards Gem Lake but got cliffed out.
Posted Aug 12, 2007 11:33 am

laurelScramble Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2007

laurel

Second WAC Basic class alpine climbing field trip.
Posted Jul 12, 2007 4:09 pm

JermRe: Route Climbed: Something on the southeast side? Date Climbed: June, 2001

Jerm

Kinda sounds more like the Tooth than Chair.
Posted May 7, 2006 6:48 am

sjfNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2006

sjf

See my brother's (Tom Fralich) comments below.
Posted Mar 30, 2006 8:16 am

esugiNF of Chair  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2006

esugi

Made pretty easy ascent of NF in mostly snow conditions. Was hoping for more ice but only spots on the first pitch. Made the route in 3 pitches and we were feeling pretty good about it until a guy (Jens from CC.com) came soloing up the route AFTER already soloing the NE Buttress. He climbed the route in mere 30 minutes (?). He put us to shame. Great descent on otherwise great outing.
Posted Feb 22, 2006 6:35 am

Martin CashMultiple  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2006

Martin Cash

Summited twice:

2/18/06 - East Face - Trip Report here

2/23/04 - Northeast Buttress with Paul Klenke. A beautiful climb with stellar conditions.
Posted Feb 20, 2006 4:09 pm

Tom FralichNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2006

Tom Fralich

Climbed the route with my brother, who just moved to Seattle, as his first alpine route. We left the parking lot at around 6:30AM and found a well packed trail all the way to the NE ridge. The wind was blowing pretty hard on the ridge, but once we were on the route, things settled down a bit. After some delays getting started due to a slower party, we climbed the face in 4 long pitches. Conditions were OK, but there wasn't much ice and the snow wasn't as consolidated as I hoped. We reached the summit at around 1PM and had an easy time with the descent. We were back in the parking lot at around 4PM. Very nice climb. I was happy to get such a nice peak in just a 4-day visit to WA.
Posted Feb 13, 2006 5:30 am

Snidely WhiplashRoute Climbed: NE Buttress
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 1984

Snidely Whiplash

An amazingly alpine climb considering how close one is to I-90 and Seattle, and how low the peak is. There was a considerable amount of snow in the basin beneath the NE Buttress, even in August of a normal snowfall year. I'll never forget how loose the rock is, though, and how a boulder came crashing down our rappel route right after we just got out of the way. A very dangerous peak!
Posted Feb 8, 2006 10:45 pm

MoniRoute Climbed: East Face Date Climbed: Aug 1 1992  Sucess!

Moni

With Fred. The descent is a pain.
Posted Nov 15, 2003 8:32 am

Fred SpickerRoute Climbed: E Face Date Climbed: 1 Aug 1992  Sucess!

Fred Spicker

Climbed with Monica Spicker.
Posted Jul 25, 2002 4:56 pm

JoshRoute Climbed: Something on the southeast side? Date Climbed: June, 2001  Sucess!

Josh

Ryle and I parked at the Alpental Ski Resort and started hiking. In classic Josh and Ryle style, we didn't really know where we were going or what we were going to climb. Hell, we didn't even have a map. We started hiking and figured we'd find something interesting to go up. Ryle was in his jeans, and I was in shorts and running shoes. About a mile in we started postholing.



We followed some footprints up through the snow, scrambled up through some super steep dirt/bushes and eventually found ourselves at the base of what I think was Chair Peak. There was what appeared to be a few pitches of easy to moderate Class 5 rock, on the southeast side, so we scampered up that. The line we took came it at 5.easy with a few moves up to 5.6. A couple ancient-looking pins assured us that at least somebody else had been up this "route" before. Then we climbed some hideously loose (easy) rock up to the summit. I was yelling at Ryle most of the time because he was being a big pussy on the loose stuff. "Yeah, that piece of rock only weighs 30 lbs and is completely detached, but if you pull on it in the right way, it will hold." Anyway, we bagged the summit and headed back down. We found some anchors at the top of a steep, snowy chimney/gully and wound up doing two or three rappels to get down to easy terrain.



If what I described doesn't resemble anything on Chair Peak, please let me know. I suppose it's possible that we were on something else.
Posted Apr 10, 2002 5:26 pm

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