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Climbing goals for 2010?

Postby kheegster » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:15 pm

What are your climbing goals for 2010? For me:

General goals:
- Lead WI4
- Lead easy 5.9
- Avalanche knowledge
- Fit enough to do fast-and-light Alpine style climbs

Specific routes:
- Colden Slide and Gothics NF, ADK, NY
- Pinnacle Gully, Mt Washington, NH
- N Ridge of Mt Stuart, WA
- N Ridge of Mt Baker, WA, fast-and-light
- Either Liberty Ridge or Kautz on Rainier, WA (fast-and-light if the latter)
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Postby Clark_Griswold » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:27 pm

I haven't any iron clad plans, but I want to do several scrambles in the High Unitas in Utah. I wouldn't mind doing some big stuff in CA and CO, but I think that may be pushing the time/ money issue this year. I want to go to Utah since it's an area I have yet to explore and I want to see someplace completely new.
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Postby JHH60 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:56 pm

My general goals are pretty similar to yours - get comfortable leading moderate ice, improve my rock leading level, take a formal avalanche class, and also practice glacier travel and crevasse rescue, which I have gotten formal training on but use rarely so am perpetually rusty.

The bottom line is that I just need to spend more time on the rock (and ice!) than I did last year so I get my trad leading skills sharper. I searched for and bought a house, moved in, and did a lot of repairs, which pretty much gutted out the spring, summer and fall of last year. Got a lot of diving in, but that's because I can do it as a partial-day thing, whereas most of the climbing I want to do is a full weekend set-aside.

As for specific goals, I've wanted to climb North Palisade for a long time, and also would like to do a long glaciated route without a guide or much more experienced partner.
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Postby climberslacker » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:20 pm

Climb 5.10 trad
Start doing more winter mountaineering routes
learn ice climbing
do my first multi-pitch climb w/ hanging belays
hopefully do a overnight climbing trip on a wall.

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Postby fossana » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:53 pm

GENERAL
- Get my hip flexor tendonitis in check by strengthening/stretching and cross-training on my bike instead of only running.
- Stay hydrated.
- Suck it up and climb inside during the week so I can climb/solo harder outside.
- Convince my workplace to let me remote in from Bishop in August.
- Find more climbing partners for longer routes.
- Learn to love Joe Herbst routes.

SPECIFIC
- Sun Ribbon Arete
- Fishhook Arete
- Mithral Dihedral
- Crimson Chrysalis
- Sour Mash
- Real attempt at Evolution
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Postby Holsti97 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:54 pm

Gannett Peak, WY
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Postby Hotoven » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:08 pm

Dirt-bag road trip with Doogie! July 2010! Nailing roughly 9 high points.
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Postby ScottyP » Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:00 pm

Winter- 2 summits of Shasta in one weekend from high camp at Helen, Casaval/Green
Winter- Mount Hood
May- Denai via WB
July- The full exum of the Grand
Sept- Fish Hook arete and East But on Whitney

All spring long- Lots of ski descents of Tallac
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Postby Apex » Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:16 pm

Brush up on my lead climbing skills. Be able to climb 5.12 (stupid crimps)... Learn how to trad climb and sport climb.
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Re: Climbing goals for 2010?

Postby Mark Straub » Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:50 am

kheegster wrote:What are your climbing goals for 2010? For me:

General goals:
- Lead WI4
- Lead easy 5.9
- Avalanche knowledge
- Fit enough to do fast-and-light Alpine style climbs

Specific routes:
- Colden Slide and Gothics NF, ADK, NY
- Pinnacle Gully, Mt Washington, NH
- N Ridge of Mt Stuart, WA
- N Ridge of Mt Baker, WA, fast-and-light
- Either Liberty Ridge or Kautz on Rainier, WA (fast-and-light if the latter)


Sounds pretty similar to me! I'd join you on any of those WA routes if you need a partner, especially the N ridge of Baker. I'd like to lead 5.9 trad, don't know my ice climbing goals yet (still establishing them), traverse the Liberty Bell Group, climb Forbidden Peak by any route, and climb anything else that presents itself.

-Mark
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Postby TomSellick » Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:16 am

I want to climb in new areas and hopefully move from the southeast to the great american west - it's been a long time comin'.
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Postby McCannster » Fri Jan 01, 2010 3:38 am

Puu Kukui (Maui, over New Year's)
Mount Yale
Mount Princeton
Lone Eagle Peak
Mount Columbia
Mount Sherman, with snowboard descent
White Butte, North Dakota
Pico de Orizaba???
Durrance Route, Devils Tower
Guadalupe Peak, Texas
Kor-Ingalls, Castleton Tower
Agathla
Uncompahgre Peak
Wetterhorn Peak
Navajo Peak
Mount Humphreys
Mount Charleston
Tikaboo Peak
Ruby Dome
Arc Dome
Boundary Peak
Montgomery Peak

Hornli Ridge or Lion Ridge, Matterhorn
Monte Rosa (Dufourspitz, Nordend, Zumsteinspitz)
West Ridge of the Eiger
Monch
Ringelspitz
Grauspitz, traverse from Falknis
Gamsberg
Dom
Mont Blanc
various routes in the Dolomites

Regular NW Face of Half Dome
Middle Palisade
Mt Lyell
Palisade Traverse
Mt Williamson
Mt Tyndall
Mt Ritter
Mt Banner

Grand Teton
Petit Grepon
Mt Shavano
Mt Tabaguache
Lizard Head
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