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Regional discussion and conditions reports for Washington and Oregon. Please post partners requests and trip plans in the Pacific Northwest Climbing Partners section.

Rainier Kautz Route in June vs July - Ice Climbing?

Hey everyone,

After climbing Rainier via the DC route this August, I am now signed up for a 10 day course with AAI in mid-June that will culminate in heading to the top of Rainier for the Kautz. I've read varying trip reports for June conditions and watched many youtube videos, and I'm concerned that the route will be too much of a walk up in June, compared to the more technical step-up from the ...
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North Cascade Highway closed

Winter is here? Does this mean no cinnamon rolls till Spring?

http://www.goskagit.com/news/highway-ov ... 416b0.html
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Fall Colors in Washington State is now up

Back by popular demand is Fall Colors in Washington State!!!

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Trapped Atop of Mt Rainier

I finally put together some video clips from my n+1 trip to Mt Rainier in July 2016. The video features three overlapping but different stories of five climbers.

https://www.facebook.com/Mountaineering ... 959836467/

I would like to say hello to all persons I met in Mount Rainier National Park during this trip and thank park climbing Rangers, guides, and other park personnel for being concerned and helping us (e.g. in ...
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Mt Hinman and Mt Daniel Traverse

I am looking for information on a traverse between Mount Hinman and Mount Daniel in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The route we are considering is coming down from Necklace Valley to the La Bohn Gap and the standard route up Hinman, coming down the NW face and traversing up to and around Pea Soup Lake to ascend Lynch Glacier. Then descending by the standard Peggy's Pond route. Has anyone crossed between these mountains at a ...
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Mt Carru, Mt Lago, Osceola Peak Circuit Info Needed

Would be interested to know if anyone on the net has
made the circuit of the above peaks this year using
the Tatoosh Ridge Trail crosscountry over Ptarmigan Pk
to Shellrock Pass and out by way of Eureka Creek Trail
Dot Lake and Fred's Lake to the Pasayten River. I am
particularly interested in knowing if anyone has been
to Lease Lake or the trail to Pleasant Valley and Pt.
Defiance and the ? trail ...
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OR Cascade volcanoes - conditions

Anyone poking around the OR Cascade volcanoes recently? Specifically interested in Jefferson and N. Sister, but any recent beta is greatly appreciated!

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Profanity Peak Wolf Pack

Has anyone seen this?
http://www.king5.com/tech/science/envir ... /305703146

Fucking outrageous. If anyone has organized an opposition I'd love to know about it.
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Aasgard Pass and Helmets

Yes or No?

Probably heading up Little Annapurna in a few weeks. Looks like plenty of loose rock in that gully from Colchuck Lake to the pass.
Just curious what the general opinion is on the necessity of the helmet. Thanks.
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Glacier Peak Wilderness (in a week)

What's the best week long (70-90 mile) loop this time of year in Glacier Peak Wilderness? I've got my eyes set on the following: Buck Creek Pass --> Miners Ridge (Image Lake) --> PCT --> White River --> Boulder Pass --> Little Giant Pass.

Planning to leave a car on Chiwawa River Road at either Nineteen Mile or Alpine Meadows (assuming it's allowed).

I'd appreciate any info that may help, such as: is it worth ...
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