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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby WouterB » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:39 pm

Did a solo ski ascent with full gear from Zermatt to the summit of Breithorn this weekend.
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby MoapaPk » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:43 am

Nothing too exciting; stayed high (elevation, that is) for my last (???) Death Valley trip this year. Camped at 6800' (32F at night), then went up Palmer and Grapevine the next day, Wahguyhe the next, then drove home. I discovered a unique way not to climb Palmer. Grapevine is really a test of how much you love Antelope Bitterbrush.

The original register log books from the DPS ammo boxes on Palmer and Grapevine, and the can on Wahguyhe, had been removed. This is odd; I've heard the same condition for other DPS registers (Pinto Peak e.g.). One would think a wilderness zealot would remove the metal containers as well. Is the DPS taking registers down for photographic documentation, with the intent of returning the original books?
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby Princess Buttercup » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:12 am

My patient schedule bottomed out last week, so I jumped at the opportunity to have 5 days off. What to do? What to do? My first solo Sierra ski tour? Slogging in the Whites? Then I got the text from my mom that she and pop were in the land of Ports visiting my sis, sooo...

ROAD TRIP!!!

After cruisin' as far north as I could while staying awake (Eagle Lake), I camped off the road, and then the next morning checked out Lava Beds National Monument before finishing the drive. Found out that I'm not a big fan of caving, even getting the creeps in the lighted lava tube...

Picked up Neph #1 from his school (he's 3) and hung out...

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Met the newest member of my rope team... (5 weeks. Shhh... my lilsis doesn't know about this plan yet)

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Helped Mom make dinner...

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The 'rents headed for home early Friday, and, checking the weather, I made the decision to head out as well. A few different routes to the volcanoes here, but all happened to pass by some pretty fantabulous wineries...

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Crashed in the lot at Timberline Lodge for the night, then was joined by Don (Yay, Skooner!!) the next morning. With a bit of a late start, I was determined to just have a blast on the mountain. But perfect weather, great conditions (well, between the ice bands), and that old fire to climb ever higher burned bright and I slogged my way to the top.

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I stashed my skis at the base of the slope below the Hogsback, since there was an UNfun layer of ice up there. Even then, until I was able to get around to the south face again, it was a maze of powder and ice bands to turn and jump through. Quote of the day from some guy heading down as I was still slogging up: "Are you going to smile all the way to the summit???" Oh yeah, and all the way down, even through the screaming barfies in my quads!

Met back up with Skooner at the parking lot and headed to Govt Camp for dindin:

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Drove south with a case of wine and a growler of Oatmeal Stout from Mt. Hood Brewery. I was just glad that my knee held out well, and that I think was the signal that I can finally start some tougher training again...
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby MoapaPk » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:46 pm

Thanks for the pics! I guess this calls into question the exhortation that one must be "roped" for the hogsback route!
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby WouterB » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:38 pm

We had a long weekend here in Switzerland. Climbed the North West Ridge of Pizzo Montevecchio with SP'er Jose Rosen on Thursday and Friday and on Saturday and Sunday I did the North face of Gran Paradiso with Sp'er climbxclimb. I wish every weekend was this long/cool.
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby rlshattuck » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:40 am

Shastalicious . . . . mmmm . . . not to mention . . . why, in Shasta, would a burger joint not have something named after the peak or a route or . . . but anyway, my pick of post slog meal would have to be Billy Goat Tavern and it's "possibly the best burger in the world" . . . great.
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby Vitaliy M. » Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:39 am

I always get that one too, Bob : )

I volunteered to clean/maintain and climbed at Lovers Leap this weekend..great times..
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby mvs » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:59 am

I had the privilege of climbing in the Rosengarten Dolomites with fellow SP'er alpinpete. Here he is coming up to a belay on the "Steger" Route (V+) of Punta Emma:

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Good times!
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Re: How was Your weekend?

Postby WouterB » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:14 pm

Good idea to post a picture.

Below you can see climbxclimb's feet and me on the rope below him.
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