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Postby Luciano136 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:34 pm

I just doesn't look like you need a rope at all on that route :?:
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Postby Diggler » Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:35 pm

Summit of Mt. Williamson. Forgot my pants. :lol:

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Postby welle » Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:55 pm

2_climbaxes wrote:That's a great start, but you are still missing some. But if you aren't a local there is 1 you might miss.


I don't understand what they need a shovel for - they don't look like they're carrying overnight packs. If they were to travel in an avy terrain, they need more than one shovel per group, I would think...

also, I don't see a single snow picket for the entire group or a fluke. If they were protecting themselves with ropes, I'd think they would need some anchoring material...
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Postby Luciano136 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:42 pm

Late starts seem to be a common theme in the Cascades. Both on Adams and Shasta I encountered people going up at like noon?!?
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Postby Luciano136 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:26 pm

MikeTX wrote:
Luciano136 wrote:Late starts seem to be a common theme in the Cascades. Both on Adams and Shasta I encountered people going up at like noon?!?


Well, that brings up a good point. Adams and Shasta are both often done as an overnighter. So a person leaving for the Lunch Counter or Helen Lake at noon may not be that crazy. If a person leaves the Timberline at noon, I would assume he's camping near the ski lift. If he's high on the mountain at that time (like in the mazama photo), I would say he's crazy.


Adams seemed to be fine but there is definitely rock fall below the Red Banks on Shasta. I left 50/50 (about 1000 feet under Helen Lake) at 3:30am. Not only do you run the risk of rock fall later in the day, you also get BAKED by the sun (unless you do it in winter).

Early starts on snow slopes are more fun in general since the snow is firm and it's not that hot.
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Postby rhyang » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:31 pm

MikeTX wrote:
Luciano136 wrote:Late starts seem to be a common theme in the Cascades. Both on Adams and Shasta I encountered people going up at like noon?!?


Well, that brings up a good point. Adams and Shasta are both often done as an overnighter. So a person leaving for the Lunch Counter or Helen Lake at noon may not be that crazy. If a person leaves the Timberline at noon, I would assume he's camping near the ski lift. If he's high on the mountain at that time (like in the mazama photo), I would say he's crazy.


Yup. For a south side route on Shasta in the springtime I usually leave my house around 5 or 6 am and get up to the town of Mt. Shasta late morning sometime, then start snowshoeing up to where ever I am camping around noonish. I save the alpine start for the next morning :)
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Postby lisae » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:09 pm

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I was going through some old photos and found this one of my first trad lead.
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Postby butitsadryheat » Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:26 am

Looks like a marshmallow coming out of the right nostril! :lol:
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Postby lisae » Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:30 am

butitsadryheat wrote:Looks like a marshmallow coming out of the right nostril! :lol:


Indeed! I never noticed that, but I think some photo shopping may be in order if I can figure out how. It is a reflection from my glasses.
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Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:18 am

My first NOOB alpine climb, Glacier Peak in 1977 B.G. (Before Gortex)

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And here we are as NOOB rock climbers in 1974 in New England with GOLDLINE....

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Postby nartreb » Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:30 pm

Not long ago at all: first ice climb

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Postby welle » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:57 pm

nartreb wrote:Not long ago at all: first ice climb

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this is classic! thanks for sharing.
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