Great clouds and colors!
...all I can say is WOW!!
Hey Radek. I am glad that you liked it. Are you making travel plans yet!? :)
thank you very much for your invite !
Not sure if we'll be able to make it back to CA this season :(
ARE YOU guys making some Smith etc.. plans for fall? :)
Bummer! Well, you guys are always welcome to stay with us when you come.
Smith, now you're talking! :) How late is too late to go there in the fall? Etsuko is healing well but it may be another 1-2 months before she can climb on real rock. I guess sport climbing may be a way to go for her this year since it is usually steep and has smaller injury risk... I definitely want to make it happen this year!
goes without saying that you guys will stay with us during your return trip to PNW.
As for Smith, Oct. is probably the optimal month weatherwise. But many years, we have have good weather into November and pretty much climbable conditions year round (October we still might have stable weather for some cragging in other places like Darrington or WA Pass). Smith crowds start dying down after like mid October or so.
Good to hear about Etsuko's foot recovering fast!
talk to you later
Cool, thanks man. I will email you soon about our Smith plans. Please say hi to Shirley for us!
This one kicks major ass, Misha!
Thanks Dirk! You could have taken it too last Saturday!
How was Matthes? How far did you get?
We basically got to the top of the initial steep section that gains the crest when it started spitting. A light hail started, then lightning from various places around us, then heavy hail! Using one rope to rap' meant we also had to traverse a pitch to get to a suitable lower rap' station (i.e. largish trees). Man, that was an adventure.
Man, you have some bad luck with this climb. Both times when I climbed it, the weather was impeccable. Well, third time is going to be the charm for you!! :)
I am sure that it was beautiful and fun nevertheless.
Appreciate the feedback, Dean
so nice !! excellent !!
Thanks for your comment!
Great job on this one Misha - it's a beauty! -Bob