FA of 'Fish Stick Buttress' (5.8R), Golden Trout Crag

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FA of 'Fish Stick Buttress' (5.8R), Golden Trout Crag

by Dave Daly » Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:02 pm

Ok folks, I won't have you sift through the run-on dialog and blow-by-blow moments of the trip but keep it simple with captions attached to the photos. Bottom line, Pat Brennan showed me a crag where he put up a route with his wife Lori, a few years back. Deb and I wanted to do a backcountry FA of our own this year and this small little crag looked like the ideal fun casual weekend project. So, off we headed during the long Labor Day weekend....


Our objective: Golden Trout Crag. The route takes on the obvious buttress to the right.

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The Misses headed to our "home away from home"

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Miso soup....right out of the pan. Yum!

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Who's ready for dessert?!

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The legendary Golden Trout Crag Zombie. "Give me all your fish heads!!"

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The D&D Team....off to the crag!

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Scoping the granite goodness above.

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Starting up the first pitch (5.8R)

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Half way up Pitch #1. The groove below offered only one placement.....a blue/green offset Alien. The rest was flaring.

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Wifey on some runout slab. Lovely foliage along the way. :P

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Enjoying the amazing fingerlocks on Pitch #2

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Deb finishing up the last section of P2

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More granite goodness! Headed up Pitch #3.

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My lot in life....carrying two packs. Preparing to make the moves up to a steep rail with the only pro at your feet. Balancy and exposed....nice job, Rockcritter!

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Here we go.....

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Good stuff......can I have a third pack?!? Top of P3

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Casting off on Pitch #4 (5.7)

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Peek-a-boo!

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Continuing upward on Pitch #5 (5.6)

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On top of GTC

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"Fish Stick Buttress" (5.8R, 5 pitches), Golden Trout Crag (FA, Deb Castro and Dave Daly, Sept 4 2010)

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by asmrz » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:54 pm

Hi you two, I bet this was a good trip for you both. Congrats and continuing good climbing.

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by Tom Kenney » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:30 am

Mulkey Meadow?

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by butitsadryheat » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:35 am

This looks like it is near the Golden Trout Camp? On the way to Langley? Am I waaaay off? :lol:

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by Deb » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:58 am

butitsadryheat wrote:This looks like it is near the Golden Trout Camp? On the way to Langley? Am I waaaay off? :lol:


You are correct! But we were fairly well-hidden. And don't go for Dave's tears over carrying my tiny little pack. Guess who carried over half her body weight in and out! :shock:

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by SJD » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:29 am

Nice pics and TR.

Great job you two -

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by mtndonkey » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:49 am

Congrats Dave and Deb, that is a sweet looking climb. I might have to do some research and exploring.

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by mungeclimber » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:15 am

Mulkey Meadows has no rock. Only horrid tamped out trail and vicious nasty meadows filled with cow pies mud and bugs.


I don't have strong opinion about it though.

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by bearbnz » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:27 am

Nice job Dave and Deb, looks like an interesting route.

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by Blair » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:51 am

Great TR Dave, route looks fun

That place looks rad, need to go out there and put up a route called Tartar Sauce :lol:

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by Guyzo » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:06 pm

Dave and Deb..... good job.

Lots of nice rock to climb on up in those parts..... :wink:

C-ya ... around.


dave we be going to Church this weekend.... FYI.

pm if interest.

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by Tom Kenney » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:02 pm

mungeclimber wrote:Mulkey Meadows has no rock. Only horrid tamped out trail and vicious nasty meadows filled with cow pies mud and bugs.


I'll agree re: cow pies and mud and bugs, but the only reason that was my guess is because there is a fine-looking crag on the north side of the meadow (below Trail Peak?). I've got a picture...somewhere... I'll dig it out and scan it, and post to this thread.

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by Diggler » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:02 am

Props, Dave & Deb. A nice looking formation & line. Good rock?

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by mungeclimber » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:11 am

Tom Kenney wrote:
mungeclimber wrote:Mulkey Meadows has no rock. Only horrid tamped out trail and vicious nasty meadows filled with cow pies mud and bugs.


I'll agree re: cow pies and mud and bugs, but the only reason that was my guess is because there is a fine-looking crag on the north side of the meadow (below Trail Peak?). I've got a picture...somewhere... I'll dig it out and scan it, and post to this thread.


LIES!

ok, I honestly don't remember, so I'm just messin around. :)

would dig seeing a pic of the region again. It's been many many moons for me.


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