The Bend, Tieton Gorge, WA
Just a way to organize my stuff...work in progress.
Another day of cragging at The Bend (Tieton
). Ran into Wayne Wallace
& partner. Had a good time with these guys over dinner afterwards. Shirley took a fall on Pure Joy
(10c....funky pro held but then fell out once she climbed past the piece later...bit spooky) but MX
(10a) was a walk for her. I did that 2 pitch line (10b & 9) on the left side of the wall advertised as the best 5.9 finger crack in WA! Indeed, 10b part was easy, the .9 finger crack just kept on giving. Ran in a single pitch.
Dirty Sanchez, Goose Egg Mountain, WA
Early summer of '09, Shirley & I climbed our 2nd line on Goose Egg Mountain. Though I'd give Ride The Lightning
next door a 3 out of 4 star rating, this one might get no stars. Ho-hum climbing & generally forgettable.
Cougar Buttress, Bend, OR
A fun day out with our friend Josh on a new (to us) crag in central Oregon. We did a 4-pitch (in 2P's) Cougar Buttress
line & Josh led some bolted 5.10's. Very nice!
Prime Rib Of Goat, Mazama Wall, WA
Shirley & I climbed it at the tail end of summer. Not very good. Some fun pitches but much class 2/3 hiking also in between climbing. Maybe some of the other classics are better - will try sometime.
Birds In A Rut, Smith Rock, OR
BIAR BIAR BIAR The Scab BIAR
Sounded decent & we've never done the hike up there...in the end, not really worth the effort. Stay home & have a beer IMHO. Also got on the Scab...an old, apparently uncompleted route on the right side of the formation. Saw a bail cam & then it saw me bailing as well...spooky a bit IMHO.