Felt great to get back into rock climbing. Did 7 pitches that day.
Climbed here in the early '90's with my cousin. I just remember long friction slabs and huge runouts.
Silent Running- 8-16-2007 - Great climb, I lead everything for my partner who forgot his climbing shoes. He climbed it in his Chaco sandals. No, I'm not kidding. 5.10b friction in Chaco's.
The Kone (August 26, 2006). Climbed this nice route with Shirley, Haydar, and my little brother (1st time on slabs). Short but fun route. Think linking P's 2 and 3 kinda makes sense as you're pulling the crux move on P3 directly above belay bolts. Crux for me was start of P4 (our P3).
Total Soul (July 18, 2005). Shirley and I climbed this yesterday (after getting rained off for the millionth time on Saturday at WA Pass!!!!! F...). Much like Martin (below), we thought of linking up Total Soul and Silent Running. We were still motivated to do SR as we were topping out on TS, but after rapping we saw 2 parties at the lower belays on the route (and were also pretty tired....the 2 parties just provided a convenient excuse for not jumping on SR ;)
Awsome route! The climbing was challenging but not impossible. Protection on harder stuff (>5.8) is perfect. ALL bolts looked beefy and new. The route crux (for me) was the 2nd 5.10b pitch: 15-20 foot high angle friction slab took me 1 slip before I got it right. The first 10b section was shorter. Route calls for running it out a bit (PG13?) on 8-ish terrain (a little of that esp. on P7) - nothing terrifying. Stats for that day: us only on TS; 3 parties on SR!
Silent Running (August 14, 2005). Fun though less varied than TS (more pure friction climbing here IMHO). The 3rd and 7th pitches were the best!
Silent Running - 6/4/05 - Fantastic route on beautiful granite. I lead pitches 1, 3, 5, 6, and 7. Pitch 3 was the bomb. Best pure friction route in the state of Washington?
Total Soul, first 4 pitches - 6/4/05 - Pitches 1 and 3 are only so so, but 2 was nice and 4 is fantastic with a steep dike and thin fingercrack. Need to go back and complete it.
The Kone - 8/28/05 - The first pitch is nice and sustained, but it is pretty easy for the next couple pitches. Some interesting traversing slab up high.
Till Broad Daylight - 8/28/05 - Fun climb that shares the ending pitches with The Kone. The second pitch is classic steep 5.8 knobs and edges with 2 overlaps to pull. The rest of the route is more pure friction climbing.
Cornicopia - 10/07 - Really fun climb, nice variety with the big flake then slabs.
Big Tree 1 - 10/07 - Cool climb, unusual for this formation with mostly crack systems not slabs.
Big Tree 2000 - 10/07 - Fun 3 pitch climb. Nice sustained 10a pitch for the third with a runout ending to top it off.
Under The Bored Walk - 8/28/05 - Fun easy knobby slab, my wife would like this.