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marlonwarren - Jan 22, 2007 4:46 am - Voted 10/10


No room for mistakes up there!



Marmaduke - Apr 30, 2010 12:19 am - Voted 10/10

Wonderful Shot,

What peak are on? Very cool photo!


calebEOC - Apr 30, 2010 1:01 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wonderful Shot,

Thats the east shoulder of Mount Thielsen in the Southern Oregon Cascades, about 40 feet below the actual summit. Its a narrow little rib that kind of just hangs out off ths side of the mountain.


Marmaduke - Apr 30, 2010 1:35 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Wonderful Shot,

I will do Howlock this summer, but Thielsen is more than I can tackle at this point. Is the entire summit block a class 4? I see the approach is up to a class 3 in parts. Is the shoulder you're on considered 3 or 4? Again, nice photo!


calebEOC - Apr 30, 2010 10:18 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wonderful Shot,

I would say the shoulder is class 2, I honestly sort of ran over to this point to get in the picture at time. The cliffs on either side are a little scary, but its all pretty solid. As for the summit, its about 30-40 feet class 4 max; but in my opinion its pretty easy climbing. Its a short climb with large handholds and a couple nooks and crannies where you can actually stop the climb to let people pass if need be.

I think Howlock was more unnerving than Thielsen if only for the fact that noone was around when I was trying to find a way up its short very loose pinnacle, on Thielsen there were a bunch of people ahead of me so I could see the route. Now that I know the spot to climb up Howlocks pinnacle it wouldnt be as bad, but that 1st time was interesting.

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foster fanning - Dec 1, 2010 10:09 pm - Hasn't voted

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Very nice shot. Thanks for stopping by and voting on my under construction Kettle River Range page. It will look better in a few days...

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