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Member Since: Sep 17, 2011
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Areas = 15
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Location: WA : Southeast Cascades & Yakima : Tieton River : South Fork Cliff : Astral Wall : ... : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Jun 28, 2016

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Comments: Yes, it looks like a sea cliff, but more solid and without all the bird poop.


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Darrington : Squire Creek Walls : Illusion Wall
By: Jon Nelson When: Jun 28, 2016

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Comments: I'm drawn now to this 'cute little deciduous forest'.

Nice description, thanks -


Location: WA : Southeast Cascades & Yakima : Tieton River : South Fork Cliff : Astral Wall : ... : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Jun 27, 2016

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Comments: Looking good. Go Pat!


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Infinite Jest (5.12+)
By: Jon Nelson When: Jun 27, 2016

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Comments: Alright Tom!

I remember this beautiful line. More pics please-


Location: WA : Southeast Cascades & Yakima : Tieton River : The Bend : Bend North : Libretto (5.10a)
By: Jon Nelson When: Jun 25, 2016

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Comments: What size crack is it?
Any suggestions for the pro?


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Middle Town Walls : ... : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Jun 24, 2016

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Comments: Do you mean "laybacks"? Or is this an inside joke?


Location: WA : Okanogan : Mazama : Squirrelhouse Rock
By: Jon Nelson When: Jun 22, 2016

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Comments: What parking lot are you referring to?
Is this the main parking area for Fun Rock?


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Gold Bar Boulders : Forest
By: Jon Nelson When: Jun 20, 2016

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Comments: Tina -
Maybe it has to do with temporary road work for the timber harvest. Did you see the notice in the dashed-red box above the description?

You might check with MP user Joe Sambataro, who works for the Access Fund and posts some of these notices here.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Tumwater Canyon : ** Bouldering in Tumwater C... : Pitless Avocado : ... : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: Looks like classic John Gill form (i.e., toeing in, body out from the rock). Nice.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Snoqualmie Pass Area : The Tooth : The Tooth - South Face (5.4) : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: Looks like one definitely wants a helmet for this route.

Nice pic, thanks.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Solitude (5.11c/d)
By: Jon Nelson When: Jun 16, 2016

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Comments: Geoff, are you referring to the left variation at the start of the pitch?

If you look at the picture labeled "Derek on pitch 5...", I put in some yellow topo marks to show where this variation is.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Jun 14, 2016

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Comments: It's nice to see someone making use of the offwidth.
If this was off by itself, it would draw people, so why not make use of it here?


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : 1) Western Front : Lower Wall : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: Jun 11, 2016

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Comments: Alright! Go scouts.

Wish we did that back in my scout days.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Tumwater Canyon : Castle Rock : Rainbow Connection (5.11c PG13)
By: Jon Nelson When: Jun 6, 2016

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Comments: I'm betting Michal onsighted it.
He has a tendency to do that...


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Tumwater Canyon : Castle Rock : Rainbow Connection (5.11c PG13)
By: Jon Nelson When: Jun 5, 2016

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Comments: Alright Tom!

Just a month ago, you thought it impossible for you to lead, and then you go and lead it a month later.

Is this the power of practice on TR?


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket)
By: Jon Nelson When: May 25, 2016

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Comments: Yes, the safest may be to not use the fixed lines.

I have also seen intermediate anchor points put on fixed lines. If this is done right, then one can see the entire length that will be supporting them. If possible, this is the way to go.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : North Bend & Vicinity : Exit 32 / Little Si : AWOL : ... : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: May 24, 2016

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Comments: Thanks Steven, for the warning.

I wonder though if some people might mistake that "X" for an arrow, like a tic mark, and grab there.

Perhaps it will just require a crowbar to remove.


Location: NH : *Cathedral Ledge : The Mordor Wall : The Bridge of Khazad-Dûm (5.11d) : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: May 23, 2016

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Comments: It's nice to see the kneebar being used where you might not expect it.


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : Coyote Wall : ... : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: May 23, 2016

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Comments: Moved it, and no longer mixed up. Carry on with the nice pics.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Strength Through Bowling (5.10c)
By: Jon Nelson When: May 23, 2016

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Comments: Thanks for the explanation Doug.

I think that the original finishing anchor was just a sling on the left end of the large block. It did not finish with the last part of Terminal P-.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Canadian North Cascades : Western Chilliwack Range : ... : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: May 22, 2016

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Comments: In the background, right side, it looks like a wide river of fog flowing over a low dam.


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket)
By: Jon Nelson When: May 22, 2016

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Comments: That is a scary tale about the fixed rope. To think that someone could sabotage access like that makes me shudder. Or, even if it wasn't sabotage, then it still makes me worry about fixed lines. I'm glad though that you were OK.

I wonder about the best way to test a fixed line, particularly one partly out of view. Before starting on it, should one try to jump on it, or somehow generate a greater-than-bodyweight force? Or might that weaken a line, making it even more likely to break when you nee... more >>


Location: South America : Argentina : Patagonia : Whillans-Cochrane (5.9 WI3 M4) : Photo
By: Jon Nelson When: May 18, 2016

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Comments: Are you sure that the two shadows are from two peaks? They seem to have the same shape but a different tint.

It is almost like the two shadows are from the same peak, but the darker one is projected on dust in the air, the lighter one is further back, projected on the ground. It would be lighter due to scattered skylight. I've never seen anything like it, so am making a wild guess.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Tumwater Canyon : Rattlesnake Rock : Bite Me (5.10a)
By: Jon Nelson When: May 18, 2016

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Comments: I put in this FA info, thanks.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : Wild Turkey (5.7)
By: Jon Nelson When: May 18, 2016

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Comments: I predict that the route will become very popular, perhaps one of the most popular at the cliff.

Fantastic job David. Thanks.


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