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Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Clay (5.11+)
By: Thomas Ramier When: Sep 6, 2016

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Comments: As of 9/5/16 the old rawl bolt was removed. The star drive and smc hanger was pounded flat and will require an angle grinder to remove. Maybe I'll get to it in 3 or 4 years if no one else does.

I also removed the two fixed wires that protected the top moves. These were in place at lease 15 years ago when I did the route for my first time and they looked at that time to be at least that old again. Maybe they have always been there. According to one particular blogger th... more >>


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Up'er Zipper (5.11b)
By: Thomas Ramier When: Sep 6, 2016

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Comments: New top anchor added for decent. It is still better to bring the second up by improvising a belay off of the tree. If anyone wishes to replace the webbing with a proper chain anchor please do.

Rock Climbing Photo: Summit decent anchor
Summit decent anchor


1st station in line from summit about 61m below at a small ledge

Rock Climbing Photo: 1st station
1st station


Station in line below the top of pitch 2

Rock Climbing Photo: Descent from pitch 2
Descent from pitch 2



Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Le Grande Bleu (5.11c)
By: Thomas Ramier When: Sep 4, 2016

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Comments: mountainproject.com/v/first-as...


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Le Grande Bleu (5.11c)
By: Thomas Ramier When: Aug 31, 2016

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Comments: I went rock climbing today with a friend. "Free climbing" to be exact by most folks definition. "New routing" as some of my older friends still call it, a locution that was common before the focus on "the first" ascensionist and therefore(presumably) the only individual of importance, made it's incipient and now pervasive inroad into the wonky jargon that only other rock climbing hobby... more >>


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Good Girls Like Bad Boys (5.12a)
By: Thomas Ramier When: Jul 7, 2016

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Comments: Why would anyone grab or step on the starfish? Rude.

In case anyone doesn't remember or know, the starfish is in the same location as what was once a hanging belay/horizontal aid ladder that crossed between GGLBB and a flake off to the left. Possibly Abraxas. This hanging belay was a total crap pile slung with many generations of rotting, knotted webbing. It was also in a ridiculous position, right in the middle of, and directly below the crux moves of P4 of GGLBB and ... more >>


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Good Girls Like Bad Boys (5.12a)
By: Thomas Ramier When: Jul 7, 2016

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Comments: This route is finally drying out. I climbed it yesterday(7/7/16). The bottom few moves are still damp but mostly just the feet and it's possible to pull through if needed. The rest of the route is good to go.

Note: If anyone is planning to climb it soon let me know and I'll prioritize bolting the final pitch and getting my fixed line out of the way.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Good Girls Like Bad Boys (5.12a)
By: Thomas Ramier When: Mar 5, 2016

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Comments: Actually Mikey's(really?) photo of the Starfish is not on Good girls at all. If you look at his photo you can see the bolt studs to the left and right that our venerable forbearers placed in order to aid across the blank space between Good Girls and Abraxas. If you had climbed the route before 2014 you may remember the ribbons of moldering webbing that were slung between the 5 bolts of that aid traverse. This served as the defacto belay for the start of pitch 4 which by way of it's position r... more >>


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Amandla (5.13c)
By: Thomas Ramier When: Feb 27, 2016

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Comments: I'm not sure that it is a sandbag for the folks that stay in the flare. I've witnessed three successful non-knee baring ascents of Numba Ten since I moved them and no complaints.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : The Country Area : ... : Jonah Benkert's World Famou... (5.11c)
By: Thomas Ramier When: Jul 19, 2015

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Comments: The Crown Jewel of the Quarry routes.

Approach pitches 1 and 2: total choss.

What little redeeming qualities pitch 3 may have had are squandered on appallingly dirty and loose rock in, and proximal to the line of poorly placed bolts that invite ledge falls and avoidable awkward clipping stances on rusty non-stainless sub-grade hardware.

Pitch 4 may be worth walking to the top of the cliff and rappeling down to the hanging belay, but why bother?

A better option would be to climb elsewhe... more >>


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Stuart-Enchantments : Colchuck Balanced Rock : The Tempest (5.12+ C0)
By: Thomas Ramier When: Jul 17, 2013

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Comments: My ascent was in August 2009.

Ben and Drew ticked it the following season. I actually saw them on the trail on their way down.

Here is some additional info on climbing the route free. Some of the belays as described by Blake are a bit different when freeing the line. Also there is a two bolt station in the corner following P2 that allows easy return to the first belay, and all day fun climbing one of the best roof cracks on planet earth!

mountainproject.com/v/full-til...... more >>


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Between the Cheeks (5.10c)
By: Thomas Ramier When: Jun 10, 2013

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Comments: A fun, interesting route with a tickling position up a unique feature high above the Sky valley.

Can feel quite a bit harder when the start is wet...


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Stuart-Enchantments : Colchuck Balanced Rock : Colchuck Balanced Rock Col ... (3rd)
By: Thomas Ramier When: May 26, 2013

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Comments: The last couple of trips up there(2011/2012) I filled my pockets with surveyors tape that had been tied to tree branches along the way.

The line is pretty easy to find with good route finding skills and little bit of common sense. Please do not mark trails with tape.



Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Photo
By: Thomas Ramier When: May 22, 2013

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Comments: Hmmmmmmm Heavens Rear Entry into Gods Bones. That does have a sense of poetry doesn't it? It's actually possible to climb the first pitch of Black Sea then cut right before the crux of Echolocation to join the first pitch of Gods Bones about mid way up.

A good moderate alt.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Inner Walls : ... : Photo
By: Thomas Ramier When: May 13, 2013

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Comments: Whoa, Where did you find this?

That's James Wyland on an extension to Tang I cleaned and did that same year. It's about 10d up there. I forgot about that!


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Black Sea (5.11+)
By: Thomas Ramier When: May 12, 2013

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Comments: Sorry Jon! I keep changing the name... first time using this thing.



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