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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Page Improvements = 3

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Location: Washington : Northeast Corner & Spokane : China Bend
By: Alasdair When: Nov 5, 2010

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Comments: China Bend has a very high profile bird closure that must be taken seriously or the area risks permanent closure. There is a golden eagles nest on the cliff. The nest has failed for the last 5 years, likely due to climbers. The WA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife is very concerned about this nest and would like to work with climbers on a voluntary closure. Unfortunately golden eagles are more sensitive to human disturbance than peregrines, and need a lot of space. Simply hiking to the base of thi... more >>

Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Ginger Buttress : Ginger Cracks (5.9)
By: Alasdair When: Mar 31, 2010

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Comments: There is a set of anchors directly below the anchors at the top of power failure that make rappelling very easy if you have two ropes. This anchor is two good bolts with newly added chains. The anchor is hard to see until you are right at it, but if you keep heading directly down from the top anchor you cant miss it. It means two quick clean raps vs three somewhat sideways raps.

Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Juniper Canyon : Ginger Buttress : Power Failure (5.10)
By: Alasdair When: Mar 31, 2010

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Comments: I removed a bolt from the second anchor yesterday with my nut tool. There are still two good bolts there and a nice clean 3/8inch hole where the other bolt was.

Contributed Forum Posts

Topic Title Forum Author Date
re: Climbing in November?Pacific NorthwestAlasdairAug 30, 2012
re: Biggest cliff in each stateGeneral ClimbingAlasdairJul 18, 2012
re: AvalanchesMountaineeringAlasdairJun 27, 2012
re: Michigan climbingMidwestAlasdairJun 24, 2012
re: Michigan climbingMidwestAlasdairJun 24, 2012
re: Vantage - Middle East Wall closure?Pacific NorthwestAlasdairMay 23, 2012
re: Washington Ice Conditions 2010Pacific NorthwestAlasdairNov 7, 2010
Eastern Washington Volunteer to help out with bird clousure. Pacific NorthwestAlasdairNov 5, 2010
re: Would you take a beginner climber on a long solo?General ClimbingAlasdairApr 13, 2010

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