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Location: WA : Okanogan : Kettle Valley (Curlew) : Morning Rock : Morning Rock - Central : Photo
By: applewood When: Nov 29, 2016

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Comments: Yes Jason, he is retired (doesn't spend the winter there), and lives across the road along the river.


Location: WA : Okanogan : Kettle Valley (Curlew) : Morning Rock : Morning Rock - Central : Photo
By: applewood When: Nov 29, 2016

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Comments: Jon, the suggestion to establish more TR or trad lines (and keep bolts from cluttering a wall) is a good one. I love bolts, but can't stand it when they have been put on every conceivable line (esp when put right next to cracks, simply because it's a sport climbing area I guess). I know of places around here (OK Valley) where the bolts need to be color coded to have a clue which go with which route!

Since I started drilling bolts by hand (put in about 10... more >>


Location: WA : Okanogan : Kettle Valley (Curlew) : Morning Rock : Morning Rock - Central : Photo
By: applewood When: Nov 28, 2016

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Comments: Haha - Layaway is good, but as a route it is a bit contrived because it's too easy to just stem off the 5.7+ crack to the right. At least that was my impression 20+ years ago. Maybe nothing wrong with doing it that way (and so not a true and consistent layback), and just enjoying it for what it is, but it makes it a lot easier (9-ish?).


Location: WA : Okanogan : Kettle Valley (Curlew) : Morning Rock : Lower Cliff Morning Rock : Photo
By: applewood When: Nov 27, 2016

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Comments: This photo shows the start of RNLR (non mossy area in the middle)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Kettle Valley (Curlew) : Morning Rock : Morning Rock - Central : Photo
By: applewood When: Nov 27, 2016

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Comments: Routes from left to right;

Road to Nowhere - 5.12c * (75') - yellow line
Orgone Donor - 5.11d/12a ** (80') - red line
The Eucharistic Barbecue - 5.11c ** (145') - white line
The Sacrificial Ham - 5.12b * (145') - black line
Layaway - 5.10 * (65') - blue line
In Depth - 5.9+ **** (3 pitch 240') - green line
The Testes Test - 5.11a *** (80') - orang... more >>


Location: WA : Okanogan : Kettle Valley (Curlew) : Morning Rock : Morning Rock - Central : Orgone Donor (5.11d)
By: applewood When: Nov 27, 2016

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Comments: Yes there is a small fir tree at the base, getting larger… When I was last on this route about 8 years ago it had to held out of the way to allow the climber to get past.

ps - thanks for this photo - hope you don't mind if I copy it and add route info and post as a topo on the main page for this little area.


Location: WA : Okanogan : Kettle Valley (Curlew) : Morning Rock : Morning Rock - Central : Pap Smear (5.11b)
By: applewood When: Nov 27, 2016

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Comments: There is no second pitch up the arete - yet. It is probably climbable… and you're welcome to do it!


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLoughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : South Canyon (aka Last Wall... : The Mid West - South End : Photo
By: applewood When: Nov 9, 2016

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Comments: Turning of the Tide (5.10b **) shown in yellow.


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : Upper SE Face : Senior Project (5.5)
By: applewood When: Nov 5, 2016

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Comments: Yeah, it was an unusual request - "teach me how to create a bolted route". Made me realize 40 years of experience are hard to distill into a few lessons. We spent a few days a couple of years ago getting the two routes scouted, marked and cleaned but she never was able to do the actual bolting - other than for the top anchors (lack of funds). Was nice to get back and finally finish them.


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : Upper SE Face : Senior Project (5.5)
By: applewood When: Nov 4, 2016

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Comments: A nice if mild double entendre - the creation of this route was by a local high schooler for her senior project, it also is a challenge for a somewhat older fart…


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : 6) Middle Earth : Battle of the Burge (5.10a/b) : Photo
By: applewood When: Sep 4, 2016

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Comments: The Rootytookus - 5.9- ** (yellow line)
The Battle of the Burge - 5.10a *** (red line)
Skyline Route - 5.8 * (blue line)


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge North - Hidden Canyon... : Hidden Slot : Lion 'n Wait (5.7) : Photo
By: applewood When: Aug 5, 2016

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Comments: Inner Slot west face from just below the Bone Cave in the back of Hidden Slot.

Lion 'n Wait - 5.7 * - Red line
The Lion's Roar - 5.6 ** - Blue line


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : Photo
By: applewood When: Jul 31, 2016

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Comments: A bouldering listing is a good idea - although I'm not the person to do it (I'm too old and brittle to enjoy bouldering much). There is very limited bouldering at Burge (just a few boulders), much more at McLaughlin Canyon, Chewiliken Creek Crag and Mt Hull.


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : Photo
By: applewood When: Jul 23, 2016

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Comments: Most of the climbing is hidden behind a hill in the foreground, but Burge has a LOT less rock than Hull and McLaughlin - both of which are huge with potentially thousands of routes. Burge with about 100 routes has very limited potential for more.


Location: WA : Okanogan : Whistler Canyon Trailhead (... : Photo
By: applewood When: Jul 4, 2016

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Comments: 1- Northwest Face;
a -Lower
b - Upper
2 - Southwest Face;
a - Lower
b - Face Only a Mutha Could Love
3 - West Face;
a - Lower Garden Ledge
b - Garden Ledge
c - West Face Slabs
4 - Indian Rocks;
5 - Windy Point;
a - West Side
b - South Side
6 - North Canyon (Frog Pong Trail);
7 - Upper Canyon North Side;
a - Banded Wall
b - Hairpin
c - Upper North Canyon
d - Upper West Face
<... more >>


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge North - Hidden Canyon... : Wu Wei Wall : Photo
By: applewood When: Jul 3, 2016

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Comments: Perseverance Furthers - 5.10d *** (250' - 2 pitch) - red line.

Line of descent (two 95' raps) in the gully to the left.


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge North - Hidden Canyon... : Photo
By: applewood When: Jul 2, 2016

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Comments: haha - yes something like that - at least for me, although I was hoping for something more like effortless ascent.…

It IS nice (as well as gneiss), but the best parts look too hard and steep for me!


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Okanagan : Skaha : ... : Just Basking (5.11b PG13)
By: applewood When: Jul 1, 2016

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Comments: John, we originally bolted and climbed this thing in the summer (and named it after a coiled and peaceful rattler we saw on the big ledge below the face), but it wasn't until mid October that I redpointed it. I did the direct finish since it looked like using the arete was a cop-out of the crux, and I liked how the overall route just got harder the higher you went. Rated it 11d since it seemed a bit harder than 11c's I'd done....


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

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Comments: I don't know Jon. Maybe it is best just to not use them at all when climbing up v. using them on a descent when the condition of the anchor and line can be checked. At least they should be treated as suspect until one person has checked them out…


Location: WA : Okanogan : Mount Hull - Lower SW Face ... : Big Butte : Big Butte - South Face : TOOTIE FRIUTY (5.2)
By: applewood When: May 23, 2016

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Comments: Yes, it is a stiff 5.2 - like something you'd expect to find in the Gunks (except with bolts). Maybe it should be named "Fourish".


Location: WA : Okanogan : Mount Hull - Lower SW Face ... : Big Butte : Big Butte - South Face : A MIGHTY WIND (5.3)
By: applewood When: May 22, 2016

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Comments: Unfortunately the poison ivy near the base of this route is not a temporary or seasonal condition. Although the base can be reached by walking along the log from the SW and so avoid the ivy.


Location: WA : Okanogan : McLoughlin Canyon (Tonasket... : Little West Canyon : Upper Southwest Face : Photo
By: applewood When: May 22, 2016

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Comments: Shelter From the Storm 5.10a * (75') - blue line
Winds of Change 5.9- * (45') - yellow line
Storm Warning 5.9 ** (45') - red line


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : 5) The Green Wall : Photo
By: applewood When: May 16, 2016

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Comments: Prayer Flags - 5.9 * (100') - red line
Main Stones - 5.9 * (90') - blue line
(Unknown route) - ? (35') - yellow line


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : 7) Raptor Wall : Photo
By: applewood When: May 16, 2016

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Comments: Flight of the Garuda 5.10d ** (95') - red line
Little Wing 5.10d ** (80') - blue line


Location: WA : Okanogan : Burge Mountain (Tonasket) : 8) The Ledge : Photo
By: applewood When: May 16, 2016

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Comments: A - 5.5 ** (95') - yellow line
B - 5.5 * (95) - red line
C - 5.5 ** (100') - blue line
D-day - 5.5 * (200') - green line


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