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Location: New York : The Gunks : The Near Trapps : a. Beginning of cliff to Ge... : Gelsa (5.4) : Photo
By: applewood When: Dec 23, 2016

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Comments: How can any climb be "embarrassingly below your limit?" Climbing is climbing, and good knows no grade floor. The real beauty of this climb is practically everybody can get up it.


Location: Washington : Northwest Region : North Cascades : Mt. Shuksan : Shuksan - West Face : ... : Photo
By: applewood When: Dec 18, 2016

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Comments: One thing about the summit - we found both badly needed (unopened) abandoned granola bars and thousands of lady bugs!


Location: Washington : Northwest Region : North Cascades : Mt. Shuksan : Shuksan - West Face : ... : Photo
By: applewood When: Dec 18, 2016

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Comments: Yeah, classic. All a bit of a blur now, but I've just read my partner's detailed journal entry from then, and it was quite the epic - made all the easier by lack of visibility. As he said about the summit, "What a lousy view. Never have I gone to so much trouble to see so little"

Figured it needed to be written up since there is nothing else about the face online.


Location: Washington : 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: Washington : 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: Washington : 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: Washington : 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: Washington : 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: Washington : 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: Washington : 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: Washington : 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: Washington : 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: Washington : 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: Washington : 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: Washington : 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: Washington : 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: Washington : 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: Washington : 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: Washington : 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: Washington : 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: Washington : 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: Washington : 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: Washington : 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: Washington : 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


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