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Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Papoose : Mercury Vapour (5.10-)
By: geoff georges When: Jul 5, 2017

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Comments: did this again yesterday, noticed that the questionable flake at the start is now gone and a bolt added. It took a bit to figure out a move to get up to the slanting ledge, a much harder boulder move then it used to be, maybe 10b, I got that clean, and could not figure out why the 2nd bolt was added, the 3rd is pretty easy to get to. I ended up hanging at the roof which I thought easy before, thought it hard to protect, then cleaned it on the way down and could see good placements.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : Shannon Falls : Jump to Light Speed (5.10c)
By: geoff georges When: Jul 5, 2017

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Comments: I wanted to try this and had seen the commentary on Squamishclimbing. so was planning on doing the old nut trick on the old flattened aluminum hanger and by the time I got there realized I had used my whole rack of nuts. I was really not wild about doing the moves without a bolt, so lowered down for a big nut to use on the hanger. This is a great crack, interesting weird features and very sustained, would be better I think if a new bolt was added. I actually had a bigger run-out below where expe... more >>


Location: Washington : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : King Pins : Stroken' the Chicken (5.6)
By: geoff georges When: Jun 27, 2017

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Comments: I gave this an anchor in 2016, also good for Shady Chimney.


Location: Washington : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Tumwater Canyon : Castle Rock : Saints (5.8)
By: geoff georges When: Jun 27, 2017

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Comments: Michael, glad you got to get back on it and finish it, agreed that the 2nd pitch looks uncertain and dirty, but climbs well and lots of cool moves with plenty of pro. As you may have guessed the " bolt with aluminum hanger" was placed on lead hand drilled and that is why it is where it is. I might replace it and I would place it a bit up and right.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : Slhanay (The Squaw) : Birds of Prey (5.10b)
By: geoff georges When: Jun 27, 2017

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Comments: every time I think about repeating this route it just makes me so sad that they cut that beautiful drooping cedar at the top of the 2 or 1st 5.8 cracks that I don't really want to go back there. Some trees deserve to be saved and that in my mind was one of them.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : Slhanay (The Squaw) : ... : Photo
By: geoff georges When: Jun 27, 2017

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Comments: I continued up the leaning overhanging hand crack above- I thought that was considered the 10d. I guess I would rate the route 10c overall.


Location: Washington : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Middle Town Walls : ... : Behind the Green Door (5.11c)
By: geoff georges When: Jun 11, 2017

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Comments: a sure sign of my senility, forgetting ropes all over the place. I just cleaned my rope off of Steel Pulse, it was in good shape after hanging there for 2 years. I had left ropes at a crag I was developing at Exit 38 and they got completely shredded by the wind raking them over the sharp rock.


Location: Washington : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Middle Town Walls : ... : Behind the Green Door (5.11c)
By: geoff georges When: Jun 7, 2017

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Comments: Nate, is it your rope, or was there a rope there,I left a sling and was TRing that wall, can't remember if I left a rope there.


Location: Washington : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Middle East Wall : Desert Dessert (5.10c/d)
By: geoff georges When: May 16, 2017

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Comments: If I were to place bets on which column is going to fall over next at Vantage, I think it might be this one


Location: Washington : Southeast Cascades & Yakima : Tieton River : Royal Columns : Orange Sunshine area : Stress Management (5.10a)
By: geoff georges When: Apr 28, 2017

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Comments: Jon, I just heard someone climbed Price of complacency just last night, do they get the last ascent ?


Location: Washington : Southeast Cascades & Yakima : Tieton River : Royal Columns : Orange Sunshine area : Entrance Exam (5.7)
By: geoff georges When: Apr 28, 2017

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Comments: looks like there are a number of big cracks left after the demise of the column, maybe this will still be 5.7, just will need some cleaning and an anchor.


Location: Washington : Southeast Cascades & Yakima : Tieton River : Royal Columns : Orange Sunshine area : Stress Management (5.10a)
By: geoff georges When: Apr 28, 2017

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Comments: THIS ROUTE IS ALSO ON THE COLUMN THAT COLLAPSED ON 4/28/17 RIP.
Sadly I was going to climb it last weekend after doing it about 13 years back with some cams, but ran out of time.


Location: Washington : Southeast Cascades & Yakima : Tieton River : Royal Columns : Orange Sunshine area : X-Factor (5.7+)
By: geoff georges When: Apr 24, 2017

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Comments: If you are pushing the grade make sure to protect this well, pretty challenging for the grade.


Location: Washington : Southeast Cascades & Yakima : Tieton River : Royal Columns : Orange Sunshine area : Orange Sunshine (5.10b)
By: geoff georges When: Apr 24, 2017

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Comments: definitely one of the classics in Wa. It is a good introduction to cracks at the grade because the bulk of the route is more like 10a, with a few finger locking crux moves. A variety of small cams work at the top, but it is a game of pick the right one quickly before you pump out and save space for your fingers.
Also much harder on a hot day.


Location: Washington : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : Near End of Sunshine Wall (... : Snooze Ya Lose (5.11a)
By: geoff georges When: Mar 31, 2017

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Comments: WARNING, A LOT OF LOOSE ROCK ON THIS ROUTE.
I think it is fine to climb it, just beware of what you are grabbing and make sure the belayer is off to the side. I pulled several dinner plates off with my fingers. 3/26/17


Location: Washington : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : King Pins : Climbing in the Temple of D... (5.10a R)
By: geoff georges When: Mar 26, 2017

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Comments: I looked at this again today 3/26/17 and it just doesn't look too great. Maybe clean it some time.


Location: Washington : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : Left of Earwax
By: geoff georges When: Mar 22, 2017

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Comments: There is a 50' tall by 100' wide black slab left of buttress with Sportfishing. Next west is a cool overhanging wall, 2 short routes with old slings.


Location: Washington : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : Left of Earwax
By: geoff georges When: Mar 19, 2017

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Comments: Jon, I came across 2 more routes 150' left of Sportfishing, short with ancient slings, overhanging about 40' long.


Location: Washington : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : King Pins : Peaceful Warrior (5.6)
By: geoff georges When: Mar 18, 2017

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Comments: The bolted face is called 10a in the Yoder book.


Location: Oregon : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (m) Smith Rock Group : (5) Southern Tip : Kunza Korner (5.10c)
By: geoff georges When: Mar 14, 2017

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Comments: recommend 3) #.75, and many nuts.


Location: Oregon : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (i) The Fourth Horseman : Crack Of Infinity (5.10b)
By: geoff georges When: Mar 14, 2017

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Comments: The 10b roof protects well and if juggy, however reachy, with the crux just after the roof. Bring 2-3 each of #2, and #3 Camalots for the 2nd pitch. The top out was cool with overhanging crack, was not too hard if stemming, we did as a short 3rd pitch because it also takes big cams.
Also have done this with the 10a variation and it is harder then it looks, very strenuous placing gear at fingers layback crux.


Location: Oregon : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (i) The Fourth Horseman : Pack Animal Direct (5.10b)
By: geoff georges When: Mar 14, 2017

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Comments: the roof on this now has 5 or 6 beautiful swallows nests, which don't affect the route, just don't touch them.


Location: Oregon : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (g) Morning Glory Wall : Lion Zion (5.10c)
By: geoff georges When: Mar 14, 2017

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Comments: I have seen this rapped with a single 80m rope, but it was just a little short to be able to TR it.


Location: Oregon : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (e) Western Ship - River Fa... : Solar (5.9)
By: geoff georges When: Mar 14, 2017

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Comments: Also did this with Phonecall from Satan as one pitch, 70m single rope rap to ground from top.


Location: Oregon : Central Oregon : Smith Rock : (c) Shipwreck Wall : Shipwreck Wall - River Face : Time To Shower (5.8)
By: geoff georges When: Mar 14, 2017

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Comments: I would not recommend this route to a budding 5.8 leader. It may be fun, but it is dangerous. It feels quite insecure making the 2nd clip, feels more like 5.9 passing it. Then there is considerable run-out after the 3rd clip, just don't fall, the arete may sever your rope. Otherwise it is a decent route.


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