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Member Since: Jul 28, 2015
Last Visit: Jan 12, 2018
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Point Rank: # 4,635
Total Points: 140

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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
Approach Trails = 4
Page Improvements = 3

Where has Jen G. been climbing?

Jen G. is in the Partner Finder and is open to climbing with new people. Best times to climb: Off May-Aug; Otherwise Weekends or Weeknights are Best..
Personal: Lives in Eagle River, 38 years old, Female
Favorite Climbs: Mt Rainier Kautz Gl., Mt Blackburn NW Ridge, Local AK ice- Ripple (SCentral AK)
Other Interests: Snow+Ice=Happy
Personal/Favorite web site: none specified
Likes to climb: Trad, Sport, TR, Gym climbs
Trad:  Leads 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Follows 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sport:  Leads 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Follows 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Ice:  Leads WI3  Follows WI5
More information:
Likes: Moderate snow/ice/rock on bigger mountains. Ski travel on glaciers. Cascades + Alaska. Peak-bagging in Chugach.
Out There
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Animation 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
  Sep 25, 2016 - led all but last bolt to chains. super windy.
Old Dihedral 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
  Sep 25, 2016
Gull Whackers 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
  Sep 25, 2016 - Dirty!
Fisher Chimneys 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow
  Aug 10, 2016
Kid's Corner WI3
China Wear WI4
Book of Easy Learning 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Icing Peak - North Ridge WI2-3 Steep Snow
Hotlum Glacier Route AI1-2 Steep Snow
Standard Route AI2-3 Steep Snow X
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Top of the snowfield on the North Face of Polar Bear. There are two obvious gullies to choose from. We went left and climbed the chimney- very easy climbing. You'll need some rock gear to protect it as the ice is very thin and rotten.  Snow climbing on the upper face of Polar Bear. We made 2 raps from the summit with 2 skinny 70m ropes. I'm helping to pull ropes here.  The route goes straight up the snow to the base of the rock pyramid. Once at the rock pyramid we chose the left gully- easy rock chimney. There was snow and ice in the chimney in June.  The approach is mostly a bushwhack.  I was thrilled to sleep out under the stars at Hogsback without a tent. At least we had nice weather- no wind, rain or snow. Pretty amazing for N.Cascades  Access to the Coleman-Deming. We went straight up the snow the the rock outcrop (upper left/center photo) to the bootpath for Cole-Dem; we followed this route then cut across to the headwall. Rope up! We had a few punch-throughs right off the bat. Snow conditions were NOT ideal in Aug. Once the sun rose we realized that the dirtier snow was more solid. 
North/North West Ridge AI2-3 Steep Snow X
Fisher Chimneys 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b Mod. Snow
Kautz Glacier WI2-3
Ripple WI3
Everywhere is a route WI4-5

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