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Rock Climbing Photo: P3 CCK


Member Since: Jun 23, 2011
Last Visit: Jul 26, 2016
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Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Purina and Careno Area : Purina Crags : One Eye (5.11b)
By: Pawel When: Jun 1, 2016

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Comments: Nice face climbing but kind of short and soft for the grade. For the upper portion small c3's and a #3-4 were useful.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Purina and Careno Area : Careno Crag : Wraptor (5.11)
By: Pawel When: Jun 1, 2016

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Comments: Fantastic sustained climbing stays exciting all the way through. Can't wait to come back to lead it.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Purina and Careno Area : Careno Crag : Passing Lane (5.9)
By: Pawel When: Jun 1, 2016

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Comments: The flake in the corner is definitely flexible and scary. You can avoid it by staying on the face with fun climbing at about 5.10-.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Godzilla (5.9)
By: Pawel When: May 16, 2016

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Comments: We TR'd with a 60m. Just be very careful. The 60 is sufficient for the climber to reach the pedestal to the left (where City Park begins) if the belayer walks up to the wall (if you continue to sit on the comfy tree, it won't reach ;).

5.9 is a fair grade. Wouldn't say it's sandbagged at all, just very consistent.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Voyage to the Bottom of the... (5.10d)
By: Pawel When: May 8, 2016

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Comments: As of May 2016, this route needs some cleaning. Totally overgrown with black lichen. Too bad cause it looks like some cool techy arete climbing.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Princely Ambitions (5.9)
By: Pawel When: May 8, 2016

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Comments: What a great climb. Can't wait to come back for P2.

We had a 60m and both ends reached the ground when not clipped through pro (some swing potential if TR'ing this way). As mentioned above, if lowering leader on a 60, you can lower to the ledge climber's left and easily down climb or take Roger's Corner path down).

Gear Beta:The biggest piece I had was a #2 and I would've felt more comfortable exiting the flakes (face moves right) with a #3.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Alphabet Rock : Z Crack (5.10c)
By: Pawel When: Apr 26, 2016

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Comments: Fantastic climb (doesn't seem sandbagged to me), but why give crux beta in the description and ruin the on-sight for everyone?


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : e. The Mac Wall (Something ... : Men At Arms (5.10a PG13)
By: Pawel When: Apr 12, 2016

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Comments: No need to build an intermediate anchor. Just go all the way to the Try Again chains.

I can't decide if I like this climb: the moves are fun but you keep zigzagging left and right. I guess it's a great climb if you like making diagonal reaches.

The Trapps app has a fairly accurate picture of the line.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Duty Dome - Warrior Wall - ... : Duty Dome : Heart of Gold (5.10a)
By: Pawel When: Apr 4, 2016

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Comments: Agree with previous comments. Great bolting job on P3 which is so much fun. Just spaced out enough to keep you on your toes but not so much as to make it scary.

P2: just go directly right on the big horizontal crack until you see a bolt around the corner. Don't go up and right.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Duty Dome - Warrior Wall - ... : Warrior Wall : Weekday Warrior (5.9 PG13)
By: Pawel When: Apr 4, 2016

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Comments: The run-outs aren't too bad but protect well with larger pieces: I used a .75, 1 and two #2 cams. And 12 quickdraws total. Nothing to make this PG13 in my opinion.
I like this pitch because it's so long and continuous.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Eight Mile Area : JY Crag : Earthmover (5.9)
By: Pawel When: Mar 20, 2016

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Comments: As of 03/2016 this had been reclaimed by moss. Unclimbable until someone cleans.


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Eight Mile Area : JY Crag : Janetors of Justice (5.8)
By: Pawel When: Mar 20, 2016

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Comments: Better than it looks. Challenging slab (climbed left of the bolts and this felt solidly harder than 5.8, maybe the original line is just right of the bolts), interesting layback/stemming, cool move around the roof, than fun crack to the chains.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : North Bend & Vicinity : Exit 38: Deception Crags & ... : Nevermind Wall
By: Pawel When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: There's three new routes to the right of the Goblet. Any beta on them?


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : North Bend & Vicinity : Exit 38: Deception Crags & ... : Nevermind Wall : Photo
By: Pawel When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: Under Arrest


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : North Bend & Vicinity : Exit 38: Deception Crags & ... : Deception Wall
By: Pawel When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: Can we get an admin in here or the page owners to clean this up a little?

1. Just Dessert + Side Dish description is of La Vida Locomotive. Can we change it?
2. Just Dessert is a separate route (left-most up to Bandit Ledge, awkward face climbing on rusty bolts, 10b)
3. Side Dish is a separate route (off Bandit Ledge, pass an initial overhang than climb a cool right facing corner, 5.9+)
4. Late for Dinner is the first route on the left off Bandit Ledge so it should be placed first in L->@SEMI... more >>


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : North Bend & Vicinity : Exit 38: Deception Crags & ... : Deception Wall : Old Milwaukee Road (5.10a)
By: Pawel When: Oct 18, 2015

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Comments: 14 draws if you don't skip any clips. Watch for loose rock. 60m will get you down.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : North Bend & Vicinity : Exit 38: Far Side
By: Pawel When: Oct 12, 2015

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Comments: Agree with the previous comments: the current MP description is a bit confusing, especially for someone visiting for the first time. As a minimum I would recommend reorganizing the areas/sub-areas. Relief camp, Motherland and Slabbage Patch should all go under Overhaul. Headlight point belongs under Interstate Park. Second, let's get more photos in, at least one per sub-area to help get situated. I'll try to get some next time I go.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Snoqualmie Pass Area : Exit 47 : Fun Forest
By: Pawel When: Oct 6, 2015

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Comments: Anyone know what the two bolted cracks directly in front of you when you approach from the tunnel are? They share same start, then one goes left, one right.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Snoqualmie Pass Area : Guye Peak : Improbable Traverse (5.8)
By: Pawel When: Oct 6, 2015

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Comments: It's a bit before you can get gear in after the initial 5.8 moves on the traverse, so the follower should be fairly solid on this one.

At the end of the traverse, instead of stepping down to get to the ramp, you can also diagonal up and right on crimps. Fun, about 5.7.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : j. The Yellow Wall (Airy Ar... : Scary Area (5.12 R)
By: Pawel When: Aug 16, 2015

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Comments: There are currently two bolts (one bolt, one ring) on the first pitch. I don't quite undersand the logic for the second bolt as there is bomber gear immediately below and above it. On the other hand the first bolt is way to high to make this safe, even by gunks standards. In my opinion the second bolt should be transferred to below the first one. The pitch would be steller, still require guts and trad gear.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : k. The Slime Wall : Simple Suff (5.10a/b)
By: Pawel When: Aug 10, 2015

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Comments: Never had such sore calf muscles as after climbing this one! :D


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : k. The Slime Wall : Techno-Suff (5.11d)
By: Pawel When: Aug 10, 2015

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Comments: Easier than it looks. If you've done Simple Suff don't miss a go at this: very nice moves.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : The Last Will Be First (5.6) : Photo
By: Pawel When: Jul 25, 2015

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Comments: I agree with how the routes are marked in this photo. Certainly that's the right line for The Last Will be First.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Amber Waves of Pain (5.10a)
By: Pawel When: Jul 25, 2015

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Comments: Who cares if it's 9+ or 10-? The climbing is excellent and this route should not be missed!

Gear beta: save two green or one green and one red c4 for the 1st overhang. I wouldn't have know how else to protect it.


Location: NY : The Gunks : The Trapps : h. The Arrow Wall - CCK : Feast of Fools (5.10b)
By: Pawel When: Jul 25, 2015

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Comments: P2 has some really nice climbing, but don't get fooled by the 9++ description. It's hard to read on-sight, I think harder than P1. Like Eric said above, if you fall from the top of the crux, watch that ankle. I was fortunate enough to only get it banged up (along with rope burn and bruises;)

Fixed brown tricam protects the P2 crux though you can back it up with as much bomber gear as you want.


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