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Member Since: Dec 30, 2012
Last Visit: 17 hours ago
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Total Points: 1,413
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Areas = 15
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Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Tango for Two (5.10b/c PG13)
By: Ryan Hoover When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Looks worthy of a cleaning. This would add to the list of dry enough to climb routes for the wet season.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : The Snake (5.10-)
By: Ryan Hoover When: Nov 15, 2016

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Comments: Haha, I've been calling it the animal kingdom.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : The Diamond Area : ... : The Dark Crystal (5.11b)
By: Ryan Hoover When: Oct 11, 2016

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Comments: The first pitch seeps through out the winter. It will dry out after a couple weeks of dry weather as early as spring. Stays dry into fall and isn't affected by the first heavy rains.

Awesome route that sees very little traffic.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : The Crimson Eye (5.11-)
By: Ryan Hoover When: Sep 12, 2016

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Comments: As 9/12/16, a buddy went through and tightened all bolts.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : The Wizard (5.10)
By: Ryan Hoover When: Sep 6, 2016

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Comments: That's where we wanted to finish. Much harder then the moves below. An extension may be possible.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : Fairies Wear Boots (5.10+)
By: Ryan Hoover When: Sep 6, 2016

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Comments: Pins are on less than zero, that finishes up at the same anchor but is out of reach from this route. There is a bolt or two up there though!


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : The Orangutan (5.11)
By: Ryan Hoover When: Aug 29, 2016

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Comments: A new bolt takes away the pg13 rating and the need for the nest. 3 or 4 cams to .4 now does the trick! Stick clipping the first bolt is recommended.


Location: North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish : The Chief : ... : Liquid Gold (5.10+)
By: Ryan Hoover When: Aug 4, 2016

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Comments: I didn't find any dirty climbing and thought the route was classic.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : The Brett Thompson and Scot... (5.10)
By: Ryan Hoover When: Jun 28, 2016

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Comments: I'll update the gear list, we had a mess of gear with us and couldn't remember what we used!


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Upper Town Wall : ... : The Brett Thompson and Scot... (5.10)
By: Ryan Hoover When: May 2, 2016

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Comments: Thanks, John. The route is to remember two good friends who have passed. The bolt your seeing is on the way to the anchor for Another Man's Car, which is where the frog corner starts up and left. As for a #3, wide hands to small fist would be correct.

Lamplighter free looks great, but would require some serious vertical gardening skills!


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Lump Area : ... : Hand of Doom (5.11-)
By: Ryan Hoover When: Apr 5, 2016

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Comments: ^^ LIES ^^


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Lump Area : ... : Walking Legend (5.10)
By: Ryan Hoover When: Jan 11, 2016

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Comments: Super fun route. I didn't see any issues with the bolting, it seems to dry off pretty quick, highly recomendded!


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Darrington : Lucid Boulders : Photo
By: Ryan Hoover When: Oct 30, 2015

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Comments: I'll update soon


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Darrington : Lucid Boulders : Photo
By: Ryan Hoover When: Oct 25, 2015

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Comments: Thanks, John. It's just a hole in the ground with a little toilet seat covering. It is sort of hard to see.


Location: WA : Northwest Region : North Cascades : Washington Pass : M&M wall (AKA "Supercave Wa... : Ellen Pea (5.11 PG13)
By: Ryan Hoover When: Sep 28, 2015

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Comments: Agree with Ben on the 10d pitch! So good though.


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Darrington : Squire Creek Walls : Illusion Wall : The Page (5.10d)
By: Ryan Hoover When: Jul 10, 2014

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Comments: Just another classic on the Illusion Wall. The crux pitch will get ya scrapin for holds!


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lower Town Wall : ... : Tommy's Sandbox (5.11-)
By: Ryan Hoover When: Jun 4, 2014

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Comments: Awesome pitch, definitely deserves more traffic!


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : Lookout Point Area : ... : A Ship Called Black Rock (5.10c/d)
By: Ryan Hoover When: Jun 2, 2014

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Comments: Great climbing. Gave it a little cleaning on the way down, get on it.


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Umbrella Rock : Open Wide (5.10c) : Photo
By: Ryan Hoover When: Feb 10, 2014

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Comments: Thanks, man!


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Umbrella Rock : Channabis Induced Amnesia (5.12b) : Photo
By: Ryan Hoover When: Feb 10, 2014

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Comments: Yep, that's Chandler Davis. The lichen definitly livens up shots!


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Darrington : Three O'clock Rock : Total Soul (5.10b)
By: Ryan Hoover When: Sep 10, 2013

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Comments: Definitly go for the superfly variation. Best pitch on a already awesome route.


Location: WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : Skykomish Valley : Index : The Country Area : ... : Phone Calls from the Dead (5.11b)
By: Ryan Hoover When: Aug 23, 2013

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Comments: Anyone know what the top half of this pitch goes free at above the anchor chains? Fought my way through the stem box (TR, felt .11+?), but the first moves off the anchor felt extra burly. Ended up just starting this by standing on the anchor bolts, after that the climbing was great!

Cramer gives it 5.10 C1/2.


Location: WA : Central Region : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Sunshine Wall : King Pins : Red M&Ms (5.11d)
By: Ryan Hoover When: Apr 19, 2013

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Comments: Protects fine if you can spare the time to fiddle with gear. You can place a .5 C4 down low, and a black and green Alien up high, the rest will provide plenty of creative nut placements.

Had one of those freak sunny hail storms start up before the first crux, wetting my holds, and giving me the opportunity to test out what proved to be adequate gear.

Oh, and don't forget to hop onto Crossing the Delaware with your Pants Down afterward. Bring a .3/.4 C4 for this ultra fine climb.


Location: WA : Northwest Region : Mount Erie : Main Wall : Jeopardy (5.10d)
By: Ryan Hoover When: Mar 27, 2013

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Comments: Smooth sailing to crux, which felt hard to me, though short. Harder than any moves on Frogs in Space. The two bail nuts below the crux seem to agree... I didn't have a problem with gear, pop in a couple small pieces below the overhang and power through. Anyhow, still a fun route!


Location: WA : Central-East Cascades, Wena... : Icicle Creek : Purina and Careno Area : Careno Crag : Regular Route (5.10b)
By: Ryan Hoover When: Mar 27, 2013

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Comments: I'll second the 4th pitch being enjoyable. The gear goes, and you can pop in a solid nut before the crux moves.


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