WAC Summer Climbs 2017

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    • #7508

      It is time to plan for Summer Climbs 2017.

      This thread is a starting point for organizing the adventures for the new-grads from the 2017 class. If you wish to organize a climb, please include details such as:
      – Who is the organizer
      – Destination
      – Dates (may be flexible)
      – Intensity (“tempo-de-sloth” vs. “tempo-de-Begasse”)
      – how many people (new-grads and experienced)
      – any special notes.

      The trips can be anything from cragging in the evening, a simple day climb, to a multi-night adventure.

    • #7509

      June Trips:

      Paul Carduner & Kyle Johnson:
      Ruth/Icy Traverse June 24-25 Allegro-De-Efficiency (room for 5)

      Petek Saracoglu
      Adams (S. Spur) June 17-18 Good training.

    • #7510

      Peter Horsman
      Rainier-DC July 7-10 6 newgrads, 1 more experienced
      Rainier-Emmons July 23-26 2-3 newgrads

      Max Leitner & Kyle Johnson
      Clark & Luahna via Walrus Glacier July 15-16 Fast and Light (~30 miles)
      room for 4 newgrads, 2 experienced folk.

      Petek Saracoglu
      Ingalls — South Face July 15

      Wayne Begasse
      Eldorado July ??? Tempo-De-Begasse 4 newgrads

      Will Hamman
      Austera, Primus Mid July Friday->Sunday 4 newgrads

      • #7514

        Hi! I would love to join the July 23 – 26 Rainier climb if possible!


      • #7515

        Also – light and fast for Max and Kyle July 15th – 16th climb!

    • #7511

      Max Leitner & Kyle Johnson
      Washington Pass August 5/6 Routes based on interest and abilities, room for 2

      Peter Horsman
      Rainier-TBD August 25-28 5-6 1-2

      Wayne Begasse
      Chair Peak – NE Buttress August 19 Tempo-De-Begasse, room for 2

      Wayne Begasse
      Sahale August 12 Tempo-De-Begasse in one long day, room for 3

    • #7512

      Cutthroat Peak TBD rock-experience requested, room for 2
      Prime Rib of Goat TBD
      Tooth TBD if you didn’t get the tooth, room for 2

      Mike Daly/Jeff Bower/VW
      Kangaroo Temple TBD still working it out, room for 3

      Sarah Ward
      Exit 32/38 or Mazama Cragging TBD

      Mike Daly et. al.
      South Face-Ingalls perhaps still working it out

    • #7513

      As always, coordinate with the trip organizer. Not all trips are suitable for all climbers. When in doubt about the suitability of the trip for your abilities, do your research.

      The focus of the Summer Climbs program is to give the Basic Climbing Class graduates more opportunities to hone their skills.

    • #7517

      I am also interested in the 23-26th Rainier climb!

    • #7522

      I’m interested in the July 23-26 Rainier climb as well!

    • #7523

      Hi! Very interested in the Rainier 7/23-7/26, El Dorado, and Chair Peak. Also interested in Glacier and Olympus if anyone has interest in trips to those peaks.

    • #7527

      +1 for Glacier and Olympus!

      Interested in Shuksan as well.

    • #7528

      I’m interested in Sahale at Wayne speed, Eldorado, and Kangaroo Temple. Max and Kyle, I’d also love to join you at Washington Pass and can contribute some moderate leads.

    • #7531

      For those who haven’t been there yet, Camp Muir, Mount Rainier, June 24th. A recommended preview before your summit attempt via DC route. We will carry full-gear list packs. Trip will include a stop at the pinnacle of Anvil Rock for some dramatic views.

      This is a 15-hour Seattle-to-Seattle day trip. I plan to be on the road by about 5am. Start hiking about 8am. Be back at the car about 5pm and home by 8pm.


    • #7532

      Ira and Toby

      Reynolds Peak (one of the top 100)
      June 16-17
      Drive over on friday, climb and return to seattle saturday

    • #7538

      I am down for some DC route on Rainer.

    • #7544

      I am interested in Clark & Luahna and possibly El Dorado once dates get set.

      Also interested in Rainier once TBDs get sorted as well.

      +1 interest for Glacier/Olympus/Shuksan (Fisher chimneys maybe?) – Pete, Betsy- I can help organize these with you guys?

    • #7548

      I’d be interested in the following trips.
      1.Max Leitner & Kyle Johnson
      Ruth/Icy Traverse June 24-25

      2.Peter Horsman
      Rainier-DC July 7-10

      3. Max Leitner & Kyle Johnson
      Clark & Luahna via Walrus Glacier July 15-16

      4. Wayne
      Sahale August 12


      Additionally, I’d like to do West Ridge of Stuart and/or Dragontail.

    • #7557

      Shusksan – Fisher Chimneys July 22/23 or 29/30.
      Group size 4
      email @ mxleitner@gmail.com

    • #7578

      Update on Kangaroo Temple. Jeff Bower, Alexis, VW, and I will lead on June 30/July 1. We are looking at heading out of town with the rest of the traffic on Friday evening, perhaps heading in a mile or two for the night, and then climb and return on Saturday.

      If you are looking at extending into Sunday or beyond, feel free to join us, we will just work out logistics.

      We will be sending 1 or 2 teams up the NW face, and 2-3 teams up the North Ridge….depending on mood, ability, weather, etc.

    • #7579

      K-temple update: 4 slots available, then we go with a waiting list.

    • #7584

      It is time for the annual Summer Climb to Ingalls Peak (http://www.summitpost.org/ingalls-peaks/151160). This is a nice easy climb, in a rather spectacular setting (Mount Stuart is just across the valley), with a promise of good weather (from the NWS, not me). No (planned) walking around in the dark, in the rain, looking for the summit of a volcano. Just warm rock, big views, and perhaps some good Mexican food in Cle Elum.

      This is a 3-pitch rock climb that goes at about 5.6. This year there is a 6-mile approach (the road is washed out about 1.2 miles from the usual trail head). I expect the last 1.5 miles (from Ingalls Pass to the base) to be on snow.

      We will leave the trail head at 6:30am on Saturday morning (to try to beat the Mountaineers party on the route), returning to town Saturday evening. To make things simpler and more civilized, we will camp at 29 Pines (http://www.dnr.wa.gov/teanaway) – Discover Pass required for camping. This is about 30 minutes from the trailhead. NW Forest Pass is required for the trailhead (Iron Peak TH).

      Gear (the stuff you would bring on the tooth is a good starting point):
      boots/gaiters/helmet/ice axe
      Harness, belay device, runners, and slings, etc.
      Clothing appropriate for the weather (sunny, 40s->60s, may be windy).
      Food….always bring food.

      We will provide ropes and rack (leave room in your pack ).

      Come celebrate the arrival of summer on the south face of Ingalls!

      We have two leaders confirmed (Pat O’Brien, Mike). We have 3-5 follower slots (depending on how our other two leaders come through). I wanted to get this announce out early so you can plan. RSVP so we can start coordinating cars and such. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions.

    • #7585

      Baker – Let’s take another shot at Baker – Weekend of July 22nd. Looking for students from this year’s class. Let’s go get the summit.

      • #7586

        Rob, do you mean July 22-23 or July 29-30? July 24 is a Monday.

      • #7587

        Thanks Jennifer, I corrected it to July 22nd. But if people request the 29th that would be okay too.

    • #7595

      Sunday, July 16th: Looking for climbing leaders/partners interested in an alpine climb somewhere on/around Snoqualmie Pass. I’m shooting a wedding in North Bend on Saturday, so was thinking of just staying up there for the night.

      Goal is to get some trad climbing in, and happy to move quickly and cover decent mileage on an approach. Also happy to do some planning myself, just wanted to check to see who might be free and what the interest might be for a one day mission…

      bfmawhinney@gmail.com if you’d like to connect directly.

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