Lexington - East Face - 2020

Gear Cams of 0.3-5 (plus Trango Big Bro equivalent to #6), with doubles of 0.5-1, and nuts, worked perfectly! Used #5 on four pitches, #6 only on the two chimney pitches, I’d bring the same gear next time! If anything maybe leave the #6, but I was happy to have it. Radios – They were…

Prusik Peak 2020

We started the morning at 3:15 AM at Colchuck Lake Trailhead… or so we thought it was Colchuck Lake. It was completely dark, it seemed like the end of the road… the trail seemed a bit brushier than a super popular trail should be, and I could have sworn it is way more forested than…

Tooth and Tooth Fairy 2020

The weather forecast was saying the rain would stop at 7am, and it was supposed to be a super light rain, so we figured getting to the base of Tooth Fairy at 8am would be good enough. In fact, the morning of, the forecast updated claiming no rain after 5am! We started hiking at 5am…

Baring Mountain 2016

Awesome hike up the crazy steep Mount Baring… 2:08 hours up and 1:45 hours down. Unfortunately probably my last hike for another 8 weeks… slammed my toe on a tree, the same toe that had the stress fracture 12 weeks ago… and now I’m pretty sure I’m back to square one. Which means I’ll be…

Paisano + Burgundy 2020

Gear All the gear we brought was useful! The doubles I brought seemed useful, the nuts were definitely useful, radios were useful since belays ended on top ridges. #0.2 – #4, with doubles of #0.4 – #2 Nuts 9 single alpines, 2 double alpines, 2 sport draws Radios (useful) 4 liters of water Bug spray…

Blueberry Buttress 2020

After bailing on Blueberry Buttress two years ago due to a loose flake, we’ve been wanting to get back up there. We heard the loose flake tumbled, and decided to go for Blueberry with a group of FIVE! Alexis, Gary, Liv, Cole, and myself. The road was in normal condition (no fallen tree anymore). Definitely…

Junior's Farm round 2!

Super quick this time! We even hiked Hurricane Ridge first in the morning and then climbed. Alexis and I swapped leads. I didn’t hang this time on P1! It was still difficult though. P1 + scramble: Andrew P2: Alexis (hung at cruxy bit) P3: Andrew P4 + traverse: Alexis P5: Andrew P5 to P6 scramble:…

The Perfect Crime | 2020

We left home at 3:00 AM as planned, and arrived to the trailhead around 6:10 AM, and started hiking at 6:25. Stats 1:30 hours on the approach 6:00 hours of climbing 2:00 hours of descending back to base of P1 1:00 hour of descending back to car 11:20 hours car-to-car (Started 6:25 AM, back at…

Rainier - DC Attempt

5:45 AM – Started hiking 6 hours to Muir. Was great starting that early, snow was a little slippery but better than soft and mushy later in the day! Didn’t need spikes but was close to needing spikes. Started off from Muir at 11:45 PM, got 10-15 minutes in and triggered a big whumph, continued…

Flyboys

Gear 70m rope (was needed for linking some of the pitches, otherwise too long) 19 draws (7 single alpines)… Didn’t use all of them, but skipped bolts when linking. 7 alpine was pretty good. Radios – useful! Other party was struggling to communicate and they didn’t even link pitches 1 liter of water each, Alexis…