Monday, May 17, 2010

The Ying and Yang of Spring in Washington State

Jens sends classic 5.9 on Icicle Buttress on the approach to Big Bertha!

Big Bertha exits the horizontal roof on an Off-Width flake... Note the #6 camalot (Geen)

Jens and I enjoy the cool temps and vistas atop Icicle Buttress. This was my first non-guiding ascent of the formation. There really are some hidden jems in the Icicle.

April showers bring May flowers...

Lots of snow and ice in the mountains and flowery approaches to splitter granite, all with amazing tour guides! Why leave WA? We are headed up to Mount Stuart to find how the alpine ice is shaping up with cooler temperatures moving into the region.

Neil is in the Black Canyon with Jim Turner. Enjoy! "Adventure, we find was not about gymnastic moves or mental steel but the head-on collision between what we want and what we got." John Long

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