Trip report Chronology

2014 trip reports

Full chronological listing of my trip reports in 2014, starting at the most recent, along with links to individual trip reports.

Map of summer 2014 climbing roadtrip.

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TR #
Summit/Area (LINKS)
Route
State
Area
Rock Type
Partner(s)(List of Partners)
Type of Trip
Month Year
179
Upper South Side W-E Contour (snow-covered)

WA

N Cascades (Mtn Loop)
-
Matt Burton, Eric Johnson
Fall hike/snowshoe
Dec2014
(no TR)
WINCHESTER MOUNTAIN / LOOKOUT (& HIGH PASS)
snow-covered trail

WA

N Cascades (SR 542)
Gneiss, others
Marty & Sue Abegg
Fall hike
Nov2014
(no TR)
HANNEGAN PEAK
trail from Hannegan Pass

WA

N Cascades (SR 542)
Volcanic Tuff
Sue Abegg
Fall hike
Nov2014
178

MOAB AREA

  1. CASTLETON TOWER
  2. MOSES
  3. TOP OF THE WORLD OVERLOOK
  4. THREE PENGUINS
  5. RIVER ROAD CRAGS
  1. North Chimney (5.9, 3-4p)
  2. Dunn Route (5.11-, 5p)
  3. Cooler than Jesus (5.10, 3p)
  4. Right Chimney (5.10+, 2p)
  5. El Segundo (5.9+, 2p)

UT

Castle Valley, Island in the Sky, Top of the World, Arches NP
Wingate and Entrada Sandstone
Karl Kelley, Dow Williams
Climbs
Sept2014
177

RED ROCKS

  1. WHISKEY PEAK
  2. BLACK VELVET CANYON
  1. Triassic Sands (5.10b, 5p, 700')
  2. Climbing with Uriostes

NV

Red Rocks
Aztec Sandstone
Dow Williams, Joanne Urioste,Kenny Rathcke
Climbs
Sept2014
176
  1. The Headache (5.10+, 3p)
  2. Checkerboard Mesa, Wheat Chex (5.7, 600', solo)
  3. Mythical Kings And Iguanas (5.10, 6p)
  4. South Buttress, Angel's Landing (5.10+, 3p)
  5. Cynthia's Hand Job (5.10, 2p)
  6. Kung Fu Fighter (5.11-, 3p)
  7. Pu Corner (5.10, 2p)
  8. Operation Condor (5.10, first 2 pitches)
  9. The Gypsy's Curse (5.10, 4p)
  10. G-String Divas (5.10, 1p)

UT

Zion NP
Navajo Sandstone
Dow Williams
Cragging: Multi-pitch
Aug2014
175

CIRQUE OF THE TOWERS

  1. WARRIOR I
  2. PINGORA
  3. WARBONNET
  4. SUNDANCE PINNACLE
  1. Northeast Face (5.9, ~8p)
  2. Northeast Face (5.8, ~11p)
  3. Black Elk (5.11a, ~9p)
  4. Northeast Arête (5.10c, ~4p)

WY

Wind Rives
Granite
Dow Wiliams
Climbs/multi-day
Aug2014
174
1st time climbing at Eldorado Canyon (3 days): The Naked Edge (5.11b, 6p) and various other routes

CO

Eldorado Canyon
Foundation Arkosic Sandstone
Stuart Gillespie, Patrik Larsson, Eric Schweitzer
Cragging: mostly Multi-pitch
Aug2014
173

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NP

  1. LONGS PEAK
  2. THE DIAMOND
  3. THE SPEARHEAD
  1. Keyhole Route (~14.5 miles, 5100 ft gain, 3rd)
  2. Ariana (5.12a, 6p)
  3. Sykes Sickle (5.9+, 7p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
solo, Nate Beckwith, Eric Schweitzer
Scramble & Climbs
Aug2014
(no TR)
1st time cragging at Vedauvoo (2 afternoons)

WY

Vedauwoo
Granite
Eric Schweitzer
Cragging: Single-pitch
Aug2014
(no TR)
1st time cragging at Ten Sleep (1 afternoon)

WY

Ten Sleep
Limestone
Eric Schweitzer
Cragging: Single-pitch
Aug2014
172
  1. One Way Sunset (5.10c, 5p) TO THE TOP!
  2. Tulgey Wood (5.10a, Pitch 1)
  3. El Matador (5.10d, Pitches 1-2)
  4. Burning Daylight (5.10b, Pitch 1)
  5. Belle Fourche Buttress (5.10b, Pitches 1-2)
  6. McCarthy's West Face Free Variation (5.9+, Pitch 1) FALCON CLOSURE!
  7. Back to Montana (5.10d, 2p)
  8. Buckspeck (5.10c, 1p)

WY

Devil's Tower
Phonolite porphyry
Eric Schweitzer
Cragging: Multi- and Single-pitch
July2014
(no TR)
1st time cragging at Fremont Canyon (1 afternoon)

WY

Fremont Canyon
Granite
Eric Schweitzer
Cragging: Single-pitch
July2014
171

CIRQUE OF THE TOWERS

  1. OVERHANGING TOWER
  2. PINGORA
  3. MITCHELL PEAK
  4. SHARK'S NOSE
  5. PINGORA
  6. SUNDANCE PINNACLE
  1. Northeast Ridge (4th to 5.2, ~2p)
  2. South Buttress K-cracks variation (5.8, 4p)
  3. North Face Left (5.7, ~9p)
  4. The Thoroughfare (NW Buttress) (5.6, 5p)
  5. East Face Left (5.7, ~10p)
  6. East Face Center (5.9, 3p)

WY

Wind Rivers
Granite
Scott Smith, Eric Gottlieb, Brian Hart, Bill Grantham, Clair Wilcox
Climbs/multi-day
July2014
170
  1. Mountaineer's Route (5.8-5.9, 7+p)
  2. Direct Beckey (5.11a, 12p)
  3. Fine Line (5.11c, 9-11p)
  4. Astro Elephant (lower half) to Sunrise Book (5.10 A1, 9-10p)

ID

Sawtooths
Granite
Jessica Todd, Geoff Georges, Scott Smith, Mick Wright
Climbs/multi-day
July2014
169

LONE PEAK CIRQUE

  1. QUESTION MARK WALL
  2. LONE PEAK SUMMIT WALL
  3. QUESTION MARK WALL
  4. SOUTH SUMMIT WALL
  1. Lowe Route (5.8, 3p)
  2. The Open Book (5.7, 4p)
  3. Out of the Question (5.10b, 3p)
  4. Center Thumb (5.9, 5p)

UT

Wasatch Range
Granite
Sean Smith, Charlie Stoker, Ken Noyce
Climbs/multi-day
June2014
168
4 days and 40+ climbs

ID

City of Rocks
Granite
Scott Smith
Cragging: mostly Single-pitch
June2014
167

SNOW CREEK WALL

Spring 2014
  1. Hyperspace (5.11a, 7p, 800')

WA

Leavenworth (HWY 2)
Diorite
John Plotz
Cragging: Multi-pitch
June2014
165
166
(no TRs for some)

SQUAMISH

Spring 2014
  • Angel's Crest (5.10c, 13p)
  • Snake (5.9, 5p)
  • Bulletheads East (5.10c, 4p)
  • Slot Machine (5.9, 2p)
  • The Grand Wall (5.11a A0, 10p)
  • The Bottom Line & Over the Rainbow (5.9, 3p / 5.10a, 6p)
  • Cragging at Smoke Bluffs

BC

Squamish
Granite
Jessica Todd, Geoff Georges,Tobias Tillemans
Cragging: Multi- and Single-pitch
May-June2014
(no TR)

RANDOM CRAGGING

Spring 2014
  1. INDEX

  1. Lamplighter to Heaven's Gate (5.11a, 4p) (1 day)

WA

Index (HWY 2)
Granite
Calvin Laatsch
Cragging: Multi-pitch
Apr2014
164
Dungeness River Rd, North side (snow-covered)

WA

Olympic Mtn NP
-
Dave Creeden, Eric Eames, Stefan Feller, Mike Helminger, Greg Koenig, Eric Willhite
Spring hike/snowshoe
Mar2014
163
NE to NW side (snow-covered)

WA

N Cascades (Mtn Loop)
-
Gabriel Deal, Lindsay Malone, Yana Radenska, Carla Schauble
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2014