Trip report Chronology

2017 trip reports

Full chronological listing of my trip reports in 2017, starting at the most recent, along with links to individual trip reports.

Map of summer 2017 climbing roadtrip.

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TR #
Summit/Area (LINKS)
Route
State
Area
Rock Type
Partner(s)(List of Partners)
Month Year
277

JOSHUA TREE

Winter Break 2017/18
various great climbs all over JTree

CA

Joshua Tree
Granite
Jenny Abegg
Dec2017
276
South side (snow-covered)

WA

N Cascades (HWY 20)
-
Eric Eames, Mike Helminger
Dec2017
(no TR)
1 day of cragging

OR

Smith Rock
Welded Tuff
Todd Anderson
Sept2017
275
2 days of cragging

OR

Trout Creek
Basalt
Todd Anderson
Sept2017
274
Beckey-Davis (5.9, 700', 7p)

WA

N Cascades (HWY 2)
Grano-diorite
Todd Anderson
Sept2017
273

WASHINGTON PASS

  1. LIBERTY BELL
Liberty Crack (5.9-10d C2, 1200', 10-14p)

WA

N Cascades (HWY 20)
Granite
John Plotz
Sept2017
(no TR)
Cragging at Murrin Park

BC

Squamish
Granite
Kevin Piarulli, Hayley Piarulli, Jake
Sept2017
272
East Ridge (5.3, 5000')

AB

Canadian Rockies
Quartzite
Robert Waye
Aug2017
271
Takakkaw Falls (5.7, 1260', 12p)

BC

Canadian Rockies
Limestone
Robert Waye
Aug2017
270
The Fold (5.8, 1300', 11p)

AB

Canadian Rockies
Limestone
Robert Waye
Aug2017
269
Super Brewers Buttress (5.9, 2000', 14-21p) = Ultra Brewers + Brewers Buttress

AB

Canadian Rockies
Shale, Dolomite, Limestone
Chris Cox
Aug2017
268
Greenwood-Jones aka Northeast Buttress (V, 5.10, 4500')

AB

Canadian Rockies
Quartzite, Shale,Limestone
Chris Cox
Aug2017
267
  1. South Face (5.9, 350', 4p)
  2. Cardiac Arête (5.10d, 350', 4p)

AB

Canadian Rockies
Quartzite
Chris Cox
Aug2017
266
Homage to the Spider (5.10a, 1000', 6p)

AB

Canadian Rockies
Limestone
Chris Cox
Aug2017
265
Flight of the Falcon (5.10b/c, 700', 9p)

WA

N Cascades (Mtn Loop)
Grano-diorite
Eric Sweet
Aug2017
264
Dragons of Eden (5.12a, 4-6p, 650') + NE Buttress (3rd-5.7, 1600 additional ft)

WA

N Cascades (HWY 2)
Grano-diorite
Kevin Piarulli
Aug2017
262263

WASHINGTON PASS

  1. NORTH EARLY WINTER SPIRE
  2. SOUTH EARLY WINTER SPIRE
  1. Northwest Corner (5.9+, 4p, 600')
  2. West Face (5.11a, 6-7p, 300')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 20)
Granite
Cindy Beavon
Aug2017
261
The Scoop (5.11c, 6+p, 900')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 2)
Grano-diorite
Cindy Beavon
Aug2017
260
Mythic Wall (5.10a, 900', 7p)

WA

N Cascades (HWY 542)
Dunite
Rebecca Madore
Aug2017
259
Ellen Pea (5.11c, 7p, 900')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 20)
Granite
Kevin Piarulli
Aug2017
258
Yak-Check (5.10a, 1500', 12p)

BC

N Cascades (HWY 5 - BC)
Granite
Wes Dyck
July2017
257
  1. The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers (5.11a, 7p, 600')

BC

Squamish
Granite
Chris Oleson
July2017
256
NE Buttress (5.9-10a, 1500')

BC

N Cascades (HWY 1 - BC)
Granite & Gneiss
DR
July2017
255
East to West (5.8, 4+ km ridgeline)

BC

Chehalis Range
Granite
DR
July2017
253

PAISANO + BURGUNDY LIN-UP

  1. PAISANO PINNACLE
  2. BURGUNDY SPIRE
  1. Rampage (5.10d, 4p, 500')
  2. Action Potential (5.10b/c, 7+p, 800')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 20)
Granite
DR
July2017
252254

WASHINGTON PASS

  1. LIBERTY BELL
  2. SOUTH EARLY WINTER SPIRE
  1. Northwest Face (5.9 (var. 10d), 4p, 600')
  2. The Passenger (IV, 5.11+, 7p, 800')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 20)
Granite
DR
July2017
251
PEAK 13,360 - MENDEL - DARWIN - PEAK 13,332 - HAECKEL - WALLACE - FISKE - WARLOW - HUXLEY

CA

Sierra
Granite
Casey Andrews
July2017
250

NEEDLES

  1. THE CHARLATAN
  2. THE CHARLATAN
  3. THE CHARLATAN
  4. DOME ROCK
  5. DOME ROCK
  6. HERMIT SPIRE
  7. THE WARLOCK
  8. THE WARLOCK
  9. THE WARLOCK
  10. THE WARLOCK
  11. THE WITCH
  12. THE WITCH
  13. THE WIZARD
  1. Fancy Free (10b, 3p, 400')
  2. Spooky (5.9, 2p, 175')
  3. Summit spire, aka Our Lady of the Needles (5.7, 1p, 45')
  4. Arch Bitch-Up (5.8, 3p, 450')
  5. Tobin's Dihedral (5.10+, 1p, 160')
  6. South Face Route (5.8+, 6p, 950')
  7. Imaginary Voyage (5.9, 4p, 600')
  8. The Howling Pitch 1 (original line) (5.9, 1p, 160');
  9. S Crack (5.10, 7-8p, 800')
  10. South Face /w S Crack start variation (5.9+, 8p, 800')
  11. Airy Interlude (5.10a, 3p, 400')
  12. Igor Unchained (5.9, 4p, 400')
  13. Yellow Brick Road (5.9, 3p, 300')

CA

Needles
Granite
Dow Williams, Danny Urioste
July2017
249

YOSEMITE

  1. LOWER BURTHER
  2. FIVE OPEN BOOKS
  3. HIGHER CATHEDRAL SPIRE
  4. HIGHER CATHEDRAL ROCK
  5. EL CAP BASE
  6. MIDDDLE CATHEDRAL ROCK
  7. SENTINEL
  8. MIDDLE CATHEDRAL ROCK
  9. HALF DOME
  1. Absolutely Free (5.9, 3p, 400') & Positively 4th Street (5.9, 1p, 150')
  2. Commitment (5.9, 3p, 350') + Selaginella (5.8, 4p, 450')
  3. Regular Route (5.9, 5p, 300')
  4. Braille Book (5.8+, 6p, 700')
  5. Cragging: La Cosita Right (5.9, 1p, 90'), La Cosita Left (5.7, 1p, 60'), Sacherer Cracker (10a, 1p, 150'), Moby Dick Center (10a, 1p, 150')
  6. Kor-Beck (5.9, 5p, 600')
  7. Chouinard-Herbert (5.11c or 5.9 C2, 12p, 1400')
  8. Central Pillar of Frenzy (5.9, 5p, 550')
  9. Regular NW Face (5.9 C2, 23p, 2200')

CA

Yosemite
Granite
John Plotz, James Blackmon,Drew, Lochie, Sam Bedell
June2017
248

YOSEMITE

  1. EL CAPITAN
  1. The Nose in 3 days (5.14a or 5.9 C2, 28+ pitches, 2900')

CA

Yosemite
Granite
John Plotz
June2017
246
247
(no TRs for some)

SQUAMISH

Spring 2017
  1. Sunblessed, Enlightened, Sunshine Breakfast (5.10b, 4p; 5.10c, 3p; 5.9, 3p)
  2. Birds of Prey (5.10b, 4-6p)
  3. Borderline + Angel's Crest (5.10d, 6p / 5.10a, 7p)
  4. Exasperator (5.10c, 2p)
  5. Peasant's Route (5.10c, 6p)
  6. St. Vitus' Dance / South Arete + Karens Math + Memorial Crack + Squamish Buttress (5.10a, 3p / 5.9, 3p / 10a, 1p / 5.9, 1p / 5.10c, 5p)

BC

Squamish
Granite
DR, Cindy Beavon
May-June2017
245

NORTH CAROLINA

Spring Break 2017
  1. LOOKING GLASS ROCK
  2. LINVILLE GORGE
  3. RUMBIING BALD
  4. LAUREL KNOB
  5. SHIP ROCK
  1. Sundial Crack (5.8, 4p), Dinkus Dog (5.10b, 2p)
  2. Lost in Space (5.10b, 3p), White Lightning (5.8, 2p), North Ridge Table Rock (5.5, 2p)
  3. 1. Fruit Loops (5.7+, 2p), Frosted Flake (5.9+, 1p), Breakfast of Champions (5.10d, 1p), Cap'n Crunch (5.10d, 1p), Shredded Wheat (5.11a, 1p), Comatose (5.8+, 1p), Pull the Plug (5.11a, 1p), Gunboat Diplomacy (5.10c, 1-2p), Flappin' in the Breeze (5.10a, 3p), Grape Nuts (aka Granola) (5.8+, 1p), Whiskey for Breakfast (5.10d, 1p)
  4. Groover (Gaskin finish) (5.8, 6p)
  5. 1. Edge of a Dream (5.7, 1p), Lost at Sea (5.8, 1p), Boardwalk (5.8, 1-2p), Hindu Kush (5.8, 2-3p), Harpoon (5.10a, 1p)

NC

Looking Glass Rock, Linville Gorge, Rumbling Bald, Laurel Knob, Ship Rock
Granite, Quartzite, Gneiss, Metasand-stone
Jenny Abegg
March2017
244
East side, snowy

WA

N Cascades (HWY 20)
-
Matt Burton, Dave Creeden, Brett Dyson, Eric Johnson, Yana Radenska, Carla Schauble, Will Segall, Monty VanderBilt
Feb2017
243
South side, snowy

WA

N Cascades (I-90)
-
Gabriel Deal, Brett Dyson, Eric Eames, Lindsay Malone, Michael Radin, Carla Schauble
Feb2017
242
snow-covered logging roads

WA

N Cascades (HWY 20)
-
Gabriel Deal, Craig Johnson
Jan2017
241
snow-covered Excelsior Pass trail

WA

N Cascades (SR 542)
-
Don Beavon, Matt Burton, Ira Rushwald, Carla Schauble
Jan2017