Trip report Chronology

2018 trip reports

Full chronological listing of my trip reports in 2018, starting at the most recent, along with links to individual trip reports.

Map of summer 2018 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
331
west-side bike-trail + logging roads (snow-covered)

WA

N Cascades (Mtn Loop)
-
Jess K
Winter hike/snowshoe
Dec2018
330

SEDONA

Christmas 2018
  1. MT. GIBRALTER
  2. THE MACE
  3. SUMMIT BLOCK ROCK
  4. FIN ROCK
  5. COURTHOUSE BUTTE
  6. WATERFALL WALL
  1. Sedona's Scenic Cruise (5.9, 5p, 600')
  2. Original Route (5.9+, 5p, 400')
  3. Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride (5.9, 4p, 350')
  4. Mars Attacks (5.9, 4p, 350')
  5. Coyote Tower (5.10c, 6p, 500')
  6. Cragging

AZ

Sedona
Sandstone & Basalt
Jenny Abegg
Climbs
Dec2018
329
snow-covered trail

BC

N Cascades (HWY 3 - BC)
-
Sue Abegg
Fall hike/snowshoe
Nov2018
328
Standard North side (snow)

WA

N Cascades (SR 542)
Volcanic Breccia
solo
Fall scramble
Oct2018
(no TR)

RANDOM CRAGGING

Fall 2018
  1. EQUINOX

  1. various routes (1 day)

WA

Equinox
Granite
Doug Hutchinson
Cragging: Single-pitch
Oct2018
327
Ellation (5.11a or 5.10 A0, 700', 8p)

WA

N Cascades (SR 542)
Granitic
Doug Hutchinson
Climb
Oct2018
313322324325326
(no TRs for some)

INDEX

Summer/Fall 2018
  1. Hell Bent for Glory (5.10d, 7p)
  2. The Brett Thompson and Scott Fuller Memorial Route (5.10+, 5p)
  3. Tatoosh+Free at Last (5.10d, 4p)
  4. Godzilla+Park Ranger (5.9+, 4p)
  5. And Say (5.11b, 5p)
  6. Other cragging (2 more days)

WA

Index (HWY 2)
Granite
Jess K, DR, Aaron Cannistra, Doug Hutchinson, Jon Pobst, Wayne Wallace
Cragging: Multi- and Single-pitch
Aug-Nov2018
323
various routes

BC

Skaha
Gneiss
Doug Hutchinson
Cragging: Single-pitch
Sept2018
321
A weekend in the creek (1st time climbing at the Creek)

UT

Indian Creek
Wingate Sandstone
Alex Haeger, Penny
Cragging: Single-pitch
Sept2018
320
  1. Javaman aka Original Route (5.10, 5p, 700')
  2. Gallatin Tower Standard Route (5.8+, 2-3p, 300'); Ashes of Stone (5.9, 1p, 190') + Skyline Arête (5.6, 4-6p, 500'); Mother's Day (5.8+, 2-3p, 180') + Silver Foxes (5.10a/b, 3p, 350') + Sparerib (5.8+, 1-2p, 220')

MT

Gallatin
Gneiss
Adam Sultan, Chad Hiatt
Climb, Cragging: Single- and Multi-pitch
Sept2018
319
The Awakening Wall /w Sawed Off Heads variation (5.10+ R, 8p, 1000')

MT

Mill Creek
Granite & Gneiss
Josh Kirsch
Climb
Sept2018
318
The Mutt and Jeff (5.8, 5p, 600')

MT

Humbug Spires
Granite
Andrew Morse
Climb
Sept2018
317
Montana Centennial Route (5.11a or 5.10 C1, ~10p, 1600')

MT

Cowen Cirque
Granite & Gneiss
Daniel Harvala
Climb
Sept2018
316

BLODGETT CANYON & LOST HORSE CANYON

  1. SHOSHONE SPIRE
  2. FLATHEAD BUTTRESS
  3. HORSEHEAD ARCH
  4. MAIN WALL (LOST HORSE)
  1. South Face (5.8+, 5-6p)
  2. My Mom's Muscle Shirt (5.10+, 8p)
  3. North end ("Horse's Mane") (5.7 R, 2p) & South end ("Horse's Nose") (5.9+, 2p)
  4. Mountaineers Route (5.10b, 3-4p)

MT

Blodgett Canyon & Lost Horse Canyon
Granitic
Chad Hiatt
Climbs
Aug-Sept2018
315
7 days with no food

-

parents' house
-
solo
Multi-day
Aug2018
314

EXFOLIATION DOME

  1. PROXIMA WALL
  2. WITCH DOCTOR WALL
  1. Ancient Melodies (5.11- or 5.10 A0, 7p)
  2. Snake Charmer (5.11-, 6p')

WA

Darrington (Mtn Loop)
Granite
Jess K
Climbs
Aug2018
312
(no TRs for some)

SQUAMISH

Summer 2018
  1. New Life + Parallel Passages (5.11b, 5p / 5.10b, 6p)
  2. Right Wing (5.10d, 4-6p)

BC

Squamish
Granite
Chris Cox
Cragging: Multi-pitch
Aug2018
311
Mighty Mouse (5.11a, 8p)

BC

Coast Range
Granite
Chris Cox
Climb
Aug2018
310
MACDONALD - AVALANCHE - EAGLE - UTO - SIR DONALD - TERMINAL

BC

Selkirks
Quartzite & Shale
DR
Multi-day/peak
Aug2018
309
West Face (5.11+, 6p, 600')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 20)
Granite
Doug Hutchinson
Climb/multi-day
Aug2018
308
Road Warrior (5.10+, 5p, ~400')

CO

Mt. Evans
Granite
Will Starks
Climb
July2018
307ab
  1. Pervertical Sanctuary (5.10d, 6p, ~800')
  2. Casual Route (5.10a, 8p, ~800')

CO

RMNP
Granite
Will Starks
Climb
July2018
304
Arrowplane (5.11a, 6p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
Alex Haeger
Climb
July2018
303
Southwest Corner (5.10, 8p)

CO

RMNP
Gneiss & Biotite Schist
Dow Williams
Climb
July2018
302
Culp-Bossier (5.8, 8p)

CO

RMNP
Gneiss & Biotite Schist
Dow Williams, Tristyn Butler
Climb
July2018
301
Days of Heaven (5.10d, 3p, 200')

CO

RMNP
Granite
Dow Williams, Tristyn Butler
Cragging: Multi-pitch
July2018
300
South Face /w variations (One For the Red Team + South Face P3-4 + Magic in the Middle P5-6) (5.9, 6p)

CO

RMNP
Gneiss & Biotite Schist
Annie Hines
Climb
July2018
299
Flying Buttress (left, full) (5.10, 6p)

CO

RMNP
Granite, Gneiss & Biotite Schist
Annie Hines
Climb
July2018
296297305306

LUMPY RIDGE

Summer 2018
  1. THE BOOK
  2. THE BOOK
  3. SUNDANCE BUTTRESS
  4. THE BOOK
  1. Loose Ends (5.9, 4p) + Cheap Date (10b, 1p) + Outlander (10c, 1p)
  2. George's Tree (5.9, 5p)
  3. Mainliner (5.9, 5p)
  4. J-Crack (5.9 C1, 3-4p)

CO

RMNP
Granite
George Foster, Dow Williams
Cragging: Multi-pitch
July2018
295
Yellow Wall Pitches 1-4 + Forrest Finish (5.10, 6p, ~800') + Kiener's Route (3rd/4th to summit)

CO

RMNP
Granite
George Foster
Climb
July2018
298
1st time cragging at Boulder Canyon, various routes (1 day)

CO

Boulder Canyon
Granite
Annie Hines
Cragging: Single-pitch
July2018
294
Good Evans (5.10d, 5p, ~400')

CO

Mt. Evans
Granite
George Foster
Climb
July2018
293
various routes (3 days)

CO

Eldorado Canyon
Foundation Arkosic Sandstone
Alex Haeger, Tony Bubb, Zach Durbin
Cragging: Multi- and Single-pitch
July2018
291292ab

BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON

  1. COMIC RELIEF BUTTRESS
  2. CHECKERBOARD WALL
  1. Comic Relief (5.10, 8p, 950')
  2. Maiden Voyage + King Me (5.9, 4p, 500' + 5.10-, 3p, 300')

CO

Black Canyon of Gunnison
Gneiss
Tony Bubb
Climbs
July2018
290
North Ridge (5.5)

CA

Sierra
Granite
solo
Scramble
July2018
289

WHITNEY PORTAL

  1. THE WHALE
  2. WHITNEY PORTAL BUTRESS
  1. Bony Fingers (5.10c, 2-3p, 350')
  2. No Country For Old Men (5.10c, 8p, 1250')

CA

Whitney Portal
Granite
John Bolte
Cragging: Multi-pitch
June2018
288
Harding Route (5.10c, 1500')

CA

Sierra
Granite
John Bolte
Climb/overnight
June2018
287

THE NEEDLES

  1. THE CHARLATAN
  2. THE CHARLATAN
  3. THE NECROMANCER
  4. THE SORCERER
  5. THE SORCERER
  6. THE SORCERER
  7. THE SORCERER
  8. THE WARLOCK
  9. THE WITCH
  10. THE WITCH
  1. Spooky (5.9, 2p, 175')
  2. Summit spire, aka Our Lady of the Needles (5.7, 1p, 45')
  3. Silver Threads (5.10b, 3p, 400')
  4. Atlantis (5.11c, 4p, 500')
  5. Don Juan Wall Pitches 1-2 (5.11b, 5p, 400')
  6. Lost At Sea (5.10d, 1p, 80')
  7. Thin Ice (5.10b, 2p, 400')
  8. The Howling (5.10a, 2p, 250')
  9. Inner Sanctum (5.9, 3p, 500')
  10. Spook Book (5.10d, 3p, 500')

CA

Needles
Granite
John Bolte
Climbs
June2018
286

YOSEMITE

  1. EL CAP BASE
  2. SCHULTZ'S RIDGE
  3. REED'S PINNACLE
  4. CHURCH BOWL
  5. ROYAL ARCHES AREA
  1. Cragging: First 2 pitches of The Nose (twice!) (5.9 C2, 2p, 220' x 2), Pine Line (5.7, 1p, 70'), La Cosita Left (5.7, 1p, 60'), La Cosita Right (5.9, 1p, 90'), Little John Left (5.8, 1p, 100')
  2. The Moratorium Pitches 1-2 (5.11b, 3-4p, 350-500') (*my partner dislocated his shoulder so we did not climb the last pitch)
  3. Cragging: Reed's Pinnacle Pitches 1-2 (5.10a, 2p), Bongs Away Left (5.8, 1p, 90'), Lunatic Fringe (5.10c, 1p, 140'), Stone Groove (5.10b, 1p, 80')
  4. Cragging: Bishop's Terrace (5.8, 1p, 195'), Church Bowl Lieback (5.8, 1p, 130'), Pole Position (5.10a, 1p, 130')
  5. Super Slide (5.9, 5p, 500')

CA

Yosemite
Granite
John Plotz, Peter Jacobs, Val Trenev
Climbs
June2018
285

WASHINGTON PASS

  1. SOUTH EARLY WINTER SPIRE
  1. The Hitchhiker (5.11-, 8p, 900')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 20)
Granite
John Plotz
Climb
May2018
284
Flyboys (5.9, 18p, 1500 ft)

WA

Mazama (HWY 20)
Andesitic Breccia & Tuff
John Plotz
Cragging: Multi-pitch
May2018
(no TR)

RANDOM CRAGGING

Winter/Spring 2018
  1. VANTAGE

  1. various routes (3 days)

WA

Vantage (I-90)
Basalt
Doug Hutchinson, Jon Pobst, John Plotz
Cragging: Single-pitch
Mar-May2018
(no TRs)
SQUAMISHSpring 2018
  1. Cragging at Shannon Falls
  2. Cragging at Smoke Bluffs
  3. Cragging at Chek

BC

Squamish
Granite
DR, Noah Besen
Cragging: mostly Single-pitch
May2018
283(a-c)

SNOW CREEK WALL

Spring 2018
  1. Outer Space (5.9, 4-7p, 800' (part of a full-day Outer Space-Iconoclast link-up))
  2. Iconoclast (5.11a (with Psychopath and Yellow Wall variations), 6p, 800' (OS-IC link-up))
  3. Hyperspace (5.11a, 7p, 800')

WA

Leavenworth (HWY 2)
Diorite
John Plotz
Cragging: Multi-pitch
Apr2018
282

RED ROCKS

Spring Break 2018
  1. JACKRABBIT BUTTRESS + BROWNSTONE WALL
  2. MESCALITO
  3. GINGER BUTTRESS
  4. BRASS WALL
  5. WHISKEY PEAK
  6. MT. WILSON
  7. BLACK VELVET WALL
  1. Myster Z (5.7, 6-8 pitches, 1100') + Armatron (5.9, 6 pitches, 750')
  2. Dark Shadows (Full) (5.8, 12 pitches, 1300')
  3. Ginger Cracks (5.9, 7 pitches, 930')
  4. Birdland (5.7+, 6 pitches, 560')
  5. Frogland (5.8, 6 pitches, 770')
  6. Inti Watana (5.10c, 12 pitches, 1300')
  7. Spark Plug (5.10d, 1p, 100') & Refried Brains (5.9, 4p, 630')

NV

Red Rocks
Aztec Sandstone
Kevin Lowe, Randy Bracht, Danny Urioste
Climbs
Mar2018
281
NW Ridge (snow-covered)

WA

N Cascades (I-90)
-
Ian Cox, Brett Dyson, Cal Folsom, Ira Rushwald
Winter hike/snowshoe
Mar2018
280
East side (snow-covered)

WA

Olympic Mtn NP
-
Matt Burton, Elle Mclees, Carla Schauble, Izzy
Winter hike/snowshoe
Feb2018
279
South side (snow-covered)

WA

N Cascades (HWY 20)
-
David Baxter, Matt Burton, Barbara Eller, Eric Johnson, Elle McLees, Tom Nanevicz, Carla Schauble, Izzy
Winter hike/snowshoe
Feb2018
278
snow-covered Welcome Pass trail

WA

N Cascades (SR 542)
-
Matt Burton, Brett Dyson, Barbara Eller, Eric Johnson, Elle Mclees, Tom Nanevicz, Ira Rushwald, Carla Schauble, Tristan Vellema, Izzy
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2018