Monday, March 30, 2009

Provisional Climbs Now Online

I see that the Mazamas have posted their Summer Climb Schedule online.  In my bid to become a Climb Leader I have scheduled five Provisional Climbs.  As a Provisional Climb Leader I need to organize and led three climbs while a Climb Leader serves as my assistant, watching over me.  So I scheduled the following climbs this Summer.

My first bid will be Mt. Elinor in the Olympic Mountains.  Depending upon how much snow will be left in late June, this will take us up the Southeast Chute in the snow or along the trail.

Looking back at Mt. Elinor while traversing to Mt. Washington

Second will be up Mt. Stone in the Olympic Mountains.  Unfortunately the road is washed out 2.5 miles from the trailhead.  The Putvin Trail is a demanding approach, so I am expecting a very long day.

Mt. Stone - the ridge on the left is between the mountain and Lake of the Angeles

Next is the only climb that I have scheduled in Oregon - Middle Sister in the Central Cascades.  You may recall that I climbed up along the Hayden Glacier last year.  I had such a great time that I want to do it again.

Ascending to Middle Sister (on the left) via the Hayden Glacier

Then I will go to the Tatoosh Range in Mount Rainier National Park for the Castle Pinnacle Plumber Traverse.  While I have been up Pinnacle and Plumber, I have not been to the summit of Castle.

(l - r)  Pinnacle Peak, The Castle, and Plumber

And finally I plan on leading a climb party up to Old Snowy in the Goat Rocks Wilderness Area. 

Here I am in the Goat Rocks Wilderness  - Old Snowy in the center 

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