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Riding the Dragon

This trip Ean and I climbed three summits. The photo was taken from the summit of Dragontail, one of the 100 highest peaks of Washington State. The exposure is extreme and to step out onto this Overhanging Flake took steady nerves, even with no wind.

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That is me riding the Dragon. I did not have any problems but in the back of my mind, I wondered if my weight would cause this overhanging rock flake to break loose. It has been there for many years and like swimming in the ocean those shark attacks are rare, right?

Climbing Partners and Going Solo
It is not always easy to coordinate with other climbers. You each must have time off in sync, good weather, similar goals and plans, ... Frequently a plan is dashed to pieces by that late evening phone call; "I can't make it, something came up" ... and thus plan B, Just climb anyway, Climb Solo. Other Times I get lazy and just climb solo to get what I want, while trying to coordinate The Big Ones with climbing partners for some other peak later. 

The advantage I get by going solo; Not having to coordinate, shorter drive, never have to stop unless I need to, not waiting for others that are usually slow, not having to take unexpectant bio-breaks, food breaks, and never having to discuss differences of opinion on the route. Also the drive back is not out of the way...

That week I was out on my own again and likewise was Ean. We met on the way into the mountains and stuck together to accomplish some climbs. I was really glad for the company and several of the photos came out better then I expected. It is almost like we planned it, but it was just by chance that we met and were also willing to give up the our solo plans. 



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Congratulations, You made it this far! For those who have been here, you already know this selection well. If this is your first time, I put together some climbing photo collections and videos.

The Ptarmigan Traverse https://goo.gl/photos/NNXKxzQXPrCLkv5e8
Wilderness Trip https://goo.gl/HVB0aV
Larch Trees at Horseshoe Lake https://goo.gl/TwZg7y
My YouTube Videos https://goo.gl/IJXBc0
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+Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell
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#cascades   #cascademountains #climbing   #randylikestoclimb   #hangfive
#climbingjunkie   #alpine   #alpineclimbing #climbingjunkiestory  
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Phlox Flowers

I came across many of these in the North Cascade of Washington while climbing.

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Congratulations, You made it this far! For those who have been here, you already know this selection well. If this is your first time, I put together some climbing photo collections and videos.

The Ptarmigan Traverse https://goo.gl/photos/NNXKxzQXPrCLkv5e8
Wilderness Trip https://goo.gl/HVB0aV
Larch Trees at Horseshoe Lake https://goo.gl/TwZg7y
My YouTube Videos https://goo.gl/IJXBc0
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+Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell

#LandscapePhotography +Margaret Tompkins +Pamela Reynoso +Dave White +Sean McLean
#hqsplandscape for +HQSP Landscape
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin #promotephotography #cascades #cascademountains #climbing #randylikestoclimb #climbingjunkie #alpine #alpineclimbing #Trad
+Luci Westphal

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Jacky Navigating the Moats

Here we pulled out the rope to down climb a treacherous high angle snow slope with deep moats on both sides. If you did slip and go over the edge, it would be a violent bashing and perhaps some hospital time. She did great and balanced right down the center.

Once I make a summit, I usually start thinking of the difficulties below, in order to get back out. Usually I have 2 or 3 in mind. We had finished the climb and were coming down on of the last challenges. The climbers path, trail and the car were next and definitely not the difficulties.
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Congratulations, You made it this far! For those who have been here, you already know this selection well. If this is your first time, I put together some climbing photo collections and videos.

The Ptarmigan Traverse https://goo.gl/photos/NNXKxzQXPrCLkv5e8
Wilderness Trip https://goo.gl/HVB0aV
Larch Trees at Horseshoe Lake https://goo.gl/TwZg7y
My YouTube Videos https://goo.gl/IJXBc0
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+Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell

#LandscapePhotography +Margaret Tompkins +Pamela Reynoso +Dave White +Sean McLean
#hqsplandscape for +HQSP Landscape
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin #promotephotography #cascades #cascademountains #climbing #randylikestoclimb #climbingjunkie #alpine #alpineclimbing #Trad
+Luci Westphal


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Climbing the North Ridge of Stuart

This is a climb that takes at least two days and perhaps three days, depending on the team. You have to move quickly to finish the thousands of feet and many belays. There are perhaps 18 pitches (ropes) to reach the summit. Many times the ridge offers tremendous exposure on both sides. It is very airy. I was the first man to solo this route and will climb it again soon.

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Congratulations, You made it this far! For those who have been here, you already know this selection well. If this is your first time, I put together some climbing photo collections and videos.

The Ptarmigan Traverse https://goo.gl/photos/NNXKxzQXPrCLkv5e8
Wilderness Trip https://goo.gl/HVB0aV
Larch Trees at Horseshoe Lake https://goo.gl/TwZg7y
My YouTube Videos https://goo.gl/IJXBc0
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+Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell

#LandscapePhotography +Margaret Tompkins +Pamela Reynoso +Dave White +Sean McLean …
#hqsplandscape for +HQSP Landscape
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin #promotephotography #cascades #cascademountains #climbing #randylikestoclimb #climbingjunkie #alpine #alpineclimbing #Trad +Luci Westphal

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Reference:
http://www.summitpost.org/north-ridge/155700
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Climbing Bastille Crack

I teamed up with Corey Taylor to climb the Bastille in Eldorado Canyon, CO. This was Corey's first climb and he described how the climb went after finishing it.

I have climbed with many beginners and I am always interested in how they experienced their first climb. Some are terrified while others are natural climbers and are hooked. The route is a classic and we both enjoyed it. +Randy T

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Congratulations, You made it this far! For those who have been here, you already know this selection well. If this is your first time, I put together some climbing photo collections and videos.

The Ptarmigan Traverse https://goo.gl/photos/NNXKxzQXPrCLkv5e8
Wilderness Trip https://goo.gl/HVB0aV
Larch Trees at Horseshoe Lake https://goo.gl/TwZg7y
My YouTube Videos https://goo.gl/IJXBc0
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzgPAgNgg5Q
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References
http://www.summitpost.org/bastille-crack-5-7/306204
https://www.mountainproject.com/v/105748490?search=1&type=route&method=resultsPage&query=bastille%20crack


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Filling Out The Mountain Register

I was here earlier in the week at the Top of my Spire climb and found this register. In the Cascade Mountains, WA, this is a typical register made of plumbing PVC with caps. The only problem was that someone did not firmly close it and all the paper was soaked.

I took the photo at the summit and included part of the abyss. +Randy T

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Congratulations, You made it this far! For those who have been here, you already know this selection well. If this is your first time, I put together some climbing photo collections and videos.

The Ptarmigan Traverse https://goo.gl/photos/NNXKxzQXPrCLkv5e8
Wilderness Trip https://goo.gl/HVB0aV
Larch Trees at Horseshoe Lake https://goo.gl/TwZg7y
My YouTube Videos https://goo.gl/IJXBc0
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+Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell

#LandscapePhotography +Margaret Tompkins +Pamela Reynoso +Dave White +Sean McLean
#hqsplandscape for +HQSP Landscape
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin #promotephotography #cascades #cascademountains #climbing #randylikestoclimb #climbingjunkie #alpine #alpineclimbing #Trad +Luci Westphal

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Alpine Heather

I took this photo while climbing McMillan Spire, WA

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Congratulations, You made it this far! For those who have been here, you already know this selection well. If this is your first time, I put together some climbing photo collections and videos.

The Ptarmigan Traverse https://goo.gl/photos/NNXKxzQXPrCLkv5e8
Wilderness Trip https://goo.gl/HVB0aV
Larch Trees at Horseshoe Lake https://goo.gl/TwZg7y
My YouTube Videos https://goo.gl/IJXBc0
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+Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell

#LandscapePhotography +Margaret Tompkins +Pamela Reynoso +Dave White +Sean McLean
#hqsplandscape for +HQSP Landscape
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin #promotephotography #cascades #cascademountains #climbing #randylikestoclimb #climbingjunkie #alpine #alpineclimbing #Trad +Luci Westphal Lucy

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The Night Before the Climb

Jeff and I pulled into our bivouac spot with an hour of light left before sunset. We both found a flat place with great views to place our sleeping gear. We spent our last sunlight hour to eat and hydrate as best as possible for the next day.

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Congratulations, You made it this far! For those who have been here, you already know this selection well. If this is your first time, I put together some climbing photo collections and videos.

The Ptarmigan Traverse https://goo.gl/photos/NNXKxzQXPrCLkv5e8
Wilderness Trip https://goo.gl/HVB0aV
Larch Trees at Horseshoe Lake https://goo.gl/TwZg7y
My YouTube Videos https://goo.gl/IJXBc0
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+Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell

#LandscapePhotography +Margaret Tompkins +Pamela Reynoso +Dave White +Sean McLean
#hqsplandscape for +HQSP Landscape
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin #promotephotography #cascades #cascademountains #climbing #randylikestoclimb #climbingjunkie #alpine #alpineclimbing #Trad
+Luci Westphal Lucy

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Heading Back

This was a sunrise to sunset effort. Many of my trips are this way and I carry a headlamp in case it gets late and the sun goes down. The tracks on the left are mine and I followed them back a few miles as the sun was setting. I was on headlamp for just ~ 20 mins or so.

The interesting thing about this area is that in mid summer there is no water. You must melt it with either stove, body heat, or with other ways. I did not bring a stove so I used two methods to generate several quarts of water each day. +Randy T

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Congratulations, You made it this far! For those who have been here, you already know this selection well. If this is your first time, I put together some climbing photo collections and videos.

The Ptarmigan Traverse https://goo.gl/photos/NNXKxzQXPrCLkv5e8
Wilderness Trip https://goo.gl/HVB0aV
Larch Trees at Horseshoe Lake https://goo.gl/TwZg7y
My YouTube Videos https://goo.gl/IJXBc0
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+Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell

#LandscapePhotography +Margaret Tompkins +Pamela Reynoso +Dave White +Sean McLean …
#hqsplandscape for +HQSP Landscape
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin #promotephotography #cascades #cascademountains #climbing #randylikestoclimb #climbingjunkie #alpine #alpineclimbing #Trad

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Gunsight Sinister and Dome Peak

These are some of the more desirable Alpine Peaks on the local climbers list. This was my first up close view of Gunsight (far left) and I developed climbing fever to do it. I think it was the next year my climbing partner and I did a 55 mile trek to bag that summit. The rock was wonderful granite, not like the most of the climbs in WA State. +Randy T

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Congratulations, You made it this far! For those who have been here, you already know this selection well. If this is your first time, I put together some climbing photo collections and videos.

The Ptarmigan Traverse https://goo.gl/photos/NNXKxzQXPrCLkv5e8
Wilderness Trip https://goo.gl/HVB0aV
Larch Trees at Horseshoe Lake https://goo.gl/TwZg7y
My YouTube Videos https://goo.gl/IJXBc0
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+Mountain Monday by +Michael Russell

#LandscapePhotography +Margaret Tompkins +Pamela Reynoso +Dave White +Sean McLean
#hqsplandscape for +HQSP Landscape
#PhotoManiaUSA is curated by +David Pilasky, +Marjolein Schat, +Kris Rowlands & +Dorma Wiggin #promotephotography #cascades #cascademountains #climbing #randylikestoclimb #climbingjunkie #alpine #alpineclimbing #Trad +Luci Westphal

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