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Cory Brooks
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Mt. Rainier (14,411') - Disappointment Cleaver
My brother and I met up for our third annual summer climbing trip. This year we set our sights on Mt. Rainier in Washington state. I packed up the Subaru and set-out for the 15+ hour drive to Seattle.  Mt Rainier emerges from the clouds One of the problems ...

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Red Eagle - Triple Dihedral and a Day at the beach
I love the summer, such a great weekend, one day at the ocean, the next day climbing a beautiful 500 foot truly traditional rock climb.  People give Fresno a bad-rap, but I seriously love that I can do all of this as day trips from my house! On Saturday we ...

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Mt. Shasta (14,179') - Casaval Ridge - West Face
This past weekend Mitchell and I headed up to Northern California to climb Mt. Shasta. I really like Shasta, its a glaciated volcano the biggest of its type in California. I climbed it last spring from the north side  , and I really enjoyed it. The classic ...

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Mt. Irvine (13,770') - East couloir
Its been months since I've climbed a real mountain. Spring conditions have arrived to the Sierra, so I headed out to climb something. I had not partner for the weekend, so I decided to go solo an easy snow route. I chose the East couloir of Mt. Irvine. The ...

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Smith Rock
For spring break this year Teresa and I decided to visit somewhere neither of us had been before. We packed up the car, and drove north to Bend, Oregon.  We didn't really do a lot of planning for the trip, I bought the Smith Rock climbing guide book, and th...

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Waterfalls and Sport Climbing
Teresa and I had an enjoyable long weekend. All of my normal climbing partners were wither working or busy so it was just the two of us. We decided to mix it up and do some hiking on one day, and then climbing on the other.  For our hike, we opted for the W...

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The climbing life
This past month has been busy, every weekend I have been out rock climbing, its been terrific. Not as exciting or adventurous as the big mountains but very rewarding.  All the time on the rock has had been thinking on climbing - more than just a sport - but...

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Exploring Danland
Despite a bunch of wet weather, we decided to go and check out Danland - a granite crag near Mineral King in Sequoia National Park.  Danland! It was pretty wet, but we found some very nice bolted slabs to climb. The grading was a bit soft (the 5.10+ felt li...

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Aquila Peak and the Five Finger Traverse
California has been pounded by storm after storm, so I have not been up to much lately. A lot of cragging, which has been fun, but I miss the mountains.  The weather was supposed to be beautiful, and I was partnerless. I decided to go to the Indian Wells ca...

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Ice Climbing in the Canadian Rockies
Maybe the one downside to living in California is the lack to good ice climbing. It does exists up in Sequoia and in Lee Vining, but all the avalanche hazards have kept me away so far. I had originally planned to go climbing in Ouray Colorado, but escalatin...
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