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Climbing Junkie Photo Collection on  +Mountain Monday 

This is one of my favorite photos. The problem is should I add it to my Climbing Junkie Collection or my Favorite Collection. This time I will choose my Climbing Junkie Collection. +Randy T
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This photo was taken while climbing in Wyoming. The view is from Pingora looking at Wolf's Head.

Climbing-Junkie Story
We did this grade 4 climb after running out of food the day before. That day we had just a small handful of food each in the morning and that was it. We were on the wall for most of the day and passed a team that spent the day before on the rock wall and hanging in a hail storm during the night. When we passed them we gave them some of our water because they were in pretty bad shape. They needed the water more than we did and we were happy to help them out.

After the climb we took this photo, down climbed to the alpine bottom without ropes, packed up very heavy climbing gear, then hiked out 16 miles mostly in the dark and above the 10,000 ft to our car. My pack was so heavy at the start, but by the time we made it back to the car I was on a runners high and did not feel it at all, I was just floating. I love Wyoming and hope to climb there again!

Long Version of the Story Another Day :(
That was my short version for this photo. There were many other aspects of the climb that were interesting. On the way in we came across a mother bear with her cub. We were nearly eaten alive by mosquitoes.  On that day, I took a 40 foot fall on a difficult finger-tip layback in a dihedral. It was a clean fall without hitting any ledges and definitely an adrenaline rush. I then had to pull myself together and lead another difficult section...we usually take turns on the leads.
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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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#alpine   #alpineclimbing   #randylikestoclimb   #climbingjunkie   #climbingjunkiestory   #wyoming   #pingora   #wolfshead   #collections      
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Climbing the Void

Jason and I talked about climbing the Owl Roof but ended up on this climb instead, The Void, Yosemite. This was a Pumper with a lot of touch-and-go on small dime edge holds.

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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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Nice View While Climbing

+Ean Paget and I were climbing on Ingalls Peak and I snapped this photo nearing the top. This I think is one of the better views on Ingalls Peak. Most of my photos that are looking straight up or down don't come out as nice as the photos from the side. +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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Isolation Lake, Enchantments, WA.

I took this photo last week while touring through the Enchantments WA. The Larch Trees were partially Golden. I am thinking the 10-14th of Oct may be the peak color for the Larch Trees.

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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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Way Up There, You Can Make out a Climber

Ean and I went out to do an alpine route and changed our minds to climb Ingalls Peak. It was a good thing that there were two other parties on the route. I had my one-way short rope for just ascending and we ended up sharing the rappel anchors and ropes to get down.

In the event that we were on the summit alone I would have to either leave some pro (protection) behind or belay Ean as he down climbed and placed pro for me. That would be like climbing in reverse. +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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Climbing the Bastille

I took this photo while looking and zooming downwards. The photo is from the classic Bastille Crack, Eldorado Canyon, Colorado. For me, the Bastille is never easy nor hard, it is a true classic, that just goes and goes hundreds of feet.

I climbed the Bastille with Corey. It was His first time out on real rock. I think I enjoyed it as much as he did. +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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Mt Formidable from Hurry up Peak

Zach and I were going to climb Mt Formidable but were thwarted by bad weather. We give up our attempt and climbed a nearby peak between rain showers. I came back later and climbed Formidable in a two day trip. I actually made the summit in one day. Leaving Puget sound in the morning, the weather was fine. Once on the crest I ended up in a white-out. For those interested; my YouTube adventure of that climb:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG-6cMdSJu8 Randy :)

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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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No Trails, no problem ...What's with Washington?

I have my own Ptarmigan Traverse YouTube video(see below if interested) but found this one that explains the basics. I usually tell people that the Traverse takes 5 to 7 days and is void of trails. I have been there several times and have climbed just about all of the peaks along the way. I thought I would share this video for those interested in the Traverse, or for others wondering why Washington climbing is so different than California or Colorado climbing.

My YouTube contribution:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8FgtMxbyBo&t=0s
The Ptarmigan Traverse https://goo.gl/photos/NNXKxzQXPrCLkv5e8

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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.

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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