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Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jun 12, 2011 - 11:49am PT
Chehalis pics o' the day

North from Clarke to Nursery and Grainger

South from Clarke to Bardean, Ratney, Stonerabbit
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jun 12, 2011 - 12:25pm PT
You Canadians have all the luck. Perfect weather, solid rock, no bugs...
MH2

climber
Jun 12, 2011 - 10:52pm PT
Opus?

A nugget tossed into the ST Forum?

When I searched 'chehalis viennese opus' I got on page 2:




It was interesting to see that Chehalis Wa has a transexual escort service. Perhaps this explains K. McL's reluctance to publicize the route. However, for those not deflected, it seems that a description of the climb may appear in CAJ 1985 Vol 69 p 19.

I hope there will be no objection if we use traditional tactics, 1950 style to be specific, and fly in 450 kg of supplies.




From my second trip to the Chehalis:





klk

Trad climber
cali
Jun 12, 2011 - 10:55pm PT
we want more circus midgets.

and ancient greek references.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Jun 12, 2011 - 11:36pm PT
And then there was that slideshow a couple years ago where his son's band provided the music and played warmed-over grunge to a bunch of climbers all 10+ yrs older than the band
dugillian

Trad climber
Vancouver
Jun 13, 2011 - 12:06am PT
The Chehalis Rocks....Thanks for starting this thread.

Here is a link from a buddy that did a little trip up Stonerabbit:

http://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=28478&SearchTerms=stonerabbit

dugillian

Trad climber
Vancouver
Jun 13, 2011 - 12:20am PT
You are welcome......

We have our own "Tuolomne of the North" minus all the tourists and park rangers :}
dugillian

Trad climber
Vancouver
Jun 13, 2011 - 12:37am PT
Another little Chehalis Range treat:

http://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17771&SearchTerms=viennese
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jun 13, 2011 - 02:29am PT
mmmmmmmmmmm Chehalis! Mongo like!
Slabby D

Trad climber
B'ham WA
Jun 14, 2011 - 10:22pm PT
Senior Kay. That's looks very lovely however you already stated you wouldn't name names leaving us precious little to bite on. Living in the 'ham I'm intrigued by the possibility of reasonable access via mystery creek. A long awaited trip to the north side of Viienesse might be in order for the summer.

Maybe next you can start a Colonel Foster thread?
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jun 14, 2011 - 11:27pm PT
bk, thanks for the photos.
The couple dozen snapshots I took in as many years of climbing don't include much on the five trips I did into the Chehalis. I have no idea what happened to my slide of gf pulling the roof on Bohemian Rhapsody. That was one of the best days ever with seventeen new pitches of immaculate alpine rock, free, on sight and back to the base before dark. We were SO LUCKY to have that opportunity.
Guided the Flavelle/Howe on Viennese, climbed the sublime North Ridge on Clarke to a romantic summit bivi and with the same partner, finessed the subtle and completely reasonable Derektissema on Viennese in memory of Derek Boekwyt. He was gentle and talented young guide taken tragically on Silk Tassel.
Looking forward to more photos and will plumb the dusty archives for scannables.

Colonel Foster? Now there's an unsung low elevation Island MONSTER!

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 15, 2011 - 12:04am PT
Maybe next you can start a Colonel Foster thread?

Or a thread about any one of a hundred mind-blowing areas north of 49.

How 'bout this for one of the best knots of granite within easy reach of Vancouver:

No, get your eyes off Tami's butt and look at what is stretching away to the north. Anybody recognize it?
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jun 15, 2011 - 12:16am PT
Garibaldi Park, Phyllis Engine?
klk

Trad climber
cali
Jun 15, 2011 - 12:25am PT
get your eyes off Tami's butt

what for?
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jun 15, 2011 - 01:17am PT
Thanks Ghost & Tami!

Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jun 15, 2011 - 01:29am PT
Re Colonel Foster
Did what might have been the second ascent of the Culbert, Douglas, Starr route in 76 with burly mill rat John Put. It was my first alpine rock route and an epic good adventure with a summit bivi and a traverse south to a descent back to Landslide. I walked in a couple years ago and shuddered at the thought of venturing up there. Ignorance was bliss.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jun 15, 2011 - 01:35am PT
Nesakwatch Spires, I believe. Beside Rexford.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 15, 2011 - 09:39am PT
Garibaldi Park, Phyllis Engine?

No, it's the view north from part way up Rexford. The thing on the left is probably part of the Nesakwatch Spires, but its just part of a 4 km long wall of granite running from Rexford in the south to the Illusion peaks at the north end. Phyllis Engine is good rock, but relatively small in scale (and not exactly easy to get to).

The Rexford area is a cool place with a lot to do.

Anybody got pictures of Colonel Foster?
bmacd

Social climber
100% Canadian
Jun 15, 2011 - 12:33pm PT
more thread drift back to Garabaldi park - Phyllis Engine just out of frame
Cloudraker

Big Wall climber
BC
Jun 15, 2011 - 01:45pm PT
sorry for the thread drift, but here are a couple photos of the Colonel, the first from Elkhorn and the second while on the Colonel Foster Traverse from the south:



The Colonel is a monster. My photos don't do it justice.
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