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Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2015 - 07:17pm PT
Lol nwo. Tom is Mooser. Sorry to confuse you.

I talked to Kieran. He said they had two pitches left to Sasquatch and he wasn't sure what the plan would be after that.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2015 - 07:54pm PT
Luke says they have no bivy gear.. With lows of 0c tonight i bet they're gonna run up Angel's and finish.
RyanD

climber
Feb 21, 2015 - 08:35pm PT
Nice shots Mike.

technically ppl have been bouldering in the bluffs for probably 40 years, in the last 8 or 9 though the smaller steeper rocks definitely started getting used.

Hey NWO I'm still stumped, say what's up if u see me out there.
Saugy

Mountain climber
BC
Feb 21, 2015 - 08:41pm PT
The Chief's alive tonight!

The boys on C&I, taken an hour ago.. also, lights on the top of the Buttress and Bellygood..not bad for Feb 21!

Credit: Saugy

Credit: Saugy
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Feb 21, 2015 - 08:42pm PT
Mike,

There could be some good man spooning stories from Sasquach ledge...

The North side of the Chief has been known to complicate assumtions.
new world order2

climber
Feb 21, 2015 - 09:03pm PT
Sure will, Ryan. :)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2015 - 09:51pm PT
Ryan- Of course. I just meant that the way people look at the smaller bluffs these days is different.

Saugy- Thanks! Looks like Luke had just reached the 5th belay, on that second photo which means one A1 pitch to Sasquatch.

Jim- Are you suggesting that navigating Sasquatch ledge in the dark might be interesting?
:)
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Feb 21, 2015 - 10:09pm PT
Yes Mike, I am.

I'm sure one holds the headlamp and the other backs him up...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2015 - 10:13pm PT
Jim- Have you stayed in the bivy cave on Sasquatch??
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Feb 21, 2015 - 10:25pm PT
No but I've passed by it on the way to the top of Angels Crest.
Fish Boy

Social climber
Squeamish
Feb 22, 2015 - 12:36am PT
I wonder if a couple of lads are having a bivy on top of the sheriff tonight.....
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Feb 22, 2015 - 07:16am PT
Enjoyed this write-up of a solo ascent of Cowboys and Indians on Cascade Climbers. Looks pretty amazing for such a relatively short climb!
Fish Boy

Social climber
Squeamish
Feb 22, 2015 - 07:36am PT
Super long pitches on Cowboys. I remember the roof pitch being absurd, i think it was about 35m to the roof then through the roof and up more for a good 55m of climbing. Crazy rope drag and so much rack....it was put up solo so no drag issues.

It gets a few ascents too, I can think of 5 in the last couple of years. Got one last night.....
this just in

climber
Justin Ross from North Fork
Feb 22, 2015 - 10:09am PT
Any update on the Sheriff's Badge team? Hopefully Luke writes a TR.

We were climbing at Shuteye yesterday, very fun, but we shouldn't be up there without snowmobiles right now.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2015 - 11:13am PT
Super long pitches on Cowboys. I remember the roof pitch being absurd

ya it is... the anchor is at the top of the black streak on the crescent.


same shot with more perspective


Original Image


no updates yet. they're probably sleeping it off... somewhere.. ;)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2015 - 12:47pm PT
I heard from the boys. 18hr push, and they slept in the bivy cave at the top.

Both enjoyed the route despite some scary rockfall shenanigans on one of the expando traverse flakes. I'll let them expand on that thought.

They rapped down the gully early this morning as they hadn't brought any bigger gear for Angel's.
Fish Boy

Social climber
Squeamish
Feb 22, 2015 - 04:42pm PT
Yeah, the A1 traverse is sketch....

Im just getting off fluffy kitten wall now....
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 22, 2015 - 05:18pm PT
Nice Nick. What was it like up there??
Fish Boy

Social climber
Squeamish
Feb 22, 2015 - 06:51pm PT
Awesome. A little iced up in critical spots but totally clean and easy access.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 22, 2015 - 10:04pm PT
I was a little curious about the actual climbing up on the Sheriff's Badge. I assume it is mostly aid. How much of it is fixed and how much is clean. Do you still need a hammer and any old school metal like a piton? Heads, beaks, hooks, rurps? I'm just a retired old-school heavy-metal fart that wants to know how the kids get it done these days. How many times did you use some kind of cam?

Post up Luke or Kieran, please. You guys owe me that much.

Smoldering in Seattle.
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