Trip Report
Mt. Baker and Rebel Yell on Chianti Spire
Friday July 25, 2014 7:46am
I hadn't been back to Mt. Baker in over a decade. It's a place I love deeply having spent much time from 2000-2005 guiding on her slopes. I returned with new friends to find that the mountain I love so much....still has crappy Pacific NW weather....ahhh rain. So after a quick trip to a high camp on the Coleman Deming, it was off to Chianti Spire for some 5.10 wide fun and some massive Haze due to the huge forest fires on the east side of the Cascade Range.
Camp on the Hogsback
Camp on the Hogsback
Credit: Jay Hack
A very Swollen river crossing. I cant remember it ever being this high
A very Swollen river crossing. I cant remember it ever being this high
Credit: Jay Hack
New Friends, Old Mountain Friend
New Friends, Old Mountain Friend
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Approaching the East Face of Chianti Spire. We left the Car at 11am......
Approaching the East Face of Chianti Spire. We left the Car at 11am...kind of late for an alpine climb.
Credit: Jay Hack
Aiden Happy to be back in the Alpine
Aiden Happy to be back in the Alpine
Credit: Jay Hack
Aiden with a cordalette and a muscle t-shirt
Aiden with a cordalette and a muscle t-shirt
Credit: Jay Hack
Top of Pitch one in Forest Fire Haze
Top of Pitch one in Forest Fire Haze
Credit: Jay Hack
Climbing 5.9+ wide cracks in the 'pine...fun!
Climbing 5.9+ wide cracks in the 'pine...fun!
Credit: Jay Hack

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Jay Hack
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Jay Hack is a trad climber from Detroit, Michigan.

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Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
  Jul 25, 2014 - 08:12am PT

WooHoo!!


way GNAR pts when there's a river crossing on the approach!


Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
  Jul 28, 2014 - 02:28pm PT
that thing has been on my list for a few years now. looks SPLITTER!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Jul 28, 2014 - 02:40pm PT
Very nice, smookin!!!!!!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
  Jul 28, 2014 - 03:35pm PT
Fek, that's a long-azzed walk from Baker to Chianti Spire!

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