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This weekend looks as if we may have sunny AND dry weather. Lets meet up at the trail head for Far Side climbing area. Saturday or Sunday.
The hike to interstate park crag
Gear Needed: Harness, Shoes, ATC, Locking Carabiner, food and water.
Nice to Have: Helmet, Chalk bag, quickdraws, anchors, rope.
Those that drive, Farside parking area requires a discovery parking pass.
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yeah it was fun, wilted in the heat though. When I went back on the highway I was shocked to see the temperature at 95
0 · July 1, 2013
Thanks for posting the event, Mike. Nice meeting everyone!
1 · July 1, 2013
Mike S. changed the date and time from Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 8:00 AM to Monday, July 01, 2013 at 8:00 AM
July 1, 2013
Hey everyone, Thanks for coming out today, it was great meeting all of you, look forward to climbing with you all again!
1 · June 30, 2013
Same here, nice meeting you all!
Ill be out of town this weekend for work but Lets get this going again for next weekend. I have a rope, quick draws and would be stoked to get after it. Glad to see someone trying to do more local stuff. Hit me up at[masked] if you wanna try to send on the 6th or the 7th of July.
0 · June 28, 2013
I'm down for one or both of those days!
0 · June 30, 2013
Stoked, give me a shout and we'll get something going. You got a book for the area?
I have the Washington Climbing book. It covers the whole state so it doesn't have all the North Bend climbs but it has plenty for us to try. :-)
Anyone still interested in heading out? I just saw this meetup!
I was planning on heading out pretty soon. I am not sure what walls they are on
Sounds like they were headed to Interstate. Not sure which walls though. Do you have anyone's number?
So where are you heading out from? I'm in northeast Seattle.
It looks like Christina and Matt left their numbers on the page but I'm not sure if they would be alright with receiving a random call.
I'm going to be heading out from Issaquah
Can I meet up with you somewhere and catch a ride?
The best might be if you meet me at 6170 East Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah, WA, its a Starbucks with plenty of parking. I don't have a discover pass so if you do that would be great otherwise we'll have to walk a bit further.
What time were you thinking about heading back?
I was thinking of heading back late afternoon-ish, so leaving the craig around 4. I want to get at least a couple of climbs in. If we meet up with the rest of the group then I'm sure one of them can give you a ride back to Issaquah if you want to leave earlier.
I'm starting to think its not worth it for me... I have to be at work in Ballard at 5. Have a good time!
I would love to carpool; does anyone still need a ride? Or Claire, can I join your car? I live in Eastlake right next to the 5S on-ramp.
0 · June 29, 2013
You can join my car. I'll email you.
Thanks Claire! I just texted you a bit ago.
Hi Lisa and Claire. Have you left yet? Can I join the carpool?
We went to deception.see ya guys
So what time will be good to meet at the far side of exit thirty eight?
Meeting at 8
Anybody want a ride from Bellevue?
If you still have a spot open I'm right in Eastgate - can meet at the P&R, that would work out slick!
I would love to get a ride from bellevue. I'm at 108th and 10th but can walk anywhere. Are you planning on returning Sunday evening?
Hey guys, more than happy to take both of you (if one of you doesnt mind the backseat of a Mini Cooper ;)) I want to leave 7-7:30 ish tomorrow morning and probably will want to head back late afternoon...does that work?
Works for me. Where should I meet you
Matt, let's do the park and ride at 7:30. David, is it inconvenient for you to meet me up by 108th and Northup way? Otherwise I can pick you up. Feel free to text me at[masked]
Sounds perfect Cristina. I'll be on the west side(uncovered) side of the eastgate park and ride! My number is[masked]
I should be able to take the bus to northup and 108th and get there by 7:30. Thanks for the ride!
Okay sounds good. Matt, if we leave here around 7:30 that'll put us at the park and ride around 7:45. David, please text me when you are close and/or here. Thanks, see you tomorrow! :)
David, are you on your way? Please text me ASAP...otherwise I am going to leave pretty soon!
I will be sticking with the original plan of being in the parking place @8, and will hang out until people start to show up. Then plan on hiking up to Interstate Park Crag, its about a 30-40 minute hike. I posted directions above on how to get there if you do not have your own guide book. I drive a black Ford Fiesta.
Angel, his wife, and I will meet you there. We're leaving Seattle at 8am.
I'll cya tomorrow morning @8.
Coming out of enumclaw. If the unlikely event someone needs a ride from here
I have my girlfriend's grandson and brother hanging around this weekend yeah I'm in. Bald guy german shepherd with a green backpack have gear.
I'll bring my rope and rack.
I'd really love to climb tomorrow, but... I've recently been all over the Interstate wall. Anyone interested in trying the nearby Gunshow wall instead? It's got a nice mix of climbs from 5.8 to 5.11.
I'd also be up for for trying the Deception Crags or Mt Washington on the other side of I-90, which should be much nicer (shaded) in 86 degree weather!
I've can lead and have a rope, but no car.
I have a rope and several quick draws (20ish) I can contribute to the gear pool.
I would like to go but would not be able to until closer to noon.
Your welcome to join anytime, we will most definitely be at interstate crag by then.
I was planning on 8am, but am entirely flexible. Would a later time work for everyone else?
Mike, are we meeting at the parking lot at 8am? Any way I could join you later? I'm in desperate need of sleep :)
Sunday it is. What kind of gear do you all have? I have a rope and quick draws and slings for anchors. Also who has experience leading and belaying?
0 · June 27, 2013
Just the basics: shoes, harness, belay device, chalk bag. I belay and clean routes, but not lead climb.
I can belay and sport and lead easier ...5.8/maybe 5.9. I am fairly new to lead climbing still. I may be able to find more quick draws if needed.
I'm new to the area as well. I have everything except the rope and quickdraws.
I'm in for Sunday. I can drive if needed. Leaving from Phinney. I don't have any leading experience or gear other than a personal anchor and route cleaning abilities. I can belay a lead no problem. I can do 5.9s and some 10s.
Mike S. changed the date and time from Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM to Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 8:00 AM
June 27, 2013
I can go either day. Also, I am interested in carpooling from Seattle if anyone else wants to.
I can be there on Sunday
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