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Celebrate American Independence on the British Aisles (Exit 32)

  • Jul 4, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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It being the 4th, come get in the spirit and stomp and clamber all over the British Aisles at Exit 32, North Bend.

Here's pictures we took to illustrate the routes...
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/british-aisles/105789891


Repo I and Repo II have a bunch of very nice and easily set up top ropes (5.5 to 5.9 generally, but also a very pleasent 10b and a couple of 12's if you really want to try something uber frisky) and the adjacent areas of Blackstone and A.W.O.L have some 5.9 and 5.10 sport climbs that are also quite enjoyable which we'll lead and set up for the group when we can


And we could also take a stroll over to World Wall at some point should we fancy...
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/world-wall/105789885
It has harder routes but some classic 5.9's such as Retiles and Amphetamines, Devils Advocate and Opening Act

Getting There
http://www.northbendrock.com/Directions/GettingToExit32.htm
We'll meet at the parking lot at 9, dawdle for a little bit to let people gather and then follow the trail up to the location.

Stuff to Bring
The Essentials: Harness and shoes. Water and sunblock (although the area is quite shady.
The Useful Additions: Slings, quickdrawers, rope, helmet, carabiners, anchors, chalk would be handy.


Communications

I'll email all the rsvp-ers nearer the date and we can trade numbers to ensure late arrivals or lostee's can locate us or catch up or get directions (if I don't reply immediately give it a little while, I might be climbing, belaying someone, or just out of breath from hiking).

In the parking area, look for the champagne colored Toyota Corola with the 'LA County Coroner' sticker. At the crags look for the Union Jack painted climbing helmet.

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  • Am_anda

    I tried Bruce! There was no parking to be found, anywhere. Lame. I hope you had a great time!

    July 4, 2013

    • Bruce M.

      Sorry you missed us. It must have filled up fast after we left, at 9am the primary lot was only half full (I guess people were getting a later start than usual). Hope to see you next time.

      July 5, 2013

    • Am_anda

      Yea, I was worried about that arriving late and all. Oh well, I will try again another time!

      July 6, 2013

  • shilpa M.

    Yestarday was my first outdoor climb ever & i was great fun. Thanks to all of you for a great experience.

    1 · July 5, 2013

  • Bruce M.

    A great group and an excellent day. A couple of new routes have appeared and there was absolutely tons to do. In the book, I noticed that the 10b with the twin cracks? It has a beta note specifically for that rattly tooth a third of the way up - ‘don’t even try to remove the loose rock’ :) I wonder if the next edition will mention the Excalibur Cam on the other side? Oh, and the 10b on Blackstone is actually a 10c (Stepping Stones), so even more praise to those who led it and all those who climbed it. Thanks all for coming and contributing to an awesome 4th.

    July 5, 2013

    • Megan

      Thank you Bruce! A pleasure, as always.

      July 5, 2013

    • Bruce M.

      Next time you should lead 'Human Foot' (that 5.8 on the corner of Blackstone). A really smooth, enjoyable experience once you know about the high step and the ending. I was dead chuffed to finally beat that one.

      July 5, 2013

  • Stephen Y.

    Had a fantastic time and it was a pleasure meeting everyone. Perfect weather, not too hot and not too cold with the climbs partially shaded.

    July 5, 2013

  • Will

    Awesome day! Great seeing everyone out there. Hope you can make it on Saturday as well

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • Mike S.

    Glad to see Bruce and nature getting along!

    July 4, 2013

  • Kevin K.

    Im driving tomorrow and I can take 2 more. Please let me know. Sbp at 8:30.

    July 3, 2013

    • Damon

      See you there 8:30, Kev

      July 3, 2013

    • Chelsea

      Nevermind, nursing an injury, and woke up sore today, so no go. Have fun guys!

      July 4, 2013

  • Lincoln

    Sorry, way too many people for this crag. I'm out.

    July 4, 2013

  • Ryan W.

    I can't believe Bruce wrote the title to this meetup! :)

    July 3, 2013

    • Megan

      Lame you're not coming

      July 3, 2013

  • Ryan

    Looks like I will be there on time, and I look forward to meeting everyone. This will be my first Meetup and first time climbing outdoors, but I have my own gear. I'm coming from Lake Stevens, so if anyone wants to carpool around me, I'm willing to drive. I'm planning on coming back mid-afternoon, too, though. If anyone is around me or on my way (Everett, Sohomish, Woodinville,etc), text me:[masked]

    July 3, 2013

  • Chelsea

    Anyone want to carpool from Seattle? I am happy to drive, or hop in with someone else. I want to come back mid afternoon(ish).

    July 3, 2013

  • Megan

    Awesome! Bruce, please leave the snakes at home. I'm looking forward to some good stories. Also, can I catch a ride from I-90 & I-5 from anyone?

    July 2, 2013

  • Lincoln

    I'm considering signing up, but something to consider, parking there is very difficult! There isn't much, and its a very popular trailhead with no parking anywhere close by. I've seldom found a single spot without waiting and driving around.

    July 3, 2013

    • Bruce M.

      So far at a 9am start I've always managed to find parking if not the primary, then the overflow. If it turns out to be full at 9, we'll dawdle a little longer to give people who've had to park further out time to get a spot and stroll over. I wonder if it's okay to park at the church and stroll over (15mins) http://goo.gl/maps/3Y...­

      July 3, 2013

  • shilpa M.

    this is my first outdoor meetup. i was wondering, does everyone's gets packed lunch?

    July 3, 2013

    • Bruce M.

      Bring a lunch for yourself, yes. Plus plenty of water. (a couple of Cliff bars (or equivalent) are a good addition to have as well incase you get peckish)

      July 3, 2013

  • Lindsey E.

    Do you guys know if we need a Discovery Pass to park at 32? This will be my first time.

    July 3, 2013

    • Bruce M.

      Yep, you'll need a pass.

      July 3, 2013

  • Steph

    I've not done a meetup before. I'll bring all of my gear. Will this be sport or trad? I've not lead trad before. I hope that us okay. Is there a number to text or a location to meet? I'm happy to carpool as well. Thx everyone.

    July 3, 2013

    • Bruce M.

      Welcome. It'll be sport and we'll meet at the parking lot at 9am and give it fifteen or so to pick up stragglers before hitting the trail. I'll be texting everyone my number shortly.

      1 · July 3, 2013

  • Ryan

    I might be a little late and won't be able to stay until five, but I'd like to come get some climbing in. What's a good number to text?

    July 2, 2013

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