Stay in the States for Labor Day and climb stuff in Tieton

  • August 31, 2013 · 9:00 AM
  • Tieton River Canyon

Squamish is getting solid rain on Saturday and Monday with showers all week so we're relocating. Mazama is overcast with showers on Saturday, Tieton is however bone dry.

Getting there: Jump on I-90. Take exit 110 toward Yakima. Then take exit 31A-31B towards Naches. This puts you on US-12W (Naches is a great spot to pull in and grab water, food, booze, firewood and other essentials from the store there. If you are going to gas up, the first stations are the most expensive).

 

Friday (5pm)

Join us for an evening sport climb at Lava Point (follow the directions for camping and keep going until the road turns into an offroad track. Park there and you will see cairns on the left marking the start of the trail that takes you straight there.

Depending on time we might also try and search for the access point to neighboring Dream Wall.

 

Saturday

A trip back to Windy Point and the Oasis
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/the-oasis/105929797
Park on the side of the road opposite Windy Point campground which is here (and well signposted)...
http://goo.gl/maps/IKe6E
And across 12 to the north you can see the area.

http://www.meetup.com/rockclimbing-64/photos/14760282/#233479932

Just hike up and join us on the far left side of the formation, the trail starts a little ways right of the sign....

http://www.meetup.com/rockclimbing-64/photos/14760282/#233480012

If it starts getting too hot, we can cross the canyon and go to Moon Rocks (just down the road) which get's shade until about 3pm (you'll need a Discover Pass for this one). There are sport climbs and we can set up topropes by hiking up and around in order to play on the trad stuff.

Saturday Night
Free camping and food, drink, fire, conversation.

Head along US-12W. Turn right onto Soup Creek Road (if you reach the dam, you've gone too far), cross the cattle grid and keep taking lefts.
Then when you see this...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v609/Brucemclachlan/DSCF3716.jpg
Head right, not left (like the guidebook says) and then along NF-344 there are tons of little sites to just pull off and camp where ever you want, no pass needed. That's where we'll be staying.

Sunday

Straight to The Cave, which is located between mile post 175 & 176. Park in the established turnout adjacent to the river, cross the road and hike up (10-15 mins)

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/the-cave/105929722
It has oodles of sport climbs in a wide variety of grades not covered on the climbing websites (and an ancient pictograph as well) and many of the routes are three or four star rated.
And, if we start to get cooked and need a break, there's always the Royal Columns or Moon Rocks.

Sunday Night
Pop into Naches to resupply if need be (there's the Walkabout Creek Bar if you fancy normal booze, food, AC and a chance to wash), then more food, drink, fire, conversation.

Labor Day

We can out this to a vote Sunday night - Moon Rocks, Royal Columns, Lava Point, Dream Wall, etc. Just remember any departure that puts you on I-90 near Cle Elem in the late afternoon may result in a huge delay because of traffic (Memorial Day we had two hours added to the journey time because of it)

Communications

I'll email all the rsvp-ers nearer the date and we can trade
numbers to ensure late arrivals or lostee's (it happens) 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)
Basically when you see the champagne colored Toyota Corola with
the 'LA County Coroner' sticker you're in the right place. At the crags look for the 'Union Jack' painted climbing helmet.

Stuff to Bring
Essentials: Harness, shoes, water, sunblock.

Would be handy if you have them: Rope, helmet, quickdrawers, ATC, cams, chalk, anchors, safety slings and such.

Camping: Tent, food, firewood, sleeping bag.

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  • Bruce MacLachlan

    A brilliant trip. The Chunkyard is one of my new favourite locations. Terrific rock, a great view, oodles of shade, a perfect calm spot to swim in the raging river afterwards and absolutely no rattlers (plus I finally cracked the 5:11 barrier there). Thanks all for coming, I had a most splendid time.

    September 3

  • Julia

    You guys missed out. Squamish was sunny and beautiful all weekend!

    September 2

  • Brian Uyeno

    If anyone left a striped folding chair with a pullout table at the camp I've got it

    September 2

  • Will

    Awesome trip! Good times! Hope to see you all again soon. I have two white draws from the 10b, first day. They were set as directionals. Only a handful of us climbed it, and I don't remember anyone but alex, stephen and I leading it but somehow I have them. Anyone know?

    September 2

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wait this is Chris Mutzel from Daniella's account. She must have used it from my

      September 2

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wait this is Chris Mutzel from Daniella's account. She must have used it from my phone

      September 2

  • Mike S.

    HOT!! But a great turn out. Good seeing everyone

    September 2

  • Lisa

    I lost my old phone (dumb phone/cheap navy flip phone). If anyone happens to have come across it let me know. Thanks!

    September 2

    • Lisa

      Hahah, you guys are awesome. Hm, yeah, I guess you could call 'parents' and ask who their kid is?! hahah, thanks! It doesn't work/cancelled service, but it has a lot of contacts I haven't transferred over to my new phone. I'll can get it back next weekend. Hooray!

      September 2

    • Mike S.

      Sounds good, I'll make sure to bring it with.

      September 2

  • Wesley Furste

    Hey does anybody want to head out from Seattle either today or tomorrow early?

    August 31

  • Mark

    In Yakima now. Grabbing lunch and heading over.

    August 31

  • Will

    See you soon, friends! Time to crush zombie goat!

    1 · August 31

  • Brian Uyeno

    If anybody wants a new last minute ride I'm heading out around 9 from Seattle

    August 31

    • Cory

      I'll take you up on that. I live in Wedgwood.

      August 31

    • Cory

      My number is [masked]

      August 31

  • Rebecca

    I am leaving Seattle shortly. Hope to find you on the rocks. I'm not too familiar with that area.

    August 31

  • Lisa

    Coming in soon from yakima, where are peeps camping? Will look off the 12 for you.

    August 30

  • Mark

    Likely head up for the day (maybe the night also) tomorrow. Have a great evening guys/gals.

    August 30

  • Will

    Best I can tell Yakima county has no fire bans since Aug 7. Anyone seeing differently?

    August 30

    • Alex McKee

      Id have one and just dump water on it when done

      August 30

    • Alex McKee

      Id have one and just dump water on it when your done

      August 30

  • Dan

    Flying back in from Bolivia the 28th. Cutting it close but shouldn't be a problem! Will not have cell or much Internet service until I return home. Anyone interested in car pooling let me know! I'll be good to leave Friday after work. I have a trad rack and would LOVE to get in a multi pitch if anyone is up for it!

    1 · July 31

    • Dan

      Hey everyone! Just flying back to Seattle today. Sorry don't have anymore room in my ranger for more passengers. Looking forward to meeting everyone out there!!! Chris, I'm game for any trad or multipitch we can find!!

      August 27

    • Lisa

      Leaving now, be there soon (hopefully!)

      August 30

  • Will Hamman

    Hey Lukas, Raquel, Alexandre; I have two spots, sorry. I'm pretty sure we can fit whatever in my car. Disclaimer: I do have my ferocious dog Dixie in the back (actually, she is a total lover who couldn't hurt a fly). Send me a text or give me a call. [masked]. First two to respond got a ride.

    1 · August 29

    • Brian Uyeno

      Hey Will, it looks like you have a few people cancelling, is there any room that opened up?

      August 30

    • Will Hamman

      I got a spot left

      August 30

  • Krystal Austin

    I going to have to cancel for the most part. I will try to show up on Saturday night, then climb/leave on Sunday, but I can't make any promises.

    August 30

  • Alex

    I am coming also.

    August 29

  • Will Hamman

    Got room for one or two if somebody needs a ride. Headed out early Saturday and back either late Sunday or early Monday. Leaving from Queen Anne area.

    August 28

    • Raquel

      Hi Will, do you still have room? I am coming from Queen Anne also.

      August 28

    • Alexandre Allaire

      I'm in Queen Anne also if you have a spot left.

      August 29

  • Bruce MacLachlan

    So stomping your feet can help drive off snakes. I wonder if I have time to get a pair of these overnighted http://cl.jroo.me/z3/8/K/n/e/a....­

    1 · August 28

    • Raquel

      Is the camping car camping or are we hiking in to camp?

      August 28

    • Bruce MacLachlan

      It's car camping. We're going to try and snag the pull out area on the right shortly before you reach the end of the road where the trail to lava point starts (up Soup Creek Road)

      August 29

  • Mint

    Is anyone coming back on Saturday who would like to carpool?

    August 29

  • Pepe

    Hi All . . . New outdoor climber, looking forward to some top roping or sport climbing. I will probably drive up Saturday morning, and stay through Sunday, not sure about Monday. If anyone wants to carpool, PM me. I am coming from Renton.

    August 25

    • Alexandre Allaire

      In case I don't, can I ride back with you on Saturday night?

      August 27

    • Mint

      I'll join you if you're coming back Saturday night. Have other plans on Sunday

      August 28

  • Lukas

    I'm late the party because my weekend just opened up. Where are people camping?

    August 28

  • Maryanna Brown

    I'm in desperate need of a ride! Cookies, a six-pack, and my glorious company can be yours for the taking!

    August 22

    • Mike

      I have room for one more if you're still looking. Leave Friday night come back Sunday late or Monday midday

      August 28

    • Maryanna Brown

      Hey Mike! If we could come back on Sunday night that would be BRILLIANT! I wasn't able to get Monday off of work. What time on Friday would you like to leave? Give me a call at [masked].

      August 28

  • Mike

    I have two (or three seats depending on how close we all want to be) rope and a sport rack. Planing on leaving Friday night and getting back Sunday night or Monday earlyish. If anyone wants a ride let me know, ill be heading out from beacon hill.

    August 27

    • Mike

      Room for one more

      August 28

    • Raquel

      Ok so can I call shotgun?

      August 28

  • shilpa Murugendra

    If anyone needs a ride, i can take one. I ll be leaving Saturday early morning

    August 26

    • shilpa Murugendra

      hey, if u still need a ride, i can take you.

      August 28

    • Alexandre Allaire

      Cool,, I'd rather leave on saturday so that works. To hash out the details, my number is [masked].

      August 28

  • Chris Mutzel

    Stoked about this! Group looks really cool. I'll be there sat and sun

    August 26

  • Raquel

    Is there a camp fire ban where we will be camping?

    August 26

  • rachel edie

    I need to be at SeaTac by 10:30am on Monday (and will be leaving Tieton early that morning), but I can drive two people there on Saturday if they can get rides back. I live in the Greenlake area of Seattle.

    August 26

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Rachel, if you still have room Id love to catch a ride with you. Im in the udistrict right next to you.

      August 26

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like an awesome trip, could I catch a ride with anyone? Im in the seattle area.

    August 25

    • shilpa Murugendra

      You can ride with me. I am planning to leave early sat morning.

      August 26

  • Bruce MacLachlan

    A consolation about the venue change is that I've come across an entire crag not in the guidebook. It's shady all morning and most of them are shady in the afternoon as well. They're all sport and there are 4 x 5:8/9's, 4 x 10's, 1 x 11a

    August 26

  • Irena Rocks McQuarrie

    Hi all....what's the plan for camping? I was thinking of calling and getting a site reserved near Bruce + Co for friday night, if there are still sites available. Anyone want to join me? Also, I will be driving up for Oly on friday after work (by 4 but hopefully earlier, I hate traffic). If anyone between Oly and BC needs a ride, I can pick ya up, no problem. Can't wait, guys!

    August 22

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Irena, is Oly olympia? If so I am in the seattle area and would love a ride and to join you. I just need to find a harness and shoes since I just moved here and left them back in israel

      August 22

    • Irena Rocks McQuarrie

      Yes! I can pick you up....where do you live? Email me at imcquarrie@gmail

      August 22

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would anyone be able to lend me a harness and size 9ish shoes? I don't have any of my climbing gear with me as I just moved out to Seattle three weeks ago. I am in the Seattle area so it would also be great if I could hop a ride with anyone.

    Thanks!

    August 21

    • Stephen

      I have a spare harness but don't think any shoes that would fit women's size 9.

      August 21

  • Will

    Just so everyone knows, the weather isn't a guarantee just yet. With a little luck everything will clear out with plenty of time for a glorious weekend.

    August 20

  • Maryanna Brown

    Is anyone coming from Seattle with extra room? I have no car, only a trusty purple bicycle. I'll totally give you gas money and cookies.

    August 12

  • shilpa Murugendra

    I would like to join but i need a visa to Canada :(

    July 25, 2013

    • Megan

      Get on it so you can come next time! :-)

      July 25, 2013

  • Julia

    I'll be in Squamish for a week with my family over Labor Day weekend. I'm not much of a sport climber, but if someone wants to rope up with me for a pitch or two at an accessible crag, let me know!

    July 24, 2013

    • Stephen

      Tango dancing and trad climbing all in one weekend? Such things should not be allowed to exist!

      July 25, 2013

    • Julia

      Huh? I'm not dancing that weekend.

      July 25, 2013

  • Michael Snyder

    Chief

    July 24, 2013

  • Michael Snyder

    Hopefully I can come and how about climbing the Cheif

    July 24, 2013

  • Kristina

    Labor Day :) Might want to update.

    July 24, 2013

    • Bruce MacLachlan

      Dammit. Weird American holidays, I always get the dates right but the names muddled up.

      1 · July 24, 2013

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