October 19, 2013 · 9:30 AM
Let's get there at 9:30. Meet in the parking lot near the stand with notices and a map. I'm thinking either Gritscone or Interstate Park. If you can't find us, call me on[masked]-9123.
Get off I-90 at Exit 38 and follow the frontage road east past the Deception Crag parking for roughly two miles. After crossing under I-90, park at a large pullout under a high voltage line just before reaching an access gate. Hike down the road past the gate and across the bridge over the Snoqualmie. Once over the bridge, jump the guard rail on the east side of the road and look for a trail heading up into the woods. This is the approach trail for Gritscone, Overhaul, Gun Show and Interstate Park. If you see yourself opposite a small utility building with a barbed wire gate, you've gone TOO FAR!
Stuff to bring
Essentials. Harness, shoes, water, sunblock, WARM CLOTHING (it's going to be coooollld).
Handy. Rope, quickdraws, personal anchor, slings, ATC, chalk, anchors. Helmets, while not essential are highly recommended.
I've got a grigri, ATC, carabiners, personal anchor, chalk and quickdraws to kick things off...