Exit 38 - Far Side. Before the rains come!

  • October 19, 2013 · 9:30 AM
  • Exit 38

The deal

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.

Getting there

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!

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/exit-38-far-side/105797433 

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...


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  • Jos

    Somebody left a hat there. See photo #3. I don't want it. Claim it.

    October 22, 2013

    • Dan

      My beautiful hat! Thanks Jos. Trade you a cup o coffee for it.

      October 22, 2013

  • Eivind N.

    Say, is the group meeting usually at Vertical World Seattle around 7pm on Wednesday? I am very attempted to do just that ...

    October 21, 2013

    • Candace W.

      Aaron, Amadeus and I normally go on Wednesdays around 7pm. I think some other Meetup people are around then too.

      October 21, 2013

    • Eivind N.

      Cool, I am thinking I'll stop by around 6:30 or so then play with the auto belay device for a bit. Have to get out of the gym around 7:40 at the latest

      October 22, 2013

  • Jos

    Nice people.

    October 21, 2013

  • Candace W.

    Thanks for coming out! I had a pretty rad day :)

    3 · October 20, 2013

  • Eivind N.

    Guys, it was great meeting you all and I had plenty of fun today!! Post pictures if you have them!

    October 19, 2013

  • Aysun P.

    We are three leaving from QA at 8:00 to if anyone wants a ride. Two spots left.

    October 18, 2013

    • Candace W.

      Does everyone live in QA? :)

      October 18, 2013

    • Eivind N.

      Nope, down south but I will leave Fremont around 10ish if someone wants a ride

      October 19, 2013

  • Eivind N.

    If I end up going it would be a last minute decision. What is required gear for this meetup? I don't have rope, clips or cams

    October 17, 2013

    • Candace W.

      That's the plan but check in with us if you're coming later. If it's too cold, I imagine we might go to the gym instead...

      October 18, 2013

    • Eivind N.

      Okay, I hope to be on the road before 11am

      October 18, 2013

  • Nathaniel

    I'm driving from QA if anyone else nearby needs a ride...

    October 18, 2013

    • Daren B.

      would you be able to pick up lillian and me in cap hill? or we could meet you somewhere..

      October 18, 2013

    • Nathaniel

      Sure, I can pick you up. Send me an e-mail with the address where you guys will be waiting. 8:20 am okay for a time?

      October 18, 2013

  • Mike G.

    I'm definitely going and I have a 70m rope, gear, and can make top rope anchors. Still learning lead sport climbing though so I can't do that

    October 17, 2013

    • Candace W.

      Sounds great, Mike!

      October 18, 2013

    • Daren B.

      We can set up top-ropes from the top bolts of sport routes with a pair of locking quick-draws. I bet a lot of people will be climbing like that, so no worries.

      October 18, 2013

  • Iain P.

    I'll bring a full complement of gear + guidebook. Which crag are we going to?

    October 18, 2013

    • Candace W.

      I'm not 100% sure yet. I figure we can walk to Gritscone and check it out, then to Interstate a bit later in the day. If you or others have ideas, I'm happy to go with that too :)

      October 18, 2013

  • Chris M.

    sweet. stoked!

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • Candace W.

    If you're driving, bring your Discover Pass!

    October 18, 2013

  • Candace Wong changed the time from 10:00 AM to 9:30 AM

    October 17, 2013

  • Candace Wong changed the time from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

    October 17, 2013

  • Candace Wong changed the location for this Meetup

    October 17, 2013

  • Jos

    I'll go if I can get a ride. I've got gear, rope, and guidebook. Thanks. - cell (917)[masked]

    October 17, 2013

    • Candace W.

      Jos, where are you coming from?

      October 17, 2013

    • Jos

      I'm in Everett for October (recently moved to Seattle and am apartment-hunting), but am dog/house-sitting in Queen Anne for the weekend. New to Seattle, not to climbing.

      October 17, 2013

  • Krystal A.

    Yes for now, but it might change.

    October 17, 2013

  • Candace Wong changed the location for this Meetup

    October 17, 2013

  • Candace Wong changed the time from 9:30 PM to 9:30 AM

    October 17, 2013

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