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ozzy
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ozzy
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PostThu Jul 27, 2017 3:04 pm 
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Can this be downclimbed without a repel, ive seen varying tr's! Any advice would be appreciated fellow climbers, thanks!

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Fletcher
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PostThu Jul 27, 2017 4:06 pm 
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Yeah, probably. There is one really committing class 4 move that I think would be scary/dangerous to down climb. The rest I could see going okay. My favorite view point in the Cascades I think, btw.
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PostThu Jul 27, 2017 4:34 pm 
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It can be, but why?  The rock is pretty fragile and would offer little down-climbing pleasure.  My partner pulled out a handhold on the way up that got his attention.  I'll pass on the following advice for Boston: "If you don't like the handhold just throw it away." (Quote stolen from Chris Robertson.)

I think it's faster and safer to rappel.  You do have to be careful to avoid rock fall on the rappel also, but that seemed manageable.
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PostThu Jul 27, 2017 5:24 pm 
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Like all red mountains in this state it is a bit of a choss pile.

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PostFri Jul 28, 2017 5:29 am 
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Malachai Constant wrote:
Like all red mountains...

? Define for me, please? I don't know that that means/indicates.

Thank you

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PostFri Jul 28, 2017 5:59 am 
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moonspots wrote:
Malachai Constant wrote:
Like all red mountains...

? Define for me, please? I don't know that that means/indicates.

Thank you

If a mountain is in Washington and is physically red in color, it is probably made of crumbling loose rock

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