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Huron
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PostFri Jul 31, 2009 7:41 am 
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In keeping  with the current trend of measuring closely spaced peaks, Thursday's smaller TNAB group set forth in near 100 degree heat to scale the 3 peaks of Guye* at Snoqualmie Pass.

Yukon222, Moosefish and myself were surprised when 6:00 passed and we were still the only ones standing in the dusty Alpental parking lot. After a short debate about the necessity for a forest pass on our cars, we ascended the equally dry and dusty trail to the col between Snoqualmie and Guye where Zephyr was waiting to join us.

Moosefish lead the way up the steep approach to peak 1. Near the summit, two more, Zeusdaddy and Alti-babe waited to join us. With the North peak tagged, we scrambled down the East gulley, and up an angled slab to access peak 2. Another scramble and down-climb lead to peak 3 where we took ample opportunity to survey Lemah, Thompson, Red, and Chikamin for future persuits.

With photos taken and Yukon's frozen Gatorade consumed, Zeusdaddy unfurled the official TNAB altimeter and took this year's readings. Results?

* for those considering this trip, a 50m hand line is helpful but not required
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PostFri Jul 31, 2009 8:07 am 
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As I recall, ZeusDaddy's GPS altimeter showed South Peak at 5148', Middle Peak at 5162' and North Peak at 5145'.  But of course when you are standing on all three, the others look taller.   embarassedlaugh.gif

DSD_3189 - Red Mountain
DSD_3189 - Red Mountain
DSD_3195 - Magnum topping out on North summit of Guye Peak
DSD_3195 - Magnum topping out on North summit of Guye Peak
DSD_3200 - Magnum leading up the slab towards Middle Summit
DSD_3200 - Magnum leading up the slab towards Middle Summit
DSD_3204 - ZeusDaddy climbing the slab
DSD_3204 - ZeusDaddy climbing the slab
DSD_3208 - Moosefish waiting for the slope to clear
DSD_3208 - Moosefish waiting for the slope to clear
DSD_3212 - descending Middle Summit's east face
DSD_3212 - descending Middle Summit's east face
DSD_3216 - easy does it
DSD_3216 - easy does it
DSD_3230 - back up Middle summit's east face on the return trip
DSD_3230 - back up Middle summit's east face on the return trip
DSD_3233 - Magnum and ZeusDaddy almost done with the Middle summit
DSD_3233 - Magnum and ZeusDaddy almost done with the Middle summit
DSD_3241 - Moosefish finding solid handholds
DSD_3241 - Moosefish finding solid handholds
DSD_3243 - Magnum on Middle summit of Guye Peak
DSD_3243 - Magnum on Middle summit of Guye Peak
DSD_3244 - Magnum and the slab on the Middle summit
DSD_3244 - Magnum and the slab on the Middle summit
DSD_3247 - the gully return back up to the North summit
DSD_3247 - the gully return back up to the North summit
DSD_3252 - Guye's Pool only
DSD_3252 - Guye's Pool only
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PostFri Jul 31, 2009 8:23 am 
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Phew!  Glad everyone made it up and back safely.

Well done TNAB!   up.gif  smile.gif
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PostFri Jul 31, 2009 9:14 am 
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What's with all these hands?          eek.gif


I thought TNAB was a hiking group.           confused.gif

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PostFri Jul 31, 2009 9:25 am 
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Don't be silly, Scrooge. TNAB is not a group.  wink.gif
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PostFri Jul 31, 2009 10:12 am 
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I like that climbers helmet.....where do i get one?

DSD_3204 - ZeusDaddy climbing the slab
DSD_3204 - ZeusDaddy climbing the slab
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PostFri Jul 31, 2009 10:43 am 
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Hulk, I believe ZeusDaddy is using a custom modified helmet with a special carbon fiber interior.  Think he said something about a unique honeycomb pattern to reduce the weight to almost nothing but still far exceed the design parameters.

Scrooge, it was a hike to the North summit.  But a hands-on scramble from there to the Middle and South summits.  Guess one could do it without hands touching the rock or ground, but there are a few sections that would be a bit tricky.
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PostFri Jul 31, 2009 10:53 am 
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Well done in the heat!  eek.gif  The Geos stayed home in the AC.

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PostFri Jul 31, 2009 11:24 am 
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Yet wrote:
Don't be silly, Scrooge. TNAB is not a group.  wink.gif

lol.gif  lol.gif  up.gif  up.gif

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PostFri Jul 31, 2009 11:53 am 
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Good work guys!

I was all geared up to go but wimped out on my way out the door b/c of the heat....just too tired after sitting in it all week long....such a loser...
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PostFri Jul 31, 2009 12:13 pm 
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cmurph wrote:
Good work guys!

I was all geared up to go but wimped out on my way out the door b/c of the heat....just too tired after sitting in it all week long....such a loser...

Well that must be an impersonator out there doing all that super climbing stuff!
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PostFri Jul 31, 2009 12:13 pm 
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Scrooge wrote:
What's with all these hands?

TLABie-style.  biggrin.gif
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PostFri Jul 31, 2009 3:00 pm 
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Zephyr sent me over some great pics he took of TNAB on various peaks of Guye and kindly asked me to host and post them.  Happy to oblige.  smile.gif

This one really waxes my vertigo:
Magnum & Yukon, Roping
Magnum & Yukon, Roping

A couple of great shots of TNABers approaching the middle and south summits:
Approaching Middle Summit
Approaching Middle Summit
Approaching South Summit
Approaching South Summit

And a dramatic group shot:
TNAB, South Summit
TNAB, South Summit

Well done, Zephyr!  up.gif
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zephyr
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PostFri Jul 31, 2009 3:14 pm 
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Thanks! ewb.  'appreciate your helping out.

I'll post some later comments and adventures.  Note that 3/4 moon rising just over them in the 3rd shot (approaching south peak).  Beautiful thunderheads in the distance makes for a splendid backdrop.
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PostFri Jul 31, 2009 4:50 pm 
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cmurph wrote:
Good work guys!

I was all geared up to go but wimped out on my way out the door b/c of the heat....just too tired after sitting in it all week long....such a loser...

I was too.  Actually, I was ready for a swim in Melakwa since that is what my calendar originally said.  rolleyes.gif  I also wanted to get home early.  I had so many excuses it would make you sick.  gag.gif

I ending up hiking on Tiger, which is not the same as Guye.  I saw a total of 18 people in three hours, which by Tiger standards is a miracle.
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