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New Route Potential!!!
« on: May 03, 2012, 01:52:21 PM »
Anyone interested in some first ascents in Washington State?

http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Imgs/Jpg/MSH/MSH06/MSH06_slab_on_new_growth_from_NE_closer_04-28-06_med.jpg

You just can't have a sulfer allergy!!  :)
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Re: New Route Potential!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 03:14:14 PM »
where is this Grammy?

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Re: New Route Potential!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 04:05:16 PM »
This formed about 5-6 years ago...maybe more in the volcanic crater of Mt St Helens. It has literally been growing inches every day since...pretty crazy.
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Re: New Route Potential!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2012, 04:12:20 PM »
Gives 'freshly minted routes' a whole new meaning!  :)

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Re: New Route Potential!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2012, 04:14:40 PM »
 ;D
Gives 'freshly minted routes' a whole new meaning!  :)
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Re: New Route Potential!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2012, 04:33:28 PM »

I can see it now.

Leader: "...man that bolt looks higher than last year"

Belayer: " (cough) yeah right...what is the clifff growing or something??"

Bystander: "yes...yes it is."

    Also if they really have the growth per year dialed in they can inclue in the guide books what year it'll take two ropes to rap off.
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Re: New Route Potential!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2012, 04:35:19 PM »
KABOOM!

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Re: New Route Potential!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2012, 06:00:41 PM »

I can see it now.

Leader: "...man that bolt looks higher than last year"

Belayer: " (cough) yeah right...what is the clifff growing or something??"

Bystander: "yes...yes it is."

    Also if they really have the growth per year dialed in they can inclue in the guide books what year it'll take two ropes to rap off.

+1   :)
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Re: New Route Potential!!!
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2012, 02:37:12 PM »
There is a companion image to this which shows it in thermal view, the rock is somewhere in the several hundred degree range!  >:(
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Re: New Route Potential!!!
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2012, 05:29:24 PM »
Ahhh, found one when it was still forming...

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Re: New Route Potential!!!
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2012, 05:50:57 PM »
So I guess Ice climbing is out!!!   ;D
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Re: New Route Potential!!!
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2012, 08:07:03 PM »
Hmm, that temp profile gives a whole new meaning to "sticky rubber".

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Re: New Route Potential!!!
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2012, 07:56:04 PM »
Nothing to do with St. Helen's, everything to do with new route potential: I got an e-mail today from my buddy Patrick, who somehow keeps winding up working in Africa. Probably because Exxon pays him a shit load to do so. Anyway:

"I'm in Angola.  I really need a climbing partner.  This shit is amazing.  There are like 10 devil's towers/looking glass caliber places [in another e-mail he identifies the rock as granite] that I know of that are fairly accessible from good roads.  Totally untouched."

So who needs to go to the back of beyond in Chad and Mali?
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Re: New Route Potential!!!
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2012, 08:32:57 PM »

So who needs to go to the back of beyond in Chad and Mali?

Count me in...my kids are driving me NUTS!!!  :D
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Re: New Route Potential!!!
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2012, 08:59:22 PM »
Todd Skinner once told me that "Africa is where it's at"  that was in the 90's

Of course he also spewed about some " bouldering in texas" and  " stuff in greenland"