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Name: Tieton River Rock climbing
Starts: Fri Oct 11, 2019
Meetup: TBD
Return: Mon Oct 14, 2019

Registration opens: Mon May 06, 2019
Event category: Rock Climbing
Difficulty grade: A5  [?]
For members only: Yes
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Alice Hou
Profile info:
Trip Planning Questions

Are you a skilled lead belayer?

Do you have a rope? Draws? Trad rack?

What grades do you want to lead/climb?

Do you have valid travel documents that will allow you to easily cross the US border?

Are you willing and able to drive a vehicle there?

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We will travel to Tieton (Tie-eh-ton) river, WA (close to Yakima) on Friday night after work, camp Friday night, climb & camp Saturday and Sunday, climb half of Monday and then return. Tieton river is about a 20-30 minute longer drive than to Vantage, WA for comparison.
There are over 400 routes, with tons of both trad and sport - many easy options too.
The rock is superficially similar to that at Vantage (big columns), except it's andesite instead of basalt. There are two levels - with the lower level being mostly trad routes on the columns, and the upper being mostly sport routes on more amorphous rock. The andesite means the columns have slabbier starts, have grippier rock, less edges and have more roofs.
There are slightly more snakes around here than at Vantage, so be careful.

Guidebooks can be purchased in the local area, and most of the routes are present on mountainproject. I have one guidebook which we can all share.

Accommodation: Campsite Friday, Saturday & Sunday night TBD.

Every vehicle will need a Washington State Parks discovery pass. They are $10/day or $30/year and you can either buy them and print them online before leaving, or buy them from some REI's

Please bring enough food and water for the weekend, as there is no running water in the area

You MUST have a valid passport or other travel document enabling you to cross the US border. STRONGLY CONSIDER insurance for the trip. Do NOT use the nexus lane unless everyone has a nexus card. Don't take fruit/vegetables across the border, it's not worth the hassle/risk - you can buy vegetables in the US easily.

Helmet, climbing harness, rope, belay device, quickdraws, rope tarp (optional - ground can get dusty), water, headlamp, personal anchor, ten essentials, Water. Toilet paper. Please bring your rope if you have one.

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