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Mazama Multipitching Mayhem

Trip dates: October 6 – October 9, 2023 Trip participants: Isabella Ma, Adam Riesel, Timon Brinker, Julian Larsen, Isaac Borrego, Niclas Heinsdorf, Anna Vu, Jessica Leung Below accounts the events of October 7, to October 8, 2023. Based in Mazama, … Continue reading

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!GURI |AIB (The White Streak)

Learning to Route Develop and Big Wall Climb in Spitzkoppe, Namibia Preparatory Ramblings     Preparatory Ramblings It has taken me some time to submit this report. On my return from Namibia, I was greeted by a series of emergencies … Continue reading

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Ensakwatch Enchainment

Trip Date: September 19th, 2022 Participants: Noah Macdonald, Will Raleigh-Smith On Sunday, September 18th at around 3pm, Will asked if I was free to climb the next day — he was itching to get on some alpine rock before the … Continue reading

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Smith rock climbing trip

Our group arrived to the Smith Rock state park campground late at night on Thursday.  The night was chilly but nothing that five layers and stuffing oneself inside the backpack couldn’t solve.  We woke up the next day and took an … Continue reading

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Misadventures in Redneck Washington

Participants: Ana Ciocoiu, Eric Daigle Useful beta in bold Friday, May 27 In an attempt to escape the diluvial rains on the West coast, Eric and I picked the nearest dry town in Washington for a weekend climbing trip. 10pm: … Continue reading

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Pushing the Limits of Mediocrity: A Cheakamus Canyon Story

“Some are born mediocre, some achieve mediocrity, and some have mediocrity thrust upon them.” – some famous poet dude I’d like to think that we at the very least managed to achieve some level of mediocrity on a cold October … Continue reading

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Hitting the Deck on a Top 100 “Protected” 5.9

Sunday, Oct 6: Having just learned trad at Rock Party the week before, I’ve been eager to get out to Squamish and practice leading on as many climbs as I can before heading off on a five-month Arctic excursion with … Continue reading

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Red Rocks Reading Week Adventure February 13-20, 2016

From February 13-20, 2016, a group of 8 VOCers made their way down to Red Rocks, Nevada for a week of climbing. In our crew we had Jake Jones, Emmanuel Beraud, Annie Maurer, John McKenna, Mike Wathen, Cindy Gu, Lesley … Continue reading

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Easter at Smith Rock

Over Easter weekend, a group of keen VOCers made the holy pilgrimage south to Smith Rock for four days of stellar climbing. The first and most committed (or insane, you decide) car group arrived on Friday morning, sometime in the ungodly hours … Continue reading

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The time we “didn’t” climb Siwash Rock

The following TR is entirely hypothetical and the pictures are photoshopped, probably. “Siwash itself is not a quality climb – using the standard ‘star’ system of quality ratings it wouldn’t get even half of a star” – Bivouac.com How could … Continue reading

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