Washington

After getting rained out in Squamish, it was time to play the Washington weather game.  September can be hit or miss with rain in Washington state.  Luckily we had an awesome map of where to go to dodge the rain (thanks Matt!).  We climbed in Vantage, Leavenworth, Mazama, and Washington Pass.  When snow hit us in Washington Pass it was time to head south to Oregon.

Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Steve approaches the Sunshine Wall in Vantage.

Steve approaches the Sunshine Wall in Vantage.

Our new friend, Jason, leading Throbbing Gristle (5.9).

Our new friend, Jason, leading Throbbing Gristle (5.9) while Steve belays.

Steve leads the classic Party in Your Parnts (5.8). Photo credit: Jason Moncrieff

Steve leads the classic Party in Your Parnts (5.8).
Photo credit: Jason Moncrieff

Steve enjoys some rainy day hiking.

Steve enjoys some rainy day hiking in the Enchantments.

Rainy day hiking in the enchantments. Joanna stares longingly at Dragontail peak in the background.

Joanna stares longingly at Dragontail peak in the background.

Mountain goats overlooking Leavenworth.

Mountain goats overlooking Leavenworth.

Joanna at the Outer Space (5.9) Pitch 4 belay ledge.

Joanna at the Outer Space (5.9) Pitch 4 belay ledge.

Steve on the super classic 5th pitch crack of Outer Space (5.9).

Steve on the super classic 5th pitch crack of Outer Space (5.9).

Booty gear! Steve freed this stuck #3 right after freeing a stuck #2!  This makes Outer Space our best booty route yet!

Booty gear! Steve freed this stuck #3 right after freeing a stuck #2! This makes Outer Space our best booty route yet!

Helicopter with load coming flying right over our Leavenworth campsite from the Enchantments.

Helicopter with load flying right over our Leavenworth campsite from the Enchantments.

Making our way up the Beckey Route (5.6) on a chilly Sendtember day.

Making our way up the Beckey Route (5.6) on Liberty Bell on a chilly Sendtember day.

Steve on the summit!

Steve on the summit!

On the summit of Liberty Bell.

On the summit of Liberty Bell in Washington Pass.

Beautiful 360 views from the summit of Liberty Bell.

Beautiful 360 views from the summit of Liberty Bell.

We have so many pictures from the summit of Liberty Bell.

We have so many pictures from the summit of Liberty Bell.

It is officially snowing now, time to descend and head south for warmer weather.

It is officially snowing now, time to descend and head south for warmer weather.

Descending from Washington Pass as the snow comes in.

Descending from Washington Pass as the snow comes in.

So many mountain goats!

So many mountain goats!

Siblings enjoying a mid hike lunch break.

Siblings enjoying a mid hike lunch break.

Refreshing beverages at Foggy Lake.

Refreshing beverages at Foggy Lake.

Goofballs hanging out near Foggy Lake in the Cascades.

Goofballs hanging out near Foggy Lake in the Cascades.

Manly men hiking in the Cascades.

Manly men hiking in the Cascades.

Siblings enjoying a beautiful day hiking up to Gothic Basin in the cascades.

Siblings enjoying a beautiful day hiking up to Gothic Basin in the cascades.

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