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10 most difficult peaks in WA

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10 most difficult peaks in WA

Postby Aubrey » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:33 pm

Wanna see some mountain porn? After reading this guy's summary (with incredible photos) on climbing the 10 most difficult peaks in Washington state (via their easiest routes), my heart is racing and my palms are sweating. You gotta check this out:

http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7994436

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Re: 10 most difficult peaks in WA

Postby Jesse M » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:41 pm

Sweet!! Thanks for posting, now I get to put a few more peaks in WA on my list! :)

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Re: 10 most difficult peaks in WA

Postby Presto » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:48 pm

We are sooo on the same page, Aubrey! I was reading that the other day and was going to post it here. Thanks! :D (psst ... you need to start posting your trip reports on that website ... 8) )
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Re: 10 most difficult peaks in WA

Postby XMULE » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:53 pm

sweet!
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Re: 10 most difficult peaks in WA

Postby Floyd » Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:29 pm

bah... none of them even come close to cracking that all important 14k mark.

thanks for posting Aubrey. hope all is well up in the PNW.
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Re: 10 most difficult peaks in WA

Postby TomPierce » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:11 pm

I love lists like this that discard altitude as some sort of benchmark and instead use a different attribute: difficulty. Each one of those peaks looks like they'd be an adventure, a real accomplishment to climb. Hard climbs are more meaningful to me than slogging up most high altitude rock piles, but that's just me; to each his/her own.

Thanks for posting this, it was a fun read.
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Re: 10 most difficult peaks in WA

Postby Doug Shaw » Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:32 pm

Sweet.

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Re: 10 most difficult peaks in WA

Postby Matt Lemke » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:45 pm

Funny...being an active member of NWHikers I read that awhile ago and having seen all those mountains myself, agreed.
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