Last Updated: September 16, 2021



Start

Use shortcuts below or top menu bar to navigate this site. Recent content updates are viewable in the what's new area.

Database

Query the reports database, selecting from criteria which include name, location, type, season etc.

Quick Links

Essential links & whatnot:


Jump To

Select from list below to jump to a specific area on this site.





    


| Featured Trip Report |



Last Updated: June 13, 2020

Tieton - Goose Egg Mountain, The Bend & Royal Columns, August 2007



In search of dry rock, Martin and I once again salvaged an August weekend by escaping to the desert. Not having climbed at Tieton before, I was grateful for the opportunity to have Martin coach me in the art of crack climbing. We set out from Seattle early on a Saturday morning and made our way to Yakima, then towards Rimrock Lake for a 'warm up' on Goose Egg Mountain's Ride the Lightning (5.9). With seven mostly bolted pitches and featuring a stellar gear lead up an aesthetic dihedral pitch, Ride the Lighting seemed a fine introduction to Tieton climbing. Following that, we'd spend the rest of the weekend climbing finger, hand and fist cracks at The Bend and Royal Columns.

Most of the climbing on Goose Egg Mountain appears to be concentrated on the steep, south-facing wall. We hiked a steep, dusty trail to its base and were sweating pretty good by the time were geared-up and ready to climb. Phew! It was going to be a scorcher of a day! (more...)

Click here to view photos.
home | email | copyright

All photos and text for sverdina.com are copyright 2002-2021.

It would be very much appreciated if you please ask before copying and/or re-publishing content from any part of these pages. To do so, please click here to send a message via feedback form.

Thank You.

2021 sverdina.com |