Golden Horn at sunrise
 Ralph's Climbing Page

I climb, mostly in the Cascades and at crags in the Pacific Northwest. These trip reports are my way of scaring my parents, sharing stories with my friends, and offering useful information on conditions in the mountains.

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Panorama of snowy late-spring Cascades
John Riggs on the summit of the Tooth
Trip Reports and Photos: 2005
Mt. Rainier, Kautz Glacier (new!) Aug. 13-14, 2005
Northern Pickets: Whatcom, Challenger, Luna (coming soon) July 2-8, 2005
Dragontail Peak, Serpentine Arête (coming soon) June 25, 2005
Prusik Peak, W Ridge June 3-4, 2005
Gothic Basin and Del Campo Peak (coming soon) May 28-29, 2005
Ingalls Peak South May 22, 2005
Leavenworth: Condorphamine Addiction, Clem's Holler, and bouldering Apr. 30 - May 1, 2005
Kangaroo Temple, NW Face Mar. 12, 2005
Trip Reports and Photos: 2004
Squamish: Ultimate Everything & More Sep. 6-8, 2004
Lundin Peak, W Ridge (uh, eventually) Aug. 29, 2004
Colchuck Balanced Rock, NW Buttress/N Ridge Aug. 14, 2004
North Twin Sister, W Ridge (uh, eventually) Aug. 8, 2004
Mt. Rainier, Kautz Glacier attempt July 17-19, 2004
Mt. Baker, Coleman-Deming (report by Dave Pellerin) July 10-11, 2004
Exit 38: Peannacle Point/Bob's Area/Chainsaw Wall June 18, 2004
Mt. St. Helens on Mother's Day May 9, 2004
Hidden Lake Peak Ski (uh, eventually) April 30 - May 1, 2004
Ja, ein Linkup! Outer Space/Mary Jane Dihedral/Canary Apr. 18, 2004
Static Point: Fuddhat/Kill da Wabbit Apr. 10, 2004
McClellan Butte, N Gully (finally!) Mar. 23, 2004
Leavenworth Ice: Hubba Hubba Falls Feb. 8, 2004
Alpental Backcountry Ski Feb. 1, 2004
I-90 Ice Jan. 10, 2004
Trip Reports and Photos: 2003
Guye Peak, S Rib Nov. 9, 2003
Tieton River: Royal Columns and Goose Egg Mtn. Oct. 12, 2003
Forbidden Peak, E Ridge Direct Oct. 4-5, 2003
Snowfield Peak attempt (uh, eventually) Sep. 13-14, 2003
Darrington: Three O'Clock Rock, Silent Running Aug. 3, 2003
Dreamer attempt, or Four Pitches in the Frying Pan July 27, 2003
Mt. Stuart, Partial N Ridge July 19-20, 2003
Sahale Peak, E Ridge; Mt. Buckner attempt July 12-13, 2003
Guye Peak, Improbable Traverse June 28, 2003
Colchuck Peak, Colchuck Glacier Memorial Day, 2003
Snow Creek Wall: Orbit May 2, 2003
Colchuck Peak, N Ridge/W Face Apr. 19, 2003
Smith Rock Spring Break Mar. 21-26, 2003
McClellan Butte Feb. 15, 2003
Trip Reports and Photos: 2002
Stone Mountain, NC Nov. 30, 2002
Rainy Day Ice at Big Four Nov. 17, 2002
Esmerelda Basin Ice Hunting Nov. 10, 2002
Backpacking in the Middle Fork Valley Nov. 2-3, 2002
Ingalls Peak North, E and S Ridges Oct. 17, 2002
Observation Rock, N Face Oct. 6, 2002
Smith Rock with Betsy Sep. 26-27, 2002
Vesper Peak, N Face Sep. 11, 2002
Mt. Triumph, NE Ridge Aug. 15-17, 2002
Liberty Bell, Beckey Route; Cutthroat Pass hike July 5-7, 2002
Exit 32: Wear your helmet! June 7, 2002
Leavenworth: Castle Rock May 25, 2002
The Tooth, S Face May 15, 2002
The Tooth, S Face May 11, 2002
Squamish April 18-19, 2002
Vantage April 13, 2002
Alpental Ice Easter 2002
Exit 32 Wetness March 30, 2002
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