Timberline Guides Training

May 19, 2010 § Leave a comment

This week I am assisting in a springtime guide training with Pete Keane owner of Timberline Guides in Bend Oregon. Timberline runs mountaineering trips on Mt Hood, guides alpine climbs and ski tours on the central Oregon Cascades which surround Bend. Timberline also offers instructions and guided rock climbs at Smith Rocks. Pete has a well established guide service (28years in business)and employs over 15 guides. It is the time of year Timberline gears up for Mt Hood and the coming rock season at Smith. The mountain comes into prime climbing shape for the next three months and Smith is a year round climbing destination. This week works out to be a good time to get all the guides together for a training session and an early season party at Petes.

Early morning view – the Crooked River meandering through Smith Rocks.

Lead guide Nick Pope demonstrating rope ascension techniques.

John Mac leading us up a multi pitch route at Smith Rocks

Todd guiding us on Cinnamon Slab which is actually a nice handcrack in the corner.
Art Mooney
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