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About chris

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  1. @JasonG no I hadn't thought of that, but I do know the folks at VW so I might take that chance. Thanks for the idea!
  2. Looking for retired ropes for two separate projects: First, looking for retired ropes that aren't suitable for anything more than dog leashes. They'll actually be donated to a friend who has a farm over on the Kitsap, and having trouble with predator birds going after his chickens. He strings up ropes criss-crossing the area they're roaming in to discourage attacks dives, but doesn't have quit enough rope with what I've given him. Second, I'm looking for ropes that are retired from leading but still good enough for fixed line use. For projects of my own. I live in West Seattle and I'm self-employed, so I'm happy to drive around town to pick anything up. I'll make trips out of the city if someone has a large enough pile too, or we can try to meet up somewhere to do a hand-off if its not too much trouble for the both of us. You can reply below or message me, or email me at chris at simmonsmountain dot works. Thanks!
  3. Brand new - still in the box, a pair of standard BD Sabretooth Crampons with the Pro toe and heel bails. Mistakenly ordered, I meant to get the "Clip" version. Thought it might be easier to simply re-sell them than to bother with a return. $84 + shipping. Hand-off in Seattle also possible, or pick-up in West Seattle.
  4. Yes, I think 9kn/2000lbs is adequate for rock and alpine anchors, so I use 6mm as well. I'd buy some off of you, but I got a spool of my own last fall.
  5. Accident (Death) on Forbidden -- Details?

    She died rappelling off of the end of a rope, somewhere on the West Ridge, and her body was found in a 30' deep "crevasse", which was likely a moat or glide crack. Here's the link: LINK
  6. question Clogged MSR Whisperlite International

    After a cannister is empty, I'll leave it on a stove with the valve opened up to a make sure, then puncture it with an ice axe (either in the field or at home). Then I can crush it down with a rock or hammer - when its obviously crushed like this it can be recycled as scrap metal, I was told. There are plenty of old stories from the 1980's of the rubber-sealed cannisters leaking in between uses and second-hand cannisters being sold with water injected instead of gas to bring up their weight.
  7. Found on Tuesday, 23 May. If you can describe the phone, when you lost it and where you think you lost it, then lets get it back to you! Unfortunately I don't have a charging cable for this model and the battery's dead, so I can't just turn it on and try to find anything out. Working on that.
  8. Needs to be in working condition! Willing to discuss price.
  9. In like-new condition. Not being used like it should. You can read all about it here: LINK Comes with an Float Cylinder (usually sold separately) - talk to me if you don't want it. Retails for $499.95 + $175 for the cylinder. Yours for $439. Shipping not included - willing to meet in Seattle to hand-off.
  10. In great condition - just didn't fit my feet quite right. You can read all about them here: LINK Retails for $145. Yours for $25. Shipping not included - but we can meet in Seattle to hand off. I have photos to share too.
  11. In excellent condition - just not getting used like it should. You can read all about it here: LINK This is last year's model - identical to this years except in anodized red. Retails for $69.95, yours for $41. Shipping not included, or we can meet in Seattle to hand-off.
  12. In excellent condition - simply not getting used like it should. You can read all about it here: LINK Retails for $89.95, yours for $48. Shipping not included, willing to meet in Seattle to hand-off.
  13. Aiare 1 vs NSP 1

    The American Avalanche Association is the over-arching organization that has set the standards for avalanche education. Both the AIARE 1 and the NSP 1 meet those standards. If you ski primarily backcountry, take the AIARE course. If you are active in your NSP or spend 50/50 in bounds, then take the NSP course.
  14. FS: iPad 4th Gen, 32gb

    The best on-the-road computer I've had. Wi-fi only (no cell connection). I'm the original owner, kept it in a case, so it's in like-new condition. It comes with the original box, cable and charging plug. Retails online for $229 plus taxes and shipping. Yours for $240, shipping included.
  15. Anyone looking for a dirt cheap smarter-than-me phone? I have a 4s that I replaced last August just sitting here gathering dust. Online, I can find this phone for $60. The Lifeproof Fre case is in excellent condition, is totally waterproof and shockproof, and retails normally for $80. I don't have a current box, headphones, or the Apple charging plug for the iPhone. I do have an extra charging cable and a third party charging plug that works great. I figure the Lifeproof case balances out the missing headphones and the third-party charging plug. Everything can be yours for $70, including shipping.