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About Skeezix

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  • Birthday 03/27/56

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  1. Interesting to see this route completed. Mike Emers and I recovered Tom Thomas's body after his fall, and we never determined the cause of his accident. As my report to the AAC stated, he had a locking biner clipped to the front of his harness. We speculated that it may have been a rappelling accident that occurred while he was back-cleaning pro. Did you guys find anything hanging from the rope, or see how the rope was attached to the rock?
  2. Favorite Solos

    When I was young (in the late 70's), I soloed Catapult and Midway on Castle Rock. Also scared the bejeezus out of myself by soloing Classic Crack!
  3. For those who publish...

    Poecology.org publishes a Lit Locator map that uses lat/long coordinates to map articles published online that feature a strong focus on sense of place. Many of those who frequent this forum might be interested...
  4. [TR] Dragontail Peak - Backbone with Fin 7/14/2013

    I like this.
  5. 2013 Conditions on Olympus

    Glacier Meadows camp 70% melted out. Beaucoup running water --no need to melt. Our party planned to reach summit via Crystal Pass, but turned back at top of Snow Dome due to high winds and lowering cloud ceiling. You'll hopefully have better weather, but I would emphasize importance of alpine start. I don't think Olympus is the place for L.S.M. We elected not to carry crampoons early season and didn't need them. Your results may vary.
  6. PM me what you dropped, and if it's what I picked up I'll send it to you.
  7. 2013 Conditions on Olympus

    Just got back...conditions excellent! Bear wires in place at Glacier Meadows...so don't take food canisters! Crossing Blue Glacier easy-peasy. Snow conditions up the Snow Dome excellent for step-cutting. Our party did not need crampons. Leave camp at Glacier Meadows by 3 a.m. (Local weather tends to develop late morning around the summit ridge...)
  8. Excellent mountaineering!
  9. [TR] Forbidden - Northwest Face 8/26/2012

    That truly is a superb route. Reminds me of Nixon's nose, the way it sweeps out at the bottom. I think I'd rather always descend the WR rather than that ER choss. Looks like from your photo looking over from the bivy that the NWF NR route needs more ice pasted on there! Fuck global warming!
  10. [TR] Mt. Goode - NE Buttress 7/20/2012

    That's a great route. Long descent!
  11. SCOTUS UPHOLDS OBAMACARE

    Hey, did you guys hear that the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare?!
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