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About tstory

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  • Birthday 09/02/88


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  1. Selling Tenaya Masai in size 12.5. If you aren't familiar, they are very similar to a 5.10 Anasazi, but with a better fitting heel cup. These shoes are in near-new condition, worn for maybe a dozen pitches. Uppers and insides are clean and look new. Rubber is at 90%, lots of life left before a resole is needed. Includes a second set of laces, one red and one black. Pics here- http://imgur.com/a/9hp0y They retail for $140. I was thinking $90 or so.
  2. Another Aasgard Pass incident

    Rough. My thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim and his partners. I was camped at Colchuck lake when the accident happened last year. I thought then, and I'm thinking again now, that I can't help but wonder if there are some factors at play that have lead to increased accidents in the Enchantments in recent years. The FS changing the permit season to May 15, has in my experience greatly increased the number of people headed into the area in early season. I think a lot of people with less familiarity with the area take the fact that permit season is open to mean that the hiking route is open for the season. Most of us know that Aasgard pass in spring is far more similar to a mountaineering route than it is to a hiking trail. Couple that with a 'scarcity' human factor (fueled by permits, short weather windows, and the non-stop bombardment of beautiful adventure photos on social media) and I think frequent accidents are somewhat inevitable. I'm not really sure what the proper course of action is, or even if there is one. I know I would bemoan the loss of wildness if someone went up and put signage or wands warning folks away from the skiers left side of the pass. Changing the permit dates back would just lead to more people, I'm afraid. It's a sad shame that this is such a frequent occurrence.
  3. Wtb Strap on Crampons - Need for this weekend

    See my post for BD Contact Strap Crampons - Let me know if you're interested. Happy to ship at whatever speed you want - you pay shipping. tobinstory@gmail.com if you're interested.
  4. Used pair of BD 10-point crampons for sale. Moderate use, good shape overall. No rust, points are relatively sharp, and all hardware is good. Just reducing some redundancy in the gear closet. $75 pick-up in the Seattle area.
  5. Women's Weather/waterproof Belay Jacket?

    Black Diamond makes the Stance Belay Parka in womens sizes (not Belay hoody, two different jackets) which is comparable to a DAS or OR Perch in terms of insulation. Unfortunately the shell fabric is just standard Pertex with DWR, so not truly waterproof. Montbell makes the Thermawrap guide, which has 120g synthetic insulation in the body and a WP/B shell, but only in mens sizes...
  6. AT Ski Width Recommendation?

    It's helpful to think about when/where you plan to ski most. We really have two seasons of skiing in the Cascades. Midwinter skiing when you'll ski primarily powder (I wish) and other soft/unconsolidated snow, and spring/summer skiing when you're mostly skiing corn. A wider ski will be beneficial for most midwinter skiing. 100-105 is a good width for a daily driver in winter conditions. Good flotation for deep snow on the uphill and down, tends to float on top of crappy snow conditions, but not so wide that they're difficult to keep in the skin track or cumbersome on the down. I'm currently on some 115s and they're honestly a bit too wide for all but really deep days, will probably switch back to a 105 soon. Narrower will be better for spring skiing - lighter weight, better edge to edge performance, easier to drive in firm snow. I think 90-95 is a good width for those, that way you still have some flotation for when the snowpack hasn't fully consolidated. You can certainly get by using one ski for both conditions, I'd just buy for whichever conditions you're likely to encounter more.
  7. Looking to borrow SNOWSHOES this wknd for my Mom!

    If DPS doesn't work, send me a message. I'm eastside and have a pair you can borrow.
  8. Size large, black, brand new with tags. Polartec powerdry, slim fit and good scuba hood. Very similar to R1. $55 Seattle pickup or add $5 shipped
  9. New Partners

    Sent you a PM.
  10. FS - Scarpa Mt. Blanc Pro (sz 46)

    Bump for price drop. Yours for $300 for Seattle/Eastside pickup, or you pay shipping.
  11. Size 46 Scarpa Mt Blanc Pro, in near new condition. Bought in August, worn for one attempt on Kautz, soles and leather have very minor scuffing from that trip. All yours for $375 for local (Seattle or Eastside) pickup.
  12. Any of you guys looking to get out and climb somewhere tomorrow? Thinking Exit 38 or Index, but I'd also be game for Darrington or elsewhere.
  13. Hi Sid, I climb at Stone Gardens in Ballard and would be interested in a regular partner for weekday climbing there. I also try to get out most weekends to go cragging, or into the alpine if the weather is nice. I climb around your same grade, and am also trying to train and climb more regularly and harder. Let me know if you're interested. Tobin
  14. I'd be game for Saturday. I'd love to follow some mellow trad (7s and 8s are fine)or trade leads on moderate sport routes (lead 8s and occasional 9s, will follow 10s). Close to Seattle is good for me, I'd like to be back around 5. Give me a shout if you'd like! Edit: And I'm cool with bringing the pup, dogs are cool.