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Everything posted by wdietsch

  1. this blows ... I recognize it's been a challenging business environment made even more so now with e-commerce .. I'm glad to see you will be able to keep it going I thank all the MEC employees, past and present. Best Wishes to all
  2. [TR] Attempt on Stuart Ridge Traverse - SRT 08/04/2020

    agree with DPS ... .this late in the summer, the Sherpa is very rarely an option for decent or ascent ... the shrund gets pretty sizeable with pretty significant vertical wall of rock hard glacial ice.
  3. [TR] Mount Terror - West Ridge 07/25/2020

    great write up ..
  4. review Break Testing Climbing Cams

    Here is the latest ... with loading over an edge in real rock Climbing cams pulled over and edge
  5. Break Testing Climbing Cams video worth checking out
  6. Liberty Ridge - Ski descent accident

    touche' ... dig the Rackliff woodcut Avatar
  7. Liberty Ridge - Ski descent accident

    Keep in mind ... 30 ~ 40 years ago, Lib Ridge, Willis Wall and the rest of the north side of Rainier was a bit different animal
  8. Dee Molenaar has passed at 101

    great video ... thanks for posting the lnk
  9. [TR] Cabinet Mountains - Multiple 03/21/2020

    Awesome ... thanks for sharing
  10. Dee Molenaar has passed at 101

    "the brotherhood of the rope" .. I always loved that phase
  11. wanted to buy cilogear SMALL 40B worksac

    I'll third the motion for CCW ... I've been using a Chernobyl and a custom Valdez for a number of years, (Chernobyl has got to be pushing 20 years old by now) ... rock solid, bomber construction and great customer service. The custom Valdez (40L) Randy made for me included a padded, Chernobyl like hip-belt with gear/tool loops for a better carry with heavier loads, replacing the newer fixed crampons straps with his original design of daisy chains and removable/replaceable straps along with a couple internal daisy's A 40L pack on a 14.5" torso could be a challenge ... Thank you Mr Rackliff
  12. Well this is kinda scary to watch

    huevos cojones
  13. Mt Adams for first AT trip

    As JasonG mentions above ... July is typically too late for descent skiing on Adams ... go early in the season ... watch for road reports on NF-500 and how close you can get to Cold Springs Campground, consider skiing the last mile or two of the road.
  14. New forum software!

    Cheers to the admin and mods .... nicely done. Does this mean the end to the jumping, turgid sausage?
  15. 1 week - end of march - alpine where?

  16. Congrats ... nicely done.
  17. curious if any of the locals and/or others have any more details? WDFW news release
  18. Sobo & Larry .. thanks for the photo .. that would be one hell of a stem, I'm assuming even more of a stem than the upper portion of Wildcat Crack
  19. I smell a Dirty Sanchez
  20. Sobo & G2G .. thanks for the update, exactly the sort of feedback I was hoping for. I always chuckled at the name for PoC .. my recollection is a little friendly rivalry between Kerns and Fritz to see who got it first. I guess if something had to go, at least it was a couple of the shorter bolted routes. I'm wondering if it was the entire column or only the portion above the small roof on SM? Obviously this will turn Couch Potato and Entrance Exam into entirely different routes, and I imagine over time will most likely lead to a couple new ones. On a sad note ... fellow Yakimaniac Sam Alder pasted away last week. Sam and I spent hundreds of hours at the Columns back in the early 80's before moving on to bigger and better things in the Alpine. Cragg should remember him.
  21. Black Diamond XL Huey Duffel bag, 150 L - $100 Made of same vinyl-laminated nylon material used for their haul bags material, this duffel has been stored in a closet stuffed full of gear for the last 10 years ... It is in excellent condition! It has sadly has never seen a single road trip and needs a good home that will use it. Single owner, includes shoulder straps. If interested in purchasing, I'd prefer to do a PDX local pick-up on this. I really don't want to deal with shipping and I'm guessing you wouldn't want to pay for it.
  22. Misty Mountain Threadworks 5 steps, excellent shape. These were my backups, little use, they are in excellent condition! They've been in cool, dry storage for the last +10 years and need a good home that will use them. All steps are reinforced with a second layer of flat webbing. Anchor point is is reinforced with a sleeve of tubular. Comfortable spacing, not very heavy ... $50 shipped