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  1. Dan's Dreadful Direct restored

    It made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside as I levered out the first bolt. And a powerful sense of satisfaction came over me as I hacksawed the bottom (1/2") bolt and hammered the stump of the stud back into the hole. The route is now in as close to original condition as it has been since some nameless chickenshit recently perforated it with a power drill and studded it with stainless steel. Many of the bolts were a foot or two from good nut placements, not that that should matter. But I guess the retro-bolters didn't have any nuts; they had a drill instead. I wasn't alone on this project, but was assisted by a couple of other community service minded individuals that I will not name but will let come forward if they choose to. Besides, think of the fun it will be to speculate. Although, that shouldn't be much of a challenge. Now, one more time. Does any one know the names of the "experienced, well-respected, PNW climbers" that should have been smart enough to know better than to retro-bolt on Castle Rock. I figure that they owe me $8.59 plus tax for a severely damaged, but still usable 36-inch crowbar. Not while this dinosaur walks the earth. Mitch (Anyone know where I can get a 48-inch crowbar?)
  2. September, alpine rock

    Dana, I have Sept. 10 - 14 off and after that much exercise, I might be sick for another day of climbing. I have done the routes you mention but would be ok with repeating them. They are good routes. (509)745-9078
  3. weekend was good

    I am sure you are seeing just what you want to see.
  4. Icicle Canyon 4/24-25

    NAH, NAN, NAH, NAN, NAH, NAH. I lead, and you don't. NAH, NAN, NAH, NAN, NAH, NAH.
  5. Quality 5.8 Crack Climbs at Frenchman Coulee

    Best 5.8 at Frenchman Coulee: George and Martha. Yeah, I know that the book says it's 5.10, but lots of us have climbed 5.8s at Leavenworth that are lots harder.
  6. Vantage TR

    Or it could just mean you're a Canadian!
  7. PC: lemming see, lemming do

    floss
  8. Forest Circus drops fees at some sights

    I'm for "un-developing" as many USFS facilities as possible.
  9. Metolius Cam Paradox

    The green range is a "go" from a marketting standpoint. Those are the placements that become "fixed". Then you need to buy another to replace it. That said, cams placed in that range are the most secure. And when I get concerned on lead, guess what my placements look like.
  10. Waterton Area Ice Conditions

    Expert's Choice is really cool. One of the classiest pieces of ice I have ever been on. Definitely better than the Weeping Wall.
  11. Drilling into Rock

    You will be lucky to get half that many holes in basalt. It is much harder to drill than granite.
  12. Keeping your strength/motivation during an injury

    But what if you are not a close relative?
  13. glucosamine?

    I take the "Move Free" formulation of glucosamine/chondroitin for relief from a comminuted fracture of the talus [ankle] in which the inferior-lateral portion of the joint surface crumbled away. I am pain-free unless I miss taking "Move Free" for several days, then it starts to ache. The stuff works really well for me.
  14. Canada Poll

    Carlsberg Column Kitty Hawk Polar Circus Weeping Wall Center
  15. Multipitch Sport Technique

    MrE, Are you E-crying?
  16. plaque on upper town walls

    But I'm running out of teeth to crown.
  17. New route

    Too easy.
  18. Multipitch Sport Technique

    Oh for cryin' out loud. Just go do it.
  19. plaque on upper town walls

    Plaque can spread and should be removed before it becomes a really bad problem. Does anyone know a dental hygienist that climbs, or can at least jug, or with nice jugs and a good attitude.
  20. Candian Rockies ice conditions

    Can anyone tell me why these areas are closed?
  21. Peshastin Pinnacles parking fee

    Sorry, but while you were sleeping (or was that while you were purchasing NW Forest passes, BLM parking passes, Fish and wildlife parking passes, etc., etc.,etc., etc., etc.,) your public lands were taken away.
  22. climbing partner

  23. Mountaineers

    *names taped on helmets *leather "belay gloves" clipped to gear loops *pack large enough for a week long solo winter climb *merit badges prominently displayed "certified belayer" "certified lead climber" "certified accident-waiting-to-happen"
  24. "Reeling In" a Falling Leader

    Hope you guys figure this out soon. I think I'm gonna' peel.
  25. Let's Talk Hand Cracks!

    Thrutch Too Much --Autumn Crag, 5.11? Awaiting a second ascent.
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