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Everything posted by thelawgoddess

  1. Guided Rainier Climb Aug 14

    Sorry to hear about your friend. Hope he heals up quick and well.
  2. in SEA fr out of town, need to buy rock shoes ASAP

    Pro Mountain Sports
  3. Feathered Friends - Hit AND miss

    It is not unusual to be asked to check a bag at any shop nowadays. People shouldn't take it personally -- whether or not they appear to be singled out for it. Engagement of the customer is another issue. I personally prefer not to be overly "engaged" unless I have a question, and I find overbearing salespeople to be ... well ... really off-putting.
  4. Looking for a light weight one person tent.

    Hubba HP is 2lbs 9oz...freestanding double wall...redesigned and lighter than the full mesh Hubba! Nice. Does the minimum weight on the Hubba HP include the second wall? That Six Moons Lunar Duo looks like a great tent for hot nights!
  5. Lightweight Alpine Pack

    I like my Osprey Exposure but my selection of viable packs is a lot narrower than most. (Due to my [lack of] size.) Osprey doesn't make this particular pack anymore, but you can still buy them from a bunch of places online. (I'm not sure what Osprey's comparable replacement is for it in their new line-up.)
  6. Were you climbing Torment-Forbidden on Sat 7/18?

    Such pretty photos. I especially like this one: :tup:
  7. Grades

    Well put. The ratings system is not a standardized measurement by any means.
  8. The Cascade Backcountry Ski Patrol is the only backcountry ski patrol in the Northwest Region of the National Ski Patrol. Our motto is "no boundaries" because we do not operate under the management of an organized ski area. "We primarily patrol the undeveloped backcountry ski trails and logging roads at Steven’s and Snoqualmie Passes and in 1999, started patrolling along the North Cascades Hwy (after the road opened)." We are a pretty laid back group of folks who like being on skis and earning our turns. The requirements to become a candidate and a patroller are listed on our Join Now page. OEC (Outdoor Emergency Care) is the number one requirement, and sign-ups take place very soon. Please contact Chris Paulsen (our new Patrol Director) for specifics. Also feel free to contact me or anyone listed on our Contact Us page for more information.
  9. Interested in "No Boundaries" ski patrolling?

    A small unofficial gathering of the Cascade Backcountry Ski Patrol is happening tonight. Come meet a few of us and ask all the you want. Some of us are showing up at 6:00 to catch the last 30 minutes of happy hour; others will trickle in as they can. PM me for the top-secret classified location (on the water, near UW).
  10. Solos are sweet no matter what -- even when they are "demoralizing." Heck, that's partly what's about. Thanks for sharing, BillA. Bet you do another one ...
  11. Awesome! :tup: Nice work, Wayne and Mike! Great movie. And looks like a great climb.
  12. Looking for a light weight one person tent.

    Montbell Crescent 2 Not free-standing, but you won't get free-standing under 3 lbs ... Single pole. Packs small. Partial mesh to keep the f'ing bugs out ... Under 3 lbs. Much, much under if you don't carry all of the extra stuff you don't really need (like the 9 tent stakes). (PMS might have one you can set up and crawl inside if you want to check sizing, etc.)
  13. Cleaning at Index

    Climbers care if there is moss and dirt on routes. More boots equals less dirt. Climbers who are afraid to get dirty!
  14. Cleaning at Index

    And why would we want more people at the crags??? Personally I would like to see things around here kept as "alpine" as possible. To me that's part of the charm. I don't think routes care how popular they are anyway. And isn't route-finding just part of the game?
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    $200 for a deleted post?
  16. New, on Rockclimbergirl.com...

    Nice TR. I have yet to make it out to the Pass. (A shame, I know.) Your pictures are quite enticing, but I would probably do my best to avoid the mosquito season! ;-)
  17. so...we are off to SLC

    Sweet!!! Way to rock it, Drew!!! Did you put M&M's at the top of the routes for him?
  18. Interested in "No Boundaries" ski patrolling?

    If anyone would like to find out more, a few of us are getting together for adult beverages on Tuesday night (in Seattle). PM me for details.
  19. Location of route "Star Chek" on 99 in BC?

    Hmm ... I think I remember rapping down the route first; then climbing back up ... Fun route!
  20. for dru and lawgoddess

    That is NOT a very flattering picture of that poor creature!
  21. Got gym partner pregnant, need new one (Oly)

    I can't resist: the title alone should have them lining up! LOL! Or running in the other direction!
  22. Climbing ranger injured in fall on Mt. Rainier

    Goodness; I hope so! If the rangers can't qualify for soloing, they probably shouldn't be rangers! Nobody should be freaking out about this accident. Rangers aren't gods; they're people. And people have accidents. Accidentally.
  23. New DMM Camalots !

    Mmm ... DMM ... This thread almost makes me want to go climbing. Or at least to the store to fondle some new cams ...
  24. Endurance Athlete Terri Schneider in SEA and PDX

    Thanks for the heads up!