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  1. If anyone is interested in selling women's 7 us climbing shoes, please email me at lebondy@hotmail.com Any with no holes will work. They are for a beginning climber. Thanks, Lloyd
  2. For those of you who actually gave good ethical answers to my question, thanks!!!!!!!! I agree that things should be left the way they are except for the extremely rusted out anchors. ' For those of you who added the typical "rock jock" flair about "don't climb there if you don't like it", you can kiss my ass. You are the ones who give other climbers a bad name by thinking you are better than everyone else. Why not try and help someone understand rather than jump to conclusions and tear them apart. As I stated before, I was information gathering. I understand. Thanks to all of you who were honest and actually took time to help.
  3. I would be more than happy to lend a hand if you need one. I just don't see falling on old rusty bolts necessary if they can be changed. Let me know if I can help and thanks for a good answer instead of being a dumbass like dberdinka.
  4. There is a big difference between scary and stupid. I led the pitches without a problem. I'm not concerned for my safety as much as that of someone else's. For instance, there is a flake that has busted off, just above the first pitch anchor. It is about 2 feet wide and 3 or 4 feet tall and probably weighs about 200-300 pounds. How smart is it to climb with the potential of that thing nailing you causing old nasty bolts to break off. The runouts that are currently there are long enough that it is more like soloing than sport climbing. Why not just use pitons and remove the bolts? For that matter, why not remove all the bolts and make it a solo route. Who decides how this is to be done? I see new bolts going up all the time and I don't hear a lot of complaining about it. I'm just trying to get a general concensus.
  5. A freind and I went to static point and climbed a few pitches of Online yesterday. The approach is ruthless but the weather and rock were great. Does anyone happen to know if retro bolting is allowed? Also, can bolts be added to reduce the runouts? The anchor bolts were 1/4" and a lot of the exposed bold had been rusted out. It wasn't just surface rust. I am against over-bolting good routes as I'm sure most of you are. However, I believe the runouts there could seriously injure someone if they were to fall. Especially if one of those rustbombs were to break. Any and all info would be appreciated. Thanks!!
  6. I have lived here less then 2 years and have been climbing less than that, so pick a new excuse. (anyway refer to my post above) Hey now... I have been to Leavenworth several times and I love it! If you have ever tried to find Static Point per Smoots book, you'd know he's full of crap and inaccurate. It's always good to have a nice reference to go by.
  7. Where can we get this new book and how much does it cost? Some of us haven't lived/climbed here all of our lives and need a little help catching up. Thanks!!!!
  8. Thanks for your help Erik! I appreciate it.
  9. Thanks for your reply. I have been to both of the web sites you linked before. I currently set routes for VW and am familiar with their set up. The link tells what they use, but not how to go about it and it lacks specifics. I'm sure they won't share the information as they sell the complete panels for an outrageous amount.
  10. Would anyone here happen to know how to make the texture used on climbing walls like at Vertical World or Stone Gardens? I am building one in my garage and would like to do a nice texture job on it. I think I am on the right track by using a concrete patching epoxy to mix with the concrete, but I believe I have to treat the plywood before applying the mixture. Any help you could give would be appreciated. Thanks!!
  11. I haven't attended yet, but would definately consider if there were a non-smoking pub club. I don't know most of you, but would like to increase my number of climbing contacts. I agree and think it's a great idea!
  12. I saw a great add for Bell helmets once. The ad read " It's what separates the men from the organ donors" It had a cool pic. of a dude dropping off a ledge on his mountain bike. Anyway.. thought it was a cool ad.
  13. Here is a link to the root of my dilemma. I read a tech tip in Rock and Ice saying to use a figure-eight-bend. See the link below http://www.climbing.com/Pages/Techtip_pages/194/image_pages.194/TT-194-trad-fig01.html
  14. Will do. I wouln't go on verbal or typed information alone.
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