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  1. A few years ago I remember seeing a poster of one of the Yosemite guys free soloing Lord of the Rings in flip-flops w/beer in hand. I think it was taken back in the 70's sometime. Anyone know what I'm talking about and are able to ID the mystery climber, or better yet, post a link where I can buy the poster?

  2. wow, been gone from CC for a little over a year. It's good to see that the spray hasn't changed! bigdrink.gif Here's to CC, home to the best spray on the web!! bigdrink.gif

  3. Anyone done any climbing around Southern Oregon? I'm getting out of the army soon and am going to be moving to Ashland. Seen a couple books on routes around there, but thought I'd ask if anyone has any firsthand experience.

    P.S. it'll be nice to be closer to Yosimite smile.gif might actually get some big wall in sometime in the next year or two

  4. caveman mutiny??? I've been gone for a couple months. Anyone care to clue me in? Did caveman get drunk again? Actually that's a stupid question, of course he got drunk. Anyway, anyone care to explain?

  5. I was able to get 2 weeks off and am looking for someone to go on a road trip with. I have a car and only need someone to help with the driving. I'm also open for suggestions (Tetons, Squamish, Yosimite, or anything in between.) Let me know if anyone is interested in leaving for a week to 2 weeks.

  6. a couple friends and I were also planning on hitting up Hood on saturday the 11th. I'm along for the ride, so I'm not sure what route they had planned, probably the dog route also. Gimpy, if you'd like to link up for a beer or two, let me know.

  7. did this one on mt. si day before yesterday. Wear a mcdonalds t-shirt in hopes of messing up peoples diets by making them crave fast food. Then once you get to the top, climb the haystack in hiking shoes. Wait till it gets dark and then lose the trail on the way down the mountain. If it gets too dark, use the indiglo from your cellphone to light the path.

  8. Chiggers, ticks, gnats, nits. Cicadas. Millipedes, centipedes, omnipedes, minipedes, pincerheads, poison toads, land leeches, skinks. Palmetto bugs. Iguanas, fer-de-lance, wolf spiders, diggers, buzzers, hissers, stinkers. Oonipids. Spitting spiders. Ants. Mites. Flits. Whips. Misquitoes.

    -T. Coraghessan Boyle "Green Hell"

  9. The entire crag is on private property. It goes towards paying for improvements to the crag, and I'm sure a portion goes towards reimbursing the owner of the property for the funds he spent on a lawyer drawing up the liability-release form and for storage of the forms. The owner keeps a copy of all of the waivers on file and occasionally checks up on climbers. He is very friendly though. Oh, it's a one-time fee. If you want more info go to: http://www.portlandrockgym.com/carver.htm

  10. got a little bored and decided to check out the mountain hardwear site. Who knew that they made kilts? Thinkin about buying a pair for those hot days on the rock when a little extra airflow might be nice cool.gif" border="0 Then again, 85 bucks is a little steep for a skirt.

  11. icegirl, if you want to learn how to shoot, let me know. I am with 2nd ranger battallion, us army and know a fair amount about shooting guns. If i don't know about it, i know people who are experts. let me know if you want instructions on how to shoot people in the face. tongue.gif" border="0

  12. Well, I would hope that the latest edition of the pub club was a success (minus spelling/punctuation misshaps caused by drunkeness!!) well, it seems that a party in leavenworth is in order. Other news. . . . Some people can't have more that a few beers without falling over in their chair tongue.gif" border="0

    The final count of people was about 17, so I would consider it a success smile.gif" border="0[big Drink][big Drink][big Drink][big Drink] Hmmm, I know I drank at least that much tongue.gif" border="0

  13. Planning a trip June 8-15th. Was going to do Yosemite, but will probably be too hot. I'm looking for ideas if anyone has any. Something within about 700 miles from portland would be ideal. Also looking for anyone who would like to join. Trip could include mountaineering, climbing (sport, trad, bouldering) or whatever. Oh, I'll be at the spar tomorrow night. I'm Kevin. [big Drink]

    [ 04-01-2002: Message edited by: Slide ]

  14. Anyone have any experience with the Roadrunner 2 tent from The North Face? Seems like it is getting good reviews around the web. Also, could anyone recommend a good radar detector to use for my summer climbing trip around the west? I'm going all the way to bishop and then vegas and would like to drive REALLLLY fast all the way there!

    [ 03-27-2002: Message edited by: Slide ]

  15. I'm going to be hitting up exit 38 a few times a week after school in Tacoma. I get off at 4:00. Monday or Tuesday (July 9 or 10th) I'll be going to the Far Side of 38 to check out Grit Scone. I'll prolly just be soloing/bouldering. If you are interested in meeting me there, my # is 503-819-1108. My name's Kevin btw.

  16. You'll need about 9 QD's, plus anchor gear. Definetely buy the guide. you can pick it up at backpackers supply in tacoma, and i think i also saw it at vertical world in seattle (yes i do go to gyms on rainy days everyone.) Some of my favorite climbs in the 5.8-5.9 range are Blown Away (5.9, has a really fun stem start, or you can start in the crack and move over) and Pump and Rest (5.9, has a really nice lean back crack about 1/2 way up) both of these are on Boyal Bobbins wall, by far the most often used wall.

    I've only done a few 5.10+ routes at fossil, all on Battle of the Bulge Wall. Out of Step (5.10d) was quite fun, can get a little pumpy if you do it slow. Express Arete (5.11a) is my current favorite route so far though, used a great mix of heel hooks and body tension, with some little crimps on the right. You can either clip your way up, or if you want, lead up Mr. Meanie (5.9+) and use the same anchors to toprope the both previous routes.

    Anyway, check out the guidebook.

  17. I'm at Fort Lewis. Due to being on a 1 hour recall notice, I tend to climb Spire fairly often. Other good spots in the area are Fossil Rock in Yelm, and I've heard talk of some sandstone in Wilkesson.

    I keep looking around the Olympia area too, seems like there is a lot of rock in the ground (i.e. the park next to the old Oly brewery.) Anyone know of anything (even boulders.)

    [This message has been edited by Slide (edited 05-30-2001).]

  18. No class on this board at all. Anybody remember the first time seeing Apocolypse Now? Ride of the Valkeries rocks for the initial psych up while driving or riding the mt bike to the rock.

    For the climb, it's gotta be punk. Dwarves, Minor Threat, Descendants, Agnostic Front, The Cramps, DK, Sleater-Kinney. More technical climbs, Fatboy Slim, MC Solaar, Digable Planets, Massive Attack, or anything else that goes down smooth and has a good beat.

    For the top, Pavarotti, Cowboy Junkies, Morphine, Robert Miles, Leonard Cohen, or anything that will take the edge off and let you enjoy the view.

  19. cool, thanks. I'll prolly ride my nasty beat up trek in. Used to leave it unlocked around Portland and not have it stolen. It's amazing what a few wrecks and a handful of stickers can do to lower the aesthetics of a bike smile.gif