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  1. johnny

    Blood etiquette

    chalk + blood = blood gravy. Yummy!!!!
  2. Sounds like a fun trip!! Your gear comments made me smile as they describe Moore's Wall Quartzite exactly: Tricams, small offsets and lots of TCU's (I never, ever placed a 00 until I climbed here!) I hope the get up that way sometime this summer....... Congrats on a great trip!
  3. If you are willing to mail them to North Carolina (I'd pay shipping of course!!) I would love to purchase your TCU's one can never have too many of the little buggers out here!!! e-mail me at john.iverson@ncmail.net Thanks, John PICK ME!! OOOOH OOOOH OOOOH PICK ME!!!!!
  4. Oldman- I climb pretty frequently at bouldering gym put together by Jim Horton of Houndears fame here in NC and there is one constant that makes it the best indoor climbing I have ever experienced: BIG SLOPERS. no tendon unfriendly crimpers or rails, just long throws to big fat slopey holds on a steep wall. Works your core and contact strength without stressing anything else. NOTHING sucks more than injuring yourself while climbing INDOORS!!!!!! IMHO.
  5. Like many of you I have really, REALLY enjoyed this site. Now that I live on the other coast it is a great place to go when I find myself missing all the clouds and drizzle while I put on more sunscreen......did I say miss, what I meant to say was dimly remembered............... Few people seem to want to mention names but I have also recieved violent e-mails from this person (IF it is who has been mentioned) I have pissed a few people off here, who hasn't? But these were definately over the line. I did not save any of them but if they linger on in some deep, dark cc.com archive, then they could be useful if this were to take a legal spin?...?....? Jon and Timmy rock and I am sure I speak for everyone here when I say if you need assistance, all you need to do is ask. Peace, John
  6. Boone, you Rock!....I was the son, you know, the younger, better looking one. Glad you liked the steps across the glacier! Stuart really kicked our asses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My father and I didn't get up the ridge quite as fast as you but the climb was absolutely stellar nonetheless Was especially cool for me for two reasons as I grew up out there but now live in North Carolina; I was just out in Wash as a tourist Other and perhaps more important reason was being able to do such a beautiful climb with my dad....Old man is 60 and I still can barely keep up with him!!!! I'm just lucky I guess.
  7. Can you sleeze by without crampons on the traverse between Goat Pass and the ridge? In approach shoes? Also, anybody bivy on the summit? I was there 20 years ago....that was pre-wake-n-bake so my memory is a bit fuzzy....are there any good spots up there or should one plan to nap down lower?
  8. Thanks guys, just been checking some of the things you recommended in the guidebook and am getting pretty psyched!!!!! Ivan, there is no ultra wanker division. It's just that many of the people I've met and climbed with here in NC are leading stuff that I can barely or just plain can't follow. (and very likely never will!) Puts things in about as much perspective as one can take! I can't think of a better way to improve though!!!!!
  9. Finally got my Summer vacation plans worked out and I have 3-4 days to play in Squamish in July. I have been there once before (did Diedre and a day at Smoke Bluffs) but I want to do more long moderate stuff this time. Any of you Canadian or wanna-be Canadians have any must do's in the 8 to 10- range? St Vitus and Sunblessed sound awsome but Sunblessed would be right at my leading limit so is a bit intimidating but looks too cool to skip! (can you say French free ) Also.....where is some of the bouldering I have heard hinted at in the area?? Any ideas would be hugely appreciated!
  10. Hey, thanks for the info.... Erik, when you say Apex mine, is that close to Apex pass? All I have so far is the lame map in the guide and it shows a Tungsten mine across the creek from Apex pass, is that it? Sounds like a pretty cool place to spend a few days!
  11. Was wondering if anyone here had done any of the South face routes on Cathedral or the Monk? Is there a shorter approach than the Boundry trail's 20 miles or so? I'm planning a visit in late August and have been drooling over the info in the Becky guide. Thought I'd ask you guys since you lucky bastards still live over there! Thanks, John
  12. Did it on the Daddy in Linville Gorge with my girl. There are a couple of expansive ledges several pitches up....Wait, was it Did my girl on the Daddy? or Did the Daddy on my girl? I am not so sure anymore.....It was quite fun though!
  13. A kayaker friend of mine once said to use Massengale (sp?) douches for all your odor problems. not sure about shoe applications...... "If it can handle the funk, then it can handle your junk!"
  14. But wait, if you call now theres more......Sauratown (sport, mixed), Crowders (everything) Rumbling Bald (bouldering, trad, bolts), Cedar Mtn.(scary bolted), Green Mtn.(even scarier bolted), Hawksbill (steep gear), Likely more cragging here than just about anywhere! Rick, drop me a line, our little "Tuesday Night Climbers" club will be meeting this tuesday (19th At 7:30pm) at the Childrens Home wall in W-S. Membership is quite exclusive, some hazing and other humiliating antics may be required......Might actually do a little plastic pulling too.
  15. bolt clipper.....question.....The Sierra piece, was it a gore-tex or other laminate or was it a breathable coating? That makes a huge difference in its cost, not to mention its overall performance and longevity. I have a Precip and it is great but does not really breath too well and it is just not going to last, but it is only coated. The Theta and the Marmot piece I belive are both Gore's new XCR, the Theta being a 3 layer one at that. They might cost more but a good 3 layer piece will likely outlast you.......even if it don't pack down too well. Apples and banannas????
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