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About steelhead

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    Sailing Instructor
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    Tacoma WA
  1. What is the best burger joint?

    If yer heading up the penninsula (yeh I know the rock sucks) Fat Smittys is great. hwy 101 up toward deception on the west side of the road. Big ol wooden statue of Smitty and a burger in front. you cant miss it. By far the best burger joint in WA.
  2. alpine ultra-light packs

    anyone ever use those GOLITE packs? do they have good enough suspension for up to 35lbs? Im thinking of the Khamsin 62, but it may be a bit large. I want a pack large enough for mountaineering jonts, but suitable for summit/alpine style climbing. any suggestions?
  3. crack smoker wanted

    mmmm. I tryed that email address and it didnt seem to work. damn, I was realy looking for a good ol crack whore as a parter.
  4. Do you toke up?

    back in my highschool days of bouldering and gym climbing, I smoked and thought it improved my ability to climb, ski whatever. I tought I became in sync with my ability to move effortlessly and push my climbing beyond my comfort range. When training I could maintain focus and not get distracted or make excuses (Iknow it sounds like the opposite of what most would expect). After my freshman year in college I quit smoking. It was a good thing because I could not imagine climbing in any real sense (rope management, placing pro etc..)while being high. Its just plain dangerous and stupid. For the actual climbing part, things like bouldering are fairly harmless I suppose. I now know that I can get in sync with my movement without the high and Im a much better climber/skier because of it.
  5. crack smoker wanted

    I live in Ttown and have wheels and a decent rack (pro, not juggies). I'm willing to second on cracks in the 5.9 range, mabey 10s. Im comfortable leading 8's but I can and will work harder routes up to 5.10 (and harder on sport if I can stand it). Id like to second routes like outer space and harder cracks so I can climb them on lead soon. Alpine stuff would be great too. Id like to do some stuff in the early winter spires and liberty crack, but I need a partner at or above my ability. you can email me at lalaidama@earthlink.net
  6. Climbing?

    Hey it sounds like you and me are in the same boat. I live in Ttown and have a preaty decent rack (pro, not juggies). Ive got wheels and could meet you somewhere between cities or at the crag. Im anxious to get some more leading experience. Im comfortable leading 8's but I can and will work harder routes up to 5.10. Id like to second routes like outer space and harder cracks so I can climb them on lead soon. Alpine stuff would be great too. Id like to do some stuff in the early winter spires and liberty crack, but I need a partner at or above my ability. you can email me @ lalaidama@earthlink.net
  7. Gaiters for Sale

    dido! Ive got the same gaiters for sale, used a couple o times 25 bones will do. thanks, Jamie lalaidama@earthlink.net [This message has been edited by steelhead (edited 06-11-2001).]
  8. Scarpa T2 size 10

    two seasons old, just getting rid of them because theyre a little big after the linings packed out. these will fit size 10.5 feet well. $250 OBO lalaidama@earthlink.net [This message has been edited by steelhead (edited 06-11-2001).]
  9. Fee Demo & Mt Rainier

    Helens tops it all.... did you know snomobilers do not have to pay "impact fees" to go above 5000 ft, yet climbers do?! I found this out when I was planning my annual ski tour this year. for more info about why you should boycot the fee demo program go to wildwilderness.org. I have decided from now on to only pay fines (if I ever get them) to climb peaks, and I leave my trip plans with friends for safety, rather than registering with smokey. I too initially accepted the fees to help pay for trail maint etc.. The more I looked into this fee demo program I realized there is much more politics envolved. I decided to boycot the fees. Keep in mind this is a DEMO program and will be instituted if it funds the needs of public lands. The more people voice their oppinion against this program, these fees are less likely to be enforced. keep climbing, stop paying
  10. Weeknight climbing

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  11. Fee Demo & Mt Rainier

    The Fee Demo does not seem like a legit way to fund public lands. climbers are taking it in the backdoor to fund projects initiated by the ARC (american recreational cooalition), creating paved roads and easy axcess for motorized vehicles. The public lands are in desparate need of funds, but is this really legitimate means of taxation? the govt is accepting money from the ARC, influencing legislation in support of motorized access, AND they are not putting adequate funding into park maint. To whose benifit are these funds going?
  12. fossil beta

    I live in T town and often go to Nbend area if ive only got a few hours. how far away is fossil and what type of climbing is it. rock type? grades? style? [This message has been edited by steelhead (edited 06-05-2001).]
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