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About Copperhead

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    Redmond, WA, USA
  1. PubClub 6/5

    Eastside's turn? I recommend the Redmond Brewery, AKA Bear Creek Brewing Co. It's in Redmond. It has plenty of outdoor seating too. Another good eastside alternitive is the Redhook Brewery in Woodinville. It has a huge outdoor deck. tawk amongst yerselves...
  2. Scale for Weighing Gear

    OOPS. The website, if interested; for the climbing shop in the UW district is:http://www.promountainsports.com/ They have odd hours, so be sure to check before hand. quote: Originally posted by dan e: Does anyone have any suggestions for a cheap, fairly accurate scale for weighing gear? I would prefer something that I can hang gear on and I thought about using a fish scale, but I am not sure how accurate they are? Any advise would be much appreciated! Dan E.
  3. Scale for Weighing Gear

    Once Apon A Time... REI used to have a scale in their original Capitol Hill store, and would also weigh everything independent of the mfg claims too. Not now... I believe that the Canadian alternative to what REI used to be, MEI, still weighs items for their catalog on their own scale. quote: Originally posted by dan e: Does anyone have any suggestions for a cheap, fairly accurate scale for weighing gear? I would prefer something that I can hang gear on and I thought about using a fish scale, but I am not sure how accurate they are? Any advise would be much appreciated! Dan E.
  4. Scale for Weighing Gear

    Don't know your location, but a local shop in the UW district (North) has a scale. They weight all the gear they sell independent of mfg claims. FYI, The owner is a co-author of "Selected Climbs In the Cascades". quote: Originally posted by dan e: Does anyone have any suggestions for a cheap, fairly accurate scale for weighing gear? I would prefer something that I can hang gear on and I thought about using a fish scale, but I am not sure how accurate they are? Any advise would be much appreciated! Dan E.
  5. How the Fee Demo Affects Freedom

    All, This free permit system is exactly the same technique that was used out here in WA before the fee based permits were required. With free permits, the land managers are better able to track the usage and feasability of instituting a fee system in a certain area. Even though we are now recquired to have a $25 parking permit for our cars, it is only enforced at the popular trailheads and parking areas. These popular locations all have several signs announcing that a permit is required (wonder where the money came from for those?). Go to more remote areas, and there are no signs and spotty enforcement. quote: Originally posted by carolyn: We are fortunate here in MN where we dont have any fees yet (*knock on wood*) for the boundary waters or other National Forests. You are required to get a free permit, tho. We pay 20 bucks or so for an annual state park permit in order to park in their lots (or $5/day?). But its easy enough if you want to park on the side of a road somewhere instead.[/QB]
  6. Funniest Term in Climbing Slang

    I've always got a juvenile thrill out using the term 'Rack'. Even if you've just introduced youselves, Climbers don't mind if you ask them if they have a nice one. If they really do have a nice one, they are always willing to show it to you and let you use it.
  7. Mountaineers

    For years I have been following Nancy Reagan's policy of "just say no". I pick up the mountaineers monthly rag at their clubhouse, and use it to determine where their hoardes are going to be in the backcountry at any given time.
  8. What's the best piece of gear you own?

    My kudo's go to Bonatti key lock biners. They are quick clips for those manky 1/4 antique bolts still found out there in the desert SW and other remote areas. Modern biners have too big of a lip flare to go through easily. They also double as my racking biners for wired nuts. Without the notch, the wires come off easily. Downside is that they flex a lot when bounce testing a piece... CRAZY CREEK CHAIR! It absoloutly rocks On multiday NW or AK alpine climbs. storm bound in a tent or cooking it's the ultimate luxury piece. It doubles as my sleeping pad in the summer. On snow, I use it in conjunction with a 3/4 ultralight thermorest for the above the waist insulation/padding and lay out the flattened Crazy Creek for foot/thigh insulation. Placed against my back inside a pack or haul bag, alleviates lacerated kidneys from pins and cams. Adds support/padding in my Sea Kayak after the salt water has me a bit chafed. Patagucci Puffball. Lighter, warmer and WAAY more compressible than fleece, Great windshirt, quick drying. Not recommended for chimneys. Last and not least, my REI handkerchief with pictures of knots on it. Entertaining instruction when tentbound. Snot rag, tourniquet, pot holder, do rag, shoulder padding against straps, neck protection against the sun, washcloth, gag for unusually chatty partners...
  9. Whats the best gear you have "McGuivered"?

    Many, Many years ago when the coffee trend was just beginning, and REI was a gear store, I fashioned a french press out of existing plunger and a nalgene bottle with top cut off - still in use today. Too bad we were so busy getting out there, we could of made thou$ands!
  10. [ 12-16-2001: Message edited by: Copperhead ]
  11. Beckeyisms

    quote: Originally posted by nolanr: Paraphrase: The damn USGS topo map has the summit mislabeled, but I know better than they do... If I remember correctly, Sahale Pk bench marker is incorrectly labled Boston Pk. Try to figure that one out when you are on top, but with limited visibility... [ 11-07-2001: Message edited by: Copperhead ]
  12. Beckeyisms

    "Use the marginal belay bush." This opens it up the topic of grading belay's. When does it become bomber? When you equalize between 3 marginal bushes??
  13. On page 56, Jack Handey wrote a bit about his favorite thing. Only problem is that he doesn't tell us. Anyone figure it out?
  14. Big Wall Dreams?

    Hey, I'm looking for a partner that would be interested in investing the summer to do some clean aid routes around Wa and BC with the goal of pulling off something in Yosemite or Zion in September.
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