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G-spotter last won the day on May 22

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About G-spotter

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  1. Safety in 4th Class Terrain

    Perhaps a "secure stance" is like a "rest step"
  2. Safety in 4th Class Terrain

    There's a basic lack of secure stances on steep shale bands but guides shortrope there anyway.
  3. Safety in 4th Class Terrain

    There's a basic inequality (experienced guide, litigious and inexperienced client) at the heart of short-roping. It's not being done to make the team safer. It doesn't make the guide any safer. It only makes the client safer. The guide is doing it to protect the client and thus to protect themselves from accusations of negligence. If two guides are climbing together on the same terrain they aren't going to short rope through it.
  4. I took a summit shot of you as well. You're pretty small though
  5. banff used to tell you that in the alpine the best technique is to crap in the open and smear it out into a thin layer on talus with another rock so UV can do its work. burial and/or covering just preserves it.
  6. Black Diamond and Walmart

    nothing says "anticompetitive practices" like vendor licensing agreements.
  7. Safety in 4th Class Terrain

    4th class can mean so many things. It can mean: "This terrain is 5th class with no pro opportunities" (runout). You run into that a lot on old mountain routes. Especially Culbert/Woodsworth/Clarke mountain routes. Just give'r till you find a spot you can belay. It can mean "Somebody needs a belay due to the exposure" (scary but easy) It can mean "It's not worth it to take the rope off for this easy bit between two harder pitches" (time management) It can mean "Moving together roped up" It can even mean "you're scrambling, but it feels too hard to call 3rd class" I think of 3rd, 4th and 5th class as ranges. 4th overlaps from about the middle of 3rd all the way to around 5.8.
  8. best of cc.com The Nodder?

    Can you believe it?
  9. Close call for Summitchaser

    Eh, his last downclimb was very fast
  10. best of cc.com The Nodder?

    sure is, Nodder
  11. Cascade Volcanic Arc is not the same thing as Cascade Mountains. The Cascade Volcanic Arc runs from Silverthrone to Lassen, so it includes a fair chunk of the southern Coast Mountains as well as all of the Cascades. Btb you got Silverthrone Meager group Cayley group Garibaldi all the US ones I'm pretty sure nobody's done all of those in a season let alone in a year.
  12. Smoke Conditions in Stuart Range?

    A friend climbed the Passenger at WA Pass yesterday and said it was pretty clear bc the winds had blown all the smoke away. Very hot though
  13. How do people choose glaciers for unroped travel?

    If you can't answer this question, rope up until you can.
  14. Safety in 4th Class Terrain

    the awesome thing about not being guided is never having to shortrope 4th class terrain