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  1. Where oh where did all my sprayers go?

    Longing for the good old days.
  2. Winter is on the way! $500 Very good condition Black Diamond Justice Skis with Diamir Fritschi Freeride Plus touring bindings--175 cm. Skis and binding show very little wear. I only used these skis once. I believe skis and bindings are the 2009 models. These skis show normal wear in the form of some superficial scratching (see photos). Ski bases are in particularly good condition; binding are in excellent condition. Text (425-312-1784) or PM me. Thanks!
  3. New, in the box; never used. 2013/14 model. Retails for $599; asking $400.
  4. I'd be surprised if you got any pictures of James where he wasn't either flipping off or mooning someone.
  5. I climbed Squamish Buttress for the first time the same day as you (although I ran up a very wet Diedre instead of Calculus). I was actually quite surprised by the crux pitch—I expected it to be of the character of the pitches below it; i.e., soft; however, it was anything but—a solid .10c. Arrived at that pitch around 11:45 AM I think—it was still in the shade and substantially wet. I onsighted the pitch, but it definitely had me worried; while the crack does have a couple of good finger-locks, between those locks I felt rather insecure. Overall, I didn’t think that pitch was as special as I’d heard folks claim it to be—it’s okay (and is probably the best pitch on the climb), but not “classic” as I define the term. What’s your take?
  6. Name our server

  7. shrinking ball disease

    I've lead SBD a few times--I think it protects fine up to the bolt. One of my favorite Vantage routes. The bolt that remains isn't really necessary (but is nice, I always clip it). The route certainly doesn't need another bolt--completely adequate natural protection exists.
  8. Ice tools for sale

    Two Axar ice tools with Black Diamond Android leashes for sale--one hammer, one adze; very good condition. Comes with an extra (unused) pick. $250 obo (shipping not included). Cheers!
  9. Trip: North Early Winters Spire - West Face Date: 7/17/2010 Trip Report: Good route. The 5.11 section (soft) is short with good rests; actually felt the 5.10 pitch above it was a bit more strenuous. Near the top of the 5.11 crack, you are forced to traverse left past a bolt into a different crack system--although some guides suggest setting a belay higher in this crack system, the pro and position are better for belaying (IMHO) from the point at which the system is entered, as opposed to higher up--just a thought. FYI, right now, if descending via single raps, you'll need a 70 meter rope to avoid having to down-climb snow gullies. I believe I lost my driver's license (due to a faulty pocket, and, perhaps, inadequately caffeinated brain) somewhere between the TH and the second pitch of the climb--if you happen to find it I'd be grateful for its return. Gear Notes: Medium rack to 3 inches; I found RPs and C3s to work well for protecting the crux pitch. Approach Notes: Snow free.
  10. Attorneys On This Site

    Yes. Feel free to PM me; happy to point you in the right direction.
  11. 2009/2010 Washington Ice

    Climbed Skookum yesterday--done in 2 rope stretching pitches. Good times. Ice slightly funky, but decent pro is achievable. No wading required (this year); river easily cross-able via a few rocks and a butt-scoot across a log. Climb won't last long--go get it. First pitch:
  12. 10 TCU = $275

    x2- 00 (gray) x2- 0 (purple) x2- 1 (blue) x2- 2 (yellow) x1- 3 (orange) x1- 4 (red) $275
  13. North Cascades Climbing Accident

    From the PI: The Skagit Valley Herald identified two of the dead as Mark Harrison of Bellevue and Jo Backus of Tacoma. The Herald also identified the uninjured climbers as Michael Hannam of Olympia and Janel Fox of Seattle. Their ages were not available.
  14. Partner unable to clean it from the third pitch crux traverse on Outer Space. Please return if you are able to remove; will buy you beer. Thanks.
  15. A First Banning

    Ok, here are your answers: >And the million dollar question: is [AlpineK] banned ? He is not banned; nor was he ever banned. For one reason or another, I blocked a series of IP addresses with wildcards (i.e., an IP blocking method that blocks IP addresses that begin with a certain sequence of numbers); AlpineK could not post due to the fact that the IP address he posts from was included in the sequence of numbers I blocked. He thinks I’m full of shit—maybe you could enlighten him NOLSe; at one time you PMed me on a.com asking why you were banned; if you remember, I told you that you should not be banned, and quickly fixed the problem (the problem being exactly the same IP blocking problem I’ve described above). >It costs some money and even more time to start a BBS site. If you have either one of those wouldn’t you, as a mod (someone who feels so strongly about cc that they donate time to keep things running) on cc.com, want to donate one or both to cc.com? If that is not the case why are you still a mod? There has been discussion of giving a mod admin rights so that he/she could contribute his/her programming skills to the board. I have volunteered a couple of times to help out with programming, but nothing has come of it. >People don’t understand why you chose to start this site especially when you are already a mod on this site. To date I haven’t seen any type of purpose statement for a.com… what to you hope to accomplish with a.com? what is your vision for a.com? what will a.com offer that cc.com can’t? My motivation for beginning the site has changed several times. Originally, I kind of just wanted a place where the banned could post because several of them are my friends; missed their commentary whether or not cc.com acceptable. After dumping a bunch of money in the site, decided I to really work to make the site something worthwhile; my ultimate goal was/is to appeal to a wider audience than cc.com (i.e., bring to the site more than just a (predominately) NW perspective). > [W]hy can’t you merge these ideas with cc.com? Because I’d like to try to accomplish these goals w/out banning and w/out any, or at least very little, moderation. I like the idea of giving people a forum where they are free to speak as they please. It’s inherently hard for one to moderate w/out their personal opinions getting in the way of their moderating decisions; not impossible, just difficult, and some are better at it than others. When at cc.com, I play by cc.com’s rules--at a.com the rules and board goals are different; because of these differences cc.com and a.com cannot merge.