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  1. I think you are talking about pitch 5 (5.7 8 bolts, staying left of the bush). We had the same issues as the leader ran the rope almost all the way out without finding the anchor. You've got to commit to making that last tree protected move to the right to see the anchors. We bailed after p6, and rapping p5 left us with only a couple feet of rope at the anchor. Next party up there should bring a wrench to tighten a few bolts.
  2. Stim Bullitt - RIP

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2009088473_webbullitt20m.html Stimson Bullitt, former president of KING Broadcasting, dead at 89 Charles Stimson "Stim" Bullitt, former president of King Broadcasting, political activist, lawyer, author and businessman, died Sunday at 89. By Jack Broom Charles Stimson "Stim" Bullitt, former president of King Broadcasting, political activist, lawyer, author and businessman, died Sunday at 89. Bullitt died peacefully at his West Seattle home following a long illness, according to family members. Bullitt was the eldest child of A. Scott Bullitt and KING founder Dorothy Stimson Bullitt. He grew up in The Highlands, north of Seattle, and was educated at Yale University and the University of Washington Law School, according to HistoryLink.org. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart after suffering an shrapnel wound in the Philippines. After the war, he became active in a variety of Democratic causes, making an unsuccessful run for Congress in 1952. In 1961, he became president of KING-TV. He opposed the Vietnam War and many of the policies of President Richard Nixon, which resulted in him being placed on Nixon's "enemies list." Stimson created Seattle's Harbor Properties, constructing more that 1,300 residences, including affordable housing and the signature Harbor Steps on First Avenue. As an attorney, he was known for his work on environmental and human-rights causes. Survivors include his wife Clementine "Tina" Hollingsworth Bullitt, and former wife Kay Bullitt, of Seattle; sister Harriet Bullitt of Leavenworth; daughters Ashley Bullitt of Port Townsend, Jill Bullitt Rigsbee of Durham, N.C., Dorothy Bullitt and Margaret Bullitt, both of Seattle, son Fred Nemo of Portland; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Another son, Ben Bullitt, died in 1981.
  3. Lance!

    #7 is in the bag with another world class performance.
  4. Aasgard Pass rescue

    Whoa. Aren't you hard core.
  5. Mad Rock sues Climb X

    Who really gives a flying f*ck?!? Obviously you don't have a life.
  6. Forrest Service Parking Permit

    Nope. You can park there with a DFW Vehicle Use Permit, which is cheaper than a fishing permit.
  7. Helmets ?

    Always (except TRing in the gym). Seen belayers get hit by falling rocks. Seen lead climbers fall awkwardly and smack their head. Had folks kick off rocks randomly from above. Ice chunks are always flying in the wintertime. Banged my helmeted head on roofs when climbing around them. Helmets like the Petzl Meteor fit well and weigh little. I can't waste any more brain cells.
  8. Grivel G12 vs BD Sabretooth

    Petzl Vasaks.
  9. Dry Tooling

    Your mama is drytooling.
  10. Thanksgiving Ice & Desert Road Trip

    Hi. My penis is this long: 8============> Can I go?
  11. Ten Years

    I'd say the big turning point occured on the 2nd ascent of The Disappearing Floor route on Mt. Hardy, a climb inspired by Dan and Forrest's TR here on the forum. 50ft out, pulling a 5.10 mantel very much at my limit, onto a ledge which looked more like a litterbox, is the first time I REALLY had to keep it together, and it all started here. Serious fwappage.
  12. Forrest Service Parking Permit

    Serious rc.com material. And you think you are superior?
  13. Gamma MX

    The cut of the OR jacket blows goats.
  14. WTB Rock Shoes

    If you're in Seattle, there's a store called Second Ascent that sells used climbing shoes.
  15. What's the latest on the unobtanium picks?
  16. Gamma MX

    Wait till you try an eVent jacket. Rab makes the best. Westcomb blows goats.
  17. a libertarian wet dream

    Quite the debate skills you've got there. You're standard tactical retort is ad hominem attacks. No, don't worry. I don't expect an intelligent response.
  18. HEXES

    And if you climb at Tieton, bring a set or two.
  19. Gamma MX

    Wal-Mart sells an excellent line of track jackets that work just fine. No need to overspend just for the squashed bird logo. Leave that for the poseurs.
  20. The Milton Bradley Report

    Why do you support these multi-millionaires?
  21. Trying to move out to Seattle.

    As as an 'aspiring' guide, you might consider contacting the local guide services. http://www.aai.cc/Employment/ http://mountainguides.com/employment.shtml http://www.alpineascents.com/contact.asp http://www.mountainmadness.com/contact/contact.cfm Also http://www.wta.org/about/job-opportunities
  22. Elbow tendonitis

    Forget the pseudo-science and quackery. Read this: Dodgy elbows
  23. A single twin works fine.
  24. A note to aid climbers

    Reminds me of when the free climbers were leaving their ropes draped over the route instead of coiling them up at the end of the day.