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Everything posted by Off_White

  1. City of Rocks Climb

    You might try the Newbies forum, though I think you'll find this a difficult sell. Most folks from here who are at City of Rocks have traveled a fair distance to get there and probably have a full agenda that doesn't include providing free instruction. If you're in the Seattle area, you might reshape your ask to see if someone wants to spend an afternoon at Exit 38 or some such, or whatever the equivalent local crag is to your location.
  2. Roskelly, Auer, Lama missing after avalanche

    Word from John Roskelly via Tony Yeary is that they are in fact dead. :-(
  3. I've had moths show up more with sweaters, rugs, and other coarser wool items. Of course, my wife is a fiber artist with a basement full of wool fleece, felt art pieces, wool quilt batts, and other assorted such things. Large ziploc bags for storage of wool items works pretty well.
  4. Joseph, I submit to you that there is one reason, and one reason alone: Names In the Guidebook.
  5. Current Snow Levels?

    If you're looking for workout work about all I've got in the hopper is wood splitting...
  6. Current Snow Levels?

    They have a nice track at Capitol High School.
  7. [TR] Mesahchie Peak / Ice Fall Coloir (PICS!)

    Yes, exactly.
  8. Vesper Peak question

    I think she found DB Cooper's millions and skedaddled for Bali.
  9. Vesper Peak question

    I must have been living under a rock, never heard of Sam Sayers. Phew, that's some time I'll never get back.
  10. CC.com Traffic Decrease?

    Nice to see you chime in, we're hoping this place has outgrown that soul sucking phase, people have other places to take their aggression games these days. It's pretty swell when your kids grow up and are still some of your favorite people. I've been climbing with my 27 year old daughter once a week lately, it's just been so much fun.
  11. best of cc.com Pictures From the Wayback Machine

    While we're at Reeds Pinnacle, here's Stone Groove - Thanksgiving 76 or 77. One of those climbs where I was so pumped I had to have someone else untie my knot. Fortunately the upper crack was wide enough I could just stuff my blood engorged forearms into the crack and it was a perfect fit.
  12. best of cc.com Pictures From the Wayback Machine

    I just read that story the other day, it was in the NWMJ I think, first issue.
  13. [TR] Sloan Peak - Corkscrew 11/17/2018

    Nice, thanks for the report. Excellent job making use of the atypical November weather.
  14. best of cc.com Pictures From the Wayback Machine

    Ho man, I can still viscerally recall the cottonmouth experienced leading Moby Dick center, probably also around summer of 77. Number 11 hex and the sound it made rotating on a couple of crystals that barely held it in place, nothing to do but try and summon some spit and keep going. I've never been a brilliant crack climber, so that route back then was a proud lesson in just sucking it up and getting it done. I might have backed off if I had any confidence in the gear I put in.
  15. best of cc.com Pictures From the Wayback Machine

    Also 1977, Central Pillar of Frenzy, Middle Cathedral
  16. best of cc.com Pictures From the Wayback Machine

    Yes, I was pretty smitten with black and white in the seventies too. The Pink Boulder in Mission Gorge, San Diego circa 1977. Access to these boulders is officially closed these days for habitat protection along the San Diego River.
  17. My take on intermittent fasting as a climber..

    Pretty interesting, thanks for sharing your write up.
  18. Unrepeated routes in N Cascades (winter type)

    I just thought you'd like being called "boss", but I thought it appropriate to keep on topic so I took it down. It wouldn't make a great winter route, it's a long ways in and more of an arete. Pro opportunities in the summer were just fine, and the rock wasn't very chossy, but it didn't seem like it had the kind of features that would ice up nicely and provide any lovely mixed lines. It's a long long ways in during winter when the highway is closed, and lots of avalanche terrain to get there. I'll toss it up again when some more summerish "unrepeated climbs" thread comes along.
  19. Unrepeated routes in N Cascades (winter type)

    Oh, sorry boss, missed your instructions.
  20. CC.com Traffic Decrease?

    Uh, yes, yes you are. ;-) I know, pot, kettle, and all that rubbish. I do recollect, and I still have all your old vinyl stored in the rafters. Damned cat flayed the spines off all the albums and now I've got a passel of worthless collectibles!
  21. CC.com Traffic Decrease?

    Wow, RBW visitation, that's awesome. One of the good guys I've missed around here, good to see you!. CascadeClimber, sorry you got treated that way, I can't recall anything you've ever posted that was out of line. As moderators we were never privvy to anyone's private messages unless they were forwarded to us, so certainly I was unaware of the degree of bile those boys spewed on the people who actually made this a good place. They're long gone, but sadly they've left their mark behind. It was neither normal nor entertaining. Anyway, this place is still worthwhile, just a lot calmer. People take their vitriol to Facebook or other social media these days, and there is still a lot of information and good people here. Spray is now a worldwide phenomena, you don't have to come here to insult strangers anymore.
  22. White Pass Palisades?

    Over the years I've asked the same questions, and got far enough to scope out maps and determine that there are some logging roads on the other side that could get you pretty close up above the cliff. They're still finding good stuff over the hill on the drier east side in the Tieton Canyon, and the Palisades would require some serious cleaning effort and likely wouldn't get enough traffic to stay clean. There's a handful of other crags along the west side of Highway 12 I've idly scoped out over the years, but never with enough intent to get out bushwacking. If you want to investigate your question sooner you might get a hold of Andy Fitz or Jim Yoder, they've both spent a lot of time exploring the east side of the pass and might know more.
  23. Vertical Limit guide to climbing

    I suppose the current Free Solo is just as realistic for most of us.
  24. best of cc.com Pictures From the Wayback Machine

    Great set of photos Mr Crankin sir. My only question is how did you keep track of all the Dons back then? Was there ever an ascent with just you, Brooks, and Heller?
  25. best of cc.com Pictures From the Wayback Machine

    Yes it is, thank you.