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  1. Climbing Books

    Going sailing - need to clear out a bit. All books in pretty good condition. First $50 takes them all. 3 book minimum purchase. Local pickup in Olympia or will ship cheap. Extreme Alpinism (Twight 1999) - $8 Selected Climbs in the Cascades Vol I and II (Nelson and Potterfield)- $5/ea West Coast Ice (Serl and Kay 1993) - $5 Climbers Guide to Squamish (McLane 1999) - $15 Alpine Select Climbs in SW BC & NW Washington (McLane 2001) - $15 Leavenworth Rock (Kramar 1996) - $10 Avalanche Safety for Skiers and Climbers (Daffern 1992) - $4 minor water damage Mount Rainer A climbing Guide (Gauthier 1999) - $4 medium water damage 100 Hikes in North Cascades National Park region - $3 water damage
  2. Climbing Books

    Don't want to be running back and forth to the post office 10 times.
  3. Mt Adams

    Find out what the conditions are like? Been thinking of heading up there this weekend.
  4. 8.9 Quake in Sumatra

    Here's a list of some (among many others) aid organizations that are helping out and could use donations: American Jewish World Service (800) 889-7146 http://www.ajws.org American Red Cross International Response Fund (800) HELP-NOW American Red Cross http://www.redcross.org Catholic Relief Services (800) 736-3467 Catholic Relief Services http://www.catholicrelief.org Direct Relief International (805) 964-4767 Direct Relief International http://www.directrelief.org Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (888) 392-0392 Doctors Without Borders http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org International Medical Corps (800) 481-4462 International Medical Corps http://www.imcworldwide.org International Orthodox Christian Charities Middle East Crisis Response (877) 803-4622 International Orthodox Christian Charities http://www.iocc.org Mercy Corps (800) 852-2100 Mercy Corps http://www.mercycorps.org Operation USA (800) 678-7255 Operation USA http://www.opusa.org
  5. FS: Barryvox Avy Transceivers

    Almost new - $200/obo. Free shipping or pick up in Oly.
  6. FS: Barryvox Avy Transceivers

    Still avaialable.
  7. FS: Barryvox Avy Transceivers

    Mine is almost two years old (so shouldn't be affected by recall.) Had great intentions of using it a bunch up at Baker, but moved south soon afterward buying it and rarely (unfortunateley)go backcountry any more. Serial Number on carrying case = 101030 No serial number on inside - various codes,etc.,but nothing that resembles a serial number. Only have 1.
  8. Vantage - Saturday

    Planning on heading to Vantage. Meeting someone Sunday, but wouldn't mind climbing Saturday. I'll drive up and probably be able to get you a ride back to Seattle on Saturday. Richard - 360-570-1778
  9. Vantage tomorrow- Sunday

    Anyone up for a trip to Vantage tomorrow. I'll drive. Comming from Olympia. Beautiful day tomorrow - lets go. Call Richard 360-570-1778. Be up late.
  10. Rainer this weekend

    Anyone up for a trip up Rainer Sat-Sun/mon? Not too particular on route. Weather is sounding good.
  11. Rainer this weekend

    109 Views and not one taker? Come on - going to be beautiful this weekend. Anyway - will be leaving Saturday morning. Give a call at 360-459-3433 if interested. Probably do Gib Ledges, but open to whatever. R.
  12. Rainer this weekend

    .FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG ON THE LOWER SLOPES. FREEZING LEVEL 10000 FEET. LONGMIRE / PARADISE / CAMP MUIR / SUMMIT ELEV 2700 5420 10080 14411 THURSDAY 45 / SW10 43 / SW10 28 / W25 11 / W35 THURSDAY NIGHT 45 / E10 45 / E10 28 / W20 13 / NW25 FRIDAY 53 / E10 53 / E10 31 / W15 16 / NW25 FRIDAY NIGHT 43 / E10 44 / E10 26 / W15 11 / NW20 SATURDAY 51 / E10 50 / E10 29 / W10 13 / NW15 http://www.atmos.washington.edu/data/rainier_report.html
  13. Samson, Joffre, Matier, Shuksan, Baker, Rainer, whatever - temps are dropping. Rock would be alright too.
  14. Panorama Dome

    Follow the road up past the gate for 10-15 minutes or so (near gray ski resort shack.) If you look up to your left you can see a stone retaining wall on a switchback in the road higher up. Falls are just to the left of this. Not much water comming down - slow to form. Was up that way during the cold snap around Holloween and was no ice at all.
  15. Rainer DC tonight?

    Anyone up for a climb tonight?
  16. Rainer DC tonight?

    Was thinking of shorts and tennis shoes. Haven't decided on weather to bring a pen light or not yet. I'll skip the GPS and hope someone believes my account of sub 3:56.
  17. Red Rocks Beta

    Going to Vegas and have one day of climbing with my bro. Anyone got some suggestions on good routes, 4 - 10 pitches, mostly 5.8 or so (could have a bit of 5.9 or 5.10a). Thanks.
  18. Vantage Thursday

    Anyone up for a day at Vantage tomorrow?
  19. Olympia area on Saturday?

    In process of moving to Olympia - is there anything local down here?
  20. Death at the Coulee

    Usually on this type of helmet the outer shell is just for decoration and does not add to the helmet strength. Still find it quite disconcerting that the helmet was so destroyed. If a climber takes a tumble or as mentioned before hit by several rocks, what use is a helmet that is only good (possibly) for one impact? I'll take the chance on the spinal injury and save my head.
  21. Death at the Coulee

    Another question i would like to raise is the helmet. It looked like a bike helmet when we were climbing, but it was a Meteor climbing helmet. The helmet was destroyed. Not that it would have helped in such a fall, but don't think a climbing helmet should end up in a half dozen small pieces after a fall. [ 10-03-2002, 08:13 AM: Message edited by: fixedPin ]
  22. Death at the Coulee

    Sheriff took the rope from the accident site as evidence. Can't imagine Goran would be using static - was his rope, not Erden's.
  23. Death at the Coulee

    Paul - where was the TCU (second piece you pulled)on the climb? Up high or down low? Wondering how rope got through that since after fall the rope was only through one piece near bottom and you said the draw was still on it. Biner was broken on the stem near the large end. Looked like a pretty clean break. Other half is probably still below the route. First piece was found below the trail in the scree. Also should be noted that the draws were quite short sport climbing draws. Not a lot of room for movement on gear placements. [ 10-02-2002, 08:42 AM: Message edited by: fixedPin ]
  24. Death at the Coulee

    Had the same thoughts at the scene - how did the pieces come out. Especially with that much rope out. The impact force on the pieces had to be fairly small. Heard of pieces zippering up, but here the bottom piece held. Maybe some clues still up on the climb.
  25. Picture of Goran

    This picture was taken an hour or two before the accident. Other is of Air Guitar after the fall. Richard. Picture1 Air Guitar