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  1. Shelf Road in February

    I never thought about Penitente. Wondering how many hours away it is. It's mostly short sport routes there right?
  2. Cascade Urban Legends thread part 2?

    That Alan Watts has even considered beginning to write a new guide book.
  3. Anyone climbed Shelf in the dead of winter? I know, I know, it's climbable on nice days. I don't want no 45 degree bull spit. Cranking at Smith is possible in February as well, but it's goddamn cold! Give it up wise ones!
  4. City of Rocks guide

    This is the info I was looking for. I did not know that Castle was primarily moderates. Hopefully there are nice, harder routes lurking for future FA's. I had high hopes due to the hype. I'll have to dig out that old Rock and Ice.
  5. City of Rocks guide

    I pulled this thread back up since I'm thinking of heading out there in August. Who has been to Castle Rock, Idaho? What are some recommended routes that are 5.10 and up? Gear or trad is fine. What's the general scene like out there? Mellow or hectic? I read that new routes needed to pass a committee so there are no runouts. Is this true? Some of the rounouts at the City made my balls go into my stomach. I'm too old for that now. Bitte!
  6. What's it like over there??

    Corrections for your link: Squamish = B.C. not Washington Smith = Oregon not Washington.
  7. [TR] Blues Cliff

    How's the bolt spacing up there? Any chopping happening?
  8. I've climbed at a couple of crags right around Oslo, and they were awesome. One (Hellerud) was like a miniature Pet Wall IMHO and was right on the outskirts of the city. I'll be going back this July and I've been looking for info about bouldering around Oslo. I've found a few leads like Skjoman's Skole, but very limited. Anyone know more? Of course, I'll be asking the local shop when I get there. Cheers
  9. Skaha Camping

    It's been a couple years since I was up there. Are the waterslides just south of town?
  10. Skaha Camping

    There has got to be a better camping situation at Skaha than that free one way up the mountain. That one has the worst commute and outhouse ever. What are some other good spots you know of?
  11. Bat caves questions?

    I have actually only met both of you one day. Here goes: My party was topping out on West Crack in 2002. You two were topping out on Crescent Arch. One of you set up an anchor and began taking up the slack until you reached the end of the rope. To this, your reply was "I see how it is" as your partner decided to solo. We met back at the cars where you gave us some hot Coors. We drove off to the store, only to see the two of you blaze by in a wagon with the hatch wide open! Shit was flying out of the car as you waved to us. You later hooked up with my parterns at camp, but I had already taken off. Good times!
  12. Bat caves questions?

    Are you the Sol of "Jimbo and Sol" fame?
  13. Hemsedal Norway

    Dru, Do you know the issue # of that one? What did they say in the article? Choss or worthwhile? I may email someone at that big climbing shop in Oslo the name of which escapes me now. I just wanna daydream about what routes we'll do there.
  14. Hemsedal Norway

    It's worth a check to see if anyone by chance has experience or info about this valley in Norway. I'm interested in the rock rather than ice climbing. I'll be there for at least one week in July. This is all I've found so far: Hemsedal A traditional rock climbing area, with numerous routes located on goodquality gneisses. Routes are 3-10 pithes, grades IV-VII, some aid routes.Hemsedal is known for its ice-climbs (waterfall-ice). Routesfrom grade III to VI (Scottish grading). Potential for mixed climbing,wintertime, is terrific, though few seem to realize that. Guidebooks: Skandinavisk h√łyfjellsutstyr in Hemsedal. Cheers
  15. Camalot 4.5

    That's him!