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Phil K

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About Phil K

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  • Birthday 04/29/1954


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  1. [TR] Lundin Peak - West Ridge 10/27/2020

    Rock shoes? You crazy kids!! Sounds like fun.
  2. Conditions Report: Static Point

    I have fond memories of my whopping two/three(?) visits to Static Point. Very cool spot; I'm glad it's still a viable climbing area. Funny, I was not exactly all that bold, and never felt it was overly runout.... once you clipped the first bolt on P1. I do hope you left that first easy 40' slab exercise in its original unbolted state. [Oh, and great job doing all this work!!!!]
  3. Most REAL experiences climbing

    Jason will remember this..... NE Rib/Buttress of J’berg. We’d just started up the “Becky 4th class” rock section above the steep heather. Our partner opted for the easy chossy variation rather than take the awkward chimney. Well above his last good piece something comes loose and he starts sliding off the mountain, shouting out- STOP ME! Fortunately, a fixed pin he’d clipped held, and it was an easy catch. I’d estimate he fell a good 30’. In the brief time before he determined that he was basically OK, I realized just how serious the situation would be if he had been really hurt. As is, he was able to complete the route and hobble out with a very badly bruised thigh.
  4. Climbing this spring (and maybe summer)

    I'll send you a batch of slides to work on Jason!
  5. Summit Mount Rainier 2020

    But seriously pardner, have fun, and hope you find some cool friends.
  6. Summit Mount Rainier 2020

    Hi, I'm Phil. I've lived here for a while now, currently 65, and in pretty good shape for an old fart. 'Don't know if I'll ever summit the bigR again, of if I'd even want to unless I could take it slow and mellow. Never been much over 1000' elevation in CA. Stable snow=Good. You and I sound perfect for each other.
  7. Interesting.... Should we be expecting a new TR from you soon Jason?
  8. I think if you've gotten 10 years out of one, you're ahead of the pack. My merino base layers always do that, thinner stuff especially. I've taken to laundering them very carefully and air drying.
  9. Vertical Limit guide to climbing

    Is that an Ed Cooper photo Jason? Somehow it seems likely to me. Funny shit, that video; I watched it twice.
  10. [TR] Johannesburg - NE Rib 1957 10/13/2018

    Oh boy, doesn't that bring back memories. That would be a piece of work when snowed up. Yikes!!!
  11. Excellent TR as usual Jason. We went in there a few years ago when we got shut out on a Granite Lakes trip (hint, hint...). Our approach was via Grade Creek road, and there is a surprisingly good way trail in as far a Bluff Lake. We must have removed five pounds of completely unnecessary flagging tape.
  12. It looks like you've got your links out of order; for example, clicking "South face of Tupper!" loads previous pic of N face of McDonald. At least on my computer.
  13. Such an awesome place- I love that Hamill Quartzite. How were the snaffles?
  14. Rainier Infinity Loop: new FKT

    Heck, you can arguably even skip the sunscreen.
  15. That's the coolest thing I've seen in a long time.