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    it would be nice to find someone closer to my age (almost 16).






    So this probably means you're not old enough to drive, right? You might want to reconsider that age thing...




    yelrotflmao.gifyelrotflmao.gifUnless you can walk to a crag yelrotflmao.gifyelrotflmao.gif


    But really, good luck!

  2. If you get a Suunto at REI and it craps out, you can always return it. I did that with my Vector and ended up getting an Observer. I don't know about Polar s720i for measuring altitude but I have always had good luck with my Suunto watches.

  3. I came off the mountain June 3rd. My left big toe stopped feeling numb a couple of days ago but my right still feels funny. I just hope my right feels better after the nail falls off.

  4. If memory serves, Johyn Henry's is a bit of a dive. Cornicopia, however, is more to my liking. I lived just down the street from there for a year and made many a visit.

    Sorry I won't be able to join any time soon but should be through in a week and a half or so. I seem to remember mention of Wednesday evenings at the columns? I may have to drop in on one of those sessions. Something about seeing two hot blonds climb caught my attention. (That and Ron has all of my cams at the Crux)



  5. Crazy to think I rounded that same corner just over a month ago. Amazing how conditions change. Rob (the guide) is a really good and competent guide, bummer it had to happen to his group but it sounds like they did everything they could.

  6. A better question would be single or double walled tents. All 4-season tents on the market today will hold up well and maintain the waterproofness for nearly the entire life of the tent. My favorites are any Mountain Hardwear or any Bibler.

    Cheers and good luck.

  7. I have both Arc'teryx, Sirius and Theta. The Theta does take a beating a bit better but if weather is only questionable, I always throw in my Sirius. It packs smaller, weights less and has taken a fair amount of abuse. I just got the Patagonia Dragonfly and while it is really light weight, I don't think it will hold up long to the abuse I put on my equipment.

  8. I have used the BD Ice Pack for a few year and just upgraded to the Dana Sluskin 45. Not quite 4,000 cu.in. but I have also found if I take a larger pack I tend to pack more stuff. My new Dana has been awesome for Mountaineering, Rock & Ice climbing and backcountry skiing.

  9. Sno-peak Giga. Iso-butane.

    Weights next to nothing and I have had no problems with it in through heavy use over the last 4 years. MSR stoves are all really good. I have used all of them and don't recommend the XGK II if you want to do anything other than boil. The up-side to the XGK is it will boil anywhere.

  10. If the weather is nice up here in the Chugach, I'm heading out to try to link The Beak, Bird's Eye, The Wing, Tail Feather and Shaman Dome in a day. Small peaks by Cascade standards (highest 4,970') but the start is at Sea Level. I don't get back to the Cascades for another two weeks so I do what I can. tongue.gif

  11. Thanks!

    Didn't make it to the Fairview Inn but did make it to the West Rib. We didn't spend too much time there because we kept eating and drinking and eating and drinking. Even when we left we did so because if we didn't leave then, we would have been to drunk to do so later.