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  1. [video:youtube]6Qnnxx-uHG4 That was pretty funny. We're petitioning the government for change, though, so indeed we have to appeal its punitive nature. A one-way gate won't cut it. It's gotta be spike strips or else something worse, like Predator drones silently patrolling Paradise Access road, Hellfire bombs armed and ready to customize the bodywork on your stoner Subaru.
  2. For sale: Training for the new alpinism. Very good condition. No writing. $24. Extreme alpinism (twight). $12 also very good condition. pick up in Portland preferred. these are good prices - less than used on Amazon.
  3. Install one of these puppies so folks can get out after hours. Problem solved.
  4. I don't want to pay for your climbing trip

    i get 20% off wholesale at all times from patagonia, 10% off wholesale from BD, twice a year BD runs a shop employee special at 20-30% off wholesale, i've even seen companies do %40 off wholesale for limited times. i am not truly deserving, just work in a ski shop. For purposes of your post, what is wholesale compared to retail? 50%?
  5. Index, WA not your average town wall

    you've made an amazing geologic discovery!
  6. Dynafit binding failures

    Yep, I have. I could get on this bandwagon.
  7. Just kidding. It was interesting, I'll say that. Made me curious to learn more about slot canyons and find out just how rare they are. I kind of assumed that slot canyons and waterfalls were ... things ... that exist. But apparently not in such configuration? Anyway, What kind of rock was that thing in? It looks more like some kind of fault block that had tipped up rather than limestone or sandstone that had worn away. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slot_canyon
  8. Prepare for the end! ... of high prices. I hope this thread was a guerilla marketing campaign for OPB, because Explorer accomplished nothing else in coming here.
  9. Absolute newbie; where do I start?

    I have a copy of the 6th edition of Freedom of the Hills in very good condition (no stray writing, highlighting, stains, bends, etc.) that I'll sell you for $12. Pick up in Portland.
  10. AIARE 1 Class and Required Equipment

    You know, you can rent blow up dolls beacons from the store. Because free markets.
  11. A Ridiculous amount of gear. Mountaineering Stuff

    WTH did you climb in the movie, Olympus Mons?
  12. New forum look

    Thanks. The old girl is looking pretty good in her advanced age. Mountainproject, in comparison, hasn't changed much since 2006, and it's not any better for it.
  13. New forum look

    Are there any archived photos available of cc.com prior to the redesign? I realized the other night that I can't even remember what it looked like before 2012 - and I had visited for 8 years prior to that. It feels, as Ivan would say, that we've always been at war with Oceania.
  14. Might depend on the resort. Do you get a free season pass?
  15. That's definitely possible. Powder was more common in the 80s.
  16. Too Much to list.... -Chouinard XL Harness -50+ REI Carabiner Clips -Belay Device -Blue Water Open Slings -Mammut 2500 Dans -Hexentrics, 3,6,7,8,9 -Wild Country Wired Stoppers 4-9 -Vintage Boreal Rock Climbing Shoes, regular width 0 size 27 ( I think its a Mens 10) -Wilderness Experience Back Pack -Powder Bag -Powder Call Mitch http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/spo/5308113736.html
  17. Drones

    Cue the dubstep in your lowered Subaru WRX, my terrain park friends: Drones are coming to Timberline Ski area this winter! baa baa http://www.timberlinelodge.com/whats-new/ "Timberline is excited to partner with Cape Productions to offer aerial drone video service. With a variety of different packages available for purchase, skiers and snowboarders can sign up to have a drone safely follow and film them on the mountain. Cape Productions editors take the best footage from the runs combined with music, visual effects, close-up and landscape footage to produce a professional-grade video. More information to come as details are finalized. (Due to safety concerns for all, Timberline prohibits the use of drones by the general public.) - See more at: http://www.timberlinelodge.com/whats-new/#sthash.nc69HU7R.dpuf" Given the gusts of wind that rake the mountain, what will keep all of these buggers from getting blown into the White River canyon?
  18. Go Bernie

    Good Planet Money episode recently on why we can't bet on elections (in America). Historically, when betting on elections was permitted, the odds proved to be quite accurate in predicting the eventual winner. I believe there are gambling houses across the pond that do offer odds on our elections, however - anybody see any odds on ol' Bern they'd be willing to share? Aside: I donate five dollars to Bernie's campaign for every negative comment from KK, so keep at it, chum!
  19. I have a few weeks off in September beginning 9/6 and am open to alpine objectives. I've always wanted to climb Mount Olympus but haven't felt like knocking out the long approach in a day and gunning for the summit the next morning. So does anyone want to join me for a Long Slow Deliberate expedition style slog up to Glacier Meadows and upward? I'm assuming (having not researched it) that the route may be out of condition. If it's passable but icy, we can haul enough gear to compensate - that's the beauty of the long slow distance method. Anyway, send me a message. I'm open to other ideas too, like kayaking, rafting, moderate trad adventure climbing ...
  20. Who wants to go do some off-season top roping in the crevasses on Eliot Glacier this fall? Usually free on weekends. I have gear and two sets of tools. PM me!
  21. good deal on the mini. Ropes too, probably, but I just sold a mini for more than $40.
  22. Go Bernie

    live link to Bernie rally in Portland today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ2K8R76cD4#action=share (Not sure what shows after the rally is over)
  23. Report from crevasse climbing last weekend: Climber is board member dutret: Will probably keep it up in the fall ...
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