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  1. Suggestions for easy/moderate mixed climbs in Peru? Heading down there for climbing sometime between May and July, total time ~10 days. Other potential climbing targets include Tocllaraju NW ridge, but that is all snow/ice. We're looking for a climb that is similar in difficulty and risk to the NW ridge (low risk is important), but includes some rock as well. Difficulty ideally about the same as Contamine-Griselle on Mont Blanc du Tacul...so, pretty straightforward and safe but really fun. Thoughts or advice?
  2. Petzl Sirocco helmet vs. shell

    I bought one to try on, but it didn't fit my head well and returned it. Did any of those rumors pan out for other new ultralight helmets?
  3. Petzl Sirocco helmet vs. shell

    "I did hear that there will be a bunch of copycat helmets coming out this spring, using the same foam technology...but with more acceptable colors. " Mark, out of curiosity, do you know which companies?
  4. Petzl Sirocco helmet vs. shell

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm specifically still interested in how it addresses #1, of distributing forces for example in the case of rockfall. It doesn't seem to do much good on that front?
  5. Petzl Sirocco helmet vs. shell

    Cool, thanks for the feedback. Also, i'm referring to any helmet with a shell, eg Petzl Elios.
  6. (Disclosure: posted this to SP.org as well to get as many opinions as possible) I've heard the two main prevailing thoughts of helmet manufacturers, for what a hard plastic shell does as opposed to just a foam helmet: 1. distributes force over the entire head, vs just impact point -- foam would just deform in that region without the shell. 2. keeps foam intact over multiple impacts. I've used the Petzl Elios for this reason, but am going to replace it given that its near the end of its life. I'm looking at the Petzl Sirocco. Petzl claims a safe mountaineering helmet due to the foam remaining intact over multiple impacts, but i don't see how this helmet addresses point #1. Anyone have insight into the safety of the Sirocco vs hard shell? http://www.petzl.com/us/outdoor/vertica ... ts/sirocco
  7. WTB: BD crampons

    A friend lost a pair of Black Diamond contact strap crampons, does anyone have a pair for sale? The condition is not too important as long as it is safe and fully functional. A roughly equivalent model (Grivel, Petzl, etc) could work too. Thanks!
  8. Hood route recommendation?

    Ha, thanks Atreides:D The paraphrasing was hilarious. Anyways, before posting I read all trip report from the last several years (the Search seemed to freeze after 4 years though), but those of course don't give info on recent conditions, for example, on the eliot.
  9. We're looking to climb on hood around the week of march 20 or so. Anyone have recommendation as to what route might fit the bill based on current conditions? We're looking for something that can be done in a long day (could maybe be two days, not two long days though), that has a few fun and mellow ice pitches, maybe some rock, and glacier travel. So basically a relaxing fun mix. My thoughts so far are eliot, leuthold's, reid headwall (cooper might be an option but that doesn't seem as interesting). Not sure why reid's has a low score on SP compared to the others though. Any advice would be appreciated!
  10. Axe and tool combination

    On a related note, if anyone's interested in purchasing a Venom, I have a brand new and unused 57cm Venom Hammer with tags that I'm selling.
  11. Alpinfox (and others), regarding the review you posted. I'm under the impression that for safe rope handling (i.e. handle high loads of a pulley system) the pulley diameter has to be a few times the rope diameter. The DMM Revolvers are just 10mm diam, so that'd stress the rope quite a bit. Thoughts?
  12. WTB: Tent...

    Thanks Kathy; but that's basically more expensive than the full retail price (Tent + vestibule is about $725 brand new). Tomtom, any good walmart tent you recommend?
  13. WTB: Tent...

    I'm looking for a new tent, from the following list. If anyone has either of these for sale, I might be interested in buying it. Integral Designs MK3 Bibler/BD Eldorado GoLite Valhalla 2+ Nemo Tenshi Lightwave G2 ultra Terra Nova Gemini Terra Nova Superlight Quasar
  14. Lost: glasses at the Leap

    [Mods: Posted in Lost and Found as well, so if this is out of place here, please delete...] In case anyone's going to be around the base of Corrugation Corner at Lover's Leap in the near future, and finds a pair of prescription glasses, please let me know... Mine fell off at the second belay on Sunday, and seemed to bounce all the way down. Doubtful the lenses survived, but the frames might have. Thanks!
  15. In case anyone's going to be around the base of Corrugation Corner at Lover's Leap in the near future, and finds a pair of prescription glasses, please let me know... Mine fell off at the second belay on Sunday, and seemed to bounce all the way down. Doubtful the lenses survived, but the frames might have. Thanks!
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