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  1. Just moved here

    Hey, I am not quite a lead climber yet, I am taking a lead climbing course this year, and have good experience with glacier climbing. If you would like to go out for a conditioning hike, or hit the gym, let me know. I too need to expand my climbing community. PM me if you want.
  2. Though I regretfully didn’t stick around for the pushups or the draining of the keg, had an enjoyable time, it was nice to meet some of you folks, and to prove that I really do exist, and am not a dru invention.
  3. Cheap Rack

    I am taking a crag course and would love to get some advice on putting together a light/good quality/cheap rack, however that can be done. Thanks!
  4. Cheap Rack

    Thank you all for your great advice!
  5. Cheap Rack

    Hmmm, yes my rack consists of a few quick draws, a tri cam, a camalot (I don't know what size), biners, belay device, etc. a couple of slings. The rope is a hand-me-down (never used before me) 9mm X 45 m.
  6. Cheap Rack

    I was just kidding about the water filter, stove, tent! But that is a good point about buying too much. Thanks for the advice about not needing to have all the group gear.
  7. Cheap Rack

    Been there, done that. Now I need to get a stove and a water filter. But at least I had the common sense to buy my own tent. In any case, thanks for the gear advice!
  8. Cheap Rack

    I ASKED FOR GEAR ADVICE. NOT A DATE. Because I'm a girl, you think I want you? I was referring to your Midol comment.
  9. Cheap Rack

    Whew, you guys got a way with the ladies.
  10. Cheap Rack

    Basically, I have everything except cams, nuts, hexes, and a rock rope.
  11. Cheap Rack

    Who is checking my resume? DeChristo goes and checks my profile and makes some incomprehensible remark instead of simply answering my question in a spirit of helpfulness and maturity. Reason why I post so rarely to CC.com: every time I get on here, I get my ass chewed. I am a new rock climber (I have a couple seasons of glacier climbing in), however, I was not born yesterday. I know you get what you pay for. What I am trying to ask is...where can I get some good deals, what kind of pro is best for newbies, etc. Is that too much to ask?
  12. Cheap Rack

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  13. Baggin' and Taggin'

    Another stupid question--What's the big deal about "bagging and tagging?"
  14. Summit Food

    Once I get past 8,000 feet, my stomach feels like exploding. Does anyone have any suggestions for food that won't sit in my stomach like a rock at altitude?
  15. Summit Food

    And then there are the infinite possible variations on quesadillas. Black bean and cheddar. Chicken and monterey jack. Salami and mozzarella. A guy I know made chicken, red pepper, red onion, bacon, and jack. Trader Joes also sells really good smoked whole chicken breast in the lunchmeat section. I am thinking of trying chicken, pesto and mozzarella this weekend. They're good because they don't smash in your pack like a sandwich.
  16. Baggin' and Taggin'

    When one or more of your party isn't going to make it to the summit for whatever reason, and you anchor them to the side of the mountain in a sleeping bag and go for the summit with the remainder of the party.
  17. [TR] Mount Rainier- Disappointment Cleaver 7/30/2005

    Omigod! It's that beautiful woman who was in the climber's hut getting ready at an ungodly hour! Yup, I'd rather sleep in a tent or bivy. We saw you on your way back down, about 13,000 or so. We were a party of two. What a beautiful night it was! Thanks for the TR and awesome pics!
  18. Summit Food

    Menu: Yes, Gus are so delicious. Too many power bars as usual. Zone and Luna are my faves. Beef jerky, dried mangos, pistachios, Mounds bar. I just took the usual. Sorry, my climbing partners wouldn’t let me put cooking oil in the pot to fry the mayonnaise. That is the LAST time I am ever climbing the DC or Emmons route on that mountain! About the time I hit the Ingraham Glacier, I thought, ya know, for entertainment, I could spend $20 and go see Batman Begins.
  19. Summit Food

    Thanks, y'all! I'll give you the trip report/menu after this weekend!
  20. Summit Food

    Yes, definitely candy and gu but what about for a warm tasty gourmet dinner at Camp Muir?
  21. spray moderation is weak

    Are you a Cephalopod of the smaller or behemoth variety?
  22. spray moderation is weak

    You'll have to give me some material to work with, squid.
  23. spray moderation is weak

    By the way, ggk, here is a beve shot.
  24. spray moderation is weak

    I'm still here, Y'all are just failing to arouse me.