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  1. Fatality on Goat Wall...?

    A similar thing happened to me in the same spot circa 2012. I rapped off the top of BOC on a unfamiliar rope that, unbeknownst to me, had been trimmed. I rapped down to within the width of my palm between my device and the ends, which didn't have knots. I was able to swing over to the sloping ledge and reach the intermediate chains just below Roger's corner proper. Phew. I reconsidered having faith in a higher power after that (to no avail). I broke my foot that same year on a short ground fall near the bottom of City Park. I was testing my solo rig on top of the little pedestal, when the shitty cam I was leaning back on blew out. I stumbled off backward and landed like a ballerina, toes point down. I realize now that I was probably rationalizing, "I'm not even climbing yet. I don't need to pay that much attention." Stupid.
  2. [TR] Tooth - NE Slab 1/28/2017

    I saw you two getting started as I was skinning up to the pass. Nice route.
  3. PSA: Free foam remnants

    Gold mine for a home wall crashpad. I looked for a deal like this forever a while back. I don't need it now. Thought I'd pass it on. Not my listing. http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/zip/5823572254.html
  4. 2015/2016 Washington Ice Conditions

    I agree with Alex. I climbed for a few years in the Cascades and tried to mitigate avalanche risk by self-teaching, book learning, consulting NWAC, etc. Then, I started skiing more than climbing and decided to enroll in an AIARE level 1 course. It has been an eye opener, especially when it comes to decisions about micro-terrain features, group think, and how rapidly things can change out there. I realize now that in the past I just got lucky and "got away with one" or maybe even two or three... Be safe not sorry. A course may seem expensive and unnecessary, but it's not when you consider the consequences. It's not only your life that you need to think about but also that of your partners and other people that may be recreating nearby.
  5. 2015/2016 Washington Ice Conditions

    Other good resources for trip reports to common hiking destinations like Franklin falls are NWHikers.net and the WHC FB group. These groups are very active and post a lot of pictures.
  6. [TR] Chair Peak - North East Buttress 11/28/2015

    I looked at this from afar whilst hiking up Snoqualmie with my dog on Saturday and thought, "Hmmmm, I wonder if that would go?" ... I guess so. Good on you, nice work my friend.
  7. [TR] Ingalls Peak - East Ridge 9/5/2015

    How is this a TR of Ingalls Peak ER? Shouldn't this be in Lost and Found?
  8. Mary Jane Dihedral questions

    Awesome. Thanks! Edit: The hanger looks good. Can't assess the bolt
  9. Mary Jane Dihedral questions

    Any word on the cleaning of this route? Were the belay bolts updated?
  10. PSA: $25 haul bag

    http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/spo/5148553727.html Not my listing
  11. bat hook?

    I got curious and did some googling of my own. I found this critter http://www.petzl.com/en/Sport/Packs-and-accessories/REGLETTE?l=INT#.VXdDUlzBzRY I never used one, but this guy at least took a picture of a batshitty placement and has some credentials that suggest he might have stepped onto it. http://andy-kirkpatrick.com/blog/view/bat_hooks
  12. [TR] Dragontail - Triple Couloirs 5/9/2015

    Good trip John. FYI to future TC suiters this year, I thought the ice step between the 2nd and 3rd was the thinnest.
  13. I ran over my neighbor's dawg Nice clamberin HL et al.
  14. April 1st is still a week away. I think you jumped the gun. I agree with JasonG that I often come here for the banter. PG forums don't interest me. That's what I live with in the 23.5 hours of the day when I'm not on CC or TGR. Can we please have an over 18 forum where sexuality and violence and the lowest common denominator are condoned?
  15. Your other hobbies...

    ya mean "choking". oh no, maybe that's just me livin' in the midatlantic.
  16. Back from DC for a week and looking to sell my Wailers. Drilled once for 2013 Marker Dukes on the line for 317bsl. ~6-7 days at the resort. Storage waxed. Near mint. Send an email to my gmail.com account: jdberndt@... $450 firm NOT WILLING TO SHIP
  17. FS: DPS Wailer 112rp Hybrid $450firm

    Bump, these are still available. Local pickup only. I live in DC but these are with my girlfriend in the Queen Anne/ Magnolia area of Seattle.
  18. FS: DPS Wailer 112rp Hybrid $450firm

    bump, 5 days left
  19. Trying to lighten the load and pick up a little gas money. Prices do not include shipping or paypal fees. Pick up in Seattle and multiple purchases will receive preference. I'll be out of town for a couple of days. So, it may take me a while to get back to you. See pics at picasa Misc ------ Insulated Camelbak – used once or twice and stored dry - $20 EMS Velocity Overbag – unused – Pertex/Primaloft - $40 Mountain Hardwear Hooded Puffy – 100g Primaloft One – Size XL - $60 Atlas 29in snowshoe - $50 - pending Osprey Atmos 65L - $50 Osprey Vertigo 25L - $20 Thermarest Prolite 3 – ¾ length – patched a couple times - $20 Garmin Etrex Legend – monochrome – no cables but works - $20 Black Diamond headlamp with remote battery – Halogen and 1-LED - $20 Native Andes sunglasses – small scratch on one set of lenses - $50 Misc bike parts - $30 for lot Climbing ------------ Metolius Half Dome Haulbag - $100 Metolius Cheap Bastard Crash Pad – like new - $50 Petzl Ecrin Rock helmet– size 53-63cm - $30 - pending BD Aiders – one 5 step and one 6 step - $30 La Sportiva Miura lace – 43.5 – clean inside, no odor - $40 Five Ten Galileo – 44.5 – well used - $10 Five Ten Copper head – 44.5 – pretty new, no odor - $20 Ski (prices are firm) ----------- 2013 DPS Wailer 112RP Hybrid skis- 184cm - mint bases/edges – mounted once for new Marker Dukes on the line for 317BSL - storage waxed - $500 BD Anarchist Avalung 42L – gen 1 model – not involved in recall - $60 BD Ascension skins – STS – 125x185-192 – new in box - $100 Salomon STH14 alpine bindings – new in box - $120 Binding freedom inserts, install kit, screws for Dukes and Dynafits - $120 Dynafit Vertical FT12 bindings – no brakes, used - $280 Spy goggles - $20 Free stuff with purchase > $20 or so depending -------------------------------------------------- Giro goggles Dynafit Titan TF liners – Mondo 270 – baked a lot Walker Air cast – size M BD Megamid – no pole, broken zipper? Hangboard Patagonia simple guide soft shell pants – stained – size M Old ski luggage bag Insulated Nalgene holder Mountain Hardwear windstopper hat Bluewater rope bag Neoprene Socks REI adjustable gear sling Granite gear stuff sack/compression bag – XL BD chalk bags
  20. scientists growing noses on people's foreheads

    It has already been explained: [video:youtube] PS Thanks KR (if you're out there) for drawing my attention to this one.
  21. Nice work Coach. It's obvious from your trip report that the North Cascades, like the DC area, have "zero redeeming values". J
  22. quiver killers?

    I have some that I'd like to sell. Pics and what not here. http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1108718/Re_Moving_Sale_Camp_Bike_Climb#Post1108718 I'm in DC now, but I'm willing to ship. Check out Jon's website and make me an offer. I don't think I'll be using these anytime soon.