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  1. Halloween

    i have no idea what I'm going to be... i have a week to decide... any ideas?
  2. READ if you use Nalgenes

    An excerpt from the article: you also may be swallowing residues of a controversial chemical called bisphenol A (BPA) that can leak out [of plastic water bottles] BPA mimics naturally occurring estrogen, a hormone that is part of the endocrine system, the body's finely tuned messaging service. "These hormones control the development of the brain, the reproductive system and many other systems in the developing fetus," says Frederick vom Saal, Ph.D., a developmental biologist at the University of Missouri. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals can duplicate, block or exaggerate hormonal responses. "The most harm is to the unborn or newborn child," vom Saal says.
  3. Monogamy?

    I love a good piece of monogamy
  4. Monogamy?

    sometimes the thing you want most is not the best thing for you. ie: having sex with whomever you want when you are married. Our ego must control our id otherwise things get messy. So maybe it's natural to have those urges to sleep with multiple people, but is it beneficial or wise? Will you be hurting people around you, like your kids or people who love you? I think the urge to sleep with whoever you'd like to is nautral, however the thing that separates us from animals is that we can weigh the consequences of that action and adjust our behavior accordingly. Serial monogamy (having multipled partners during a lifespan but only one at a time) is practiced in our culture. It's interesting to think about- could that look like a polygamous life as a whole to others?
  5. What do you do for a living?

    I'm a almost done with my undergrad in Pre-physical therapy. I have noticed that many climbers are into science, as well. Climbers are typically pretty smart people. Maybe science people are into climbing because it involves paying attention to details? Also, most people at Western WA Univeristy who are science majors are also the ones in the best shape. Maybe because they enjoy the outside (and are studying it) so naturally they go outside, exercise, and enjoy it. So precision, detailed work, love for the outdoors and healthy people mean potential for good rock climber? Just some thoughts on that..
  6. perfect fall day

    Bellingham is always so gray, but today it is GORGEOUS! I love it!!!
  7. feminists have better sex

    haha thanks arch
  8. Which Guide Services Have You Used

    I use mainly the BHGS (Blake Herrington Guide Service). However, when I was 18 I climbed Mt. Rainier with my dad and we used RMI (i am embarassed to admit that now that I know how to do all that stuff we paid them to do for us). Our guide was really knowledgeable and had climbed all over the world. We had a great time.
  9. feminists have better sex

    Interesting thread. How does one truly know if he/she is a feminist?
  10. Seattle Live Music Saturday

    I usually don't like local bands, but Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden are awesome. Come and hear great music with us tomorrow night!
  11. Bellingham

    I have not had that experience with their beer... maybe it depends how much you drink of it. My vote for breakfast is Old Town Cafe as well. Little Cheerful is good, but I think their hash browns are tasteless and dry. Everything else is good there. You can't beat a Casa Que Pasa potato burrito!
  12. Rainy Day Music

    Death Cab
  13. ASAP Pre-Season Bash

    Sounds awesome. thanks for posting this!
  14. For the ladies...

    oh man. This is always my problem. I'm 5'8'' and wear size xs or small. As blake said, not REI, mountain hardware, and also not duofold (however- i have noticed it's the short sleeved shirts that don't fit. Long sleeved shirts are fine).I have a Marmot precip jacket that fits me fine length-wise. Prana is also too short (which is a bummer cuz they have really cute clothes). Patagonia fits me the best out of any brand i have found. Good luck with your hunt.
  15. What did you do at ropeup?

    Here are some pics... Blake was batting the wasps away with a stick. Eventually he put the stick in his mouth and would get them out of the crack that way. Lisa_D on a climb at the Ozone wall Rad leading a climb at Ozone Wall Lisa on Ski track Cracks Me leading Sam and Cams
  16. Marriage

    Here are some stats for those of you who think that living together before marriage is good and like a test-run of marriage... Those who live together before marriage have higher separation and divorce rates. Psychology Today reported the findings of Yale University sociologist Neil Bennett that cohabiting women were 80% more likely to separate or divorce than were women who had not lived with their spouses before marriage. The National Survey of Families and Households indicates that "unions begun by cohabitation are almost twice as likely to dissolve within 10 years compared to all first marriages: 57% to 30%." Another five-year study by William Axinn of the University of Chicago of 800 couples reported in the Journal of Demography that those who cohabit are the most accepting of divorce. In a Canadian study at the University of Western Ontario, sociologists found a direct relationship between cohabitation and divorce when investigating over 8,000 ever-married men and women (Hall and Zhoa 1995:421-427). It was determined that living in a non-marital union "has a direct negative impact on subsequent marital stability," perhaps because living in such a union "undermines the legitimacy of formal marriage" and so "reduces commitment of marriage." Those who live together before marriage have unhappier marriages. A study by the National Council on Family Relations of 309 newlyweds found that those who cohabited first were less happy in marriage. Women complained about the quality of communication after the wedding.
  17. Rope Up 2007

    Dan- that sucks! We'll miss you!
  18. Crazy Permit Fines

    I'd bet you a lot of money that Blake is smarter than this guy was. Unfortunately for Blake, though, that did not matter in this case. The only thing the judge had on him was his level of authority- and used it to screw him. In a court of law, authority > level of intelligence Edited to add: Obviously hindsight shows that trying to justify the action in court was stupid and not particularly productive.
  19. Crazy Permit Fines

    NCascadesRanger- isn't $250 a rediculous amount of money to pay for a fine for such a small offense? If I had your job I would be outraged that a judge was charging a college student that much money when he had already learned his lesson.
  20. How many lead falls can a rope take?

    someone else goes to Jamin, and asks HIM for climbing advise... scary.
  21. Trip: Pasayten Wilderness - Cathedral, Amphitheater, Unauthorized Squirrel Date: 9/9/2007 Trip Report: On September 9th, Blake Herrington and I headed out on our ~11 mile approach... not the 18 mile approach from Winthrop. *Thanks Darin Berdinka for the approach info!* Blake and I thought this tundra-ish landscape looked more like a moonscape! On the otherside of this we encountered the famous swath We set up camp. As you can see, our approaches were quite short The next morning we decided to do Darin's climb on Ka'Aba (Pilgrimage to Mecca). We highly recommend this climb. Every pitch (except maybe the last one... but we think we may have been off route) was stellar. This is Blake doing his Blue Steel look on pitch 2 Me on pitch 3- thorougly enjoying the finger cracks with great lock offs. Once we got to the top we hiked to the very top of amphitheater. Looks like there's good bouldering up there. (this is actually the summit!) The next day we climbed Cathedral Peak on the super-deluxe Southeast Buttress. Great route again. This is the first pitch, starting on top a block of rock 150' up the gulley between Cathedral and Monk. We both enjoyed pitch 3, which is a nice clean crack, and the two pitches on the head wall were great, with a scary ledge belay in between - a 5.8 very exposed pitch on the headwall and the 10.a finger crack that follows it was fun. Instead of doing the 5.9 offwidth we chose the finger crack. It is to the right of the offwidth about 2 feet. Finally, after a lazy morning of lounging, eating, and photographing the goats that wandered into our campsite, we decided to get after a line on the Minaret that we had our eye on ever since we got to camp. We followed the crack system all the way up. (4 pitches, some great, some too mossy) At the top of the minaret on bonus pitch #5 (exposed walk to Amphitheater's top) The rock was excellent and the weather was perfect. Say hi to our goats if you go out there. Gear Notes: Single cam rack up to #4 Cam. 3 hexes. Nuts. Sausage. Cheese, lots of butter. Approach Notes: Thanks to Darin we didn't have to hike 18 miles in from Winthrop
  22. So is your summer going going out with a bang?

    Yep! My summer is definitely ending with a bang! I just finished my internship today and i'm heading out to the Pasaytan Wilderness to climb and then off to Stehekin!! Play time begins NOW!!
  23. Sea Turtles

    Russ- are you swimming on Maui outside the Sheraton? That's where they all were and swam with them last December!!
  24. The Path 5.14 R

    Sonnie Trotter and the Quebec 5.14 crack ace "Peewee" both stopped by Index recently and both said the jams and fingerlocks on City Park were too painful to try and lead it.