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  1. Commercial fishing supply stores will have plastic rings that are used in rigging nets. I got a pair at Seattle Marine and Fishing Supply (seamar.com) awhile ago. Strong and the biggest ones are a good size for gymnastic rings. Just add webbing
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altimeter Read the Wikipedia page here if you haven't. I think you'll be misled far more often by GPS altitude than a pressure altitude. You've mentioned 1000 ft errors possible with a pressure altimeter, but I think that would be an extraordinary error to have. When using your navigation tools you would have to have a topo map as well. If you recalibrate the altimeter at the trailhead, passes, and summits you'll find accuracy typically within 100 ft.
  3. Neither did we. We climbed the route on Saturday also elected to bail after finishing the 5.6 mixed pitch. Another possibly useful piece of info for current conditions is we didn't think the East Couloir descent seemed viable in it's current condition. We down climbed the couloir for a few hundred feet and escaped on some ledges climbers left. This led us to a short broad ridge that met up with the Argonaut-Colchuck col. The deproach was like you described miserable. Ours was compounded by my altimeter watch crapping out and my buddy's GPS watch dying. We bushwacked in the dark by iphone compass...
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    Gear slings?

    Typically I use my harness for rock climbing and alpine rock, but will use gear slings to accomidate partners, large racks, unusual pieces, efficiency. I'm considering trying to switch to slings more often since I find on harder rock pitches that trying to reach across my body to the opposite gear loop sucks. If I have a great fingerlock with my left hand and need that small cam on my left side, I either need to reach way across or change up my hands. Either option seems like a waste of energy. Reaching feels like I'm at risk of dropping that gear and sometimes upsets my balance enough that I get concerned about pitching off my stance. Anyone else suffer from this problem? Is the sling the way to solve this (among other benefits)? Or does something about my technique need work?
  5. What time is the class? Oh, look there. It's in the title.
  6. :lmao: "we don't need bikini models... we've got role models"
  7. Looks really nice guys. Brandon/Darryl, is that undercling on the "signature pitch" the one you were telling me about in Teiton?
  8. Climbed this over the weekend. Great route. The advice to stay left of the gully is indeed good advice. The moat crossing is no issue if the right spot is chosen. A dusting of snow on the N side of everthing added a real nice alpine flavor, but the next round of storms this weekend will probably do it in for the season. Go get some if you can!
  9. Found a pair of la sportiva rock shoes at the base of "Jazzy Document" @ Duty Dome in Leavenworth. PM me with more details (model, size, color) to get them returned.
  10. Muir is possible year round, but may or may not be good skiing mid-september with icy patches and sun cups. If you enjoyed the South Spur of Adams then I highly recommend the south chutes of Adams. Although I am not positive that this would be possible or worth it in late August.
  11. If I was to head to Squamish this Thursday through Sunday to do some climbing, including some Apron, Smoke Bluffs, and Murrin Park moderate classics, would it be a cluster considering the mountain festival is also over the same time frame? Would camping be hellacious (at the cheif and otherwise)? Would I be better off spending the four days somewhere else like Leavenworth or Smith?
  12. Does this mean I can write off climbing gear as a non-profit donation?
  13. Also I'm not sure I agree with your plastic bag idea. I don't have any direct experience to back me up here, but aren't you at risk of trapping warm moist air in there and then letting it get cold which would accumulate a lot of condensation?
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