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About lazyalpinist

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  1. Crampons sold. Three OP screws and one BD screw left.
  2. Crash pad sold. Taking reasonable offers on other gear.
  3. Used screws 3 - Omega Pacific 22cm, used 3-4 seasons: $25 each 2 - Black Diamond Express 19cm, used 3-4 seasons: $35 each 1 - Petzl Laser Sonic 17cm, used one season: $35 One Metolius Crash Pad Never used. Not sure what model, Bailout? $100 Cassin Crampons, steel step in, New in box: $15 OR Advanced Bivy. Purchased a few years ago when the repiration positive fabric came out. Blue color, just like on OR's website. New, never opened: $200 Items located in Seattle. PM me for best results. [img:left]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/516/medium/IMG_7513.JPG[/img] [img:left]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/516/medium/IMG_77191.JPG[/img] [img:left]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/516/medium/IMG_7509.JPG[/img] [img:left]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/516/medium/IMG_7523.JPG[/img]
  4. Hippy herbal shop: http://dandelionbotanical.com/ They helped my bro-in-law with late stage Lyme. They might be able to steer you to some docs who can help in the Seattle area. My BIL is on the East Coast where the medical establishment consider you cured after one month of IV antibiotics. He recently got a new doc who is trying to fight the collateral infections. PM me if you need more info.
  5. I'm no rock star, but use a sling on multi pitch and alpine. When closer to my limit, it will be a Metolius multi looped sling. When not near my limit, a nylon single. Although may depend on approach and packing limitations. I have used a system where both climbers wear a sling while swapping leads and the 2nd racks onto their sling, taking the remainder of the rack off the leader when arriving at the belay. Leader keeps their sling and racks onto it while following the next pitch. Works well when partners are large male/small female but it means an extra sling to bring. On single pitch cragging, I may just rack onto the harness, but I find that cumbersome as cams like to catch on my pants, inhibiting movement. When using a sling, it is draws on both sides of the harness and pro on the sling. On ice, it is pro on harness. Well, usually screws on clippers on the pack hip belt and draws on harness. If I'm not wearing a pack then clippers and draws are on the harness. I think mostly due to the clippers, I find it easy to drop screws, especially in deep snow. I did have a piece fall off a sling once. Still not sure why it happened, but I was moving past a bush which may have caused the piece to become unattached.
  6. Gently used 5.10 Altia high tops. Size 47 (US13) Always worn with socks. Rubber in good shape, but the left shoe could use a new lace. $50 [img:left]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/516/medium/IMG_2515.JPG[/img] [img:left]http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/516/medium/IMG_2516.JPG[/img]
  7. I'm not exactly an expert, but I wanted to give you a response before your post got lost. So a little bump won't hurt you. I can't speak for tele boots, but I find modern AT boots fine to walk in, especially on snow. I have booted at least 6000' in a day with them and was comfortable. However, due to lack of lateral ankle flex, I don't feel they crampon well unless you are front pointing. As far as leaving the skis on all the time? Well, depends on the objective. If there is rock climbing, I'll take the skis off. Steep couloir? Skis are on the pack on the way up, on the feet on the way down. Certain ice sections and awkward ridge tops I'll take the skis off as well, depending on what I think will be faster/safer. But in general, if the skinning/skiing is going well and is fun, why take them off? Skiing in climbing boots? Plenty of people do it. IMO this is where the objective comes into play. Going out to climb something like ice or rock and don't want to climb in ski boots? The skiing isn't the objective and perhaps is fairly level? Then I may go with a mountain boot setup to increase fun on the ice/rock/mixed and the skis are just a travel tool at that point. If ski fun is the objective and you may never take them off, then you'd probably want a ski boot setup. As far as carrying a second pair of footwear, depends on the objective and comfort level. I am not too comfortable climbing 5th class rock in AT boots. (I would imagine that the duck toe on tele boots makes them more awkward on rock.) So if I have more than one pitch of 5th class rock to climb after a ski in, I prefer to bring footwear appropriate to the climbing. I also find low angle 2nd/3rd class rock fairly clumsy with AT boots on. (For me they work better on steeper rock.) So I may also bring different footwear to speed things up if there is a lot of that terrain as well. I think in general it will depend on you and what you feel comfortable with. If rock climbing in mountain boots or rock shoes is more comfortable/fun, and you don't mind the weight in your pack on the ski in/out then why not pack them? But if you want to go light and don't want extra weight in your pack, leave the mountain boots at home.
  8. Appears you are the one not following... Otherwise you could have read this: http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/998140/Re_Vaccine_Autism_Link_Deliber#Post998140 It would have saved you from reposting the CDC's adult recommendation for Pertussis. As for your inability to understand the math, that was my typo. (You'll see similar non-typo numbers in the post above.) It should have read: So since the vaccine is at best 90% effective (CDC/WHO) and diminishes over time, I'd say the easy math says that at least 10% of the US population that has been properly vaccinated for Pertussis is NOT immune. Hence the call for a booster. But hopefully you realized that.
  9. In a gross and obvious conflict of interest, Wakefield received nearly $700K from a law firm intending to file lawsuits linking vaccination with autism using the results of Wakefield's study, which could not be replicated. Damning enough evidence for the UK to revoke his license. Smear campaign? When he tried to sue his journalist detractors for libel, he lost. I rest my case. Resting your case to agree with me? You really don't read do you? Once more with feeling: I have not argued that Wakefield did not fraud the public. This is old news. (Nearly as old as his "report") What you appear to overlook is that he was NOT anti vaccine. HE was specifically anti the MMR vaccine and recommended getting the vaccines for Measles, Mumps and Rubella as separate vaccinations.
  10. Still personal risk. True it may spread, but we're still talking hypothetical and percentages here, and not absolutes. And an adolescent or adult without a booster is also likely to spread the disease. While I admit the 1% chance of infant death upon contracting Pertussis is much greater than an infant's chance of death in an automobile collision, it does not take into account the possibility of contracting that disease, which would reduce the overall chance of death by Pertussis to less than 1%. Thanks for helping prove my point. They are all controllable subjective hazards to a degree, just like contracting Pertussis. Easist way to control the subjective hazard is to get the vaccine and boosters, for everyone in the family. Easiest way to control not getting hit by a car while towing your your toddler behind your bike: not riding the bike. Of course, not riding a bike reduces your chances of getting hit by a car while riding your bike to zero. Getting vaccinated for Pertussis does not reduce your child's chances of death from Pertussis to zero. Can you prove this with a fact? Most adults I know interact with 20-40 people a day, and that may only be the bus ride to work. Most children I know (below school age, when most at risk of death) interact with 2-12 people a day. Plenty of adults work in schools, and in retail, and in bars, not to mention ride elevators and fly in planes with other adults. I never argued that a vaccine didn't reduce morbidity. Your zealousness made you interpret my comments as such. At least with Pertussis, we are being hypothetical. No where can I find data stating that people who are not vaccinated cause Pertussis outbreaks. The best I could find was that most outbreaks occur in middle school or high school when the childhood vaccine wears off. Which to me means that not getting your booster as an adolescent or adult is just as bad as not giving the vaccine to an infant if you are worried about morbidity.
  11. Wakefield had a scheme. The scheme was fraud. Wakefield was anti the combo MMR vaccine. Wakefield was NOT anti vaccine. The connection to anti vaccine and Wakefield is made by internet zealots, apparently on both ends of this argument.
  12. And where did I say avoid vaccines? You might remember, that I was the first to advocate on this thread for boosters: http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/996882/Re_Vaccine_Autism_Link_Deliber#Post996882
  13. Then by that statement, you too are negligent for not having a booster. Unless of course, you never come in contact with children. And while we're at it, your statement is particularly interesting coming from a climber. It is all about acceptable risk, and one could easily insert any of these statements which increase a child's risk of illness/injury/death: "Parents who keep a gun in the house are negligent." "Parents who allow their kids to eat beef are negligent." "Parents who feed their kids prepacked salad are negligent." "Parents who take their kids on bike rides are negligent." "Parents who subject their kids to a 1 in 3000 chance of seizure are negligent." Oh wait, that last one is what you do getting your kid vaccinated. Fact: Just because you are not immune to a disease does not mean you are going to contract it.
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