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  1. -89 huh? son of a.. The last boat I saw with a rating like that was a trimaran up in Anacortes. We got to see it broach at about 17 knots. One of the hulls snapped off and they were scraping it off the bottom of the bay the next week. It's rad to sail against boats like that. the wrecks are unreal. People must be nuts to point it toward Hawaii without a chute! I just wouldn't have the patience. I'd laugh my ass off if a sailing TR showed up on supertaco tomorrow. hmm..wonder who did that?
  2. Supercrack Leavenworth

    We actually did it with 3 and it worked out well. =) It's called hyperbole =P
  3. Stranded by Spire Point

    I usually take something really expensive so I can donate it to the mountain gods. It's always important expensive stuff that I lose. So they climbed up to a high point and couldn't downclimb? like a kitten in a tree? meow that is one hellofa story.
  4. Supercrack Leavenworth

    There is only one SuperCrack© and it's located in Indian Creek. I know the answer to that one: eight #3 C4 cams, two #2 C4 cams, and two draws. =P
  5. YOU PASSED A CAL 20? holy shitballs. I've got a cal 25 and I'm not sure if I'd single-hand it to Maui. kickass! I'd bring my chute though.. Nice to be on a boat that slides along at 17! Shit, you even get a real tiller and not one of those dumb wheels. Maybe you can get worked with weather helm here and there but that boat sounds pretty balanced. I'm sure it was rad feeling the tiller humming when you were beating upwind with the sails trimmed correctly. Sucks to hear you got nailed by that squall and lost standing rigging. Those things are $pricey$. What did you do with the main at that point? you just reef it a bunch to reduce the sail area and get it down out of the way? I've dealt with top-of-the-mast hijinks in the Rosario Strait in 35 knots before and that was enough of a clusterfuck. Good to hear nobody got hurt. Sweet TR on this one. and might I ask..what does that wicked thing rate?
  6. [TR] Joahnnesburg - East Route 8/15/2008

    Yeah Juan! Haven't heard from you in a while. Nice job on the climb guys, and good thing Juan was with you. He's your best bet if things get ugly and someone has to wrestle a grizzly. You left *all* your doubles at rap stations? yikes!
  7. SPOT GPS locator

    the biggest problem is that it still lacks the ability to do two way comms with rescuers. Once the call goes out, all they know is "something is wrong" and have no idea whether of not it's life-threatening or a false alarm or what. It is a useful first step though.
  8. you might consider the avalanche handbook from mountaineers press. I supplemented what I've learned about weather a bit with that book. Weather is a huge factor in assessment of avalanche conditions and it's fun to learn about it in a context that is useful to me as a snowboarder/mountaineer.
  9. Yeah. We used a bolt, a rubber washer, and some seal-all. That did the trick. If we would have caught them in the act, there would have been a ROYAL RUMBLEEEEEEE!!
  10. not sure what to do about the pics but.. I climbed the NW Face this weekend with some friends. We parked right off Chilliwack Lake Rd. at the gate (thanks for the heads-up BTW). http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3030/2800875080_5bc8ca96b4.jpg?v=0 The gate is right in the pull off from chilliwack lake road and I talked with a lady there that had a key. She said the blasting company locks it whenever they please. bastards. And yes, I mapped out about 5-6 KM from the gate to the "trailhead" that starts into the woods. The walk sucks! Just about 1km before the former parking lot, there's a bridge that got worked. It's a total mess. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3259/2798273707_cecafd4fc7.jpg?v=0 I'm killing myself knowing that I could have brought a mountain bike. It's the most pristine beat-in logging road I've ever been on up to the washout. It would have been rad to ride a bike past the gate and stash it at the former parking area. Oh and by the way, some asshole decided to siphon my gas while I was parked off Chilliwack Lake Road. Watch out. Those mouth-breathers up there will do anything for a liter or two. We fixed it though. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3067/2806379806_2fb2a46f30.jpg?v=0
  11. Food

    I've recently found that by adding a small (like a teaspoon) amount of creatine powder to my cytomax or whatever I put in my water - it allows me to retain a little more water in my body before getting rid of it. The end result is that you can fight the fatigue that you'd get the day after by storing more water in your muscle tissue. It's also good to use on the drive home or when hydrating after a climb for this same reason.
  12. [TR] Mt. Triumph - NE ridge 8/23/2008

    I've been seeing a lot of Triumph TRs lately and I know a few people that have climbed it recently. I noticed that nobody is using the South Face rap route. There's a seriously fun (and way faster) steep rappel route off the south side. It avoids having to deal with rope-eaters on low angle terrain of the ridge. nice job!
  13. Stranded by Spire Point

    that sucks they got out a phone call but didn't give the rescuers their exact location. Perhaps they didn't know it exactly. Hopefully they make themselves really visible. I could see how an epic could begin once one person drops a bag full of gear. That's lame for anyone. And why would they be going out there on such a crappy weather week?
  14. South Howser Tower Descent PSA

    wicked send! Jared looked like he was roughed up by a gang of angry bears. That is quite the "day climb" if you ask me. good lord. Yeah this is particularly good beta. Jared told me about it and I smacked my forehead, much like you must have done the moment you guys realized the raps were set with a 70. That would seriously take all the jelly out of my donut. I hear you saw Ines on the summit. Was the guy who bolted the rap route climbing with her or something? Not sure how many people go out there with a 70m rope to begin with, but I can see this happening over and over again now that it's bolted like that. bummer that they're giving out beta saying it's doable with a 60.
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