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  1. Memorial Post?

    I have been on this board ( different avatar, #119 ) since the early days and after a six year hiatus from climbing (rugrats, ratrace) I am catching up on old cc.com. Going through alot of the threads from the past, I keep seeing alot of RIP posts, joepuryear, dave_tripett, a lot of others. Is there a consolidated post for those who passed on?
  2. What do you say to your partners?

    Bump for the n00bs
  3. Climbing the Luzzone Dam

    I remember years ago someone was planning on building out the old cooling tower in Satsop for a climbing wall similar to this...
  4. Best Way to learn how to Aid

    did you play around with soloing as well? (e.g. silent partner, continuous loop ).
  5. Best Way to learn how to Aid

    Lowell - Shows how old school we are, chain-link backstops are cool. I've used them for dry-tooling also, doesn't F up the tools as bad and one can use boots/crampons. Hmm. I may have to find my way down to a couple of old baseball fields to try this... I took the advise, and learned to aid! It was awesome! What kind of system for rope did you use?
  6. Best Way to learn how to Aid

    Lowell - Shows how old school we are, chain-link backstops are cool. I've used them for dry-tooling also, doesn't F up the tools as bad and one can use boots/crampons. Hmm. I may have to find my way down to a couple of old baseball fields to try this...
  7. just some guy

    bump
  8. Climbing harness recs for kidz?

    Since my sad ass hasn't been up a route in years, I am excited now that my eldest is expressing some interest in climbing. Any thoughts on full-body vs. a regular harness for a 40 pound 5 year old?
  9. R.I.P. Dallas

    RIP Dallas I have his guides ( including old scans ) and in my personal dealings with him, found him to be a humble, driven man. A huge loss...
  10. Caught out during storm

    for a classic
  11. Local bouldering?

    so I get the feeeling like your,oh so seriouse. Is that anything like climbing the north face of uxbridge road? Very much so. Renton is the sh*t. Here is a pic from a few years ago, before the elementary school janitor chased us off
  12. Harness recommendations for 3-year old?

    I have got a budding climber and want to scout out some harnesses for potential purchase. He is about 35 pounds or so, most reviews I have come across have been for kids 5 and up...
  13. easy top roping near seattle

    Renton is good but the administration at the elementary school are a bit wary about folks cutting across the playground during school hours
  14. Approach : Via B-G trail, fixie used for additional difficulty Gear : Allen wrenches for loose holds Impressions: Nice set up with climbing wall with a mix of cracks, pockets, bolt-ons, and a chimney w/ chockstone. A separate boulder area which pales in comparison to say UW rock but definitely fun. The landing area is shredded rubber. Downside is that the area has no noon - early afternoon shade with a southern exposure. The Enterprise wall heats up pretty quickly ( even with temps in the low 70s today ). O One of the Basic instructors was there and let me peek inside the climbing wall. A couple of ladders lead up to trap doors on top. Seeing that I live mid-way between UW rock and the Mounties, this at least gives me some variety... Pic off flickr
  15. RIP Ryan Triplett 1977 - 2008

    Damn. I remember seeing him around Stone Gardens...f*cking sad RIP Ryan
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