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  • Birthday 08/04/1951


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    Retired, mostly...
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    North Dakota
  1. Looking for specific harness...

    No, the "double back" style has a one-piece buckle, and the end of the webbing must be threaded back over itself every time. The "speed buckle" style has a two-piece buckle and the webbing is fixed in place, and has the webbing sewn over as you mentioned. I've used both and far prefer the old style, but I'm guessing the manufacturers are catering to the "most inattentive among us" by going with the "speed buckle". I find the old style to be easier to set and adjust, but I do know that more attention in "harnessing up" is imperative! Thanks all, for the replies!
  2. Looking for specific harness...

    Thank you! I have not heard of this company. I just wrote to them to confirm, and then will place an order if it's the old style buckle. The way things are going, I must be the only guy out there that likes this buckle arrangement.
  3. My favorite harness, by far, is the Metolius "Safe Tech" with the two belay loops and the double back style waist belt buckle. But, they now only supply that harness with the newer, "speed buckle". I really dislike those, and it seems everyone is going to that style, so it appears that I'm outta luck. (%$#@#! lawyers, I suspect). Searching the 'net tonight (so far) has resulted in Ø (zero) harnesses with that style buckle. Do any of you know of a manufacturer that still uses this buckle? Second question is, somewhere recently I saw/read of a harness that has a small loop sewn into the leg harness strap, designed to clip a 'biner into for use with a prussik or klemheist autoblock. Do any of you know which one this might be. I'll keep searching, but haven't found it (yet). Thanks, all...
  4. sold! Wild Country Rockcentrics - lightly used

    $20, is that including (cheapest method) shipping?
  5. wanted to buy Petzl Reverso 1 - WTB

    I have a Reverso 4, a BD ATC guide and several other such gadgets. I want to use it in the gym where I work for demonstration purposes. Anyway, I have one on the way at a decent price. Thanks, all.
  6. I'm looking to buy a Reverso, the original (reverso 1, I believe?). In good physical condition, none, or not much scraping of surfaces, no sharp edges (if possible). I saw one in use a few years ago, and was quite intrigued by it, so want to get one to demo as a teaching aid in the gym where I work. I find one on eBay.uk for a reasonable price, but the condition and shipping (~$26) puts me off. Thanks all.
  7. Oregon Bolt Replacement

    It's been my experience that if you reef on SS bolts/nuts enough they'll lockup and you'll never get 'em to move again. However, this is in regards to antenna mounting hardware where "reefing" on the hardware is quite possible. This may not be possible with climbing anchors, I don't know. I've never placed anchor bolts.
  8. I'll take the pulleys, 2 quick links and the Smith rock book. PM you shortly.
  9. Spot vs Inreach vs ???

    OK, I can see that. Maybe a loose definition of "below Camp Muir", but valid. I don't take the kids there, and I may go take a look myself one day. Thanks.
  10. FS (price drop) Never used OR Alpine Bivy

    Check PM, please.
  11. Intro to alpine climbing - noobs wanna do Hood?

    Howdy yerself ;-) Check PM.
  12. Spot vs Inreach vs ???

  13. Random question re electrical networks

    This is done in Northfield, Mass. I toured the facility about 20 years ago, quite interesting.
  14. Spot vs Inreach vs ???

    Yes, that's essentially all I want. I'll look into the one you suggested. Thanks....
  15. Spot vs Inreach vs ???

    I've decided it's getting time to consider a locator device, and would like a comparison from experienced users, not just the advertising by the device companies. Anyone care to share the +/- of their devices? Thanks in advance...