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Craig Pope

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About Craig Pope

  • Birthday 03/01/1982


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    Rope Access NDT technition
  • Location
    Renton, WA

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  1. BD Fuels, never used, $299.00 EACH Msrp, buy them both for $450. Email me at verticalpope@gmail.com if you’re interested
  2. Yo! I'd luv to climb - always starving for partners!!
  3. Howdy - is ANYONE driving to rainier natl prk Thursday early afternoon/evening?? I would LOVE A RIDE - pitch in 4 gas, VERY SMALL pack, 22lbs of gear only... Reply, or more preferably email craig.pope@mistrasgroup.com
  4. Hey All! Craig here - Anyone wanna head up to Alpental and climb some moderate mixed? Mostly Bolt protected...The approach is protected from avalanche hazard and relatively short. I was thinking a possibility could be climb Ice/Mixed tomorrow, then head to Vantage Saturday night/Sunday morning...or just stay and climb at the pass... Any takers? I'm a patient belay, and will lead pretty much anything...
  5. LaSportiva Batura EVO for sale, still in box, never used, tags still on. Size 44 euro Amazon sale: $399.99, wanting $350.00. Pm me with serious inquiries! This is a great boot for technical ice climbing! [img:center]http://www.backcountry.com/la-sportiva-batura-evo-mountaineering-boot-mens[/img] [img:center]http://loomisadventures.com/gear/la-sportiva-batura-evo-mountaineering-boot-review[/img] The La Sportiva Batura EVO mountaineering boot is an impressive, lightweight, all synthetic mountain boot for high elevation alpinism, winter mountaineering, and ice climbing. It features six layers and an integrated, highly water resistant gaiter with asymetrical waterproof zipper. The inner boot has thermally expanded PE foam and a polyamide layer for warmth. The shock absorbing PU midsole features a TPU stiffener, allowing the Batura EVO's to accept automatic crampons. They are ideally suited for winter mountaineering in cold conditions. Specifications (PDF): Gaiter: Elastic Cordura/ Schoeller® -Dynamic™ with water repellant membrane/ Vibram® rubber rand/ Elastic nylon with impermeable insulating layer Upper: High tenacity Nylon®/ Insulated anti-dragging felt/Insulated PE/ Insulating aluminum layer Lining: Polyamide Thermic layer/ Mes Insole: Insulating Ibi-Thermo 9mm Midsole: 8-9mm TPU/ PU Inserts/ SBR Aircushion Outsole: Vibram® with Impact Brake System™ Last: Nepal Crampon Compatible: Yes (automatic/step-in, hybrid, universal/strap-on) Height: 12.25" (31.115 cm) Weight (sz. 45): 5.06 lbs (2.296 kg)
  6. Interested but would need to see photos and up close of points.
  7. hahahahahaha!!! awesome!! He was FINE. . .seriously.
  8. Older BD Zealots 194's, 110 underfoot...Charger Ski - the skis are in awesome condition. ...and come with BD Mohair skins, almost new - well taken care of. Great climbing skins! - Dynafit Zzeus ski boots size 29, liners only been heat molded once, only a dozen days skiing on them. Older Black Diamond Speed 40 Alpine pack. Lighter than new one, roomy for 40 L, no frills, in good shape. BD classic ice screws - older - black hangers w turbo knob... 1 - 22cm 2 - 19cm 2 - 13cm PM for dirt cheap gear.
  9. It's still there...why not second a really fun route, and who cares about the rating?? Buyout...it must have not been WI7 since I didn't have to fig4. WI ratings above 6 directly incorporate protection as a factor, not physical difficulty.
  10. 194 BD Zealot Skis '09 w BD Mohair Skins - both almost new condition. $250.00 Dynafit Zzero boot '09...practically "new" condition as well, size 29. $150.00 For pics, and further inquiry, pm me.
  11. There...thx, dude...pretty much boils down to a few dork climbers on the wildest line they'd seen to date. The rappell was one of the freakiest parts...stepping out over space, and looking at what I had just done was sobering...lol As far as the grade is concerned - It was wilder and harder than any 6+ I've ever seen or climbed, so I rated it 7. The mixed climbing was a lot easier to grade when compared to .11+/.12 rock... All three gents who climbed this route had a lot of fun, and the second time I led it took no less "mental fortitude" and strength of body. It was a kick in the pants, and I've learned a lot from this rating discussion. I believe the rating of an ice route especially doesn't do much more than make a climber aware of what they are about to get themselves into if they can't decipher that from any pictures available. ...now to hunt out what's next...
  12. I think it's great to discuss the WI7 rating. By definition, I believe WI6+X IS WI7. As far as physical demanding ice, I have climbed TONS of 5+ ice that was more physically demanding than a fair amount of WI6's. When u step up from 5+, I believe the grades reflect more danger rather than acrobatics. However, with that said, when you are forced to climb a 40 hanging, poorly adhered cicle because the rock to the left u were stemming on runs out of ANY feet, and u are only able to place one MARGINAL 10cm screw...roping out on a couple of the cicles I found myself 6-7 feet from the consistently overhanging rock...I'm not saying I'm the most credible on WI ratings, but Jess and I both believe that to b the craziest price of ice we've ever SEEN - anywhere, let alone climbed! DAMN IT! Why won't someone just go repeat it already?? (Note for potential second ascentionists; climb the bottom section, throw a bail biner on the #2 pecker, then lower off while cleaning the lower two fixed pins, pull the rope, then pound em in on lead). Lol. I would have cleaned the whole route on rappell, but I was 20 ft out from the wall due to the overhanging nature of the climb. Plus we were in a hurry because it was a little warmer and didn't want the route to fall off and crush us like bugs.
  13. Quite a bit harder than rocket boy, but I rated that too after the FFA..lol
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