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About Ishmael

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  1. thanks for the video. It really captured the feel. It has been too long since I have been out skiing off of 90... maybe next year (in japan this year)...
  2. [TR] Mt. Constance - West Arete 9/2/2010

    good idea, Jake. Had not thought of that one. That was the last climb I have done (approx one year ago). It was my third time and my last on it. At the bivy at the lake, I had my night with the rats. Good times. Good route but not overly casual. And I have decended off the opp side of a peak before. Something odd about having to go back for whatever you left. chad
  3. bosun's chair design?

    I used 3/4 inch plywood, two layers of foam sleeping pad material, a nylon cover over the whole thing and two loops of 9/16 webbing. It works like a dream. In fact, I have fallen asleep in it belaying many times...
  4. The Eiger?

    Thanks Dane for the post. It killed a good part of the evening but was well worth it. I was impressed with the sound. I watched the first couple just with my computer speakers but then plugged in my shure ear buds and it was great. Esp with all the wind ect.
  5. [TR] Big Four - Upper North Face 12/5/2009

    nice. way to make it look casual...
  6. Chair Peak Beta

    your tr looks just about ave. Thanks for posting. chad
  7. stuck ice tool pick bolt question

    a good auto parts store should have them and if not would know where to get one. Good luck. Stuck fasteners are their own little bundle of joy...
  8. stuck ice tool pick bolt question

    use a penetrating oil (like wd-40). Try to tightening it a bit before loosening it, if it moves, try to back it out. Tapping/hitting the head as you apply torque to the fastener will help a bit. If you round out the hex, get a good pair of vice grips and grip the outside of the fastener. You will cut big groves in the head but it is already rounded out and shot. And lastly, drill it out. if it is a blind hole, buy a left handed drill bit that is smaller then the minor dia of the fastener threads. If you are lucky, the left handed drill will back it out of the hole and your existing threads on the ice tool will be fine. This is easier said then done esp if you do not have a drill press or mill.
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  10. High Ice 1980's climbing movie

    That movie is great. Seems like a really bad mix of the Eiger Sanction and Cliffhanger... One of the funnier movies I have seen lately.
  11. nice TR. I really liked the first pitch of that route when I climbed this spring.
  12. Ben Nevis 1976

    good video. I saw the tool thing as well. The big one is the ax for the ride but tools for the climb... mmmmm
  13. Rock climbing video from Iceland

    thanks for posting the video. Looked a bit cold and windy. Good climbing weather.
  14. yep, bolt it. 1/4" x 1-1/4" or so bolts hand drilled. Quick to drill and it will not come out.
  15. You took someone's dead guy?