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  1. PM'd about the cascade books, umbilical cord and case.
  2. http://store.kodak.com/store/ekconsus/en_US/pd/PLAYSPORT_Video_Camera/productID.169976100 There is a coupon for it as well: http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/1002592/
  3. Any pics of the tricams?
  4. Great advices! I can learn some of it too. Yea, I taught him to do the "A" frame instead of "X" frame from day one. I'll look at tracking from Will's book. I learned climbing from the monkey hang style from the classic "Ice World", very good but too slow! He got himself a pair of nomics and Sabretooth. The issue he has is he gets pumped out on WI-4s very quickly. I can't always tell from the top. Maybe he's gripping harder once he's on steep ice. Anyway, I passed along this thread to him and he might just post his progression this winter! Bastard is gonna climb three months of Banff and Cody! This is just for my own sake, I lead a WI-5, got wicked pump in my arms. Do you monkey hangs on "A" frame?
  5. Now that ice season is over, my friend and I went drinking the other day and started talking about next season. He's applying back to engineering school so he has the whole winter off (Dec-Feb). He just started ice climbing with me this season. It took awhile for him to get used to climbing (he doesn't rock climb, but will start this season). He now follows WI-3/4 comfortably, just started leading WI-3 (15 total days on ice). He asked me how to become a WI-5 leader! Well, I don't lead WI-5. So I told him just go to Banff or Cody and climb for three months straight everyday. After that, he'll be ready for WI-5. Regardless of the outcome, I'm sure he'll have a ton of fun. I'm asking the wisemen here, is that sound advice? How long did it take you to become a WI-5 leader? Cheers!
  6. One thing I don't like to the Ice 45L is the hood is not detachable, so climbing with it is sometimes a pain.
  7. I didn't like the BD one. Anyone know where I can find OR version? I was gonna make my own but material cost is too high to justify it.
  8. Black Diamond has the Ice ScrewUp bag that takes 6 ice screws. I don't feel like paying $20 for a canvas bag. I have heard people use some type of material that wrap around each ice screws. Just wondering what everyone is using.
  9. Grivel rejects are still better than BD retards, by a long shot. I haven't tried BD's newer model tho.
  10. Yea, I ended up not stretching it out at all. Seems a little bulky, but I'll test them out this weekend.
  11. I feel like a retard right now. The Scotch 2228 tape says stretch the tape at least 3/4 of original width. WTF does that mean? Am I to stretch the tape by pull it wider?
  12. Looking for a Hilleberg tent for my denali trip. 2 or 3 person. Nallo GT or similar model would be ideal. PM or email me.
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