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  1. The thought of climbing it was too scary so we did iconoclast and rpm instead...maybe the new snow test piece?
  2. It's been almost 6 years since the first ascent...I'm wondering, with the improvements to sticky rubber and Tc pros, has the A0 been freed?
  3. Used but not abused La Sportiva TRANGO S EVO GTX (W-size41.5). Length to short for me so need to replace. You can see from the pictures boots are in good shape. $175 (new sells for 320) http://www.sportiva.com/products/footwear/mountain/trango-s-evo-womens
  4. Ski mountaineer and photographer, Jason Hummel, will take you on a winter traverse of the Picket Range in the North Cascades to skiing lines off the ten highest summits in Washington through his photographs. He'll tell stories and show photos of summer skiing on Mount Rainier, to winter skiing on the highest non-volcanic peak in Washington, Bonanza Peak. Bring your questions about skiing in the cascades and his photo techniques. A nationally published photographer, Jason started climbing in the Cascade Mountains as soon as he could walk. After leaving his job in finance in 2009, he decided to seek out his passion. Since then, he has published images in magazines like Backcountry, Skiing, Coast Mountain Culture, and more. He has shot photographs for ski resorts and companies alike. Take this opportunity to join Jason at the Mountaineers on Monday, March 5th at 7pm in Seattle. Stories and images: http://www.cascadecrusades.org/ Images: http://www.alpinestateofmind.com/ Free admission, no registration necessary, members and non-members welcome. When: Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7pm Where: Mountaineers Program Center - Seattle The Mountaineers 7700 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98115 www.mountaineers.org
  5. Filmed by Keith Ladzinski.... Hope to see you there!
  6. Surprise news! Steph Davis will be premiering her new film, A Perfect Circle at the Seattle Mountaineers on Friday Feb 17. Here is the announcement on her blog: http://www.highinfatuation.com/blog/the-perfect-circle-premier-and-clinics/ To purchase tickets, go here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/220705
  7. World-class climber Steph Davis presenting her slideshow "Earth to Sky" at the Mountaineers Program Center A story of free climbing and base jumping four classic desert towers in Moab, Utah: Ancient Art, Hindu Tower, Sister Superior, and King of Pain. She chose four very different sandstone spires, and looked for the most beautiful way to climb each one, and the safest and best way to jump it. Each tower is unique, and each one offered a different adventure. She teamed up with Mario Richard, a highly experienced base jumper, on three of the four towers. The last one she climbed and jumped alone as a free solo. Her book, "High Infatuation: A Climber's Guide to Love and Gravity," will be available for sale at the event..get your copy signed! She is teaching crack climbing clinics, for all abilities, the following day at Stone Gardens in Ballard. To purchase tickets, go here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/220705 (also available at the door) To sign-up for the clinics, go here (If you are not a member you can sign up using a guest account: session 1: http://www.mountaineers.org/source/atrips/TripRegister.cfm?Event=29444 session 2: http://www.mountaineers.org/source/atrips/TripRegister.cfm?Event=29442
  8. http://www.mountaineers.org/stories/news.cfm?reader=86 Water-ice master, Dane Burns, October 27, Thursday, 7 pm Dane Burns, longtime climber of hard routes, grand poobah of ice and beloved gear guru (see his blog, Cold Thistle ) will speak about the nature of water ice at The Mountaineers Program Center in Magnuson Park. The event is open to the public as well as Mountaineers members; no registration required. "The Inuits have somewhere over 100 names for snow. As an ice climber you should know the half that relates to water ice. Knowing the subtle differences in ice and how to identify them will make your own climbing easier and, more importantly, safer," says Burns
  9. Yep as Lowell said.. ...lots of volunteer hours making something useful and fun! http://mountaineerswall.wordpress.com/about/
  10. Yes, a dream come true for sure. In the same year, we also went ice climbing for extended periods out in Cody WY, Bozeman, Ouray. Ice climbing interspersed with the Alpine in the Cascades, including Eldorado in the winter, Chair peak 2.5 times, Dragontail. Then moving into the spring and summer with lots of cragging, Outerspace, Orbit, The Complete NR of Stuart, took a group up the Emmons in July, then Ingalls S and E ridge, plus the long trip up to Squamish-the highlight being Angels Crest. Miles of climbing and roads traveled. To complete the year, A couple of trips to Lilooet, Tatoosh trifecta. Now we are in present time.... 1 day in Vantage soaking up the sun.... We've met lots of cool and interesting people along the way I still think I was dreaming, possibly was... A few more pictures.... Don't say your tired Geoff!
  11. The tools: Both OLD fusion and Cobra have two bolts. One holds the pick directly and one is further back. At first it appears that the pick is only held by 1 bolt. I am now looking at the top view of the OLD and NEW Fusion. I can see that the plate that the Bolts are in connect on the OLD, same overall housing. Thus: 2 Bolt system (View of the top of the Cobras is the same as the OLD Fusions) I was just reminded that sometimes my COBRAs come a little loose sometimes, slight pick wobble, but not like the looseness of the NEW Fusions. From the view of the OLD fusions, the 2 bolts are holding the pick (via the housing and directly) On the NEW, the single bolt becomes the focal point for the forces/moment, etc... Every swing, every hang all on that 1 bolt. It makes total sense now why there would be a problem! Got it. Thanks Dane!
  12. Typo in the translation (Yes, Old Fusions have 1 same as new) My partner couldn't figure out the why the loosening (he has both pairs Old and New, and hasn't had the problem with the old ones) Wondering if perhaps a better model is two bolts, as in the photo of the Petzl? Dane pointed out the issue/solution: Guessing the old tools don't use the chromed bolts? Thanks again to Dane for knowing how to fix and providing a suggestion. And also cleared up the is it just this NEW one set? or is it a many NEW set issue?.
  13. The xtra-smilies, like guitar guy, beer, etc are no longer working on cascadia climbers. "Thumbs up"
  14. It's been hard to come back to all the rain this winter!!! Zion is my favorite place! Want to go back! (Canyons esp) And Indian creek WOW! More pictures to dream about!
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