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  1. be careful this spring

    here's a (not thee)difference: The roots of the stump stabilize the soil and allow for nitrogen fixing bacteria to exist. Removing or disturbing this speeds up the process of erosion and the topsoil ends up in the Skykomish, or whereever. If you feel you absolutely have to do it, use a handsaw and saw off the stump as close to flush with the ground as possible. If you have to use a chain saw, then it's too big and you should leave it as is and work around it with creative pad placement and spotting as others have stated above.
  2. FS: Complete AT Package / Dynafit - NEW

    I'm interested. Check your PM's. thanks
  3. This years Tick List?

    what crag are you developing? I'm psyched to explore new crags this season.
  4. Rock Shoe Naming Contest

    how about "the Larix" after our native conifer or "The verde" when do i get the shoes?
  5. Guiding as a Career?

    Great post! very thoughtful. I think you are right on with the 'selling yourself' stuff. Lots of pro guides have their own websites, much like musicians.
  6. Climb...

    Kudos to that belayer and his fine technique.
  7. Dino Rossi

    Rossi is Chossy don't vote for him
  8. Neverland

    Is there really a 3 pitch route at exit 38?? Seems like the 2 pitch routes are just barely 2 pitches.
  9. Index purchased!!!

    how about a "pay to poo" set up? Seriously, with a dollar per dump we could generate some income!! Huge thanks to all involved. This is great news for climbers current and future.
  10. PM sent, i have an uneexpected day off tomorrow!!
  11. 2.50, what a deal! I'll take one!
  12. thank you for that very cool report. the stuart range is the bomb. looks like you guys were moving really fast over those 2 days. Kudos!
  13. Raindawg's New Book

    wow, he's a professional writer? No wonder he routinely shreds most of you guys with his posts!!
  14. Soloing on Rainier?

    which routes do you recommend for soloing? It seems to me that as a soloist you would want to avoid the trade routes Emmonds and DC (unless possibly doing them in winter). Are there routes better suited for solo climbs?
  15. R. Duke Watson, 1915-2010

    Wow, amazing life. Seems like he deserves a cascades peak named in his honor.
  16. would someone please translate this into English. Thanks
  17. pm sent regarding the shoes
  18. Opposing Gates

    If you find yourself toproping without locking biners the opposite and opposed could keep the rope from accidentally opening both gates when flicking the rope around a flake or out of a crack. It's conceivable that the rope could open both gates and come out of the anchor alltogether. But nobody topropes without locking biners anymore except for a few old timers in mountain boots and wool knickers!
  19. first ascent [TR] Assassin Spire - NW Face (IV, WI4+) FA

    Well executed! You guys are killin' it!
  20. Index TRs--serioulsy?!

    seriously, if you have'nt ever posted a TR (like myself and the orignial poster in this thread) then you should'nt be disrespecting other TR's. Bad form IMHO. You don't have to read them. Personally, I enjoy seeing the photos and TR's, even for trade routes and days cragging.
  21. Great stuff!! my vote for TR of the year so far. Thanks for the great pics, and good story. What a wonderful solo climb. Kudos!
  22. jackson hole moderates?

    anyone have any recommended moderate alpine climbs in the jackson hole area? I'll be in the area in June. I've climbed the Grand before and i'm looking for some other classics 5.9 and under. Thanks for any input.
  23. jackson hole moderates?

    Great stuff, thats exactly what i was looking for. thanks to all 3 of you guys for posting.
  24. Rockfall alert at the Peshastin Pinnacles

    wow! thanks for sharing those pics I'm not surprised, having climbed their only 4 or 5 times I've always found the rock brittle and fragile. I probably just did'nt get on the good routes, but as far as sandstone in WA goes I prefer bouldering at larrabee.
  25. neurological symptoms would include: muscle weakness, pain shooting down your legs, numbness and tingling in a 'saddle like distribution' or changes to bowel or bladder function. If you have any of these it's a good idea to get it checked out. Frequent icing, antiinflammatories (ibuprofin, bromelain and turmeric) and rest are likely indicated regardless of the extent of the injury. Good luck!