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Everything posted by t_rutl

  1. Tent cooking

    Jetboil hung from the center of tent, doors open for venting. keeps ya comfy and the fuel lasts substantially longer
  2. Climbing dangerous?

    Jeb's nuts. I think he's the guy that wants to do the first ever skydive "landing" without using a 'chute... Sic vid tho...thanks for the link
  3. [TR] Shuksan - Price Glacier 8/19/2010

    Great TR and pics!
  4. Lightweight short technical ice axe w/hammer?

    Petzl Aztarex? http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/Petzl-Aztarex-Ice-Tool/PTZ0092M.html
  5. Anybody been up there within the last week? How's the couloir approaching the West Ridge, still a means of ascent? Last year that thing was toast by August but that was a hot year. Any info is appreciated. Thanks in advance, Troy
  6. Forbidden Couloir Condition?

    I just got word from somebody who was up on the 6th and said the 'schrund was barely passable and the moat was getting nasty. They estimated a week left and with the hot weather coming I think the rocks will be the bet. Taking a buddy up for his first alpine outing so was hoping the couloir would be in for the variety it adds. Thanks for the bump!!
  7. Washington Pass Beta

    no Verizon bars. i've always camped in the Bluelake TH parking lot...usually in the rig put you'll see people with tents on the pavement.
  8. Tough choice though... Goodspaceguy -or- Mike The Mover
  9. Easton usually has running water lower on the Railroad Grade. Melt snow while camped on the Sulphide. Other than the normal hazards, marmots can be ferocious on Baker and the gully/couloir leading to the summit of Shuksan can be an absolute cluster when there are several teams up there.
  10. outa control leor! impressive as always
  11. US Senate Primary - Be sure to vote!

    yes, you're off your rocker for instantly hopping on the defensive and taking a humorous post about a couple of absurdly named and themed candidates off the primary ballot and turning it into some everybody is a zealot, republicans are bad, we need more social programs rant. while government is agreed good. big government meddling in every facet run by career politicians with special interests in mind over the good of the people is bad. but the post was not about that or even close. it was about the humor of the possibility of Senator Goodspaceguy or Senator "Milkshake" Mike The Mover being sworn in. Both Democratic candidates btw. you spend too much time in Spray, go outside and live life.
  12. slo mo destruction

  13. US Senate Primary - Be sure to vote!

    you're off your rocker j_b
  14. Novice Peaks and Routes

    Ptarmigan Traverse
  15. My Gear List: Please critique it!

    only because you know BD's secrets John... and yes I'm a little jealous
  16. My Gear List: Please critique it!

    @denalidave - bummer man. Momentum was my first harness and still have it as a loaner. all 4 of my reg partners use them and love them and i bought the Primrose (womens version) for the fiance. not one issue with any of them. i'm gonna say you got jipped! i only upgraded to one of the new fancy arcteryx ones because i'm a gear whore...
  17. My Gear List: Please critique it!

    go for the Sabertooth over the Serac. i like the Petzl Reverso over the ATC, lighter. for a harness, BD Momentum is a good all-arounder and quite light all for $50.
  18. impressive! look fwd to steph"s shots
  19. [TR] Mt. Rainier - Kautz 7/26/2010

    paradise to muir in under 2hrs in more of a feat than the ski imo you a mad man as always
  20. [TR] Mt. Rainier - Central Mowich Face 7/16/2010

    be safe out there D...you are tearing stuff up right now! i got the GoPro Hero HD Wide...gimme a shout and feel free to borrow it...would love to see this stuff in wide angle 1080p!!
  21. [TR] Mt. Rainier - Sunset Ridge 7/15/2010

    damn dam...
  22. liberty bell, beckey route, 50m rope?

    from the rap off trees just above the slab you'd be fine. from the first bolts should be good. there is a second set of chains/bolts as the 3rd/last station which I dont think a 50 will touch bottom from. was just up there with 60 and I dont think there was more than 10-15 ft left as extra on the last rap.
  23. fantastic TR and photos. quite inspiring to make the long haul in there. thanks.
  24. Aluminum Crampons

    Stubai or Grivel I've beat the snot out of my Stubai's, no bent or broken points after many trips over scree and talaus. The Grivels are nice if its just for snow. Better anti-balling plates.