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EricMPeterson

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About EricMPeterson

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  • Birthday 11/26/2017

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    Spokane WA
  1. trad gear and recent airport security

    I work in an airport, so I now what I have been seeing go through. At most you will get talked to and questioned about certain items. Most tools should be ok. Think of it this way, if it can be used as a weapon check it. Large cams (given a good swing) could be a weapon. You can always call TSA before a trip and ask.
  2. Washing your rope...

    Local Climbing stores usually sell a rope cleaner that you put in your washer. I used it with my rope and it came out nice and clean. It has some chemical in it so it does not leave any residue. At least thats what the sales man told me.
  3. Alpine climbing clothing

    Might be a dumb question but I need a recomendation for a pair of pants to climb in this summer. I plan on a climb up Mt. Rainier, Mt. Shuksan and hopefully Adams. My dilema is I don't want to buy 2 to 3 pair of pants and I get hot really fast. \ Thanks for the info
  4. Boots Question

    I would buy the boots in my local store but no one carries the the nepals in stock. i tried on the same brand but different shoe.
  5. Boot fit question

    I just received a pair of La Sportiva boots from ebay. They are great and I love them but they are a little small. I tried on other La Sportiva boots and they fit but these are a little short. They are fine when they are fully laced up but if I only do the half lace then I can feel the end of the boot. Im not sure if these boots are going to work for me. I have never climbed in the snow or done any front point steping. Will these cause a problem later? What should i do. Should I sell them on ebay and try to get another pair. I paid 200 dollars and they are new. Please give me some advice. I am going use these boots for Mt. Raineir, Mt. Shuksan ect. I hope this blog makes sense, its 3:50 AM. Thanks in advance.
  6. Boots Question

    I just received a pair of La Sportiva boots from ebay. They are great and I love them but they are a little small. I tried on other La Sportiva boots and they fit but these are a little short. They are fine when they are fully laced up but if I only do the half lace then I can feel the end of the boot. Im not sure if these boots are going to work for me. I have never climbed in the snow or done any front point steping. Will these cause a problem later? What should i do. Should I sell them on ebay and try to get another pair. I paid 200 dollars and they are new. Please give me some advice. I am going use these boots for Mt. Raineir, Mt. Shuksan ect. I hope this blog makes sense, its 3:50 AM. I also posted this question in the gear section. Im hopeing to get some feedback. Thanks in advance.
  7. boots for the Cascades?

    I am looking at getting some boots for climbs in the cascades. I plan on doing a guided trip up mt rainier, adams and probably hood. I was thinking about the vasque ice 9000, La Sportiva npal evo gtx and the trango s evo gtx. Anybody have recomendations? Also anybody know of a guide service for rainier other than RMI and Mountian Madness. I would like to keep the trip under 1000 dollars. Thanks in Advance.
  8. Mount Shuksan

    Thank you for the post. I do hope to climb some other peaks before Shuksan. I live in spokane so its not easy to get over there and do simular climbs. I really would like to take some climbing classes from RMI or other related companies. This is the very reason that I am asking people. I was told its just a long hike with a scramble at the top. I am doing my research before I become someone youll be saving. I will get there just wanted to know from a climbers perspective. Thank you all see you one the trail. Eric
  9. Mount Shuksan

    Thanks for the replies! This seemed to stir up some emotion. I have seen photos and tried to do some research on the trail. I just don't want to get summit fever then be the idiot who needs a rescue. I have rock climbed and belayed before but I have never lead climbed. I simple wanted to know what the class 3 is like ie (rope or no rope required.) I am not looking to get in over my head but everyone I ask has some what of an ego and they say ah walk up. Well maybe to someone who is very experienced. I have some time before the trip so I will try learn. If i dont then I wont go! As for what Tom had written, I to was wondering what its like, bolt or no bolts available. The glacier travel is something that I will work on and be prepared for. I don't like refering to books that are misleading. I prefer to ask you guys the experienced ones who do it. If your bothered by my ignorance or eagerness then I am sorry in advance. Eric
  10. Mount Shuksan

    My brother and I are planning a trip up Mount Shuksan in early Sept. We have limited climbing experience so I was wondering if this climb is to much. I have climbed Mt. Stuart via the Cascadian couloir. It was exposed but the climbing was not hard for me. Is Mt. Shuksan similar or harder. If any one could give me some info besides saying its a class 3 I would appreciate it. Maybe some equipment recommendations. Thanks in Advance Eric
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