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About YakCLimber78

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  • Birthday 03/10/1978

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  1. Hip Surgery

    So I did it! 22 years since the first time I climbed my first Cascade Volcano, I did it again! I went full-circle and climbed Adams again to see how my hip felt..... It felt great!! As far as I can tell, my rehab is going great and it's game-on! THanks all for the support and see you out there!! Yak
  2. Spot vs Inreach vs ???

    I've assisted people in selecting a PLB..... THe ACR is by far the best, it uses the maritime/military system. The Spot is finicky at best..... It's great if you want to update people how your trip is doing, but your "emergency" goes thru a third party and they are sitting in a cubicle. As far as the InReach, I have no experience with that unit.
  3. Hip Surgery

    So, I am a full year since my surgery. This coming weekend, I am going full-circle: my buddy and I are headed up to Adams to give the south side a go. I know it's nothing glorious, but it'll be my first real "climb" since my surgery. Wish me luck and if anybody sees me up there, say hi!! Yak
  4. Recommend Me Some Climbs I Can Do Solo

    Gonna say +1 to both the South Side of Hood and Adams.... But my personal preference is to not Glissade (I have hip issues that prevent me). I did Lassen a few years back and I was a great solo trip..... It's just a trail to the top. Look at the Sisters, Broken Top, and St. Helens as well.
  5. Denail Guide Services - "Interview Questions"

    I'm not shooting down guide services, they do a great job and provide a great service to their clients. If you are looking to go up with a few friends and have a great amount of experience between you, I recommend that you do the WB on your own. It allows for a greater "experience" (if that can really qualify on the Butt). I've done trips both with a guide service and alone.... heck, I even lead trips myself many moons ago. Don't rule out a self-guided trip on Denali....... if you have the experience.
  6. Hip Surgery

    Ok, so it's been a bit since I did an update on how my hip's doing..... I guess it's time. Over the past few weeks, I have gone from walking my dogs around the park to jogging with them to hiking 5+ miles with weight on my back. Just this past weekend, I ran 5K and then did a 30mile bike ride to one of our local wineries. Everything is feeling awesome! I still have occasional soft-tissue soreness the day following a big excursion or after many days of use, but I'm progressing! I have started to plan my first "climbs" for the end of the summer and can't wait to get out and crush it! Hope everybody is well and enjoying their spring! Yak
  7. touring snowblades......swiss of course

    I've got a pair of Summit Ski Boards that are mounted with Silvretta Touring bindings. They work pretty well, but nothing is as good as a set of AT skis.......
  8. Best Time to Climb the West Buttress

    +1 for Memorial Day Weekend. The camps were established and the weather was pretty good.
  9. Hip Surgery

    Thanks all for the support! I have been on my snowboard a few times and been increasing my hiking distance over the past few months....... This weekend will be my first foray on my skis, wish me luck!! Have a great week all! Yak
  10. BD Shivas for sale

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  11. BD Shivas for sale

    I have a pair of Shiva ski boots for sale. They don't have the tech soles as of yet, but they are an inexpensive purchase if u want to use tech bindings. They are 26.0/26.5 and have only been used a handful of times. There is a link to the craigslist posting below. http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/spo/5406966458.html
  12. Groove Air Force One Skis

    Hey all! These things actually work. I have a pair of older SnowBlades and they rip for quick decents....... Give the man a chance!!
  13. November ice?

    Well, I guess it's now December Ice..... I went up to White Pass on Saturday and Sunday, Clear Creek Falls is formed-up in it's early-season form on the right side. Also, there seems like there may be a few flows up at Strobach that are in........ I didn't get a chance to grab a pic, but when I go up this weekend, I'll snap a few and post them for y'all.
  14. La Sportiva Fit

    Try on as many pairs of boots as possible, regardless of brand. I 'wanted' a specific boot to replace my Radiums and after many many hours of trying on, re-trying on, and re-re-trying on, I ended up getting a pair of Dynafit Mercury AT boots...... and I have a 'La Sportiva" foot as well. Just my 2-cents
  15. November ice?

    I'm in Yakima and it's over 60-degrees today..... Gonna have to wait for ice.
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