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  1. Black Diamond Crossbow skis: 171cm 114-83-105, used, scratches and some ptex in the base. Mounted with Diamir Explore Bindings, din 3-10 Garmont Mega Ride: Sz 27.5, Intuition type thermo fit liners, boots have been stiffened with a shin plate for better edging. Scuffed, decent tread, tech binging compatible. Black Diamond Nylon STS skins: Cut to fit the crossbow, glopstopper wax recently applied. Practically new, less than ten days on them. Stored with cheat sheets. Black Diamond Deploy 3 shovel and Carbon Fiber quickdraw 230cm probe There you have it, all included for the $280 price, with shipping added to that. PM or email markb.6180 at gmail com.
  2. Ill be up in the Coupville area the week of the 17th and would like to get out for a day or two day trip. I'm up for about anything. I will have my rack, ropes, Ice tools/ crampions, glacier stuff and snowshoes. If you know any great places I ought to see this time of year, by all means make suggestions! markb.6180@gmail.com Peace.
  3. favorite ascender set-up and why?

    Frog system hands down, kind of a pain on low angle but overall sooo much more efficient. Quick changeovers, easy pickoffs and simple at the rebelays. Easy to improvise, a mech, prussik, long runner or whatever for the upper ascender and whatever flavor progress capture you have available can be substituted for the croll (shhh... kinda like opt 2 )
  4. Maybe looking into hanging around in the WA area untill the 18th. I would like to climb Forbidden Torment traverse but I'm open to whatever else you might want to climb. Your experienced can be from noob to alpine hardman, it doesn't matter as long as whatever we agree to can be accomplished safely. Mainly just want to get out into the mountains and climb some 5.Fun alpine. You can email me at binder1(dot)618 at gmail.(youknow) and I'll get back to you tonight
  5. Rainier in a Day - DC Route

    PM sent!
  6. Compact Calories

    Medjool dates and walnut pieces for me. Paltitable, Packable and Potent.
  7. Daughter needs new mtn boots

    Interested to know what you exaclty did (cooked uncooked rice)??? I was carefull to use a Nylon stocking (simple one from the womens clothing place) and used uncooked rice. This is the the same that Intuition sells with thier home fit kit. Perhaps it would have been better if i directed you to the company. The rice dong was their idea.
  8. WTB: Black Diamond Quantum 65 size M

    Check your local landfill, Quantums have serious durability issues. That said if anyone has a Quantum hipbelt PM me.
  9. Daughter needs new mtn boots

    Second the Omegas. When you fit them since they have a thermofit liner fit the shell of the boot not the shell and liner. A tight two finger would have worked better for me. When i bought my pair it fit the boot and liner and regretted it, the magic happens when you bake them. Also Full and a half size shells are the same size eg 9 & 9.5 UK. Again fit the shell and mold the liners they will pack out and you'll have a toasty warm and precise (for a) double boot. Socks, I highly recommend only wearing thin polypro dress type socks with the intuition liners since they [liners] don't breath and wont soak up sweat like heavy wool socks. Thermofiting is eeeeeasy, do it yourself. DO IT WITH RICE worked perfect for me!!!! Highly recommend and you wont run into Mitochondria problems. http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/170547-Rice-Molding-Instructions-A-La-Intuition?s=6f27e42cf3f33e5d3ed793b10bb13050
  10. WTB- PACKS Wild Things, Arcteryx, Cold Cold World

    I have a medium(almost fits me so im nearly sure) borea. Its been used but still has lots of life left in it. Pm me if you want photos.
  11. "Did you see any bats? What does one have to do to ensure their safety. I recall seeing something on OPB about humans spreading diseases which kill bats. I don't think the emergengy kit will work in this case." AFAIK If you do anycaving back east where there have been reports of white nose syndrome you need to fully decon your gear before you take it anywhere else.
  12. Fun police, sorry guys. But speaking as a caver listing the location of a cave so the general public can find it is kind a a duche move. Sorryy just saying but cave enviroments are super fragile and besides its kinda something the rest of the caving comunity prescibes to. Props for seeking out these enviroments, they are one of the few places where you can leave any notion of the expected behind, and of course help you develop sick steming and offwith skilzz. It's kinda lame I know buuut it take one shit head to ruin it forevers... And you want to make more caving freinds riiiiiigggghhhhtttttt???????
  13. Mont-bell Alpine 60 Medium: $85 Mammut Monolith GTX 11US/44UK: $130 The boots have been worn, some stiches have been seam griped for reinforcement. First Ascent Front Point Jacket Red Medium: $50 Hardly used, never washed, doesn't smell so the DWR should be fresh. Rab Alpine Pull On Blue Medium: $45 Buyer pays shipping, paypal preferd. Link to Photos : https://picasaweb.google.com/bindersapien/Jun162011?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCOrAy7i76rTbfg&feat=directlink Thanks for looking!
  14. A most righteous sleeping bag my friend
  15. Sorry forgot to specify all jackets medium, Rab feels like its cut for a rectangular person, I'm an upside down triangle, if that makes any sense. Rab pit to pit is 22" arm length from center tag to end of sleeve 37.5" back 31" and finally the sleeves don't fit over 13" forearms when flexed. Nunatak measures 6' inside I'm 5'10" I fit inside if I lay straight but I like to sleep curled up so it doesn't fit then, Im selling it so I can order a Large from Tom