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  1. Fairweathers - Beta

    Howdy Has this range not been climbed much? Not really finding any info at all... any books on the topic? Google Almighty gives up nothing.
  2. Run pace

    Howdy What's your run pace? 3-6 miles? 9-12? -Ben
  3. For Sale: Gently Used Trad Rack

    It's not necessarily "gay" at all, bro. Embrace your sexuality. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men_who_have_sex_with_men
  4. Ukrainian Ice Tool

    Do people actually climb on these things? It is fricken light, at 360grams... I'll give them that... http://shop.gear4rocks.com/en/ice-snow/ice-axe-tool/prod_151.html
  5. Fear the snaffles?

    Even a chipmunk is a snafflejacker at 6,000'.
  6. Fear the snaffles?

    Hell yea you should fear them mufuccers.. they'll straight up car jack your shit.
  7. Missing climber on hood.

    This confuses me as well. My thought was if in poor weather the climber mistakenly climbed up left of the Leutholds he could have ended climbing up onto the Yocum. That pic I posted above is from the morning of, about 8am
  8. Missing climber on hood.

    Weird, weird, weird.. So he climbed up onto the Yokum.. Then apparently tried to rap down to the Sandy from a picket... and either rapped off the end or the picket blew? I remember a few years ago a couple guys who accidentally climbed up the couloir to Queens Chair, intending on Leutholds... I believe they had to be rescued by chopper. I wonder if this guy made the same error? I've been on that side a few times, but I've never actually done Leutholds.. I don't know how straightforward the couloir is, but it certainly looks like you just follow the path of least caloric burn. Visibility was crystal clear that morning...
  9. How much experience do you need to bring a friend?

    Sounds like a lame day out, to me.. tell those guys to learn how to belay in the gym, then you'll take 'em out for some TR on rock.
  10. Missing climber on hood.

    Do you happen to know where the rope and picket were spotted?
  11. Missing climber on hood.

    On Saturday? Were you in the white plane?
  12. Missing climber on hood.

    I saw his registry in there when I left for iRock on Saturday morning... I thought to myself, "wow.. I wouldn't climb that right now.. way too warm. Good luck!" Shit you not. I didn't even know about all this till a couple days ago, then I went through my album from the climb and realized I'd taken two or three really good beta shots of the west face from the top of the western chamber. I'm technologically retarded, so I don't know how to zoom and sharpen resolution and all that crap, but I'm waiting for someone from SAR to call me back so I can email them over. Probably won't help much, but at least they show exactly what the glacier and route looked like the morning he was going through there... it's changed a lot in the last week, I can imagine.
  13. Mt Hood

    I was under the impression TMG was the only racket permitted to guide on Hood... do other places sub them for guiding, or be there more than one?
  14. Mt Hood

    Fitness wise, the worst that's going to happen is you get tired and turn around. Technical wise, you need to understand and have practiced proper crampon technique, and self-belay and self-arrest technique. There was at least one rescue injury and one death last year from slips below Crater Rock- Hogsback is above Crater Rock. It's fairly serious stuff up there.
  15. Please use mountaineering boots on mt. Hood

    Doesn't matter what footwear you wear. High heels, sandals, 8,000m boots, hiking boots... if you lack the ability to keep yourself safe in the alpine, you're already fucked. I often wear hiking boots with contact strap crampons this time of year. Fast is light, and light is right. Or something like that.
  16. Please use mountaineering boots on mt. Hood

    No hiking boots for climbing.. what about climbing shoes for climbing?
  17. Please use mountaineering boots on mt. Hood

    No explanation?
  18. Straight shaft SOLD

    Next in line if that falls through, though it doesn't look like it will.
  19. Alpine boots for kids

    Howdy What have you been sticking on your young alpinists' feet? Thanks, -Ben
  20. Alpine boots for kids

    I actually just had him not lace up the ankle on his snowboard boots.. worked!
  21. Jefferson Park

    Saturday or Sunday?
  22. I know it's yet another lost cause, as there's really no reason on God's green earth to ever be over there, but I lost a brand-spankin' new Scarpa Force down the south face of iRock, and 3 hours of searching the face turned up nothing, so I have to assume it slid way the fuck down the glacier out in no-man's land. Anyway... if someone's out there BCing and happens across a damn rock shoe, a six-pack of your favorite variety shall be due. -Ben
  23. Mt Hood

    Guys call the south side of Hood a "hike" because it's super easy, as technical climbs go... about as easy as it gets, in fact. But it's still technical- it's still not something you can expect to just walk up. On the higher areas of the mountain, a simple slip will result in an uncontrolled slide- and it kills someone up there almost every year. Crampon technique and self-belay and self-arrest technique are very important, and should be learned to proficiency before you "hike" Hood. I won't tell you to hire a guide- that's up to you. But one way or another, I strongly encourage you to know what you're doing before going higher than the last lift hut.
  24. 84 Charlie Mopic - Original VHS - free

    I hear they finally re-released this one and you can buy a DVD anywhere, but I figure maybe someone would appreciate this here original more than the trash can. Shoot me your address and it's yours -Ben
  25. Howdy Thinking I should probably part with this here split to finance a new project... Has probably a grand total of 10,000' of descent on it. Obviously has some minor scratches and nicks and things, but the top-sheet is overall in great condition, no delamination, metals are overall in great condition... thing definitely isn't even "broken in" yet -Jones Solution 158 -Sparks R&D Blaze LT -Voile hardwear -Mr. Chomps pons - probably the most "worn" item- slightly chewed up looking edges, but actually less use than any other component -G3 High-traction skins, good clean cut, stored stuck to the mesh things $1460 retail before shipping, looking for $900 local Also have a pair of TLT5s sz 28 I might part with, but I haven't decided yet... If you're interested, ax me about em PM fer more pix