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About SuperChango

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  • Birthday 11/30/1999

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  1. Is being a weekend ski instructor worth it?

    I am coming up on my 5th season as a part time ski instructor at Meadows on Hood. I too have a serious business job and instruct for the fun and social aspects. My skiing has improved even though I would say I was already an expert skier - I started skiing when I was 6 and spent a few seasons ski bumming in the Rockies and the Sierra back in the day. If you get PSIA certified you will get great deals on all kinds of ski gear and clothing. Patagonia pro deals, osprey pro deals, BCA pro deals etc... Having said this, I would not recommend the job if you are not interested in teaching. Getting a free pass, deals on gear and the opportunity for improving my skiing were all motivations for me, but my primary motivation is having fun while teaching others. Having fun and learning how to teach should be part of the equation, otherwise don't do it. Cheers
  2. I have a very flexible schedule and lots of free time for the next few months and want to get out climbing - rock, alpine, mountaineering routes. I have led up to 5.10 trad and hope to be back at that level by late summer. Lead 5.8 trad right now. I have a reasonably complete trad rack and alpine/ice gear. Partial list of what I’ve done: Numerous trad & sport routes in Leavenworth, Vantage, Mazama, Smith, Squamish West Ridge of Forbidden N. Ridge of Baker Spontaneity Arête Rainier Summits X 3 Serpentine Arete Dragontail Peak Cooper Spur – solo up and down. Partial list of what I’d like to do: More trad & sport routes in Leavenworth, Vantage, Mazama, Smith, Squamish Sandy Glacier Headwall and/or Leutholds on Hood N. Face of Buckner Mt. Shuksan Fisher Chimneys Mt Adams Glacier Liberty Ridge Prusik Peak Grade III rock climbs… Bugaboos this summer!!! Road trip to City of Rocks and Red Rocks later in the year I’m a safe, fun, easy going person and very motivated to get out climbing. I have a fair amount of water ice experience and I backcountry ski – (Avy 1 cert). I live in Portland, but love climbing in the WA Cascades. I'm also looking for climbing partner(s) for the PRG in Portland preferably weekday, morning/mid day. PM me if interested in getting out there. Jeff
  3. I’m looking for a climbing partner(s) for this summer. I'm taking time off from work for the summer and want to get out climbing. Interested in rock/alpine climbs. I’m 43 and have been climbing since my mid 20’s. I have led up to 5.10 trad and expect to be back at that level by late summer. Lead 5.8 trad right now. I have a reasonably complete trad rack and alpine/ice gear. Partial list of what I’ve done: Numerous trad & sport routes in Leavenworth, Vantage, Mazama,Red Rocks, Smith, Squamish, NH, Gunks. West Ridge of Forbidden N. Ridge of Baker Rainier Summits X 3 Serpentine Arete Dragontail Peak Cooper Spur – solo up and down. Partial list of what I’d like to do: More trad & sport routes in Leavenworth, Vantage, Mazama, Smith, Squamish Sandy Glacier Headwall and/or Leutholds on Hood N. Face of Buckner Mt. Shuksan Fisher Chimneys Mt Adams Glacier Liberty Ridge Prusik Peak Grade III rock climbs… Road trips... I’m a safe, fun, easy going person and very motivated to get out climbing. I have a fair amount of water ice experience and I backcountry ski – (Avy 1 cert). I’m also looking for mid-week (prefer daytime) climbing partner for the PRG in Portland. I have a permit for the Enchantments for late July and can add interested climbers to the permit. If interested please PM me or shoot me a note at zekefunf@hotmail.com Jeff
  4. Portland Splitboard/Skiing Partners

    Yes, hit me up when the snow comes. I tele & AT ski. I'd like to get out on some BC tours in the Sisters area when the snow comes. I teach skiing very part time at Meadows so I ski there a bunch and can ski free most other NW resorts too. Jeff
  5. Mt. Washington/Presi Traverse - OT (sort of)

    I learned to climb in NH, the Presidentials are beautiful and cold in the winter. Check out these links. Stay warm and good luck! http://www.chauvinguides.com/iceprograms.htm http://www.emsexploration.com/north-conway/ice-climbing-mountaineering/
  6. quiver killers?

    I installed Quiver Killers this past February so I could use my Dynafit Radicals on different pairs of skis and so I could use the Radicals and tele bindings on the same ski. They are solid. I use them inbounds while teaching and free skiing at Meadows - I've taken some hard landings - no issues. I've also skied a bunch in the backcountry with them and no problems. I check to make sure the screws are tight before I head out and I carry spare screws otherwise no concerns. Good product and way better than buying another $500 set of bindings and new tele skis...
  7. Partner(s) Needed This Weekend and Beyond

    Bump... Looking to get out on some rock this weekend. I was supposed to go to Squamish but that has been postponed due to rain. Anyone looking for a climbing partner?
  8. I’m looking for a climbing partner(s) for this weekend and beyond. I’m based in Portland and would like to get up on Hood this weekend – Leutholds Couloir conditions permitting? Or over to Smith. I’m also open to suggestions… Beyond this weekend – I want to get out on some rock/alpine climbs this spring and summer. I’m recently back to climbing after nearly a year off. I’m 42 and have been climbing since my mid 20’s. I have led up to 5.10 trad and expect to be back at that level by late summer. Lead 5.8 trad right now. I have a reasonably complete trad rack and alpine/ice gear. Partial list of what I’ve done: Numerous trad & sport routes in Leavenworth, Vantage, Mazama, Smith, Squamish West Ridge of Forbidden N. Ridge of Baker Rainier Summits X 3 Serpentine Arete Dragontail Peak Cooper Spur – solo up and down. Partial list of what I’d like to do: More trad & sport routes in Leavenworth, Vantage, Mazama, Smith, Squamish Sandy Glacier Headwall and/or Leutholds on Hood N. Face of Buckner Mt. Shuksan Fisher Chimneys Mt Adams Glacier Liberty Ridge Prusik Peak Grade III rock climbs… Road trip to City of Rocks and Red Rocks later in the year I’m a safe, fun, easy going person and very motivated to get out climbing this year. I have a fair amount of water ice experience and I backcountry ski – (Avy 1 cert). I’m also looking for mid-week evenings climbing partner for the PRG in Portland. If interested please PM me or shoot me a note at zekefunf@hotmail.com Jeff
  9. Mt Hood

    I climbed the Cooper Spur Route this morning. There is plenty of snow and the route seems to be in good condition - although it was my first time on it so I don't have any experience for comparison. I left my bivy on the ridge at 8500 feet at 3:40am and summited at 6:05am. The sun was blazing so I only spent about 20 minutes on the summit then headed back down. The snow was getting very soft on the descent and I would not have wanted to be any later on it - I was back at Tie In rock around 7:40. Get an early start or consider carrying over to the south side.
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