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Everything posted by Buckshot

  1. Plan to keep the filthy casuals out of MRNP

    I think that they believe that the increase will have zero effect on how many people come and it will just magically bring them more money. We'll see.
  2. Is there a problem with using an ATC in guide mode at the anchors instead of a pulley and prussik to build the hauling system in a z-pulley? Is it too much friction? Won't the ATC in guide mode also capture progress as well as a pulley/prussik? It seems simpler but no one seems to teach it so I am interested in why. Forgive me if this is already covered someplace else.
  3. Wtb Strap on Crampons - Need for this weekend

    I can sell you BD contact strap crampons but I'm in Eastern WA. grant_county73@hotmail.com
  4. WANTED Scraps of Tyvek

    I got mine from the lumber yard. I asked for a used lumber tarp.
  5. After losing 50 pounds I was left with the big calves that had carried my fat ass for so many years so I know the struggle. I wear Dalbello Sherpa boots because they are shorter and they work pretty well for me. +1 The recommendations for shorter boots and good boot fitting.
  6. Looking to try this route at the end of April and I'd like some gear advice. Will we need rock pro or will pickets be adequate? What size pro? Screws? Any other advice appreciated.
  7. Mt Hood

    Looking to climb the Steel Cliffs option in late April. Is that too late in the year?
  8. Great pics. FYI, for a basic ticket, detaining you over 20 minutes is considered unreasonable and you can get it dismissed if you go to court. Hard to justify it for $100 but just sayin. >5 years law enforcement experience talking.
  9. Not sure this is the correct forum but... I got offered a job teaching skiing at a resort that claims to offer half price gear and free professional training to its instructors. The job its self pays minimum wage. I have a decent 9-5 already and I'm looking for a way to get free training and cheap gear. Is being a weekend ski instructor a decent way to do it or just a waste of a weekend? Has anyone done this job who can give me some insight.
  10. Is being a weekend ski instructor worth it?

    Yes, I get a free pass, but I am already a pass holder someplace else that has reciprocity with this place.
  11. Yet another shooting

    Apparently, we are worried about the wrong things: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr64/nvsr64_02.pdf According to the CDC in 2013 these are the numbers of Americans killed by each category, fun read: Motor vehicle accidents: 35,369 Alcoholic liver disease: 18,146 Pneumonia: 53,282 Leukemia: 23,428 Malignant neoplasm of the pancreas (wtf?): 38,996 Homicide by gun: 11,208
  12. Has anyone been up that way lately? We are looking to go there in mid-August.
  13. The three of us climbed this route last year. Two of us have also summitted Hood, Adams, St Helens (Winter). Our 4th member cancelled, the permit is paid for. Looking for a 4th for the rope. Camping at Muir then moving to the flats to help the flatland members acclimate, summit on day three. PM if interested.
  14. Teachers Strike

    I taught for two years after graduating college with a measly 2.9 GPA, its not an exclusive job and the pay is commensurate with the work and education required. I think K-3rd grade would be a nightmare but High School was pretty easy to teach. I have friends who are 40 years old and make 60-80K with their masters degree and coaching something. The pay and bennies are public knowledge its not supposed to be a surprise to anyone that its not manufacturing or bankers wages. I might be non-typical in my opinion because I actually love substitute teaching; push play on a DVD for $150 per day (no union dues) isn't bad extra coin on my days off and I can do it after I retire.
  15. Libtards on Parade: Alcoholism, Corruption, Murder

    40 teachers in little old Ephrata make over $70K per year: http://data.spokesman.com/salaries/schools/2013/62-ephrata-school-district/employees/
  16. Ferguson in Context

    Actually Mattawa used to have the highest per capita murder rate in America
  17. Ferguson in Context

    I was a cop for six years (Mattawa, WA is a ghetto) and I learned this: If someone takes a police officer's gun there is an 85% chance he will use it to kill that officer, therefore someone goes for my gun = I shoot them, not in the leg, like in the movies, not to kill them either but until they are no longer a threat. Unarmed??? BULL! In every confrontation between a cop and civilian there is at least one weapon involved; the officer's. M Brown tried to use Wilson's gun to kill him. Even if he was unarmed, which we have established was only partly correct, an unarmed person is COMPLETELY capable of killing ANY OF YOU. Put away your white guilt and look at the evidence, its easy. The problem isn't white cops killing black men, its black men killing each other. Brown should have been shot for robbing the store, instead he was shot for trying to kill a cop. SO WHAT?
  18. Please help. I'm testing some mountaineering gear (not allowed to say whose) and I am pressed for time and I need some more hours using it so I can give it a good evaluation. I'd like some recommendations close to Wenatchee for an opportunity to get into some rock, snow and possibly ice? Easy scrambling is sort of what I am looking for. Thanks in advance.
  19. Ferguson in Context

    If cops and the criminal justice system are "out to get" black people, it pales in comparison to how much black people are "out to get" themselves. Other black people kill way more blacks than the cops do. This occasion just gave everyone a break from having to consider the fact that their plight might just be caused by their own culture.
  20. Saint Helens

    I would like to climb up/ski down Saint Helens this winter. I am choosing winter b/c people I know have said its way better in snow. I have climbed Rainier, Adams and Hood all by the easy routes so I'm not brand new but by no means am I salty. Can anyone give me some beta on the climb/hike? Specifics I'm kind of looking for are: time to climb, best months to go, um...other stuff I need to know that I don't even know to ask about. Sorry to be so vague but I've never even seen it in the winter so I'm open to any wisdom I can get. Thanks in advance.
  21. Yes, last minute I know. Looking for a third for the rope team. We have climbed Rainier via the DC and Hood on the S Side (both this Summer) as well as Adams and a few other smaller peaks. Looking to drive up Saturday and start climbing late Saturday night, summit and back in one push. PM if you are interested. Jeff
  22. Mt hood South side conditions

    I was there yesterday. Good snow all the way up after the ski area. Brought 2nd tool, but totally unnecessary. +1 on the Mazama chute. Someone said you needed protection to downclimb the Mazama but I disagree. The Dozen or so I saw do it after me were just fine, even the 50+ year old guy, whatever you are comfy with I suppose.
  23. Late notice I know but I just got the time free. Looking for a partner or team to join for Hood. I have pickets and a rope (60m kinda heavy) and plan on bringing an extra tool. I've climbed Adams twice (S Side) and some other scrambles, I have crevasse rescue training and I also rock climb. I'm looking to join with someone with similar or better experience. I'm trying to get up the cascade volcanoes in the next few years. I live in Eastern WA. PM if interested. -Jeff
  24. Hood climb Sat 6/21 late notice

    Disregard. Darn work.
  25. I was once a licensed insurance agent. Two years after you get the policy you are pretty much free to do what you please. Its their responsibility to find out your "dangerous" hobbies, (for some reason they always mention hang gliding in the training classes.) They can't really deny you for things you "aspire" to do "some day" such as climb a big, scary mountain; only things that you do. You are pretty much in the clear.