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  1. Size 11.5. I got them used but never used them. My friend did once up Rainier. No noticeable wear that is not cosmetic. I'm told they are very warm. Asking $160.00 for pickup or local delivery in Leavenworth. Or meet up in or near Seattle this weekend. Thanks.
  2. Asolo Evoluzione Double Plastics

    bump- make an offer.
  3. This actually spurs an argument in my mind. Personally, I believe that if you leave it, it's booty. If you post online asking for someone to give it back (which I've done to considerable opposition) you really are just asking for a favor or for someone to yank it.. Therefore, I no longer post asking for people to find my gear. I figure it basically is climbing's Karma- unless you count post number like dwaner or whoever. It can be also an expensive teacher- younger, less experienced climbers bail more frequently, and with more anchor redundancy than more experienced climbers in my experience. It is an actual financial transfer that happens slowly in the climbing community between friends, partners, and climbing brethren. (And I mean that in the most general neutral way possible). Other people believe strongly that gear should be returned to them at all costs. These people have an unrealistic attitude probably about climbing in general but in the ethos behind it. If a single cam and a couple nuts are really gonna blow your rack you are probably inexperienced and don't have much gear. Don't get me wrong- this is not a personal attack on you. Clearly, you forgot your rope. For all I know you put up 5.14 multi pitch in your free time. Additionally- I lose an entire double rack out of sheer happenstance or what have you, I'm gonna get it back. I understand a certain "lost and found" mentality is realistic in the climbing community but just to illustrate my point think of climbing everest. Think of "theoretically" climbing it with siege tactics and establishing your ropes with a large team or teams. You don't go thinking about who's gear is who's, or which life-saving, essential tool belongs where. The same should go for all climbing gear. Bail situations happen. We should cope with them and take them in stride rather than telling other people where to find free gear. If I've offended anyone I sincerely apologize.
  4. I almost....almost ran out there to look for it.
  5. Leavenworth Area Partner

    Hey there, Reforming narcissist looking for climbing/skiing/alpine partners in and around Leavenworth. No but really, lacking an abundance of readily available, similarly inclined individuals. Fitness is somewhat important, as is relevant experience. Have gear, car, local knowledge. 28, male, educated, many years of climbing and skiing experience. Good under pressure, eagle scout, M.A. Because to some people to matters, climb trad in the 10's, 11's can be pushing it. Alpine up to 10. Not too many limits in skiing, which I've been doing all my life.
  6. Speed records in Washington

    Let's cut the crap and talk about the tooth C-C PR's. No more beating around the bush.
  7. Colchuck/Dragontail conditions

    Yes Riley. Hiked up to the lake Tuesday. At the lake there's probably 2-3 inches of snow, more higher naturally. Might head up there and check out Colchuck NBC. I'll update.
  8. Opinions on beginner backcountry setup.

    I have a pair of skis for sale if you're interested. http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1116045#Post1116045
  9. This is a relatively new ski with lots of life left in. 185 length. 115 underfoot. No noticeable core shots. Just waxed. PM for details. $85.00 OBO. Leavenworth area pickup. Shipping available I guess....(if you want to pay for it).
  10. Ninthward Nick Greener Twintip Ski

    bump for the love of God.
  11. Speed records in Washington

    JasonG- didn't keep track.
  12. Speed records in Washington

    I'll just leave this here.
  13. Speed records in Washington

    I couldn't help but get nauseous reading your post. This kind of chest beating is what makes climbing not fun. Ya, I've done some myself, some justifiably and some not. Recently I climbed snow creek wall, in fact in september, and took like 10 hours because I am out of shape a bit and had to do all the leading. But I've climbed it like 6 times so who cares how fast I do it? It's about the experience. When I read your guys' obituary I am not going to be surprised. With that, I am going to pack up my gear for a solo in the enchantments.
  14. Millet Radikal Rock boot.

    This is a great, warm, comfortable boot for your next alpine adventure. Still tons of life left in them. Size 11.5. These are semi-ridgid mountaineering boots. $100.00 OBO. Pickup in Leavenworth or nearby. Shipping available. PM for details.
  15. Millet Radikal Rock boot.

    Bump! Price drop!
  16. Millet Radikal Rock boot.

  17. Stuart Range Update

    Anyone down for a last minute dash up the NBC?
  18. Interesting you should mention that as I am doing my masters in that topic Tvash. You are correct, the best modern environmental justice movements are grassroots campaigns organized by the locals.
  19. Hi there, I'm trying to figure out what route to do for an upcoming trip. I haven't been out in a bit so I was wondering what kind of conditions exist in the high alpine in the enchantments at the moment. I'm bringing two less experienced friends so I wasn't thinking anything with sustained vertical ice. But I don't want to do something that is a walk-up. We have about a 36 hour window. Looking for a semi-technical, alpine ice climb~ AI 2 (we'll all have 2 tools), and/or easier rock (under 5.9), that is reasonable to do in 36 hours. We are planning on the Enchantments. Ideas? Index? Colchuck? Prussik?
  20. What's in? Recommendations sought.

    Thanks all, Might be soloing something as my partners all bailed. Unless someone wants to hit up something tomorrow with me? Smash and grab.
  21. Cramping muscles while climbing

    The single biggest cause of cramps IME is lack of proper fitness. Having said that electrolytes, hydration, and stretching all play a big role. As for supplements, pills, ect, yes they exist and probably work. I've never taken them though.
  22. What Kind of Handgun Should I Get?

    Glock 23. Reliable, concealable, but it might be too big for your hands.
  23. Nice report, I think. Mainly looked at pictures. What is with the tilt-shift look to the first set of pics? It's a good effect, just a bit overdone.