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  1. I have a like-new Petzl Quark with the Hammer (removable) I bought for parts but no longer need. The pick is perfect without any nicks and the shaft still has the factory glittery shine to the metal. I'd like to get $160 + 20 shipping. Local San Francisco area people can save on shipping and arrange a local swap. I've got Venmo and PayPal; other payment methods may be amenable. Reach out to me via PM.
  2. SOLD, SORRY FOLKS I've got a pair of Nomics that I never really used much and won't be using for the foreseeable future – I'd like to get them a new home. They're in great shape – Ice picks have been filed only a little (see the silver on pictures #3 and #5, in particular), the shafts have only a few surface nicks, and the bottom grip/spike area is in fantastic shape. I'll ship these with the rubber tips that come new with them from Petzl and the tools to swap out the picks or fit a hammer onto the head. Price is $330 + $20 shipping for the pair. Local San Francisco/Oakland area people can save on the shipping and arrange a local swap. I've got Venmo and PayPal. Other payment methods may be amenable. Contact me via PM. SOLD, SORRY FOLKS
  3. SOLD I've got a North Face VE 25 for sale. Might as well be brand new – never set up even in the yard (guy lines still have factory knots). Health reasons are taking me away from Alaska for the foreseeable future, so I never got to use this tent. This is the current/recently updated black and gold style – see full details at https://www.thenorthface.com/shop/ve-25-ca8e?variationId=C8T SOLD Tent retails for $669. I'd like to get $380 + $20 shipping (40% off, no tax). Local San Francisco/Oakland area people can save on the shipping and arrange a local swap. I've got Venmo and PayPal set up. Other payment methods may be amenable. Contact me via PM.A few pictures of the tent on my floor. SOLD SOLD
  4. I've got a used Eddie Bauer/First Ascent Igniter Jacket for sale in men's small. Color is a nice medium blue. Primaloft One Insulation (100g weight), a well-designed climbing piece. The jacket is in good shape - there are some signs of use, but it is fully functional (zippers, etc) and no tears. Selling because I have too many jackets in this category. $100 shipped (PayPal) via USPS Priority (1-3 days) with tracking. Best way to get my attention is through PM, and I'm happy to move to email after that.
  5. Colder weather is returning! $80 shipped.
  6. I've got a used La Sportiva Pegasus Primaloft Jacket for sale in men's small. Color is a grey with yellow accents. Primaloft One Insulation (100g weight body, 60g hood and sleeves). Very underrated jacket - lots of pockets, fleece lining, and nice elastic cuffs and waist. Check out Sportiva's info at http://www.sportiva.com/products/apparel/insulation/pegasus-primaloft-jacket. Works great as a climbing or backcountry ski shell. The jacket is in great shape. It has fully functional (zippers, etc) and no tears. Selling because I have too many jackets in this category. $100 shipped (PayPal) via USPS Priority (1-3 days) with tracking. Best way to get my attention is through PM, and I'm happy to move to email after that.
  7. Cold weather is coming! $80 shipped!
  8. Have come to the conclusion that super gaitor style boots just aren't for me. Boots are in solid shape - the laces are in great shape, the upper has no holes/tears/repairs, while the outsoles have some signs of use. The tread has some wear on the outside, but the inner lugs still look fresh from the factory. Size EU41/USM8/UK7. Price is $225 shipped within the CONUS via USPS Priority with tracking, via PayPal. Folks outside the Continental US subject to extra shipping charges - I'm reasonable so just contact me.
  9. Bump. How about $90 shipped anywhere in the US?
  10. I bought this jacket awhile back and took the tags off, but never wore it. Basically New With Tags. I have the tags, and they will be included, but they aren't attached if that's important to you. Note how clean the sleeve pocket is - it's still crisp, laminated from the factory. $100 shipped (PayPal) via USPS Priority (1-3 days) with tracking. Best way to get my attention is through PM, and I'm happy to move to email after that.
  11. Bump. How about $90 shipped anywhere in the US?
  12. Bump. How about $90 shipped anywhere in the US?
  13. Moving to the Bay Area...need advice

    The Bay Area is an amazing place to live! There is little "good climbing" to be had locally. The aforementioned Pinnacles is a 2+ hour drive. Castle Rock down to the south is a popular crag. There is a bit of bouldering around Berkeley (Indian Rock, Cragmont Rock) that has some great history. Mickey's Beach to the north is another popular spot for bouldering. The local trail running scene is superb--Huddart Park and Windy Hill are in Palo Alto, Rancho San Antonio in Mountain View (next town to the South), and just those three parks within 10 minutes of Palo Alto offer tons of possibilities--the geography of the area will keep a motivated person in shape for any adventures in the mountains. The Bay Area does offer climbers great access to world class climbing venues such as Tahoe (3-4 hours), Yosemite (5 hours to the valley), the Sierra High Country (~7 hours) and Joshua Tree (7 hours). Distance to the north isn't too bad either - the Cascades and Smith Rock are an easy day's drive; Lassen (4 hours) and Shasta (4.5 hours) are volcanoes, but lack the scale that only the North Cascades offer. Year round access to world-class climbing destinations, more climbing variety as anywhere in the US, fantastic spring skiing are the selling points as a climber. You really do sacrifice local crags, but there's nothing you can't do in a weekend trip. As far as planning big objectives for the summer, focus on the Sierra (and Shasta, though the rest of the Cascades are doable as well). Big wall climbing, there's no better place. Distant alpine routes in spades. Superb granite cragging. If ice is your thing, the Sierras have enough to keep you content if you can catch them while conditions are in.
  14. Gamma MX Hoody or R1 + Houdini

    I avoid wind shirts (ala Houdini) when they're likely to get torn up from rock. They're super great pieces, probably the best value per ounce of any piece of clothing for moving fast through variable weather. The Gamma MX won't be as warm nor weather resistant (both in the wind and precipitation departments) as the Houdini + R1 combo, but it is durable, stretchy, and comfy to move in. When I evaluate my shell options for my time out in the mountains, the first question I ask regards durability. A windshirt is the clear #1 choice if it will hold up, but when it might get torn (from rock or tree skiing), I turn to a softshell in the 16-24oz category. I take a Gamma LT for warm weather, low winds, or moving fast, but turn to the Venta MX for supreme weather protection. If your Houdini isn't shedding water, take proper steps to restore the DWR. The first thing I do is give the old DWR a chance by tossing the jacket in the drier on medium-high heat for 20-30 minutes: enough to warm the jacket up for a bit, but not melt the plastic. If you aren't satisfied when doing a shower test, apply some Nikwax/Granger's and make sure to toss the jacket in the drier. Heat is the most overlooked way to care for this type of garment - it's seriously too simple.
  15. Where can I buy raw down?

    Thru-Hiker.com Direct Link is http://thru-hiker.com/materials/insulation.php $39.95 per 3 ounces. 900 fill will be the softest pillow ever.
  16. WTF Mountain Hardwear?

    More or less true. I've found the Gamma LT to be the best of the simple, old-school softshells - it's water resistant, super stretchy, and should last a long time. A shame Dane didn't review it alongside the NW Alpine Big 4, et al. The Gamma SL is a different beast (and better I think, for most uses), and incredibly modern - perhaps more stretchy and a piece that really is invisible in use (in the good way). That said, I don't think these pieces properly replace the Houdini.
  17. The next revolution in waterproof fabric?

    Sounds like the "never wet" DWR. I have my suspicions. Schoeller's Nanosphere treatment makes some preposterous claims, too, and my experience with that has been good. Not anywhere near the level they claim, but given realistic expectations, I'm happy with this technology.
  18. down quilts?

    Yeah, I do this. Gotten down to the minus teens Fahrenheit. My winter quilt weighs 28 oz - 20oz of that is down. It is warmer than I've ever needed, while being lighter than many 20º bags.
  19. Lake Tahoe Area Conditions?

    Been too warm recently.
  20. For sale: arc'teryx bora 35L pack

    Size?
  21. I have way too much stuff in my closet. All prices include shipping within the CONUS. SOLD Arcteryx Atom SV women's small new with tags. Black. SOLD Arcteryx Atom LT women's extra small new without tags. Black. $130 SOLD Arcteryx Gamma MX jacket men's small excellent condition with no wear. Green. SOLD SOLD Patagonia Knifeblade Pullover excellent condition with no signs of use. Grey. SOLD Patagonia Ultralight Down Shirt men's extra small excellent condition with no signs of use. Grey. $110 Sportiva Spantik 42. Used once in the AK range for three weeks. Very good condition. $375 Sportiva Nepal Evo 42 good condition. $250 Scarpa Phantom Guides 41. Good condition. $300 First Ascent Cloud Layer 1/4 zip fleece women's small good condition. Lime green. $25 First Ascent Peak XV Jacket men's small like new without tags. Red. $200 SOLD Wild Things Belay Parka medium good condition. Orange. SOLD NW Alpine Sider Light Hoody small excellent condition. Red. $60 Montane Featherlite Smock men's small very good condition. Red. $25 Black Diamond Nitro Pack medium in good condition. Signs of use but not abuse. Green. $60 Black Diamond Virago Glove extra small good condition. $45 Nunatak Skaha Plus with front pocket, full zip extra small in excellent condition. Black. $160 CAMP Corsa Ice Axe 60cm great condition. Shaft has seen some use, pick looks new. $70 PM me for detailed pictures, questions, etc. I take PayPal and ship USPS with tracking. Will edit soon with more stuff and pictures.
  22. Spantiks sold. Atoms sold.
  23. Ice Climbing Crampons! Mono or dual-point?

    Mono points are for delicate ice structures, where you're more placing rather than kicking, or mixed climbing. I prefer dual points for alpine ice no question, and most water ice. Extra security, less sensitivity.
  24. Baruntse - WTF

    +1 for Backcountry, REI, etc.'s return policy. I've heard Sportiva isn't the nicest when it comes to these sorts of things.
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