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  1. It's amazing how many companies are making tech bindings now in some form. Other than the standard Dynafit what are people liking? Have people had much success using Binding Freedom or Quiver Killers with two different hole patterns?
  2. Falling with skis A-framed

    I personally think falling backwards like you describe is a pretty unlikely scenario and probably would not dwell on the possibility of that happening. Most people die from avalanches or being caught in bad weather.
  3. Old Kloke Book "One Day Winter Climbs"

    I'll find a more permanent home for it but it's attached to this post @diepj Kloke Winter Climbs Complete.pdf
  4. https://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000006186870/what-if-he-falls.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage They linked this from the homepage under "Opinion" which was a bit weird, as it was made by Jimmy Chin and his wife, and features @Wallstein in it. It's definitely worth watching!
  5. CC.com Traffic Decrease?

    So let me ask you, what in your opinion will get those people who left back on here?
  6. CC.com Traffic Decrease?

    @CascadeClimber I received those too, and you know that. I am sorry that happened to you, and you definitely did not deserve it, as did anyone else. I can assure if anyone received harassment it was me. I'm not disputing that part, but to say we didn't do anything about it isn't accurate whatsoever, and those two/three guys were gone far before the site "peaked". Should we have done something about it sooner and more forcefully, yes. Are there other people who were also were problematic we should have gotten rid of sooner. Probably yes. But dare I say it this also happened 17 years ago! Is it really fair for us to keep getting dragged through the mud about decisions we made that long ago that we have learned from an moved on from? We also could have done everything right back then and still be in the same place.
  7. CC.com Traffic Decrease?

    I'm really surprised to read this bit and it's a pretty unfair version of history, although I'll be the first to admit that a lot of the trolls and general bad behavior likely caused a lot of lasting damage that will take time to fix. Yes, there was some really terrible behavior early on and those people were permanently banned. Should it happened quicker? I don't know, probably. Nobody handed us an owners manual when we started this; I was barely 24 when we went live. There are definitely people who I wish I had 86'ed earlier. But you of all people should have known how much we struggled with how to deal with these situtations, which is why I kind of find the "Ad impressions and the trolls won out" astonishing to read. We have never made a decision here for money. Did the trolls win? This site has been online for 18 years and has 8800+ TRs, so I'd argue no. Did they leave a lasting bruise, sure. I have however come to accept this world has changed, there was no iPhone, FB, IG, millions of apps vying for your attention when we first started. This was one of a handful of a small handful of climbing sites.
  8. As part of the Paris Climate Accord the United Nations panel for climate change released it's findings that are summarized pretty well in the below NYT article. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/07/climate/ipcc-climate-report-2040.html A couple interesting quotes in the comments of that article... There is no question we will have to make some majorly drastic changes in how we operate in this world. As climbers and general outdoors people how do we justify things like long drives into the mountains, long airplane rides to far off places, the occasional helicopter ride? Where do we draw the line, and how do we justify and minimize our impacts? A typical trip for me around Mt Baker will result in me using 6+ gallons of gas, where 1 gallon of combusted gas will product 20 pounds of C02. I'm putting over half my weight in gas into the atmosphere just traveling for one trip! I'm curious at to others thoughts on this and what things can be done to help minimize our impacts even more. We seem to tread lightly once we are there but not so much getting there.
  9. @landoclimb wow amazing work here! You might want to upload the images here, over time urls to external sources degrade and that is not something we can fix.
  10. CascadeClimbers.com Turns 17

    I'm copying what I posted on Instagram today. If you don't already follow us there please do, it really helps us out a lot: https://www.instagram.com/cascadeclimbers/ Thank you to everyone who has contributed here over the years. It's been a journey, a bit tough at times, but so worth it. This place isn't perfect but we will continue to pour our heart into it, and the biggest thing you can do to help this place is just be an awesome contributor, agree to disagree at times, keeping pumping out TRs, and leave things better than you found them.
  11. Omg you are in a picture in your own TR
  12. Very grateful for all the time you put into this trip report and thank you to @wayne @Colin @JensHolsten @Dannible @Sol for laying the groundwork and being so selfless in posting all your info here over the years. This is the site at it's very best.
  13. What hapened with the site?

    @OlympicMtnBoy I'm actually glad to hear people liked and used that functionality. I never actually setup any tracking to see if it was being used. I will be bringing that functionality back so hang in there.
  14. [TR] Moose's Tooth - Shaken, Not Stirred 04/15/2018

    Tactical facemasks are the new windshirts! Nice work, Baller!