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jon last won the day on April 12

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  1. Marmot was a sad deal. I used to go there almost weekly when I was in high school to drool over gear. I think what happened there was complicated. Sometimes owners of businesses or slow to adapt and accept how things are changing. In talking with one employee there the owner apparently didn't want to spend money on advertising. I also think the reality is the location became terrible to get to. The parking was horrible and the traffic was worse. What they really needed to do was move, and I suspect that is part of the problem with SA.
  2. This is pretty upsetting to read. I had been going to that shop for a long time, remember seeing Backes do a presentation there, they long sponsored a local cycling team, and also advertised on this site for a long time. When I started getting into the outdoors in 1992 there were tons of stores in the Seattle area, especially on the Eastside where I grew up. This is really terrible. I will say I'm surprised to read they had a store in Redmond; I had no idea. I would also say that the changes in Seattle have likely not been kind to having a business in Ballard. Ballard has always been hard to get to, but with increasing traffic, a vast number of good bars and restaurants there taking up even more parking in a situation that already sucked, I suspect didn't help. I do think there is a unmistakable reality in that companies like Backcountry and REI are just crushing the competition. These companies are very sophisticated in their operations, they are very data driven, and have extraordinary reach. REIs made a very strategic play in acquiring Mountain Project and their related sites.
  3. No offense to Steve, he is basically running that site out of his house and just trying to make a living, but that's basically a paid ad not a PSA post.
  4. Great to hear you can do this from your phone easily! Did you try adding any picts?
  5. Fuck man what a shame. Condolences to Jess' parents and Allison.
  6. What hapened with the site?

    Thanks for pointing out that trip report. These all fail for various reasons, sometimes it's because the images were hot linked from some other now non-existant site or service. In this case it appears we actually have the images but our redirects are not working correctly: https://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/data/503/3363LJT_Routes_V2.jpg Obviously this is something we can fix I'll look into the best way of doing that.
  7. What hapened with the site?

    The shift cable is not attached.
  8. wanted to buy cilogear SMALL 40B worksac

    If you want a pack with them in the immediate future you need to order it by Saturday as they need to stop taking orders from general consumers for a while.
  9. Bellingham partner

    Might be time to bring back Pub Club and make it a Whatcom/Skagit edition!
  10. What hapened with the site?

    Issue is resolved. I really apologize for this issue. I accidentally deleted a configuration file on the server which basically caused our server to stop listening to http and only https.
  11. What hapened with the site?

    Thanks for pointing this out. I can see the issue and I'll look into how to fix it.
  12. What hapened with the site?

    @Bronco I need to fix that, but you can access that here: https://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/tripreport
  13. Free Solo wins Oscar!

    If you can see it in the theaters you have to. In a way I wonder if the people who voted for best picture actually saw it. I've never experienced something like that in a cinema, especially knowing exactly what happens. It's really a remarkable achievement. Props to @Wallstein what an amazing thing to have been part of.
  14. I have some Merino dress shirts that are fine, and a 320 Icebreaker that does have a few holes in it, but it's also odd and I wear it quite a bit. Thinking about it a bit more I think it's mostly the age, usage. My other hypothesis is because I don't wash them frequently, the build up of salt is weakening the fibers.