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  1. I have a full year membership to the Portland Rock Gym in off of NE 12th Ave. I bought it right at the beginning of September, so I’m prorating it to be of cost as of now. It was originally $814, so you’re getting the rest of the year at an absolute steal. This is definitely something to consider if you want to save the cost of a membership, while still getting all of the full benefits.I am selling it for $600.I AM NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE GYM ITSELF. I AM TRYING TO SELL MY OWN INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP.EMAIL ME AT cantrell2289@gmail.com IF INTERESTED
  2. BadWater Productions is a youtube channel run by twin brothers Jake and Kyle Love that focuses on creating awesome Bouldering videos in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere along the West coast. We are avid filmmakers and boulderers and we decideded to combine our two passions to try and make great bouldering content for people to enjoy. Check out some videos and let us know what you think! Our ultimate goal would be to travel to even more bouldering areas around the country (or even the world) and continue to make sick videos that highlight some of the coolest boulders out there. So if you like what you see, subscribe and stick around for even more cool bouldering films. -Jake
  3. Climbing Denali 2019

    Hello, I am determined to climb Denali in 2019. I move to Anchorage Alaska 3 months ago and am more than willing to do whatever it takes. I have never done a climb of this proportion, but I am a very experienced backpacker and will put in more time than needed to make up for whatever experience I may lack. Please let me know if you are interested or know of someone needing a team member.
  4. Climbing Denali 2019

    Hello, I am determined to climb Denali in 2019. I move to Anchorage Alaska 3 months ago and am more than willing to do whatever it takes. I have never done a climb of this proportion, but I am a very experienced backpacker and will put in more time than needed to make up for whatever experience I may lack. Please let me know if you are interested or know of someone needing a team member. Rachel
  5. Im heading to the himalayas for the first time next year to climb island peak and wanted to know what kind of weather and temps I can expect in late feb. Ive done some research but would like to hear the opinions of others that have been there. Thanks!
  6. Intermittent Fasting www.BrandonClimbs.com I am a "Self-Experimenter", that means I try all sorts of remedies, diets, sleep patterns etc. in the search for the most optimal and efficient solutions to every aspect of my life. Through out my experimentation, I have found that a lot of stuff is BS, other are near impossible to sustain for extended periods of time and that very few actually work and do provide benefits over traditional habits we might be used to. One of those is intermittent fasting. I’m not saying this is for everyone, this is solely my experience and my findings after sticking with this particular eating schedule over a period of 3 months. I have always been a relatively fit individual having exercised daily for the last 10 years. That being said, I’ve never struggled much with staying in shape. Obviously when the holidays come around I’m usually a few pounds heavier but I quickly shed any excess fat in the following months. None the less I’ve always been a clean eater. I’ve never been on an actual diet but I have avoided sweets, processed sugars, refined carbs and processed foods. The only issue is I usually eat A LOT of the foods I consider “healthy”. In an attempt to stay leaner through out the year I stumbled upon the new craze of intermittent fasting. To my surprise it has been surprisingly easy to keep up and my body as adapted quite well. I wake up with more energy than usual and I have gotten very lean without sacrificing muscle mass. At first I thought it was insane to starve yourself. Especially someone like me that’s always hungry, I couldn’t fathom having to restrain my self for a large portion of the day without eating and still maintain a healthy weight. But the more I researched the topic, the more sense it made to me. Most people are out there trying to eat this super clean diet that is practically unsustainable, after having spent the last 20 years of their life eating fast food and ice cream. The problem is, we live in a day and age where the media is constantly bombarding us with irresistible commercials of Dominoes’ new cheese stuffed crust, extra cheesy pizza with cheese on top. So when you are on your eleventh hour and you’ve spent the day eating a hand full of almonds, a dry rubber chicken breast and an apple, it becomes nearly impossible to to not give into the temptation of devouring that delicious and greasy pizza. So it makes total sense why most people can’t stick to a diet and why we are amongst the most obese countries in the world. I’m not saying intermittent fasting is the solution to all of this, but in my experience it’s a great tool to have and given the right circumstance can prove to be very beneficial for many individuals. So what is Intermittent fasting? Well it’s not a diet and its not starving yourself. Its basically limiting your eating to a specific time window... The average American eating schedule goes something like this: 7:00am Breakfast & Coffee 12:00pm Lunch 8:00pm Diner An intermittent fasting schedule looks something like this: 11:00am Lunch 3:00pm Snack 7:00pm Dinner The difference is that the normal schedule has you eating 13-14 hours of the day while the intermittent fasting schedule limits you to some certain hours a day (4-10). This on its own is big game changer. By just limiting the amount of hours you have to eat food in the day, you will automatically reduce the amount of calories you consume. Even if you stuff your face with food during an 8 hour eating window, studies have shown you will eat less than if you had your typical 3 meals of the day. This is important not only for weight loss but for for a variety of reason. Everything from low insulin levels in the blood to raised GH levels during your fast. How does it work? Step 1. You fast Step 2. Your insulin levels drop Step 3. Your body turns to burn stored energy in the form of first glucose then fat Simply put, when we eat we consume more energy than what we can use immediately. There fore our insulin levels rise while we eat which allow the liver to store glycogen but when the liver is topped off it will convert the extra glucose into stored fat. If we are eating through out the day our insulin levels are constantly high and our stores are constantly being topped off, giving no time for the body to burn the stored fat. By fasting we are allowing the body more time in the day to burn stored fat. What is the right way to do intermittent fasting? There is no right answer to this, since there are a variety of ways to fast. Its all about what works for you. Some of the most popular are: -16hr Fast / 8hr eating window (I follow this particular schedule) -14hr Fast / 10hr eating window -5/2 Eat normal 5 days of the week and fast (500-600 calories) for the other two days -6/1 Eat normal for 6 days and do one full 24hr fast a week -1/1 Fast 24hrs / Eat normal for 24hr Choosing what works for you is based on what is easier for you to sustain over a long period of time. Remember the reason most diets fail is because people can’t keep up with the demands and find it too hard to sustain. The goal with intermittent fasting is not to limit your self so much on the foods you eat but instead on the duration of time you eat in the day. My experience with intermittent fasting I’m a very active individual. I do Crossfit 5 days and I run 5-7 miles 3x/week. This means that I need a lot of calories and energy to get me through the week. When I first started adapting my self to this eating schedule I found it a bit difficult the first 2 days but by the third day my body was fully adapted and I was cruising through my 16 hour fast with out a hiccup. Not only was I adapted but in the mornings when I’m usually groggy, now I was full of energy. By the time lunch came around at 11am, I was excited to eat and would devour a big lunch. Around 5pm id go to Crossfit and kick ass. To my surprise I didn’t have the least bit of weakness I thought id experience. Finally, when I got home I would have my final meal of the day, usually a big plate full of a lean protein, potatoes and avocado. In those 3 months of following a time restricted eating schedule I’ve lost considerable body fat (not that I had much to begin with but now I’m very lean) and kept or even added a bit of muscle mass, I’ve gotten stronger with my lifts and I feel my endurance on long runs is much better. I’m not sure how much of this can be accredited to intermittent fasting, but I can tell you that I have felt overall better, lighter and with more energy since I started. I also indulge in more “cheat meals” than ever before with out any sense of guilt. This in itself is enough for me to make it part of my life style. As a climber I do have to modify the eating schedule as I approach a trip since a typical 2 or 3-day climb does require you to feed yourself every few hours to try and not fall into a calorie deficit. But for my day to day life, intermittent fasting has proved to be more efficient and convenient for me and will be something I will maintain going forward. You can read more of my articles at www.brandonclimbs.com
  7. Hello! I have a bunch of like new and lightly used tents that I am looking to sell. If you would like to see more photographs of any of the tents just let me know! Prices are negotiable!Northface A5 Portaledge: $300Sierra Designs Summit Extreme: $400Big Agnes Lynx Pass 3: $150Integral Designs Chock Solo: $150Walrus Rapeede: $125 Cheers
  8. I bought these boots a while back and put about 3 or 4 days of climbing into them. Unfortunately they were a bit too small so I ended up getting a larger size that fit better. These would be a great boot and a good price to the right home. Scarpa Phantom 6000 Size 42
  9. Index Climbing Festival, see Facebook for details
  10. question Light alpine shoes?

    One of the biggest problems I come across climbing in the Cascades is finding an appropriate shoe to climb in. For my first year of alpine climbing, I mostly used high top, goretex hiking boots. This worked well on soft snow and glaciers - kept my feet dry, and were for the most part crampon compatible. When it came to the rock climbing portion of climbs though, I found them to be less than stellar, underperforming my climbing approach shoes and climbing shoes. I did end up switching into climbing shoes and carrying the boots in my bag, but ultimately wanted something that climbed snow and rock well. Following that, I started climbing in boulder x approach shoes. The boulder x mids are goretex and high top, so work well for keeping my feet dry, climb extremely well on rock, can hike for miles in them, and worked reasonably well with strap-on crampons. But now they're discontinued. I have a pair of mountaineering boots, but they don't walk very well, and I'm hesitant to wear them on a 20km+ hike so that they can perform well in snow / moderately on rock. So what are you all using for your alpine shoes? We live in such a limited market area of the world... need something that hikes well, is waterproof and mid/high topped, strap-on crampon compatible, and climbs well. Why La Sportiva discontinued the boulder x mid is beyond me, but any awesome replacements?
  11. These are brand new, never worn or used, still have the tags on them! Excellent condition, have been stored inside. Purchased these for some climbs that ended up not happening, now they are yours for a great deal! Looking to get $400 obo. Local to Seattle, if you need shipping, $425. Accept venmo or paypal. The Spantik is a double boot designed for cold, high altitudes environments. This step-in crampon-compatible boot excels on steep terrain without sacrificing walkability. The thermo-molded inner boot and one-handed closure system provide insulation and convenient lacing.
  12. I'm on the road and planning so spend late June and most of July in the PNW. I already have plans to ski Rainier with a friend, but besides that I would be down for any skiing or Alpine climbing. I'm available all week and pretty flexible with traveling. I have AIARE 1 and companion rescue. 10+ years experience sports, big wall and Alpine climbing. Have crevasse rescue training as well. I have all my gear including full rock rack with me. Let me know if you are interested.
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    Climbing Documentary: "Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey" Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. Concrete Theatre, 45920 Main Street, Concrete WA Contact Valerie Stafford, owner, (360) 466-8754 Photographer John Scurlock will be on hand to talk about the filming of this movie. All seats are $10, doors open at 6:30 p.m. “The groundbreaking life story of a rebel athlete.” Fred Beckey is the original American “Dirtbag” climber who inspired generations with his monumental first ascents, eloquent books and the lifestyle he fearlessly pioneered. His story is told for the first time in this exclusive documentary film. Read more: http://www.concrete-theatre.com/concrete/Events.html
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    Finding Creating Expression in Climbing - Nathan HadleyThis Great White Buffalo slideshow is Thursday, March 29th at the West Wall Bar downstairs at The Seattle Bouldering Project.Nathan Hadley will give a talk about the challenge of discovering creative expression through the act and art of climbing. The topic will range from challenging climbs across the world to route setting to capturing the essence of adventure through photography. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. FREEThere will be a raffle from Arc'teryx Seattle, and $1 beers from Firestone Walker Brewing Co. with proceeds going to our local climbing advocacy group the Washington Climbers Coalition!
  15. $150.00. 60m Trango dry sheath diamond climbing rope new unopened- still in the bag and original packaging. It's almost $200 on Trango's website.I bought this rope for myself and I turned out not needing it. Since I couldn't return it from the company that I bought it from I'm hoping to sell it on this forum. I live in Portland and willing to ship it, depending on how much it costs... online payments accepted via Paypal or in person cash.Rope specs:Weight: 59.1 (g/m)Fall Rating: 7Impact Force: 7.9 (kN)Elongation: 5.6%Extension: 34%You can read all about the rope on Trango's website. http://www.trango.com/p-270-diamond-94mm.aspx Call/text/email. tgscrowe@gmail.com (207) 664-9206.
  16. WA Climbing

    Hey all- I will be in WA during the first/second week of March. I'd love to do some climbing for a few days before heading up to ski in BC. Give me a shout if your are available/interested; happy to discuss more details over email, text or phone. Thanks!
  17. I am planning to be in Washington for few weeks during Mid Spring Season of 2018. I am interested to attempt - Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier and other Possible peaks around the area. Looking for partner to climb with. Regards TG 414-870-0032
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    Lenin peak 7134m Festival dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the first ascent. The Kyrgyz Alpine Club (KAC) and the State Administration of the Chon-Alai district of the Osh region and Kashkasuu local authority invite mountaineers, tourists, mountain lovers and also trekkers to join the Mountaineering Festival in the Pamirs in 2018 – the year of the 90th anniversary of the famous first ascent to Lenin Peak. Here is Information about Lenin Peak itinerary Detailed Program Festival.
  19. Size small. These were only worn once and are too small for me. No rips or stains or smells. These pants are in perfect condition. They are perfect for snow shoeing, skiing or any other winter activity. They're also backed by a lifetime warranty. If you rip them for any reason outdoor research will replace them for free. 140.00
  20. Trip: Cody FAs + Bozeman Ice Festival Date: 12/7/2009 Trip Report: Summary: 12/4: PDX -> BZN; solo laps on G1 12/5: The Fat One, Magically Delicious and The Good Looking One w/ Drew, Pete and Dana 12/6: Get Bryan @ airport; drive to Cody and climb first 2 of Broken Hearts with Bryan 12/7: First Ascents of In a Silent Way (4p; WI4), Ice Bender (1p; WI4) and Hatebags Welcome (1p; WI3) with Bryan and Doug 12/8: Rest day; drive back to Bozeman 12/9: Rest/taper before comp: climb Palisade Falls with Bryan and Ryan 12/10 The Mammut Hyalite Ice Breaker Pro Invitational Competition (9 hours/10 routes/11 p) with Pat Wolfe. RIP Guy Lacelle 12/11: White Zombie and Thin Chance with Doug 12/12: The Big Sleep Aaron and Doug 12/13: BZN -> PDX Details: Given the events that transpired during this trip I struggled with writing this trip report. On one hand I had an awesome trip: 3 first ascents in one of my favorite ice climbing destinations with 2 of my favorite partners as well as sneaking up an Alex Lowe test piece the day before I had to drive home. On the other hand the death of Guy Lacelle: one of the humblest, strongest forefathers of this very sport. Both ends of the stoke spectrum unfortunately. I tried to keep the blabber to a minimum. Some pics: Pete looking good on The Good Looking One: Bryan on Broken Hearts. Given the temps that day Frozen Hearts would have been more appropriate First Ascents: Two years ago Bryan and I made the trek up Deer Creek to give Bitches Brew a go. We climbed the first two pitches but bailed given the condition of the 3rd pitch. Before returning to the car we opted to hike up the drainage just a little further just to see what we see. Not even 20 minutes up the drainage we spotted what appeared to be a few pitches trying to form. We asked Aaron Mulkey about it... he hadnt climbed it before but wasnt sure if someone else had and encouraged us to ask Stan Price about it. At the 2008 Ice Breaker Bryan and I cornered Stan and were stoked to find out no one had climbed it yet. A month after the Ice Breaker Bryan and I found ourselves back in Cody ready to return to Deer Creek. Unfortunately for us we found bad avy conditions and opted to bail. Our attempt would have to wait until next year. Unfortunately conditions a year later werent much better. Though the avy was safe the predicted high for that day was -2 F. When we left the car it was -14 F. Doug, my partner from AK, was in Cody so Bryan and I invited him along. Suck it up butter cup Return to Deer Creek We made good time and about two hours later were looking at this: unclimbed! Bryan on Pitch 1: Following pitch 1: Much to our delight another pitch awaited and Doug gladly led pitch 2. Doug on Pitch 2: At the top of pitch 2 we got really stoked... not only did our climb continue up the drainage but in the same amphitheater were 2 other ice climbs. We opted to follow the multipitch line as we didnt know how many more pitches awaited hoping we could snag the other two lines on the way down. We soloed an easy WI2 Soloing the third pitch: and found another pitch! John on pitch 4: Though Pitch 4 turned out to be the hardest pitch of the route it unfortunately was the last pitch that was formed for us so we immediately rapped and down climbed back to the 2 remaining unclimbed lines. Back in the amphitheater Bryan nabbed the center pillar... Bryan: ...and Doug led the final pitch of the day. Doug: All in all we climbed 3 new routes: a 4 pitch WI4, a single pitch WI4 and a single pitch WI3. Given the proximity to Bitches Brew we thought In a Silent Way was an appropriate name for the multipitch route. We named the center WI4 pillar Ice Bender in tribute to all the trips benders we've had in the past few years and lastly we named the WI3 Hatebags Welcome in honor of Doug's current residence Colorado. :laf: The next day Bryan and I rested and returned to Bozeman. The following day, the day before the comp, we took it easy and climbed Palisade Falls. Bryan on Palisade So the Ice Breaker... this was my second year and I was looking forward to another year of running around the canyon climbing as much ice as possible in 9 hours. I was paired with Pat Wolfe, a super strong local so I was stoked. Pat and I were assigned Twin Falls as the area we had to start in... we reached the base of Twin in 48 minutes from the parking lot After ticking Twin Right and Twin Left we worked our way to Unnamed Wall climbing Solstice, something between Solstice and Equinox, and Equinox. At Unnamed Wall we climbed Elevator Shaft, The Fat One, Magically Delicious, Jeff's Right, and The Thrill is Gone Pat on The Thrill is Gone: On the way back to the parking lot we ran into one of the comp organizers and learned about Guy's death and that the comp had been canceled. I'm not going to pretend I knew Guy well, unfortunately I turned down my chance to climb with him when I went to Cody earlier that week. That said he was one of the most humble, polite, kind climbers I have ever encountered. And best of all the dude crushed. He will be missed. RIP Guy. The following day Doug and I took it easy and played around on White Zombie and Thin Chance Doug: Saturday, my last day before having to drive home, I got to team up with Doug and another good friend of mine Aaron Mulkey for a run on The Big Sleep. "When fully formed The Big Sleep is as good as anything in CAN" JoJo After bringing Doug and Aaron up the initial pitch Doug stepped up to tackle the Alex Lowe 5.9R. He fired through the crux but broke a hold just short of the anchor. He hopped back on and sent Doug on pitch 2. I wish anyone who says 5.9 is easy would have to lead this pitch Aaron following the 5.9: he had to bare hand it Looking down midpitch following the 5.9 This brought us to the crux ice pitch... we didnt know what to expect... the book predicted somewhere between WI6 and 6+. Lucky for us Aaron leads Cody WI7 Aaron getting to the business: Aaron enjoying some spindrift midcrux: Looking up the pillar The pitch went much easier than I expected... we all agreed it would have been a 5+ in Cody, a 6/6+ in Colorado and unclimbed in WA :laf: Doug fired off the last pitch and took us to the ridge Doug on pitch 4: Aaron and I simul followed STOKE: BRAIN FREEZE! Love the spindrift! We tagged the top, rapped and hiked out for Epilogue: Though the passing of Guy was rough I still managed some great climbing with some great people. RIP Guy MANY MANY THANKS to JoJo, Coop, Greg/NLs, Barrel and everyone else that puts together such a great event as well as everyone that I got to climb with and/or meet this week! Gear Notes: I heart climbing with Mammut Athletes Approach Notes: zoom zoom
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