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Hey, I started making these tools for indoor ice climbing / drytooling training. You can climb with them on your home wall or climbing gym on regular holds without damaging them. Check them out at https://drytoolz.com if interested. Patrik
Hello! The season has come where the rock is wet, skis are worthless, and ice has yet to grow, if it ever does. Behold, the best collection of dry tooling in the Pacific Northwest! Mik Metzler leading Chewbaccerotica D7 Over the past 10 months we have trundled, scrubbed, and fully bolted 25 routes from D4-D8. We are also working on an advanced crag holding 8 or so routes from D8-D12. These routes are nothing like the slab, mud, and road cuts you have tried. Tom Beirne on a repeat ascent of Piña Coladas With Palpatine D7 This is the beginning of bringing the PNW into the future, and if you haven’t been here yet you are in for a treat. All routes are accessible to TR access with bolted stainless anchors with stainless wire gates. We expect that some may not be able to complete routes, so you can TR through these wire gates. We want you to try anything without concern for having to leave your gear behind as popularity and skill for the sport grows. They are your anchors! All of the thousands of dollars of hardware was generously donated through hundreds of donations from the community. When the anchor biners need replacing, we will all be overjoyed to replace them. Jen climbing during the second Ladypolooza women’s event Currently as the season is picking up, there are about 2-3 groups out at Wayne’s World/Darkside every weekend, and a few groups during the week and development continues. We monitor and fix issues usually in a few days. 7 routes on the main wall have had new dry-static ropes installed (generously donated!) for fast access to route anchors. Joanne enjoys the new extension of Party Time! Excellent! D6 If you have questions or concerns, or looking for a partner you may contact me directly. We also have a community FB page SeattleMixed Climbing to see FA’s, condition reports, and developing updates and new routes are available. Kyle Willis https://www.mountainproject.com/area/118307806/dark-side https://www.mountainproject.com/area/118307059/waynes-world Tom Beirne during development (and sent!) of Boaty McBoatface D9-10 IMG_9652.MOV
Regarding dry tooling at Rocky Butte. I've noticed more and more climbs are being damaged including my favorites vertical therapy, jack of hearts, stain glass and several others. Have we decided that it's OK to destroy all the routes at Rocky Butte. That would be a sad thing. I ran into to a dry tooler yesterday and he seems to think all climbs are available.
Petzl Nomic's for sale: 375.00 for pair. These tools are in excellent conditions with low miles. They are wrapped with Super 88 tape to make gripping easier along the shafts and to insulate your hands. (Got the tip from the Cold Thistle blog.). The tape really adds to the tools performance. The tools come equipped with hammer and adz. Please see photos for details. Payment either by cash or PayPal. If interested send me a note. Thanks, Paul