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by L K Day
Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Caver's Route on Tower Rock
Replies: 48
Views: 8339

I know you're right Caribe. I'll work on my slide show this summer and see if I can put together something that would be appreciated by all. You're thinking Rocktoberfest, right?
by L K Day
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:23 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Caver's Route on Tower Rock
Replies: 48
Views: 8339

Hopefully the 'in' clique will be largely determined by who shows up as opposed to who is invited. Exactly as it should be. If you find out, consider yourself invited. Have dates been set for Rocktoberfest 2010? Somewhere around that time probably would be best. I can't promise anything just yet as...
by L K Day
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Caver's Route on Tower Rock
Replies: 48
Views: 8339

I used to think that would be a lot of fun. You know, a prodigal son kind of thing. A humorous slide show by the local boy who started climbing in the Red when it was absolutely NOWHERE, moved out west to follow his dream of climbing the Great Routes, ended up guiding in Colorado, Alaska, Mexico and...
by L K Day
Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Caver's Route on Tower Rock
Replies: 48
Views: 8339

possum2082 wrote:larry,

i would buy a book of your rrg climbing memories in a second.
Thanks possum, much appreciated, but I think this forum is as good a venue as any for my tales of old.
by L K Day
Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Caver's Route on Tower Rock
Replies: 48
Views: 8339

The first rock climb I ever did was Caver's. It was dead of winter, 7 degrees, with lots of snow and ice on the route. Leading was sixteen year old Martin Hackworth - phenom kid caver of the Bluegrass Grotto. He'd been showing Frank Becker and I "the ropes". We were accumulating quite a bit of cavin...
by L K Day
Thu May 27, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: trad rack
Replies: 26
Views: 11200

I was always able to protect most routes well enough with a set of hexes and stoppers, a couple of tube chocks, a couple of smaller tricams, three or four spring loaded cams, some quick draws, some full length slings, and one or two triple length slings. Try not to carry too much at any one time. Bu...
by L K Day
Wed May 05, 2010 6:12 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: gentle reminder
Replies: 91
Views: 12752

Sadly, there are no belay techniques or equipment so simple that it's impossible to screw up. In the stitch plate era I was forever seeing belayers take their brake hand off the rope when taking in slack. It was a simple error in technique and it drove me crazy. People did it only because it was eas...
by L K Day
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Does Miguel's offer vegan options?
Replies: 44
Views: 6740

pawilkes wrote:why do people get all aggressive back at vegetarians and vegans for a simple question?
They're just having fun, that's all. But I am amused by those that eat all manner of animal flesh, but still consider themselves to be vegetarians just because they don't eat red meat.
by L K Day
Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:22 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Does Miguel's offer vegan options?
Replies: 44
Views: 6740

I once met a girl who told me that she was a vegetarian, but she did eat fish, and some......., chicken. I just looked at her and asked. "What kind of vegetable is a fucking chicken"?
by L K Day
Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Haas
Replies: 4
Views: 1600

Bitchin! What amazing attention span and focus. Way to go, Jason.
by L K Day
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: '70s in the Gorge
Replies: 35
Views: 6555

Thanks for the compliments guys. Glad you enjoyed the pictures. I've been home with a bad cold for the last few days and it's given me time to start figuring this stuff out. I probably should have used photobucket, but if you send a "Friends" request to my Facebook page you can see more stuff like t...
by L K Day
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: '70s in the Gorge
Replies: 35
Views: 6555

I kind of went through phases. 1) Early on I bought a Joe Brown helmet, a rather heavy fiberglass affair, and wore it almost always. I'm wearing it on Arachnid. 2) I started wearing a helmet "selectively". Okay, I threw the damned thing in the closest and it never came back out, even for ice climbin...
by L K Day
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: '70s in the Gorge
Replies: 35
Views: 6555

by L K Day
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: '70s in the Gorge
Replies: 35
Views: 6555

That's funny piggie. Here's something to go along with it.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1 ... 0547868079
by L K Day
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: '70s in the Gorge
Replies: 35
Views: 6555

Man, this is fun. I'm diving deep into the way-back machine and digging out slides that I haven't seen for many years. This one is from the FA of Arachnid. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=105619&l=1af50a4523&id=100000547868079 Last Day: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=105617&l=1b9524bf52...