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by TradMike
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Mosquito Repellent
Replies: 11
Views: 3532

Re: Mosquito Repellent

A termite walks into a bar and asks, "Is the bar tender here?"
by TradMike
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: The Sharp end when of Toproping
Replies: 10
Views: 1431

Re: The Sharp end when of Toproping

Glad to see you weren't seriously maimed. To add to your warning, we had the entire wall of Hot September shift on us as we were climbing it. The entire wall, 100' tall x 30' wide by who knows how thick moved an inch or so. We also had the block on top of Arrowhead rock on us as we were on it. We pr...
by TradMike
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Shame the Whipper
Replies: 17
Views: 4237

Re: Shame the Whipper

The ASCA says from testing that a toprope fall can generate 1,000 lbs force in the anchors based on testing they did. link below: http://www.safeclimbing.org/education/fallforces.htm I agree most bolts will be fine and rarely fatigue fail but the one I showed did fatigue crack and fail with little n...
by TradMike
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Shame the Whipper
Replies: 17
Views: 4237

Re: Shame the Whipper

A fatigue failure is the result of many smaller load cycles vs one larger load. The shown photo was the result of the anchor sticking out just a little too far from the rock resulting in a bending moment in the bolt instead of mostly shear with most bolts. Bolts are great in shear but not nearly as ...
by TradMike
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Shame the Whipper
Replies: 17
Views: 4237

Re: Shame the Whipper

How many high load cycles does it take to fatigue fail a bolt or hanger? 100 Whipper Snappers, 1000, 10,000? I guess it depends if it gets plastic or remains elastic.

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by TradMike
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Hooking Up
Topic: Ride offer to Wyoming
Replies: 8
Views: 2227

Re: Ride offer to Wyoming

Did I run into you at the RR gorge the weekend prior? You were taking a 12 sport climber trad climbing then heading to WY for some offwidths.
by TradMike
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Hooking Up
Topic: Ride offer to Wyoming
Replies: 8
Views: 2227

Re: Ride offer to Wyoming

Is that a 14 mile round trip? Do you bivy for that peak? Or are you a trail warrior? We got some great Lumpy climbing in but RMNP has been tough with weather. Maybe I need to switch to WY.
by TradMike
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Hooking Up
Topic: Ride offer to Wyoming
Replies: 8
Views: 2227

Re: Ride offer to Wyoming

If you were on Longs this past weekend, you got hammered. We were on Notchtop and got hit by hail, then rain, then the lightning started. The weather blew in 3 hours ahead of schedule.
by TradMike
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Call for Submissions: In the RED
Replies: 22
Views: 3254

Re: Call for Submissions: In the RED

Or the group of locals going through the gorge with assault riffles, at 2 AM, in torrential downpour, with live fire random shooting back near Military Wall one night. We didn't sleep much that night. The early days of the gorge were a bit crazy.
by TradMike
Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: Wooly adelgid et. al.
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Re: Wooly adelgid et. al.

http://geochange.er.usgs.gov/sw/impacts ... /pastclim/
We are in-between ice ages at the warmest part plus extra co2 for a blanket of extra warmth. First hot then we will be slammed with another ice age.
by TradMike
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Climbing Photo Thread V. III
Replies: 523
Views: 117724

Re: Climbing Photo Thread V. III

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by TradMike
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Climbing Photo Thread V. III
Replies: 523
Views: 117724

Re: Climbing Photo Thread V. III

J-Ru wrote:I the last few pictures I see a rope coming up to you, but no gear on your harness or in the crack. Am I missing it?
It is DWS past the white part due to poor rock quality from being submerged in the past. Dam water level is way down.
by TradMike
Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Climbing Photo Thread V. III
Replies: 523
Views: 117724

Re: Climbing Photo Thread V. III

ynp1 wrote:TradMike, where are those photos taken? I took a climbing trip down the Green River last April. Looks kind of similar. Nice pics!
Lake Powell, UT - Climbing was done on the Escalante River Arm.
by TradMike
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Climbing Photo Thread V. III
Replies: 523
Views: 117724

Re: Climbing Photo Thread V. III

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by TradMike
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: RRGCC Toilet Input Needed
Replies: 32
Views: 6150

Re: RRGCC Toilet Input Needed

Maybe the best thing for the lazy, poop on a flat rock and then throw it as far as you can down the hill so I don't have to step in your shit. The bugs in the Red will eat it within a couple days (during the summer) if your diet is alright.