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by Day
Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: multi pitch points
Replies: 16
Views: 5972

Au contraire, 512OW! First ascentionists who stick to a strict 'Leave no Trace' ethic, ahem, that would be me, surely deserve massive bonus points for 'preserving the experience' for future ascentionist. These future ascentionists would receive significant penalty points (think big minus sign) if th...
by Day
Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Yosemite Trip
Replies: 13
Views: 4312

Snake Dike on Half Dome is the world's coolest long, easy route. The bouldering around camp 4 is superb. Hang your food, never leave it in the car, as the bears will just let themselves in if you do. If it's too hot in the Valley hit Tuolumne Meadows for perhaps the world's best granite.
by Day
Mon Jun 18, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Great Climbing Trips
Replies: 35
Views: 16272

Yeah, That is funny. When you said Tom Evans was your hero and spiritual leader I was blown away. I was wondering what kind of transformation Tom had been through since I'd last seen him. My buddy Tom is a truly great guy, just not the kind of person I would think of as a spiritual leader. It never ...
by Day
Thu May 24, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: arachnid gear
Replies: 34
Views: 12791

Throw a hex in the corner under the roof. It's bomber. You can place a #11 hex half way out the roof (if you have one of those). Probably don't need one though, as the move around the roof is pretty easy, as long as you don't undercling it like the idiot me used to. I like the idea of locking a big ...
by Day
Tue May 15, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Always wear your helmet
Replies: 20
Views: 7638

The link didn't come up for me. It may be true that the strength of the cyclist's skull is what kept his head from being crushed, but the helmet may have saved him from being scalped. You know, like sqeezing a grape.
by Day
Tue May 01, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Seneca Rocks
Replies: 21
Views: 10421

Is green wall 5.4? I remember I really enjoyed that one. Check out the photo. http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/1074637344036789993TtHcSf I think I remember laybacking and stemming the corner, none of that jamming stuff for me. There's also a really cool two tiered overhang on the west side that's ...
by Day
Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Route Danger at Half Moon
Replies: 5
Views: 2965

Sickening. I remember when the top of Half Moon Rock was pristine. Lots of trees and bushes and deep soil. Then the drunk fucktards took to partying out there and chopped down live trees for their party fires. To chop down green wood just to have a smoldering, smokey fire to stare into and drool is ...
by Day
Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Newbie Question: Howto
Replies: 25
Views: 10457

The first climber leads. The second climber follows and unclips the pro from the rope he's following on and clips in the rope he trails. The third cleans. If this is not clear, take a class. Better yet, take a class anyway.
by Day
Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Mixed climbing wisdom
Replies: 77
Views: 23850

That's some stupid shit you're talking there, wanderer. Or, to put it somewhat nicely, you've expressed an uninformed opinion. All the classic 5.7 and 5.8 trad routes in the gorge were put up by weekend warriors, in the days prior to cams, chalk, sticky rubber, or training at climbing gyms. Climbing...
by Day
Thu Apr 05, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Top Out
Replies: 32
Views: 13740

When I first started climbing I loved everything about it except the danger. But I was already hopelessly hooked by the time I saw my first issue of that great British climbing rag Mountain. I got a shock when, flipping through the pages, I came upon the obituaries section. The obits always had mayb...
by Day
Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Top Out
Replies: 32
Views: 13740

Yep, Technology changes things. The last pitch of Tower of Power scared me pretty good back in the day. 512OW toproped it recently and said it looks like it would protect well! I'll still call it R until somebody leads it again. Meteor maker was really frightening, maybe not so much anymore?
by Day
Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Top Out
Replies: 32
Views: 13740

Well...., Just because it's an R doesn't mean you won't die if you fall. It's just not a sure thing.
by Day
Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Top Out
Replies: 32
Views: 13740

If the grade has an X attached to it, the topout is soooo sweet. Nothing like a big ol' dollop of adrenaline to enhance the scenery.
by Day
Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Concept2 ERG
Replies: 15
Views: 7225

Cycling is great. But few have the grits to be doing it outdoors at 6:00 a.m., in the dark,on ice and snow, at -5 degrees, on a typical Montana winter morning. After work it's just as dark, just as slick, and almost as cold. What we need is a velodrome. There was rumor of one planned for Bozeman a c...
by Day
Fri Mar 23, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Concept2 ERG
Replies: 15
Views: 7225

Gyms are good, especially the girl watching part. I just don't have the time for the round trip commute. It would add almost an hour of dead time to every workout. That's time that I just don't have to waste. Also, it's frustrating to stand around at the gymn waiting for an occupied station to becom...