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by wanderer
Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Mixed climbing wisdom
Replies: 77
Views: 23857

I bought in to the "respect the rock" theory as a newb, but not any more. Cliffs aren't sacred things to worship and don't need to be maintained in their natural state at all costs (puts on fire suit for the flames). The cliffs will be around forever no matter how many holes are drilled. The rock on...
by wanderer
Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: po
Replies: 94
Views: 28501

The purest form of climbing, while still being protected , would have to be top roping. No bolts required, no trad gear required, just minimal rigging at the top. You never have to stop and place gear which leaves you totally focused on just the climbing aspect. I also believe the level you climb is...
by wanderer
Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:18 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Need info on Miguels
Replies: 36
Views: 12107

Just a bit more advice on the thrill that is miguels... If you want to sleep at all, camp in the grassy area toward the front. The back tends to gather all the talkers and partiers that won't allow you a wink of sleep. Learned this valuable piece of advice the time I went with a new guy who insisted...
by wanderer
Sun Feb 27, 2005 1:38 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: HELP!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 9209

Man!! don't be sellin the gear!!! F that.... As already said.. if you get dumped anyway then it's no girl and no gear. Also a lot more expense getting the gear back then you sold it for. Figure another way out! A reputable vet will not send you packin, so feel good that you didn't go to the ones who...
by wanderer
Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:41 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Traddies, don't take your gear for Granite
Replies: 52
Views: 19159

.” The Joss Cam, “catastrophically failed (broke into pieces) under the weight of a 140 pound climber on a low fall factor fall.” The first post says his weight never came on the rope, which I assume came from the belayers testimony. So wouldn't that put the stress level at almost nothing? Is it ev...
by wanderer
Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:05 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Excuses
Replies: 41
Views: 14524

I don't need excuses, everyone already knows I can't climb worth a piss.
by wanderer
Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:22 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Don't toprope or lower from anchors!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 12575

good idea ynp, then there will be a lot more business for mountain rescue!
by wanderer
Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Rappelling or lowering off?
Replies: 159
Views: 56727

Aussie style is the only the way!!
by wanderer
Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Rappelling or lowering off?
Replies: 159
Views: 56727

why people still use belay devices that don't work if you let go of the rope is beyond me... Wonder if the guy who fell at Torrent Falls last summer would agree with you. I imagine his trust in the almighty infallible grigri has been shaken just a slight tad you think? Rap vs lower? Any movement ac...
by wanderer
Wed Dec 10, 2003 1:33 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Do you swing both ways?
Replies: 45
Views: 16773

If I ever learn how to climb these crazy cracks!

I've been mostly a sporty, but I long to be a trady as well. Such a different style of climbing. Bouldering is also quite exciting so I won't overlook that either. There are so many benefits and unique differences to each style that I can't ever see myself limiting my climbing to just one.
by wanderer
Wed Nov 26, 2003 12:19 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Chimney Top
Replies: 23
Views: 9587

That bites. I was interested in doing the tunnel route someday.
by wanderer
Tue Nov 25, 2003 6:17 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: weekend report
Replies: 192
Views: 61936

My understanding is DR TOPO guides for JFalls sport and trad climbing is innaccurate and pretty much useless, use the Rockclimbing.com guide.
by wanderer
Tue Nov 25, 2003 11:03 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Community
Replies: 12
Views: 4934

Had a similiar incident this weekend. New at trad and not fully familiar with the style of crack climbing yet, but wanting to do Bedtime for Bonzo. Couple of guys came to the climb right as I was just starting my very nervous attempt. I planned to take a while so I offered to back off the climb and ...
by wanderer
Mon Nov 24, 2003 1:25 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: About your dog.
Replies: 206
Views: 56021

Saturday night I saw a pit bull dog chained to the corner of the bldg right where everyone walks. Interesting location to chain a dog, but I didn't see any altercations. Another dog was off leash, but very well behaved and was just chillin out by the big tree out front. It was a large dog, grey and ...
by wanderer
Mon Nov 24, 2003 1:14 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Nada Tunnel Roadblocks...
Replies: 5
Views: 2503

Yeah, I had to explain to the officer "No, Andy isn't high, that's just his normal expression".