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by Evan
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: 10,000 hours?
Replies: 66
Views: 7361

You could, on the other hand, understand very little about climbing and send a much harder grade than the "old crusty traddies" might. Everyone has seen it. I would agree with the 10,000; though its inherintly subjective because its an arbitrary number. A true expert at climbing per se would be an e...
by Evan
Tue May 05, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: bolt removal @ Lake Tahoe
Replies: 24
Views: 3178

Nothing like performing your sacred ceremony to the din of 18 wheelers and Harleys whizzing by at 80mph. Exactly, I always found this kind of strange why the climbing is bad mojo but the highway is fine. In my opinion, its not a loss to climbers to go another 10 minutes or so to Lover's Leap but ma...
by Evan
Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Check this out! Odub in the news!
Replies: 19
Views: 3468

I would like to stage a rap battle betwixt the Odubs. We could hold this at the rest area from the train platform; it won't be cheap I will provide paper cones to amplify the sweet rhymes. The loser would have to buy everyone involved an ale8 and subway or open a DQ franchise at the gorge exit. Alth...
by Evan
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Environmental Impact of Rock Climbing
Replies: 59
Views: 7799

Here is the link to Chris Carr's thesis: http://www.ohiolink.edu/etd/view.cgi?acc_num=ucin1178812135 the abstract and then the link to the full text. Practically, if you had walked as much of the cliffline and bushwhacked through as much of the forest as I have you would realize how much of RRG is ...
by Evan
Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Environmental Impact of Rock Climbing
Replies: 59
Views: 7799

I'm curious if the study takes into consideration the terrain? Does the hiker / climber impact % grow when you consider how much of the 42,000 acres is actually accessible by foot? Or, another way to look at it is that hikers and climbers are heading to a destination. Some specific feature or viewp...
by Evan
Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Worn Anchors...
Replies: 34
Views: 3969

Re: Worn Anchors...

funny how the grooves make the anchors stronger The grooves don't make the anchor stronger, they just direct the load onto the strongest part of the anchor. The non-grooved anchor allows the rope to slide out and gain better leverage against the most stressed part of the anchor. I buy this rational...
by Evan
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: peregrine falcons?
Replies: 40
Views: 5516

Its a bat :| I am sorry the publik skool sisytim has faaled you. Seriously, are we protecting natural areas for us or for nature? Also, I am glad that everyone is passionate about such an important issue but remember where your expertise lies and that things are done with the best intention though,...
by Evan
Tue May 20, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: Muscle Beach
Replies: 25
Views: 8170

If you keep walking on the logging road for a while, and take a logging road left after a couple big boulders, you will pass near Major's pinnacle, and can drop left into lumpy wall, or continue along some more undocumented cliff, with a few pretty sweet looking cracks. Wes is right there are some ...
by Evan
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: NEEDED: Dixie Craggers Atlas
Replies: 11
Views: 1579

BTW, Chris is a great guy and I learned a lot from him over the years. We were not close pals or climbing partners or anything but I bought just about all my climbing gear, shoes, hiking boots, and everything else from Call of The Wild. Many afternoons were spent in there planning trips to Lover's L...
by Evan
Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: NEEDED: Dixie Craggers Atlas
Replies: 11
Views: 1579

I've got a couple versions of 'The Bible' for Tennesse that are old and new, but unfortunately I won't be around this weekend to be of any service. Check out rock/creek in Chatt, they'll have what you need. They have I think four locations there but two I know sell climbing gear. Give a call to find...
by Evan
Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: OBED FOOTAGE ON YOU TUBE
Replies: 25
Views: 3622

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by Evan
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: jerry aid
Replies: 14
Views: 3284

aid climbing is not actually rock climbing That's a matter of perspective. If you consider how we got to where we are in this sport (and the people that got us there), I think that's a pretty egregious statement. I agree that drilling and hooking or bolting your way up a face is not climbing but ai...
by Evan
Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: shameless spray
Replies: 15
Views: 3206

Ray, I believe you are being misrepresented as a mere 5.12 climber. Though, this page does say "brilliant 5.12 climber," a combo I've never heard so, congrats on that and the send.

http://www.redrivergorge.com/climbing.html
by Evan
Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: new trad rack
Replies: 17
Views: 4281

In addition, the new BD cams are now awesome for setting a belay. So, your verdict is in. Hexes in the Red are good for 1) letting you know someone approaching is carrying too much gear, and 2) wind chimes.
by Evan
Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: new trad rack
Replies: 17
Views: 4281

I disagree, in part. I have a set of the BD hexes and I've used them so many times over the years, and many times I was very happy to have them as directional pieces at anchors. That being said, I've never placed one hex in the RRG. I guess it is the type of sandstone. I've used them all over Tennes...