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by Corona
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Muir Sandbag
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Re: Muir Sandbag

That would make much more sense. Thanks for posting - found the original thread. It's still quite the sandbag at 12b if the crux is (presumably) V5/6, but that makes a LOT more sense than 11c. ;-)

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/107213315
by Corona
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Muir Sandbag
Replies: 2
Views: 1080

Muir Sandbag

Boom-slang at Tectonic Wall is pretty massively sandbagged at 11c. There's a comparable route next to it graded 12b that I onsighted on the same day in good conditions. I was completely unable to do the move on Boom-slang. Tried an all points of dyno, fig4, and drop kneeing above my head - all to av...
by Corona
Fri May 16, 2014 8:24 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?
Replies: 69
Views: 12137

Re: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?

Clif, it's not abstract politics. All the untreated hemlocks will die. Period. The question is whether it's worth it to us to save the ones we can for our enjoyment and for the benefit of the local ecosystem. So, I spoke with the head of Animal and Plant Health Protection Services in Kentucky about ...
by Corona
Wed May 14, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?
Replies: 69
Views: 12137

Re: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?

If not us then who? Do some searching for nature/conservationist groups and expand beyond the climbing community. Tree hugging is in vogue these days... http://naturepreserves.ky.gov/news/Press%20Releases/NR_SaveKentuckysHemlocks.pdf , https://www.facebook.com/kyhemlocks , http://www.knlt.org/ "Lan...
by Corona
Tue May 13, 2014 9:03 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?
Replies: 69
Views: 12137

Re: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?

Thanks, Rick. If you need any help with planning (tree selection/evaluation, marking protocols, GIS mapping, databasing, etc.) I'm happy to help.
by Corona
Mon May 12, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?
Replies: 69
Views: 12137

Re: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?

| | Above study discussed here: http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/study-claims-colony-collapse-disorder-caused-insecticides This seems to be the safest way to administer the insecticide. Seems like most of the insecticide will stay in the tree until it breaks down and not harming anything...
by Corona
Fri May 09, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Southern Indiana sandstone
Replies: 11
Views: 11808

Re: Southern Indiana sandstone

Sure can
by Corona
Thu May 08, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?
Replies: 69
Views: 12137

Re: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?

Oh geez, guys, it's not a choice between hemlocks and bees. The hemlocks will die. Imidicloprid will save many of them. Whether it's cost effective to treat them every year for the indefinite future is another story. The environmental impacts of imidicloprid use are definitely worthy of concern, but...
by Corona
Wed May 07, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Southern Indiana sandstone
Replies: 11
Views: 11808

Re: Southern Indiana sandstone

45min west in hoosier national forest--several locations shown. give me a call--my laptop blows
by Corona
Tue May 06, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?
Replies: 69
Views: 12137

Re: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?

Pressurized trunk injections would be ideal, but we'd need trained arborists, not volunteers then.
by Corona
Tue May 06, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?
Replies: 69
Views: 12137

Re: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?

Colony collapse - imidicloprid correlation is no longer considered robust; will find citation later. Frankly, it given it's short half-life when exposed to air/uv, it doesn't even make sense (an exposed bee is an instantly dead bee, not a bee prone to swarming.) Imidicloprid has a long half-life in ...
by Corona
Tue May 06, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?
Replies: 69
Views: 12137

Re: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?

Thank you so much for your leadership on this, Shannon. I work as a tree climber for the USDA's plant protection and quarantine division on invasive species survey in Ohio. If you need any help with treatment or delimiting the infestation, I'm happy to help. If you would like any educational or prom...
by Corona
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Roof Crack Ticklist.
Replies: 20
Views: 5201

Re: Roof Crack Ticklist.

Hop on Pop looks intimidating. http://www.redriverclimbing.com/RRCGuid ... te&id=1580
Dopler Effect is pretty good.
Days of Rage is not a roof climb.
by Corona
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: A Not So First Ascent - What did we climb?
Replies: 22
Views: 6722

Re: A Not So First Ascent - What did we climb?

Sounds like a great adventure, but I haven't the foggiest what that was. Best way to find out: post it as a first ascent on the online guidebook. The FA will correct you. :D
by Corona
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: NEW AREA...assistance needed!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3307

Re: NEW AREA...assistance needed!!!!

Static line for rap cleaning helps. If the cracks are wide, I recommend having a gasoline-powered leaf blower--really blasts dirt out of cracks. You'll probably be going through a few cheap handsaws, as well. They're good for getting at roots and twigs. Stiff bottle brushes work so-so, but the best ...