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by L Day
Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: The ongoing weekend idiot report
Replies: 647
Views: 105905

Gunslnga - Of course what I said was half in jest. I don't really want to see it come to violence. But climbers that care about the place need to lean on those who don't, and let them know they will pay a price if they don't clean up their act. Like you said, word gets around.
by L Day
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: The ongoing weekend idiot report
Replies: 647
Views: 105905

It was fucked by '81 :lol:
by L Day
Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Frenchburg Overhangs webbing
Replies: 12
Views: 3669

Thanks. My standard for webbing found in situ was to never trust a single piece, no matter how good it looked. I'd only trust a single piece if I was the one leaving it, right then. Otherwise, I'd add a piece, even if the original looked good. You never know the history of what you find in place.
by L Day
Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Virgin Tri-Cams
Replies: 16
Views: 5451

Well, I guess Mark did the prototype work for them, and he wasn't even on the payroll. One of the funniest things I ever saw was a rejection letter from Jack Daniels distillary turning down Mark's offer to be an official "field tester" for their fine products. He had it framed and hanging over his d...
by L Day
Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Virgin Tri-Cams
Replies: 16
Views: 5451

Wilford used to grind the pink Tri-Cam down to even smaller sizes. Don't know if he still does that, what with all the micro-cams now on the market.
by L Day
Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Skills, you need mad skills.
Replies: 47
Views: 9426

Truth has reared it's ugly head, 'cept for the Nazi part.
by L Day
Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Skills, you need mad skills.
Replies: 47
Views: 9426

Soloing 13c is no big deal anymore. Athleticism in climbing is owned by Sharma, Graham, Ondra, etc. These guys could out climb 99.9% of anyone on any piece of stone. Larry, I'm sorry that you sound like a Nascar fan whose favorite driver has been beat. Dude, you are "projecting". At least I think t...
by L Day
Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Skills, you need mad skills.
Replies: 47
Views: 9426

SCIN wrote:Soloing 13c is no big deal anymore.
That's absolutely right. I think Tomo might have done that more than ten years ago.
by L Day
Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Skills, you need mad skills.
Replies: 47
Views: 9426

Tomo Cesen soloed 5.13c. Don't even know if he's still with us, as his chosen avocation was not only difficult but dangerous as well. But I'd bet that he could out climb 99% of RRG sporties on their turf, and 100% on his.
by L Day
Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Which type of climbing style is the hardest?
Replies: 64
Views: 12453

Yep, and it's always harder to make a "near your personal limit" move a hundred feet above a #2 brassie than it is with a bolt that's at your waist.
by L Day
Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Bolt the cracks and stop hiding...
Replies: 213
Views: 31369

We don't give a fuck what the average climber thinks. Much less the average sport climber.
by L Day
Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Which type of climbing style is the hardest?
Replies: 64
Views: 12453

It's "buck naked" for the literate, or "butt necked" for the illiterate, but never "butt naked".
by L Day
Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Bolt the cracks and stop hiding...
Replies: 213
Views: 31369

"You all be vusses"
Reinhard Karl
by L Day
Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Bolt the cracks and stop hiding...
Replies: 213
Views: 31369

Sadly, that's only a slight exaggeration. You know I dig some of the more "out there" traditionally protected lines, but I can't imagine doing trad routes exclusively in the red today. You'd have to be some kind of dope to not have any interest in sport climbing in the gorge. Sport is where it's at ...
by L Day
Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Frenchburg Overhangs webbing
Replies: 12
Views: 3669

Did your friend consider cutting down the manky piece of webbing? Especially since it looked like a trap waiting to kill somebody?