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by Lander
Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Opinions, Suggestions, Problems....
Topic: route name stories
Replies: 31
Views: 5379

I was there the day after Hugh's big trundle. He asked me to come help clean up. When we got there I saw that giant boulder sitting inside a giant impact crater. We used shovels we brought to backfill around it and level out the ground. He's right. It's actually almost twice as big as it now appears...
by Lander
Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Your vote...
Replies: 33
Views: 3867

All of the above can be bad. You never know where they'll end up. I've found it's best to cultivate an open attitude. If the crowd looks to be out of hand (hint: crowded parking lot) be prepared to go elsewhere, especially on weekends. The nice thing about the Red is how many options we have. I like...
by Lander
Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:59 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: another deck on TROCS
Replies: 86
Views: 12215

There are two sides to rock climbing: climbing and risk management. I've fallen at the second bolt of a climb before, and the only thing that kept me from grounding was the height of the first bolt. After that, high first bolts have always seemed like a great idea to me. Well said. This thread is l...
by Lander
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: What is your favorite route name?
Replies: 29
Views: 4574

Stairway To Freebird
by Lander
Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Routes with only one free ascent?
Replies: 50
Views: 8015

back last winter i saw a spanish dude crush god's own stone like it was just another day at the office.
by Lander
Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: name that crack
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

The Shining?
by Lander
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: best 11d
Replies: 31
Views: 4822

uh, ahem, Gold Rush, hello?
Seek the Truth .....you suck!
Paddy O Keefs
Jac Mac, the standard setter
Stella
Hemisfear
Sport for Brains
:D
by Lander
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Muir ratings
Replies: 64
Views: 7871

i was just sayin'. that climb felt surprisingly easy to me, like about 10b, yet consensus says 11a. but there's a climb at chica called the dude abides that totally kicked my ass. i believe it was originally rated 11a. consensus says 11b. felt like a 12 to me. i'm in the minority in both cases. rati...
by Lander
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Best 11c
Replies: 103
Views: 10611

wes, i agree about recoil.
i've climbed sex show two times years apart and both times it felt 11b. i think i must have stumbled into the right beta cause most people say 11d.
by Lander
Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Muir ratings
Replies: 64
Views: 7871

there's an "11a" at johnny's wall called burning bush that i swear is no harder than AWOL. that's the worst exmple i can think of. to be fair, some climbs at other walls down there felt solid so i guess it just depends which ones you go to.
by Lander
Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Best 11c
Replies: 103
Views: 10611

i don't know if the current 11c concensus will stick, but out for justice at global is a superb technical edging climb. i'd highly reccomend it.
by Lander
Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Ew, ucky, poo!!
Replies: 80
Views: 8539

i have buried every shit i have ever taken and the majority have been dug with a stick i find en route. the ground around the gorge is soft and sandy, shovels aren't needed to dig, get people to realize that first. i wouldn't want to share a shovel with others. i know we're talking about camping po...
by Lander
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Statistics about the *** Ratings
Replies: 41
Views: 6448

Me and lurkist have talked about soft grades more than once. While I share his concern to a degree, I think there is an antidote and that's going back to the old benchmarks. To me the benchmark sport climbs will always be the old classic Porter routes or others from that era, the ones with four and ...
by Lander
Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Statistics about the *** Ratings
Replies: 41
Views: 6448

rate the shit you get on or don't use the spray list. I agree people should rate routes for difficulty and quality to help out others. I rate everything I've done. However, I don't think you should weigh in on a route unless you sent. For instance, if you're a 5.10 climber flailing your way up a 12...
by Lander
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: The ongoing weekend idiot report
Replies: 647
Views: 85566

bcombs wrote:Do you remember any of the reasons?
Unfortunately, no. I think I was busy belaying or something. It's beyond me why anybody would think that was a good idea.