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by mike_anderson
Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Developing at a wall being developed
Replies: 124
Views: 19805

Re: Developing at a wall being developed

So I thought I settled this matter back in October when I offered to make amends to Jason for my mistakes. He seemed satisfied that the public ridicule I had faced was punishment enough, and for his part, he has been surprisingly understanding and gracious. I didn’t feel obliged to apologize to anyo...
by mike_anderson
Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Steroids
Replies: 29
Views: 6581

Re: Steroids

I don't know of any specific cases of steroid use, but I know that some of the Brits in the 80's and 90's were on Speed, which seemed to help, and marijuana use is rampant among climbers. Caffeine, sleeping pills, diamox and dexamethasone are used by alpinists all the time (among others, I'm sure). ...
by mike_anderson
Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Developing at a wall being developed
Replies: 124
Views: 19805

Re: Developing at a wall being developed

What are you talking about? I thought we were talking hypothetically.
by mike_anderson
Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Found Belay Device @ Roadside on Sat, 9 Oct
Replies: 2
Views: 2697

Found Belay Device @ Roadside on Sat, 9 Oct

PM me with a description and I'll get it to you.
by mike_anderson
Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Stone Fort (Little Rock City) guidebook is out
Replies: 5
Views: 2440

Stone Fort (Little Rock City) guidebook is out

It's sweet...comprehensive, full color, photos of every boulder and most problems. Get yours at:

http://www.greenergrasspublishing.com/g ... ouldering/
by mike_anderson
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Developing at a wall being developed
Replies: 124
Views: 19805

Re: Developing at a wall being developed

@ Mike-anderson. No. This just makes the "late comer" an idiot for doing all the trail work before claiming lines he was interested in. If there is no evidence of bolting development, whose to say this trail wasn't cleared for hunting, hiking, or mountain biking? To each his own. Bolt routes how ev...
by mike_anderson
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Developing at a wall being developed
Replies: 124
Views: 19805

Re: Developing at a wall being developed

Ok, I thought about this some more, and I think contacting the other people is a good idea, but I don't think it's really practical for everybody. If I'm walking through the woods and see a rope, and no other clues, that is not enough for me to go on. Add to that the fact that everyone wants to be s...
by mike_anderson
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:04 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Developing at a wall being developed
Replies: 124
Views: 19805

Re: Developing at a wall being developed

I've had one of my "abandoned" ropes taken as well, and I thought to myself "that's the risk you took...." If anyone needs an old rope for rap bolting, let me know. I have plenty lying around.
by mike_anderson
Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Developing at a wall being developed
Replies: 124
Views: 19805

Re: Developing at a wall being developed

Since we're talking about a hypothetical, let's throw out some more hypotheticals.... Let's say the so-called "late comer" discovered this wall on his/her own before any ropes were hanging or trees were chopped. Would that make a difference? What if the "late comer" did a significant amount of trail...
by mike_anderson
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Quickdraws on 'Zen and the Art of Masturbation'
Replies: 19
Views: 6475

Re: Quickdraws on 'Zen and the Art of Masturbation'

You know what would be rad? If folks started doing ascents of hard routes hanging the draws! Holy shit! That would be bad ass! what are you smoking? or what planet do you live on? sport climbing is all about my needs being met by the community so I can get as many pitches in as I want. so I can cli...
by mike_anderson
Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Quickdraws on 'Zen and the Art of Masturbation'
Replies: 19
Views: 6475

Re: Quickdraws on 'Zen and the Art of Masturbation'

I don't think you need to apologize. Gear that is left on a climb over night is technically "abandoned", and if they are left for several months, and are in bad shape, they become a safety hazard and inconvenience to others who would like to climb the route. Thank you for cleaning up someone else's ...
by mike_anderson
Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Saturday's Accident at PMRP
Replies: 97
Views: 13343

Re: Saturday's Accident at PMRP

The route was a slabby 5.10 on the right side of the Playground...I think it was "Tire Swing". I didn't see the accident, but I observed the rescue, and helped where I could, but there were already a dozen or so helpers when I arrived. "Colorado Jen's" account is not entirely correct, for one, KY Jo...
by mike_anderson
Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Perma-Draws!!!!
Replies: 61
Views: 12836

Re: Perma-Draws!!!!

There are really only two choices here that mesh with reality. 1. Educate people to put up their own project draws and take them down when they are done, never leave them. Also, people should be educated to inspect fixed gear when using it. 2. Put up high quality perma-draws with steal biners, and ...
by mike_anderson
Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Muir Valley Access Fund Grant
Replies: 12
Views: 3752

Re: Muir Valley Access Fund Grant

clif wrote:i volunteer to kiss someone's ass if they belong to the access fund.
Pucker up buttercup....