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by LK Day
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Looks Like A Good Book
Replies: 4
Views: 2258

Re: Looks Like A Good Book

:D
by LK Day
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Looks Like A Good Book
Replies: 4
Views: 2258

Looks Like A Good Book

Some of you ###kers might want to get your orders in. http://www.mountaineersbooks.org/Advanc ... P1740.aspx
by LK Day
Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: belaying through both parts of your harness
Replies: 21
Views: 8697

Re: belaying through both parts of your harness

You could attach another super short loop to your belay loop and that would reorient the Grigri to the orientation your prefer. It would place the device maybe an inch away from the built in belay loop, but it doesn't seem like that would be a big problem. Know how to tie a water knot in 1" webbing?
by LK Day
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Attention New School climbers
Replies: 36
Views: 8029

Re: Attention New School climbers

You didn't build much of a rack on gear I left behind. :lol:
Nobody was better at cleaning gear than me. I was a notorious tight wad, if my second couldn't clean something I'd rap back down and get it myself. Other than a few rap slings on trees, I left next to nothing.
by LK Day
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Attention New School climbers
Replies: 36
Views: 8029

Re: Attention New School climbers

"Finally I gave up and became a trad climber." I like that. Gear left on a trad route has always been fair game. It's called booty. Pull it all down and take it home with you. You have my permission. Tell 'em "Larry made me do it". If you're feeling extra special nice, you can let the dickwads know ...
by LK Day
Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Last Day
Replies: 4
Views: 1921

Re: Last Day

Yeah, Dakota, a long route that's all like the final pitch would be pretty cool, and likely unique for the RRG.
by LK Day
Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Last Day
Replies: 4
Views: 1921

Re: Last Day

I'd love that, Arthur. Have fun, and be careful. You've done it, Dakota? How hard do you think the first pitch is? I thought the crux was awesome. I just don't know how hard it is. 10a? 10c?
by LK Day
Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Last Day
Replies: 4
Views: 1921

Last Day

Any of you guys like wide cracks? It looks like nobody ever does Last Day. I'd enjoy hearing what you think of it. Is it really 10c? It felt pretty hard to me, but then I didn't really know how to do off-width, I just thrashed and went at it as hard as I could.
by LK Day
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Breaks Interstate Park
Replies: 15
Views: 3352

Re: Breaks Interstate Park

My great great uncle, Kelly J. Day of Kentucky and Colonel Lee Long of Virginia were the leaders in the effort to establish Breaks Interstate Park, way back when. I drove all the way from Montana a few years ago just to get a look at the place. It would be cool to see climbing accepted there.
by LK Day
Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Merry, Merry
Replies: 2
Views: 1455

Merry, Merry

Merry Christmas mudder humpers!
by LK Day
Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Hanging the Draws vs. Hung Draws
Replies: 22
Views: 5262

Re: Hanging the Draws vs. Hung Draws

I'm not even a sport climber, and I know the answer to this one. Of course it's harder to hang your own draws, because it's extra work, both in terms of weight (which may or may not be terribly significant) and in terms of the extra time and effort required, which is likely more significant. It's sc...
by LK Day
Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Hanging the Draws vs. Hung Draws
Replies: 22
Views: 5262

Re: Hanging the Draws vs. Hung Draws

caribe wrote: I think there are quite a few of these peculiar notions in the climbing community.

:)
by LK Day
Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Protection Beta for Insanity Ceiling
Replies: 6
Views: 2998

Re: Protection Beta for Insanity Ceiling

Excellent! Two wires and a micro cam then? See the wire you didn't clip? That's about where I placed one that I didn't clip either. :)
by LK Day
Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Protection Beta for Insanity Ceiling
Replies: 6
Views: 2998

Protection Beta for Insanity Ceiling

I've been asked for protection beta, and I wasn't much help. On the FA, I got in a good cam in the roof then a nice wire in the headwall above which I was too weak to even clip. Got anything to add? I'd hate to see anybody do it the way I did.
by LK Day
Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Mid to upper 5.10 trad lines
Replies: 21
Views: 6388

Re: Mid to upper 5.10 trad lines

Steve_BSU - Climbing in the gym and working hard sport routes might well alter the time line for today's climbers, but most everybody I knew peaked sometime in their 30s. It likely would have been the in the 40s for a lot of us had it not been for the commitments of work and family. Gyms help a lot ...