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by GaryO
Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: RRGCC Toilet Input Needed
Replies: 32
Views: 6357

Re: RRGCC Toilet Input Needed

Shannon, thank you for your work, first of all! Trowels are useful and responsible pooping is important. Personally, I carry a wag bag in addition to a trowel for when a suitable digging site is not convenient. Sure, with proper education the gorge could sustain burying waste for a long time. Howeve...
by GaryO
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: RRGCC Toilet Input Needed
Replies: 32
Views: 6357

Re: RRGCC Toilet Input Needed

Thanks for you work, folks. Poop has to be dealt with sooner or later. The Gorge, both private and public, is our playground, our backyard, and I certainly don't want poop spread all over my backyard.
by GaryO
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Found @ Roadside 11/7
Replies: 1
Views: 604

Found @ Roadside 11/7

Did you lose something shiny at Roadside this week? Describe what it is and I'll get it back to you.
by GaryO
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Attention New School climbers
Replies: 36
Views: 7857

Re: Attention New School climbers

I take it you fulfilled your role as an experienced mentor by kindly approaching these uneducated and inexperienced climbers to help them understand the importance of respecting other climbers at the crag and generally appropriate ethics. If so, thank you for your service. They will look back fondly...
by GaryO
Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Hooking Up
Topic: Climbing this weekend, 9/19 and 9/20
Replies: 1
Views: 655

Re: Climbing this weekend, 9/19 and 9/20

Most popular moderate areas should be relatively busy. Be friendly and chat up some of the other climbers. Let them know you're learning. Don't be intimidated to ask questions or get others' opinions. Always double check your systems, keep the difficulty mellow, and HAVE FUN!
by GaryO
Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Meru Film in Lexington
Replies: 0
Views: 816

Meru Film in Lexington

I saw Meru last night at the Kentucky Theater in downtown Lexington. I highly recommend the film for not only the adventure story but also the incredible firsthand footage and the depth of the story involving death, risk, and recovery. It is also fun to see it at that classic theater! Go check it out!
by GaryO
Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Petzl Frieno for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Re: Petzl Frieno for sale

FWIW, I really like these carabiners. They are small and rarely get side-loaded because of the shape. The twist-lock is easily operated single-handedly. The hook is excellent for lowering a follower from the top, and can also be used for extra friction in a traditional ground TR belay. The cons incl...
by GaryO
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: Getting my feet wet at the Zoo
Replies: 5
Views: 2372

Re: Getting my feet wet at the Zoo

Last September a friend and I went for a quick afternoon session at the Zoo. A storm was brewing as we left the trail head and the creek was ankle high. We could even rock hop. Wouldn't you know it, as soon as we reached the wall, the skies opened up for a downpour and lightning storm. It rained for...
by GaryO
Thu May 28, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: RRGCC/AF Joint Member Information
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

Re: RRGCC/AF Joint Member Information

Thanks for answering. Keep up the good work.
by GaryO
Fri May 15, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: RRGCC/AF Joint Member Information
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

Re: RRGCC/AF Joint Member Information

I want to pick your brain(s) and start some discussion out of curiosity. I've seen this joint membership option in the past, but have not pulled the trigger on it yet. Having moved from TN, I'm used to the Southeastern Climbing Coalition membership model with some tiered membership levels + addition...
by GaryO
Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: internet access
Replies: 17
Views: 2827

Re: internet access

Maybe a McDonalds?
by GaryO
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: closed carpet store info?
Replies: 5
Views: 1683

Re: closed carpet store info?

I'm actually in school with the grandson of the man who owned and ran it. From what I've gathered, it was the local carpet shop for many years before the owner died (before climbing was big at Muir). It's still owned by the family, though obviously not used anymore. It was very cool to learn some st...
by GaryO
Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Front Page
Topic: Forest Road 9B to be Closed Soon
Replies: 16
Views: 223656

Re: Forest Road 9B to be Closed Soon

Thanks for posting that newsletter. I, for one, am very pleased to see the initiative to restore natural waterways and improve water quality. I'm more than happy to sacrifice a few months of accessible climbing at a few crags for that improvement. Hopefully, the project is quick and successful! Hope...
by GaryO
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Article on Bolt Maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

Article on Bolt Maintenance

http://www.climbing.com/climber/built-to-last/

Food for thought - lot of bolting going on.
by GaryO
Sun May 18, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Main Trail System at Muir is Open
Replies: 5
Views: 3727

Re: New Main Trail System at Muir is Open

Thanks for another improvement, Rick and all the volunteers and supporters. Muir is better maintained than most all public parks!