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by Uncle Big Green
Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Check out these pics
Replies: 31
Views: 16700

Wes is correct - Ruby's Cafe (5.harder than I climb) at Battle of the Bulge in Indian Creek. the Wingate sandstone there is not hard sandstone like T-Wall's. at IC, once you get down below the 1 Friend range, the chance of your gear being sketchy greatly increases (blue and green aliens have held fa...
by Uncle Big Green
Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: New Guidebook
Replies: 129
Views: 51009

SCINny,

I was in Neptune's yesterday, walked to the new book table and there it was. I had to buy it. I was even happier that I did when I saw the picture of that formerly [email protected] climber on p. 109. Good job on the book.
by Uncle Big Green
Sat Aug 13, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Beer in Denver, CO
Replies: 15
Views: 8006

for the love of god, flat tire is way overrated. drink any other local microbrew but that one. for brew pubs, try the Southern Sun in Boulder or the Wynkoop in Denver.
by Uncle Big Green
Sat Aug 13, 2005 7:52 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Whiteside Mt NC
Replies: 5
Views: 3282

other doable routes w/o bivy/serious epic potential (if you can do the OR):
Traditions
Catholic Girls
Catholic Girls Direct.

also, if it rains you can probably do some pithces in the Boulder Problem in the Sky area (P1-2 of BPS and maybe P1 of Spit or Swallow).
by Uncle Big Green
Fri Aug 13, 2004 3:23 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Colorado/Wyoming climbing partner in late August
Replies: 3
Views: 2240

sorry dude, I'll be in Tahoe that weekend. otherwise, I'd put you on some good granite cracks.

try this: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/climbingb ... s/messages
by Uncle Big Green
Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:10 am
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Climbing In Boulder Canyon
Replies: 5
Views: 2962

you did some good climbs Mike.

GWG, Happy Hr. crag is definitely one of the better areas in BC. did you do Dementia?
by Uncle Big Green
Fri Jun 04, 2004 5:54 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: City of Rocks/Castle Rocks, ID
Replies: 20
Views: 8667

you know how long it is going to take me to pay off credit cards, pay off my car, and then save $3000? I am gonna be an old woman by then!! haha I'm old (but no major prev. probs.) and have Blue Cross, which I pay myself. It's around $100/mo. and I don't have the cheapest one. I believe it's actual...
by Uncle Big Green
Mon May 03, 2004 5:33 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Eureka chopped again!
Replies: 64
Views: 22575

so, if it goes on (good) gear, then why should it have bolts? is there ample good gear? I think Sandy may be FOS, though.
by Uncle Big Green
Fri Apr 23, 2004 4:57 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Boulder Canyon, Colorado
Replies: 7
Views: 4333

Richard Rossiter's guide isn't bad and it's pretty thick. I would suggest Bell Buttress, Cob Rock and Castle. For clipping bolts, I would suggest Dream Canyon and Animal World, though both have trad routes, too. To be honest with you, BC just isn't that great. There are good climbs to be sure, but t...
by Uncle Big Green
Fri Apr 02, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Has the GriGri taken over?
Replies: 91
Views: 27827

Sandy wrote:
Uncle Big Green wrote:earlier, I was just worried that people were lowered off the anchors. hence my annoying vigilance.
unfortunately, people do lower off anchors.
that's why I'm going to start bringing my BB gun to use on people who refuse to rap.
by Uncle Big Green
Fri Apr 02, 2004 6:48 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Has the GriGri taken over?
Replies: 91
Views: 27827

MiaRock wrote:bolted cracks are the future...who wants to deal with all that trad crap anyway...it will go by the wayside just like tubers will... :twisted:
not biting.
by Uncle Big Green
Fri Apr 02, 2004 6:42 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Has the GriGri taken over?
Replies: 91
Views: 27827

ubg, i used to live in colorado springs, so I know what you are talking about. the sport park is a sad place to visit.... I am guessing you have tried out rifle and shelf....shelf can be a bit much too at times.... earlier, I was just worried that people were lowered off the anchors. hence my annoy...
by Uncle Big Green
Fri Apr 02, 2004 6:32 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Has the GriGri taken over?
Replies: 91
Views: 27827

i'm mistaken, i was under the impression you were a hardcore traddie that believes... "sport climbing is neither" so do you hang out at Sport Park in Boulder now? :wink: haha again. I am a hardcore traddy. I don't have too much of a prob. w/ sport climbing and I lead both at roughly the same level ...
by Uncle Big Green
Fri Apr 02, 2004 6:22 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Has the GriGri taken over?
Replies: 91
Views: 27827

UBG, I logged only 3 days of trad climbing last year....on my single pitch sport days, only a gri gri is needed to get off routes. on multipitch trad, a gri gri and an ATC are nice... I was just trying to get some clarification, which is why I asked if you rapped w/ your g-g to get off of the sport...
by Uncle Big Green
Fri Apr 02, 2004 6:07 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Has the GriGri taken over?
Replies: 91
Views: 27827

pigsteak wrote:For example, I used my ATC one time last year in 120+ days of climbing...
so I gotta ask, did you use Wes' g-g rapelling methods all those other times you didn't use your atc?