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by absolutsugarsmurf
Wed May 21, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Speakers for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Speakers for Sale

I am selling my Black JBL Studio Series II Home Theater for $1200 OBO due to an upcoming move. The set retails for $2250.00 and includes: 1 S-center II (MSRP $300) 3-way center channel speaker http://www.avguide.com/products/product-1880/ 2 S-312 II (MSRP $499 Ea.) 3-way floor standing speaker http:...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: The Trad Climbers Inequality
Replies: 125
Views: 16075

The quote from Royal Robbins was about jams, not about climbing in general. Jams are something that need to be learned and fostered. Pulling on pockets is a natural action that comes easily to most. Hence the ability of any gumby to climb just about anything at bruisbrothers wall and the difficulty ...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:16 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: The Trad Climbers Inequality
Replies: 125
Views: 16075

I don't really care about the points. I started this thread from a casual observation, not from a desire to see my "red river climbing" point total go up. I like the spray list more for the easy ability to keep track of what climbs I've been on. Although I did go sport climbing on Saturday, so I may...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: The Trad Climbers Inequality
Replies: 125
Views: 16075

JR, I think a sport line is more "defined" than a trad line due to the efforts of the route equipper. It is clear, when on a sport line, that you climb from one bolt, to the next. It is your immediate short term goal. Nothing else needs to be done in between bolts other than climbing, and it is clea...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: The Trad Climbers Inequality
Replies: 125
Views: 16075

I haven't been climbing as long as many of the posters on this topic, especially Larry and OW. Sport climbing for 6 years total, trad for a little over two now. Here are my observations about my progressions through the grades and why I do think climbing while placing traditional gear is more diffic...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: The Trad Climbers Inequality
Replies: 125
Views: 16075

The Trad Climbers Inequality

I just noticed that my ascents of trad lines that are 5.8 or below don't give me any points on my online spray list. So my onsite of Arachnid received 0 points, while my onsite of To Defy the Laws of Tradition received 20 points. I climbed TDLT my first year in the Red, and cruised it. 4 years of cl...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:18 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: The french climber again
Replies: 32
Views: 3423

For an actually informative answer to your question: The red river gorge is not a crag. It is multiple crags, separated by many miles of driving. To get to some of the more remote regions from Miguel's Pizza can take up to an hour by car. In fact, the closest crags to Miguel's are likely still over ...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Partner for Tuesday
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Partner for Tuesday

I'm looking for a partner for Tuesday. The weather doesn't look awesome right now, but do-able. I'm mostly interested in climbing some moderate trad, 5.8-10a. I'd be psyched to climb some harder trad lines, but couldn't put them up myself. If nothing else comes up I'll climb some sport lines. I've u...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:16 am
Forum: Training/Nutrition/Injuries
Topic: Running and Climbing Performance
Replies: 32
Views: 6491

Running and Climbing Performance

I've recently (~2 months) been working on a training regimen for improved cardio fitness. I currently am running 4 miles a day MWF and 5 miles a day TR, before 9 am. Including a warm up and cool down, this takes from 35-50 min daily. I also climb twice weekly, on TR, for 2 hrs. I don't run on weeken...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: My prediction for 2008...
Replies: 194
Views: 15782

I've noticed that this is a topic that often gets brought up but. I've voluntered several times to help with a bolt replacement, but like Josephine, feel like I would only be able to play a support role to the guys who really knew what they were doing, and have been waiting for action by others more...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: el potrero
Replies: 12
Views: 2522

el potrero

Anyone been to el potrero chico in the winter / ever?

I'm thinking of heading there in early Jan and would appreciate any beta on travel, lodging, climbing, whatever you think I should know. Since knowing is half the battle.

Cheers.
by absolutsugarsmurf
Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: electric cowboy
Replies: 18
Views: 3155

I didn't have to top out to send the climb. Just a reach around the lip to grab a ratty pile of slings. So maybe not a cathch 22. Are others topping out on EC for the send? What is the opinion of the cable anchors that are sometimes used in Muir? I don't have a lot of experience with them, but a bra...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: electric cowboy
Replies: 18
Views: 3155

Replacing the quick links with rap rings on slings/webbing would be an easy and cheap alternative. However, the final moves on EC are always exposed to sun. I’m afraid the webbing would deteriorate due to excess UV exposure. The webbing currently there is looking weathered and feels stiff. The exi...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: electric cowboy
Replies: 18
Views: 3155

electric cowboy

I recently climbed electric cowboy (awesome route) and had a bitch of a time cleaning the route because of the rat's nest of slings that have been added so that quick links will hang from the bolts over the ledge to the face. I would have replaced the slings, but was unprepared for such a crummy anc...
by absolutsugarsmurf
Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Nooblet on a 5.10a
Replies: 48
Views: 6941

does anyone recognize the route? the poster on rc.com stated that it was a 10.a in the red. if we knew the route, there would be more information everyone could use to condemn this guy.