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by Ascentionist
Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Attention New School climbers
Replies: 36
Views: 10298

Re: Attention New School climbers

Who are all you people? "Will", "GaryO"? JB, can we have a little moderation? We need to rein in the foul language and houliganism on this BBS! 512OW and SCIN cause enough trouble without letting these youngsters get fired up. Haha! There was a day it was Sunshine and Moonbeam were the gumball magne...
by Ascentionist
Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Climbing Wall "Epidemic"
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Re: Climbing Wall "Epidemic"

All those years I wasted buildering during my undergrad...if I had just held out as a climbing bum a few more years...

Actually JB built a pretty amazing wall at EKU about ten years ago. He's quite handy with a nailgun.
by Ascentionist
Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Anyone recognize the route?
Replies: 3
Views: 4274

Re: Anyone recognize the route?

I concur
by Ascentionist
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Belaying while Pregnant
Replies: 6
Views: 6760

Re: Belaying while Pregnant

I'm pretty sure my wife stopped all roped activities when we found out, though it was a local KY dr and I'd guess they were erring on the side of caution when they told her no climbing/rappelling, etc. My inexpert opinion would be don't take a chance with lead belaying. Or have your husband rein it ...
by Ascentionist
Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Sweat Bees
Replies: 3
Views: 3565

Re: Sweat Bees

They're nuts right now.

But it'sxjust you.
by Ascentionist
Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: PSA: The Crust is Coming Off
Replies: 36
Views: 11528

Re: PSA: The Crust is Coming Off

"Burly" sport climbers? That makes me chortle.
by Ascentionist
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: PSA: The Crust is Coming Off
Replies: 36
Views: 11528

Re: PSA: The Crust is Coming Off

That might be the couple I saw. The only thing I remember is the woman was painfully thin and might have had brown hair. It was a sunny day and they were walking in the shade along the top of Bald Rock Rd. And I saw them somewhere before that because I recognized them, but can't remember where. Not ...
by Ascentionist
Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: PSA: The Crust is Coming Off
Replies: 36
Views: 11528

Re: PSA: The Crust is Coming Off

It's possible but not probable that this guy has anything to do with the break-in near PMRP recently. From a local standpoint Indian Creek is a long way from Bald Rock.
by Ascentionist
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: PSA: The Crust is Coming Off
Replies: 36
Views: 11528

Re: PSA: The Crust is Coming Off

I've been mulling this over too: back in the early Aughts when this was a problem we didn't have the same technology we have now. What about community investment in some well-placed trail cams? Y'know, the ones that are triggered by movement? I don't know the legal implications. Would trail cam imag...
by Ascentionist
Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: PSA: The Crust is Coming Off
Replies: 36
Views: 11528

Re: PSA: The Crust is Coming Off

A week or so ago I was on my way out of Bald Rock and a man and woman walking along the road on top toward Motherlode waved and smiled too enthusiastically. I didn't think a lot about it but it was enough to get me thinking which led to this post. I try not to make assumptions about people based on ...
by Ascentionist
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: Getting my feet wet at the Zoo
Replies: 5
Views: 4435

Re: Getting my feet wet at the Zoo

The creek there (Middle Fork of Red River) is narrow and tight. There are a lot of strainers downstream. Falling in and getting swept away could be bad. For it to be over knee deep would mean a lot of water had fallen though. Most of the time its probably not going to be that bad. But use good judgm...
by Ascentionist
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: PSA: The Crust is Coming Off
Replies: 36
Views: 11528

Re: PSA: The Crust is Coming Off

Man, I wasn't prophesying, but I have seen a lot of bait cars lately and knew it was coming.

I'm really paranoid now. I don't want to scare people, but lets nip this in the bud before it gets bad. Pass the word to people to take precautions.
by Ascentionist
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: PSA: The Crust is Coming Off
Replies: 36
Views: 11528

Re: PSA: The Crust is Coming Off

Only to teach them a lesson.
by Ascentionist
Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: PSA: The Crust is Coming Off
Replies: 36
Views: 11528

PSA: The Crust is Coming Off

I've been around for a while. I have a history in the Red. So what I'm about to write comes with painful experience. I ain't preachin' atcha right now either. This is good, sound, sage advice. Was a time we all practiced these things. I'm talking about preventing break ins. Last week I was at Martin...