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by TradMike
Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: How cold is too cold for you guys?
Replies: 23
Views: 4514

Re: How cold is too cold for you guys?

To me it depends on a lot of variables like humidity, sun exposure, wind, temp, elevation, rock temp (will the rock warm in sun on cold day? some do a lot) and dew point. If the the humidity is low, sun is out, wind is down below 5mph and elevation is high you can be in a t-shirt at 30 degrees and e...
by TradMike
Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Too long...
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: Too long...

at least if they are 5.8 under trad routes that is.
by TradMike
Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Too long...
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: Too long...

If you go and do that, you will be climbing 5.12 sport in no time.
by TradMike
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Spiny Norman
Replies: 6
Views: 2487

Re: Spiny Norman

I think I did Friable one day if it is that huge layback rounded flake looking crack to a roof. I was not willing to to go left and top it out from there so I down climbed the entire thing. It is kind of confusing what is what.
by TradMike
Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Are there many snake encounters while rock climbing?
Replies: 30
Views: 8227

Re: Are there many snake encounters while rock climbing?

I almost stepped on a Copperhead up at Muscle Beach. I had my guidebook out looking for routes and walking along a faint trail. It was kind of a weird moment and it seemed like someone knocked my book out of my hands. I leaned over to pick up the book and a very large Copperhead was in the middle of...
by TradMike
Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Dam... Beavers
Replies: 33
Views: 5518

Re: Dam... Beavers

Here is more info on designing a low water crossing with concrete blocks. I know how to design these and could help out if a low water crossing is desired. http://www.conteches.com/Knowledge-Center/PDH-Credits/PDH-Article-Series/Low-Water-Crossing-Design.aspx http://www.conteches.com/Our-Company/New...
by TradMike
Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Dam... Beavers
Replies: 33
Views: 5518

Re: Dam... Beavers

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by TradMike
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Sport
Topic: Glue-in bolt testing
Replies: 20
Views: 4526

Re: Glue-in bolt testing

Don't use the capsule type epoxy application. We did have much luck with this method on a construction project. Can't get a good mix / user error is huge.
by TradMike
Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Glue-in bolt testing
Replies: 20
Views: 4526

Re: Glue-in bolt testing

In the construction industry where this type of epoxy is utilized the most, they typically claim a 20 year life expectancy on the epoxy but you won't find this printed anywhere. To remove the epoxy anchors you just have to heat up the bolt and twist. I think they are great in most applications. They...
by TradMike
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: 0 for 2 with Climbing Guides
Replies: 10
Views: 3689

Re: 0 for 2 with Climbing Guides

I did talk the CA guide into lowering me down 200ft for the money pitch on the Third Pillar. It wasn't all bad. One heck of a toprope with the wicked exposure all the way down to Mono Lake.
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by TradMike
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: 0 for 2 with Climbing Guides
Replies: 10
Views: 3689

0 for 2 with Climbing Guides

I have now tried twice to hire a guide for a climb and both have been disasters. The last two times I have tried, both chickened out. One guide started on the descent down to the base of a popular CA alpine climb and said no way. The descent scared him too much. I think it was the un-roped vertigo t...
by TradMike
Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Break in at Southern Region (Again)
Replies: 29
Views: 4651

Re: Break in at Southern Region (Again)

At least they are not burning your car to the ground like they used to do in the gorge, for fun.
by TradMike
Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Wild Country Recall (Rocks)
Replies: 1
Views: 1386

Re: Wild Country Recall (Rocks)

http://www.wildcountry.com/files/public ... 2_2012.pdf

Wild Country has a recall on their Helium Carabiners as well.
by TradMike
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Miller Fork
Replies: 125
Views: 17392

Re: Miller Fork

Hey, I have my first trip to Cashiers planned for this fall. Should I hit Whitesides or Laurel Knob? Original Route or Groover? I also like the somewhat natural trails. It doesn't need to look like more than a deer trail. Just defined enough so everyone takes the same path. Steps up scree fields are...
by TradMike
Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Hiking Beta
Replies: 24
Views: 3400

Re: Hiking Beta

Cloud Splitter is a really cool hike. You have to go inside the cave at night and turn off the lights. The walls glow green from whatever it is growing on them.