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by Day
Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Climbing with Malcolm
Replies: 5
Views: 3041

Climbing with Malcolm

Did the weather cooperate for my buddy Malcolm Daly's visit? Did anyone climb with him? What route's did you do?
by Day
Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: The Nose goes free yet again
Replies: 17
Views: 8492

Wes, if you promise not to tell anyone that Tommy was nine years old when I took up the challenge and beat him fair and square in the famous pull up contest, then I'll remind people at every opportunity of said feat. Deal?
by Day
Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: easy 5.8 trad leads?
Replies: 14
Views: 8455

Along the lines of Christian's suggestion, if you haven't done Jewel Pinnacle, then you really ought to do that. Only 5.6, but a great lead for practicing protection.
by Day
Tue Sep 20, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Good multi pitch in the Red?
Replies: 15
Views: 8773

ynot, maybe someone should push that block off. It wasn't loose way back when. It would be a shame for the upper part of the route to remain inaccessible. As for wide crack protection back in the seventies, I had several tube chocks and one beam. Placements were generally crap, all wobbly and insecu...
by Day
Tue Sep 20, 2005 1:27 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Good multi pitch in the Red?
Replies: 15
Views: 8773

There are a bunch of good routes mentioned here. I like them all. Dicey at Best is really nice. Do go all the way to the top. It's worth it. Jungle Beat is my favorite, but the single 5.9+ move might actually be more like 5.9+++. Nevermore is spectacular with a scarey finish. The big cams didn't exi...
by Day
Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: Caver's Route
Replies: 15
Views: 7629

Caver's is the first rock climb I ever did. Dead of winter, 7 degrees F., snow and ice everywhere. It was a blast, and I was hopelessly hooked.
by Day
Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:16 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: New! Red River Online Climbing Museum
Replies: 31
Views: 14699

Watch it Danny, I resembled that remark.
by Day
Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: New! Red River Online Climbing Museum
Replies: 31
Views: 14699

The illustrations in Robbins' book were done by Sheridan Anderson. Check out his book on flyfishing "The Curtis Creek Manifesto". Not only is it technically very good, if a bit dated, but the prose is hilarious and the illustrations are the best.
by Day
Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Who flung dung?
Replies: 4
Views: 2245

Who flung dung?

A friend of a friend was climbing the Regular Route on Halfdome and was struck by a turd falling from high above. He was so disgusted by the event that he reportedly started rapping right then and there, then walked all the way back to the valley without even stopping to wash off. Me and ol' Hackwor...
by Day
Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Half Moon Wall
Replies: 7
Views: 4257

Fallout was a fine route a long time ago. Extreme angle liebacking on perfect rock down low, cool stemming on suspect rock higher up. One pitch, it was a popular toprope problem in the '70s. Don't know if the anchor tree on top survived the vandals.
by Day
Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: half moon
Replies: 10
Views: 3602

Bummer, Half Moon was once a beautiful place. Vandals trash every place with easy access in the Red.
by Day
Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Contest Time!
Replies: 55
Views: 17419

No chalk? That was a little strange even then, wasn't it? I mean chalk was in use everywhere. We knew about it, I was a dipper myself. But never in the Gorge, even on R and X routes. Curious, no?
by Day
Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Contest Time!
Replies: 55
Views: 17419

I'll try to think of tale everyone hasn't heard already. But I will send you some piece of gear off my rack, something that's special to me at least. Something that's been up almost every route I've ever done. How's that?
by Day
Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:27 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Contest Time!
Replies: 55
Views: 17419

I don't know. Whatcha want?
by Day
Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:24 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: Contest Time!
Replies: 55
Views: 17419

We have a winner! Wes, you are the man!